General Terms

  • ACO - Administrative Contract Officer

  • ANSI - American National Standards Institute

  • ARO - After Receiving Order

  • ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials

  • BOA - Basis of Award

  • BPA - Blanket Purchase Agreement

  • CAGE - Commercial And Government Entity Code

  • CBD - Commerce Business Daily

  • CBL - Core Business Line

  • *CCR - Central Contractor Registry (now SAM)

  • CFR - Code of Federal Regulations

  • CICA - Competition In Contracting Act

  • CLIN - Contract Line Item Number

  • CO - Contract Officer

  • COB - Close Of Business

  • CONUS - Continental United Sates

  • COR - Contract Officer's Representative

  • COTR - Contract Officer's Technical Representative

  • COTS - Commercial Off The Shelf

  • CSC - Customer Service Center

  • CSP - Commercial Sales Practice Format

  • D&B - Dun & Bradstreet

  • DFARS - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

  • DIG - Designated Industrial Group

  • DLA - Defense Logistics Agency

  • DOA - Date Of Award

  • DOD - Department of Defense

  • DSN - Defense Switched Network (telephone network)

  • DUNS - Data Universal Numbering System (D&B)

  • DVD - Direct Vendor Delivery

  • ECH - Electronics Clearing House

  • EDI - Electronic Data Interchange

  • EEO - Equal Employment Opportunity

  • EFT - Electronic Funds Transfer

  • EIN - Employer Identification Number (=TIN)

  • EOE - Equal Opportunity Employer

  • EPA - Economic Price Adjustment

  • ESD - Estimated Shipping Date

  • FAIR - Federal Activities Inventory Reform

  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • FAR - Federal Acquisition Regulation

  • FFP - Firm Fixed Price

  • FISC - Fleet Industrial Supply Center

  • FOB - Freight On Board

  • FOB Destination - Price includes delivery

  • FOB Origin - Buyer pays price plus freight

  • FOIA - Freedom Of Information Act

  • FPDC - Federal Procurement Data Center

  • FSC - Federal Supply Classification

  • FSG - Federal Supply Group

  • FSS - Federal Supply Service

  • FTS - Federal Technology Service

  • G&A - General & Administrative

  • GAO - General Accounting Office

  • GBL - Government Bill of Lading

  • GFM - Government Furnished Material

  • GOCO - Government Owned Contractor Operated

  • GPC - Government Purchase Card

  • GSA - General Services Administration

  • GWAC - Government-Wide Acquisition Contract

  • HAZMAT - Hazardous Material

  • HUBZone - Historically Underutilized Business Zone

  • IAW - In Accordance With

  • IBR - Incorporated By Reference

  • IDIQ - Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity

  • IFB - Invitation For Bid

  • IFF - Industrial Funding Fee

  • IMPAC - International Merchant Purchase Acquisition Card

  • INSP - Introduction of New Services/Products

  • IT - Information Technology

  • JWOD - Javits, Wagner, O'Day Act

  • LBO - Last Best Offer

  • LOC - Letter Of Commitment

  • LOCA - Lowest Overall Cost Alternative

  • MAS - Multiple Award Schedule

  • MFC - Most Favored Customer

  • MOB - Minority-Owned Business

  • MOBIS - Management, Organizational and Business Improvement Services

  • MPN - Manufacturer's Part Number

  • MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet

  • NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement

  • NAICS - North American Industrial Classification System

  • NECO - Navy Electronic Commerce Online

  • NIB - National Institute for the Blind

  • NISH - National Institute for the Severely Handicapped

  • NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • NLT - No Later Than

  • NPS - Non-Personal Services

  • NSN - National Stock Number

  • OMB - Office of Management and Budget

  • OSDBU - Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

  • OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • PBC - Performance-Based Contract

