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Definitions and Acronyms

OCP Definitions and Acronyms

Online glossary located at FAR Part 2 - Definitions of Words and Terms | Acquisition.GOV.


  • AGAR: US Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation
  • BPA: Blanket Purchase Agreement
  • CAO: Chief Acquisition Officer
  • CO: Contracting Officer
  • COCO: Chief of the Contracting Office
  • COR: Contracting Officer Representative
  • CPARS: Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System
  • CSOD: FAI Cornerstone OnDemand
  • DM: USDA Departmental Manual
  • DR: USDA Departmental Regulation
  • FAC-C: Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting
  • FAC-COR: Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representative
  • FAC-P/PM: Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers
  • FAC-C-DS: Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting – Digital Services
  • FAR: Federal Acquisition Regulation
  • FFP: Firm Fixed Price
  • FMMI: Federal Management Modernization Initiative
  • FOIA: Freedom of Information Act
  • FPDS: Federal Procurement Data System
  • HCA: Head of Contracting Activity
  • IAS: Integrated Acquisition System
  • IDIQ: Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity
  • IPP: Invoice Processing Platform
  • LH: Labor Hour
  • MASCO: Mission Area Senior Contracting Official
  • MASPM: Mission Area Senior Program Manager
  • OCP: Office of Contracting and Procurement
  • OSDBU: Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
  • PGI: Procedures, Guidance and Information (USDA Contracting Desk Book)
  • PM: Project Manager or Program Manager
  • PWS: Performance Work Statement
  • RFI: Request for Information
  • RFP: Request for Proposal
  • RFQ: Request for Quote
  • SAM: System for Award Management
  • SAP: Simplified Acquisition Procedures
  • SBA: Small Business Administration
  • SOO: Statement of Objectives
  • SOW: Statement of Work
  • SPE: Senior Procurement Executive
  • SSA: Source Selection Authority
  • SSEB: Source Selection Evaluation Board
  • T&M: Time & Materials
  • WBSCM: Web Based Supply Chain Management

See also: Glossary of Government Contracting Terms | USDA