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Acronyms and Abbreviations

The acronyms listed below are common acronyms used throughout GSA.


ACE-GSA’s Automotive Center of Expertise
ACO-Administrative Contracting Officer
AIMS-Advertising & Integrated Marketing Solutions -Schedule 541
BOA-Basis of Award
BPA-Blanket Purchasing Agreement
CAsI-Contractor Assessment Initiative report card
CCR-Central Contractor Registration
CPG-Comprehensive Procurement Guideline
CAV-Contractor Assistance Visit
CTA-Contractor Teaming Arrangement
DUNS-Data Universal Numbering System
EDI-Electronic Data Interchange
EPEAT-Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool
eSRS-Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System
ET-Environmental Technology Verification
ERGO-Ergonomic item
EPA-Economic Price Adjustments
FABS-Financial and Business Solutions - Schedule 520
FAR-Federal Acquisition Regulation
FAS-Federal Acquisition Service
FBO-Federal Business Opportunities
FEMP-Federal Energy Management Program
FPDS-Federal Procurement Data Systems
GSA-General Services Administration
ISR -Individual Subcontracting Report
IFF-Industrial Funding Fee
IOA-Industrial Operations Analyst
LOGWORLD-Logistics Worldwide-Schedule 874 V
MAS -Multiple Award Schedule
MFC-Most Favored Customer
NFES-National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant
NIB-National Industries for the Blind
NISH- National Industries for the Severely Handicapped
OSBU-Office of Small Business Utilization
ORCA-Online Representations and Certifications Application
PRIME-Plastics Removal in Marine Environment Program
PCO-Procurement Contracting Officer
PES-Professional Engineering Services-Schedule 871
PPS-Pre-Purchased Stock
PTAC-Procurement Technical Assistance Center
RFQ-Request for Quotation
RFP-Request for Proposal
SAM - System for Award Management
SIN-Special Item Number
SNAP-Significant New Alternatives Program
SSQ-Schedules Sales Query
SSR -Summary Subcontracting Report
TAA-Trade Agreements Act
TAPS-Temporary Administrative and Professional Staffing Services-Schedule 736
TDRS-Transportation, Delivery, and Relocation Solutions-Schedule 48
UNICOR- Trade name for the Federal Prison Industries
VSC- Vendor Support Center
VITM- DOD Virtual IT Marketplace/ESI BPA item


Click on the following links for more complete government-wide lists of acronyms.
https://interact.gsa.gov/sites/default/files/list_of_acronyms.pdf http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/subjectareas/gov/docs_abbrev