  • PBS - Public Buildings Service

  • PEA - Price Evaluation Adjustment

  • POC - Point Of Contact

  • PPE - Past Performance Evaluation

  • PTAC - Procurement Technical Assistance Center

  • PWS - Performance Work Statement

  • QPL - Qualified Product List

  • RFI - Request For Information

  • RFP / RFQ - Request For Proposal / Request For Quote

  • SADBUS - Small And Disadvantaged Business Utilization Specialist

  • SAM - System for Award Management

  • SBA - Small Business Administration

  • SBIR - Small Business Innovative Research

  • SBLO - Small Business Liaison Officer

  • SDB - Small Disadvantaged Business

  • SDD - Scheduled Delivery Date

  • SF - Standard Form

  • SIC - Standard Industrial Classification

  • SIN - Special Item Number

  • SOS - Source Of Supply

  • SOW - Statement Of Work

  • SPORTS - Sports, Promotional, Outdoor, Recreational, Trophies and Signs

  • T&C - Terms And Conditions

  • T&M - Time And Materials

  • TAPS - Temporary Administrative and Professional Staffing

  • TIC - Targeted Industry Category

  • TIN - Tax Identification Number

  • TPA - Trading Partner Agreement

  • TPIN - Trading Partner Identification Number

  • UL - Underwriters Laboratories

  • UPC - Universal Product Code

  • UPS - United Parcel Service

  • URL - Universal Resource Locator (Web or email address)

  • USC - United States Code

  • VA - Veterans Administration

  • VAMC - VA Medical Center

  • VAN - Value Added Network

  • VSC - Vendor Service Center

  • WOB - Woman-Owned Business

  • WOSB - Woman-Owned Small Business

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Terms

  • AAC - Acquisition Advice Code

  • ADP - Automatic Data Processing

  • AFAO - Approved Force Acquisition Objective

  • AFM - Air Force Manual

  • AFMC - Air Force Materiel Command

  • AFR - Air Force Regulation

  • AMC - Air Mobility Command or Army Materiel Command

  • APOD - Aerial Port of Debarkation

  • APOE - Aerial Port of Embarkation

  • AR - Army Regulation

  • AUTODIN - Automatic Digital Network

  • CAGE - Commercial and Government Entity Code

  • CASKO - Component, Assembly, Set, Kit and Outfit

  • CBU - Commodity Business Unit

  • CIC - Content Indicator Code

  • CIRS - Contractor Inventory Redistribution System

  • CIT - Consumable Item Transfer

  • CMRP - Critical Maintenance Repair Program

  • COMRI - Communications Routing Indicator

  • CONUS - Continental United States

  • COPAD - Contractor Operated Parts Depot

  • CR - Country Representative

  • DAAS - Defense Automatic Addressing System

  • DAASC - Defense Automatic Addressing System Center

  • DAASO - Defense Automatic Addressing System Office

  • DAFIS - Departmental Accounting Financila Information System

  • DAISY - DRMS Automated Information System

  • DAMES - DAAS Automated Message Exchange System

  • DBR - Detail Billing Record

  • DCSC - Defense Construction Supply Center (S9C) (name change: see DSCC)

  • DDAA - Defense Distribution Depot Anniston, AL

  • DDAG - Defense Distribution Depot Albany, GA

  • DDBC - Defense Distribution Depot Barstow, CA

  • DDCN - Defense Distribution Depot Cherry Point, NC

  • DDCO - Defense Distribution Depot Columbus, OH

  • DDCS - Defense Distribution Depot Charleston, SC

  • DDCT - Defense Distribution Depot Corpus Christi, TX

  • DDDC - Defense Distribution Depot San Diego, CA

  • DDJC - Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin, CA

  • Sharpe Facility

  • Tracy Facility

  • DDJF - Defense Distribution Depot Jacksonville, FL

  • DDLP - Defense Distribution Depot Letterkenny, PA

  • DDMC - Defense Distribution Depot McClellan, CA

  • DDMT - Defense Distribution Depot Memphis, TX

  • DDN - Defense Digital Network

  • DDNV - Defense Distribution Depot Norfolk, VA

  • DDOC - Defense Distribution Depot Oakland, CA

  • DDOO - Defense Distribution Depot Oklahoma City, OK

  • DDOU - Defense Distribution Depot Ogden, UT

  • Ogden Facility

  • Hill Facility

  • Tooele Facility

  • DDPF - Defense Distribution Depot Pensacola, FL

  • DDPW - Defense Distribution Depot Puget Sound, WA

  • DDRE - Defense Distribution Region East, New Cumberland, PA

  • DDRT - Defense Distribution Depot Red River, TX

  • DDRW - Defense Distribution Region West, Stockton, CA

  • DDRV - Defense Distribution Depot Richmond, VA

  • DDSP - Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna, PA

  • Mechanicsburg Facility

  • New Cumberland Facility

  • DDST - Defense Distribution Depot San Antonio, TX

  • DDTP - Defense Distribution Depot Tobyhanna, PA

  • DDWG - Defense Distribution Depot Warner Robbins, GA

  • DD Form - Department of Defense Form

  • DEPRA - Defense Program for Redistribution of Assets

  • DESC - Defense Energy Support Center

  • DESEX - Defense Emergency Supply Expert System

  • DFSP - Defense Fuel Supply Point

  • DI - Document Identifier

  • DIC - Document Identifier Code

  • DICOMSS - Direct Commissary Support System

  • DIDS - Defense Integrated Data System

  • DIP - Discounted Item Program

  • DISC - Defense Industrial Supply Center (S9I)

  • DIPEC - Defense Industrial Plant Equipment Center

  • DGSC - Defense General Supply Center (S9G) (name change: see DSCR)

  • DLA - Defense Logistics Agency

  • DLAR - Defense Logistics Agency Regulation

  • DLIS - Defense Logistics Information Service

  • DLSS - Defense Logistics Standard Systems

  • DNA - Defense Nuclear Agency

  • DNSC - Defense National Stockpile Center

  • DoD - Department of Defense

  • DODAAC - Department of Defense Activity Address Code

  • DODAAD - Department of Defense Activity Address Directory

  • DODDS - Department of Defense Dependent Schools

  • DOE - Department of Energy

  • DRC - Disposal Release Confirmation

  • DRD - Disposal Release Denial

  • DRMO - Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office

  • DRMR-E - Defense Reutilization and Marketing Region Europe

  • DRMS - Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service

  • DRO - Disposal Release Order

  • DSC - Defense Supply Center

  • DSCC - Defense Supply Center Columbus (S9C) (formerly DCSC)

  • DSCP - Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia (S9P)

  • DSCR - Defense Supply Center Richmond (S9G) (formerly DGSC)

  • DSDC - DLA Systems Design Center

  • DSN - Defense Switched Network

  • DSO - Defense Subsistence Office

  • DSR - Defense Subsistence Region

  • DTID - Disposal Turn-In Document

  • DTS - Defense Transportation System

  • DVD - Direct Vendor Delivery

  • EDI - Electronic Data Interchange

  • EMACS - Equipment Management and Control System

  • EPPL - Excess Personnel Property List

  • ESD - Estimated Shipping Date

  • ESOC - Emergency Supply Operations Center

  • EVD - Enhanced Vendor Delivery

  • FAALC - Federal Aviation Administration Logistics Center (G69)

  • FAD - Force Activity Designator

  • FED LOG - Federal Logistics Data on Compact Disk

  • FEDSTRIP - Federal Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedures

  • FF - Freight Forwarder

  • FF&V - Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

  • FILDR - Federal Item Logistics Data Record

  • FMS - Foreign Military Sales

  • FPMR - Federal Property Management Regulation

  • FSC - Federal Supply Class

  • FSE - Food Service Equipment

  • FSG - Federal Supply Group

  • GBL - Government Bill of Lading

  • GFM - Government Furnished Material

  • GMT - Greenwich Mean Time

  • GOCO - Government-Owned Contractor Operated

  • GSA - General Services Administration (GSA)

  • HMIS - Hazardous Material Information System

  • ICP - Inventory Control Point

  • IL - Identification List

  • ILCO - International Logistics Control Office

  • ILP - International Logistics Program

  • IMM - Integrated Materiel Manager

  • IPE - Industrial Plant Equipment

  • IPG - Issue Priority Group

  • IPU - Integrated Process Unit

  • IRPOD - Individual Repair Parts Ordering Data

  • I&S - Interchangeable/Substitute

  • IRIS - Interrogation Requirements Information System

  • ISSP - Interservice Supply Support Procedures

  • JCS - Joint Chiefs of Staff

  • LASE - Logistics Asset Support Estimate

  • LINK - Logistics Information Network

  • LIPS - Logistics Information Processing System

  • LMP - Lumber, Millwork and Plywood

  • LOGRUN - Logistics Remote Users Network

  • MAP - Military Assistance Plan

  • MASF - Military Assistance Service Funded

  • MCA - Management Control Activity

  • MCRL - Master Cross-Reference List

  • MCO - Marine Corps Order

  • MILSBILLS - Military Standard Billing System

  • MILSCAP - Military Standard Contract Administration Procedures

  • MILSPETS - Military Standard Petroleum System

  • MILSTAMP - Military Supply Transportation and Movement Procedures

  • MILSTEP - Military Supply and Transportation Evaluation Procedures

  • MILSTD - Military Standards

  • MILSTRAP - Military Standard Transaction Reporting and Accounting Procedures

  • MILSTRIP - Military Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedures

  • MIPR - Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request

  • ML-C - Management Data List - Consolidated

  • MOV - Materiel Obligation Validation

  • MRC - Materiel Release Confirmation

  • MRD - Materiel Release Denial

  • MRO - Materiel Release Order

  • MRP - Materiel Returns Program

  • MRQ - Maximum Release Quantity

  • MSC - Military Sealift Command

  • M&S - Media and Status

  • MTMC - Military Traffic Management Command

  • MTMR - Military Traffic Management Regulation

  • NAVSUPINST - Naval Supply Instruction

  • NIIN - National Item Identification Number

  • NIMSC - Non-Consumable Item Materiel Support Code

  • NMCS - Not Mission Capable Supply

  • NOA - Notice of Availability

  • NSN - National Stock Number

  • NSO - National Sales Office

  • OCONUS - Outside Continental United States

  • ODS - Ozone Depleting Substances

  • PCH&T - Packing, Crating, Handling and Transportation

  • PD - Priority Designator

  • PICA - Primary Inventory Control Activity

  • PMRC - Pre-positioned Materiel Receipt Card

  • POC - Point of Contact

  • POD - Port of Debarkation

  • POE - Port of Embarkation

  • POPS - Paperless Order Placement System

  • PQDR - Product Quality Deficiency Report

  • PWRMS - Pre-positioned War Reserve Materiel Stock

  • QDR - Quality Deficiency Report

  • QPL - Quality Products List

  • QSL - Quality Status List

  • QUP - Quality Unit Pack

  • RAD - Required Availability Date

  • RCN - Record Control Number

  • RDD - Required Delivery Date

  • RDP - Required Delivery Period

  • RFI - Request for Information

  • RIC - Routing Identifier Code

  • ROD - Report of Discrepancy

  • RP - Record Position

  • RRR - Resource Recovery and Recycling Program

  • SA - Storage Activity

  • SAMMSTEL - Standard Automatic Materiel Management Telecommunication System

  • SAP - Security Assistance Program

  • SBR - Summary Billing Record

  • SDD - Scheduled Delivery Date

  • SF - Standard Form

  • SICA - Secondary Inventory Control Activity

  • SOS - Source of Supply

  • SPR - Special Program Requirement

  • SSC - Supply Status Code

  • SSR - Supply Support Request

  • TCMD - Transportation Control & Movement Document/Data

  • TCN - Transportation Control Number

  • TDR - Transportation Discrepancy Report

  • TFG - Terminal Facilities Guide

  • TIR - Total Item Record

  • UMMIPS - Uniform Materiel Movement and Issue Priority System

  • UPS - United Parcel Service

  • WCA - Water Clearance Authority

  • WPOD - Water Port of Debarkation

  • WPOE - Water Port of Embarkation

  • WSSP - Weapons Systems Support Program

GOVERNMENT ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS