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An index of categories in the

Contracting
Contracting category covers the different types of contracts, sample contracts and clauses, and advice on understanding the government contract language.

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Army Stryker Vehicles
Army Stryker Vehicles. Defense.

Sea Mine Countermeasures
Sea mines are explosive devices placed in the water where they can be hit by passing ships. The goal is to damage or destroy ships trying to pass the minefield.

Three Primary Handguns Used by the U.S. Military
There are three primary handguns in use by the U.S. military: Colt M1911 .45 caliber, Beretta M9 9mm NATO and Heckler & Koch Mk 23 Mod 0 .45 caliber. The Beretta M9 is the primary side arm used by the Army, Navy and Air Force. The Marine Corp uses the Beretta M9 and the Colt M1911. Special Forces prefer the Heckler & Koch Mk 23 Mod 0.

Overview of the DoD Procurement Process
The Defense Department procurement process can be confusing and complicated. Here are the starting points for Defense Department contracts and purchases.

Weaponry and Systems
Understanding the diverse weapons and systems in use by the Defense Department is critical to successful proposals in order to make your solution pertinent to the customer.

Welcome to Defense Industry: Resources for Defense Subcontractors in the Defense Industry
The Defense site will provide information on becoming a Defense Department contractor and expanding your business.

M16 and M4 Rifles
The military has used the M16 rifle since the Vietnam War but now it is being replaced by the M4 rifle.

Navy Ships - Descriptions of the Different Types
Navy ships - carrier, destroyer, guided missile cruiser, frigate, littoral combat ship

Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology
Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST)

Air Force Pararescuemen
It is my duty as a Pararescueman to save lives and to aid the injured.

DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer
The first of these guided missile destroyers is to be put in service in 2014. The Zumwalt class is named after Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, the architect of the modern US Navy. The first DDG-1000 will be named after Admiral Zumwalt, the second is to be named the Michael Monsoor and the third has not been named.

Dock Landing Ships – Whidbey Island and Harpers Ferry classes - LSD
Dock Landing Ships – Whidbey Island and Harpers Ferry classes - General

Dock Landing Ships – Whidbey Island and Harpers Ferry classes - LSD
Dock Landing Ships – Whidbey Island and Harpers Ferry classes - Use

Dock Landing Ships – Whidbey Island and Harpers Ferry classes - LSD - Weapons On Board
Dock Landing Ships – Whidbey Island and Harpers Ferry classes - Weapons On Board

Dock Landing Ships – Whidbey Island and Harpers Ferry classes - LSD - List of Ships
Dock Landing Ships – Whidbey Island and Harpers Ferry classes - List of Ships

Dock Landing Ships – Whidbey Island and Harpers Ferry classes - LSD - Specifications
Dock Landing Ships – Whidbey Island and Harpers Ferry classes - Specifications

verywell
verywell. Defense.

Prime Contractor Roundup
Partnering with large, prime Defense Department contractors can get a company into Federal contracting quickly.

Army
Army. Defense.

Air Force
Air Force. Defense.

Navy
Navy. Defense.

Marine Corp
Marine Corp. Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Abrams M1 Tank
Abrams M1 Tank. Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Beretta
Beretta. Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

Defense
Defense.

B-1B Lancer Bomber
B-1B Lancer Bomber. Defense.

Central Contractor Registration
Central Contractor Registration or CCR is the central repository for government contractor information.

What Is The FAR? - Federal Acquisition Regulations
FAR stands for Federal Acquisition Regulations and is the set of regulations governing all acquisitions and contracting procedures in the Federal government.

Navy Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
Navy Unmanned Underwater Vehicles - The Navy has several unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) with more in development.

Navy Frigates protect other ships
Frigates are Navy ship built to provide escort protection to other ships and for use in anti-submarine warfare.

Attack Submarines
Attack submarines allow the US Navy to project power world-wide. There are three classes of attack submarines - Los Angeles, Seawolf and Virginia.

Business Operations
Business Operations category covers the many facets of operating a Federal contractor company. Topics covered include human resources, project management, business development, security and accounting.

Accounting System
Accounting System. Defense.

Personnel
Personnel. Defense.

Definitions
Definitions. Defense.

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is the group that oversees all the special operations forces such as Navy SEALs and Army Rangers.

ITAR Training Options - Defense Information
Export control training is recommended to occur each year.

NAICS Codes
The NAICS codes classify the work your company does and the solicited work.

Provisional Rate Filing & DCAA Approval
Provisional Rates are used for interim billing and proposal preparation. The goal is to compute a realistic rate for the year used for billing.

Resources
The resources category includes news articles, links to reference materials, book reviews, surveys pertaining to government contracting and a job board.

Glossary Entries For AB
Glossary Entries For AB. Defense.

Glossary Entries For HIJKLM
Glossary Entries For HIJKLM. Defense.

Glossary Entries For NOPQ
Glossary Entries For NOPQ. Defense.

Proposals
Proposals. Defense.

Glossary Entries For CD
Glossary Entries For CD. Defense.

Glossary Entries For EFG
Glossary Entries For EFG. Defense.

Glossary Entries For RS
Glossary Entries For RS. Defense.

Getting Work
This category covers how a company can submit proposals and quotes to get government work. Includes the RFP and RFI processes and sample submissions.

Contract Opportunities
This category lists future, open and closed contract opportunities that companies may be interested in.

Glossary
Glossary of terms and acronyms. Defense.

Product Innovation
Product innovation category highlights the many new products being released for the Defense Department and possible civilian uses.

Regulations
Understanding and following the regulations concerning government contracting is required to be successful.

Technology
Technology category outlines the many unique and new technologies being developed and implemented by the Defense Department.

Glossary Entries For TUVWXYZ
Glossary Entries For TUVWXYZ. Defense.

NAICS Codes 512120 - 512290
NAICS Codes 512120 - 512290

NAICS Codes 511140 - 512110
NAICS Codes 511140 - 512110

NAICS Codes 331222 - 331315
NAICS Codes 331222 - 331315

NAICS Codes for Posting in CCR Records
One tool you can use to help government contracting personnel locate your company is selecting NAICS codes for posting in your CCR records.

2015 Other Agencies SBIR Topics Released
The first round of 2015 SBIR topics from the Defense Department have been released. Here is the list for Darpa, the Defense Health Program, and SOCOM.

2015 Navy SBIR Topics Released
The first round of 2015 SBIR topics from the Navy have been released. Here is the list for Navy topics N151-001 to N151-080.

First Round of 2015 Air Force SBIR Topics Released
The first round of 2015 SBIR topics from the Air Force have been released. Here are SBIR topics AF151-126 to AF151-193.

First Round of 2015 Air Force SBIR Topics Released
2015 Air Force SBIR Topics have been released, and proposals are due by February 18, 2015 at 6am. Read the first round list here.

Navy Seaport-e Multiple Award Contract Part 2
The Navy has a multiple award contract (MAC) called Seaport-e that is used for many services. Here is a list of recent task orders under Seaport-e.

Navy Seaport-e Multiple Award Contract
The Navy has a multiple award contract (MAC) called Seaport-e. Read about the types of groups, proposals, and qualifications for these awards.

Navy Seaport-e Functional Areas Part 2
The Navy has a multiple award contract (MAC) called Seaport-e that is used for the procurement of many services. Read Part 2 of the Navy Seaport-e Functional Areas.

Navy Seaport-e Functional Areas Part 1
The Navy has a multiple award contract (MAC) called Seaport-e that is used for the procurement of 22 functional areas where task orders are issued.

Calculating Cost of Money
Read this article for computing the Facility Cost of Capital using a seven step method and form CASB-CMF.

52.203-13 Contractor Code Explained
52.203-13 Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct Part 2

A Sampling Of Recent SBIR Awards
SBIR’s are designed to provide small businesses with research money and government agencies with possible solutions to problems they are having.

FAR 52.204-13 System for Award Management
FAR 52.204-13 System for Award Management

Types of Fixed Price Contracts
A guide to fixed price contracts in the defense industry, including types, how to compute, and how to propose the fixed price.

Incurred Cost Submission
Each year Defense Department contractors working on cost reimbursable contracts must submit an incurred cost submission to DCAA. The incurred cost submission lays out all the prior year’s expenses and contract activity to determine your fringe and overhead rates. The submission must be made within six months of the close of your fiscal year.

Defense Accounting Systems and Controls
A sample of accounting system procedures from which you should tailor it to your situation, including internal controls and external audits.

Audits By Defense Contract Audit Agency
Audits By Defense Contract Audit Agency

Allowable Versus Unallowable Meal Costs
Allowable Versus Unallowable Meal Costs

Teaming Agreements; One Tool for Success
Teaming agreements are used to create a team of companies when submitting a joint proposal.

Government Contract Types
There are three primary types of government contracts: fixed price, cost reimbursable and time and materials.

Mobile Landing Platform Ships
The Mobile Landing Platform ships are a new class of Navy ships designed to provide vehicles and equipment from large ships to shore when there are no ports available.

Navy Aviation Systems by NAVAIR
NAVAIR develops a number of systems to support Navy aircraft and personnel.

ManTech
ManTech is a large government contractor providing technology, cyber security, logistics and system engineering services to many Federal agencies.

Interesting Facts About Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery is located in Arlington, Virginia and is the final resting place for over 400,000 veterans.

Approved Purchasing System Part 1
As you grow and as you obtain contracts that require you to make purchases on the government’s behalf an approved purchasing system will become required. An approved purchasing system is a set of procedures that you follow for procuring products and services to ensure that the procurements are cost effective and completed with sufficient competition.

52.203-16 Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest Part 1
FAR clause on Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest.

Dangers of Cloud Based Email
Many companies use free, cloud based email solutions such as Google Gmail, Yahoo mail and Hotmail for email.

ICS Schedules H To L
Each year Defense Department contractors working on cost reimbursable contracts must submit an incurred cost submission to DCAA.

Proposal Submission
There are a few tips to making sure the proposal is not only submitted but not rejected before being read.

Army Soldier Ranks
The Army is organized in a top down fashion going from entry level ranks to the top, commanding ranks.

Cost Plus Contracting
Cost plus contracts are not found in commercial contracting but are frequent in government contracting.

52.203-16 Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest Part 2
52.203-16 Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest.

F-35 Lightning II Fighter Jet
The F-35 Lightning II (also called the Joint Strike Fighter) is America’s next generation fighter jet.

Micro Aerial Vehicles - MAV - unmanned vehicles
The military is using advanced, sophisticated miniature and micro aerial planes for combat missions.

New DCAA Focus Areas
DCAA has new areas of focus for the coming year including larger sample sizes and expanded definitions of marketing versus development costs.

Army Biological Systems And More
Chemical detection and protection, sniper night sights, remotely operated weapon and close combat trainer.

Computer System Controls
Computer System Controls. Defense.

General Atomics
Since its founding General Atomics has developed products to facilitate use of atomic energy.

Sources To Build Your Own ITAR Training Materials
Sources To Build Your Own ITAR Training Materials and save

Navy Hospital Ships
Navy hospital ships are complete emergency hospitals with operating rooms, hospital beds for recovery, pharmacy and diagnostic labs.

Defense Contract Audit Agency
Defense Contract Audit Agency

Riverine Command Boat (Experimental) (RCB-X)
The Riverine Command Boat (Experimental) (RCB-X) is an experimental craft testing alternative fuel blends.

Tracking Labor By Contract - DCAA timekeeping
Companies need to track labor incurred by the contract worked.

Unbilled Revenue
Revenue that has been earned during a period but not billed is called unbilled revenue.

Army Machine Guns
The Army has three primary machine guns – M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, M240B medium machine gun and the M2 heavy machine gun.

F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet
The F-22 Raptor is Americas premier air-to-air combat fighter jet that can also perform air-to-ground operations.

USS Gerald Ford Aircraft Carrier
The newest class of aircraft carriers is the Gerald Ford class. They carry 75 aircraft anywhere in the world.

How to Use Federal Business Opportunities (FBO)
What you need to know to use Federal Business Opportunities (FBO), the central website that all Federal agencies use to post open procurements.

Qualify as a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business
Are you a veteran who was disabled while serving in the military? Then the business you own could qualify for sole-source and set-aside contracts with the Defense Department.

Department of Defense Fraud Hotline
Department of Defense Fraud Hotline allows people to report suspected fraud and other serious situations in anonymity.

United States Army Intelligence and Security Command
United States Army Intelligence and Security Command provides other Army components with radio, human and other intelligence.

Aircraft Carriers
Navy aircraft carriers allow the US military to move a large number of fighter aircraft near trouble spots without having to involve other countries for the airfields.

US Navy Cruisers Part 1
Cruisers are designed to handle different missions and engage many targets at one time.

Navy Missiles Part 1
The Navy uses a variety of missiles at attack sea, air, land and underwater targets.

Navy Missiles Part 2
The Navy uses a variety of missiles at attack sea, air, land and underwater targets.

Navy Missiles Part 3
The Navy uses a variety of missiles at attack sea, air, land and underwater targets.

Underwater Search and Recovery Equipment
Search and recovery underwater requires special equipment.

Surveillance, Electronic Warfare and Command Aircraft
Surveillance, Electronic Warfare and Command Aircraft

Business Development
Business Development A Critical Success Factor

US Navy Cruisers Part 2
Cruisers are designed to handle different missions and engage many targets at one time.

E-Verify - Required For Federal Contractors - Verify Employment Eligibility
In 2008 President Bush, through Executive Order 12989, required federal contractors to verify their employees work authorization through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) E-Verify system. This requirement was incorporated into the FAR as FAR case 2007-013, Employment Eligibility Verification.

Tips When Responding To A Sources Sought
Tips When Responding To A Sources Sought

Control of Government Furnished/Owned Equipment
All equipment, software and assets furnished by the government or purchased on behalf of the government for a contract must be carefully managed and controlled. The company is responsible for tracking and securing government equipment. All government equipment is to be tagged and identified to maintain its status. Government equipment or GFE is to be inventoried at least yearly and any discrepancies reported immediately.

Acquisition Training
The more you know about how the government makes acquisitions and the process they employ the better you will be able to compete and win contracts.

Unallowable Costs
Unallowable Costs are those which can not be charged to the government on cost reimbursable contracts.

Contract Billing Policies
Contract Billing Policies. Defense.

XM7 Spider Landmine
XM7 Spider Landmine. Defense.

Contract Briefings
Each contract you are awarded should have a contract brief worked up. The contract brief contains key details about the contract which affect how you charge to it, submit invoices and manage the contract requirements.

FAR Clauses Relating to Price Proposals Part 1
FAR Clauses Relating to Price Proposals Part 1

Army AH-64 Apache Helicopter
Army AH-64 Apache Helicopter. Defense.

KC-130J Super Tanker or Harvest Hawk
KC-130J Super Tanker or Harvest Hawk

Time & Materials Contracts
Time & Materials contracts have labor rates and materials costs negotiated before contract award. As work is completed the contractor bills against the rates agreed to in the contract regardless of the actual cost.

Prime Contractors For DHS
The Department of Homeland Security has a number of large, prime contractors which they suggest small businesses contact regarding partnering opportunities. This is a way to begin to get experience with Federal contracts under the guidance of one of the large Prime companies.

Cost of Money
Federal Acquisition Regulation 31.205-10 allows contractors to compute and bill the government for their cost of capital or money.

Federal Government Small Business Set Aside Programs
Every federal government purchase anticipated to be valued from $2500 to $100,000 is automatically set-aside for small businesses as long as there are at least 2 companies that can provide the product/service.

Sole Source Procurements - no compete procurements
Sole Source Procurements - justification, circumstances and limits

DOD SBIR Topics 2015.2 - Army
The latest Defense Department SBIR topics have been released. The proposals are due by 6am on June 24, 2015. You can start to submit proposals on May 26, 2015. Questions can be asked of the topic authors until May 25, 2015. Questions after May 25, 2015 and until June 10, 2015 can be submitted to the SITIS website.

DOD SBIR Topics 2015.2 - Navy
The latest Defense Department SBIR topics have been released. The proposals are due by 6am on June 24, 2015. You can start to submit proposals on May 26, 2015. Questions can be asked of the topic authors until May 25, 2015. Questions after May 25, 2015 and until June 10, 2015 can be submitted to the SITIS website.

M242 Bushmaster 25mm Automatic Gun
The Bushmaster is a dual-feed chain gun that fires NATO standard 25mm x 137mm ammunition in single fire, semi-automatic or fully automatic modes.

UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Part 2
The Defense Department has many different UAV’s or unmanned aerial vehicles that are flown for a wide variety of missions.

DLA Internet Bid Board System DIBBS - Registration - Defense Logistics Agency - DLA DIBBS
DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) - Registration - The DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) is used by the Defense Logistics Agency to issue RFP, IFB and RFQ’s and for vendors to submit their responses.

Basics of Company Security Clearance - Defense Industry
Before a company can submit a bid or proposal on a classified contract, the company must hold clearance at the appropriate level.

Initial Process To Get Facility Clearance
Initial Process To Get Facility Clearance

GSA OASIS and OASIS Small Business Contracts
OASIS GSA contracts were awarded to companies who will manage and complete large, complex professional services contracts.

DLA Procurements
DLA Procurements. Defense.

Navy Seaport-e Functional Areas Part 3
The Navy has a multiple award contract (MAC) called Seaport-e that is used for the procurement of many services.

Micro-purchase threshold
Micro-purchase threshold or purchases less than $3000

Beretta Px4 handgun with laser
Beretta Px4 handgun with laser. Defense.

Beretta Px4 sub compact handgun
Beretta Px4 sub compact handgun. Defense. Page 5.

Beretta SV10 shotgun
Beretta SV10 shotgun. Defense. Page 3.

Beretta Sako TRG .308 Winchester Rifle
Beretta Sako TRG .308 Winchester Rifle. Page 4.

Beretta T3 Hunter Rifle
Beretta T3 Hunter Rifle. Defense. Page 2.

Beretta logo
Beretta logo. Defense. Page 8.

Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

How to Handle Accounts Payable
The policies and procedures for handling accounts payable in the defense industry, which you can tailor to your situation.

Veterans Administration
The Veteran’s Administration (VA) provides a variety of health care and support services to our nation’s veterans.

General Accounting Policies
General Accounting Policies. Defense.

Navy small boats - landing craft, riverine craft, Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boats and patrol boats.
Navy small boats including landing craft, riverine craft, Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boats and patrol boats.

Get A Debrief - Reasons For Unsuccessful Proposal
Article describing obtaining reasons why your proposal did not win a contract.

Navy Rotorcraft
The Navy operates a number of different rotorcraft such as helicopters.

Competition In Contracting Act (CICA)
The Competition In Contracting Act (CICA) makes full and open procurement as the standard for most contracting opportunities.

SBIR Proposal Sections - Small Business Innovation Research Proposal
The Defense Department outlines a specific format and order for SBIR technical proposals follow. Not following these guidelines can reduce your chances of winning a contract.

Government Software Project Failures
Government Software Project Failures

Company Credit Cards Explanation - Accounting Policies
The company credit card section of the accounting policies is a section of your accounting policies where you define who has company credit cards and has responsibility for the charges incurred.

GSA Schedules
The General Services Administration has a wide variety of multiple award contracts that can be used throughout the Federal government.

Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. Defense.

Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. Defense. Page 2.

Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. Defense. Page 3.

Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. Defense. Page 4.

Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. Defense. Page 5.

Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. Defense. Page 6.

B-1B Lancer Bomber
B-1B Lancer Bomber. Defense. Page 4.

B-1B Lancer Bomber
B-1B Lancer Bomber. Defense. Page 3.

B-1B Lancer Bomber
B-1B Lancer Bomber. Defense. Page 5.

B-1B Lancer Bomber flying
B-1B Lancer Bomber flying. Defense. Page 8.

B-1B Lancer Bomber on runway
B-1B Lancer Bomber on runway. Defense. Page 6.

B-1B Lancer Bomber in South Dakota
B-1B Lancer Bomber in South Dakota being readied for flight to Libya. Page 9.

B-1B Lancer Bomber
B-1B Lancer Bomber. Defense.

B-1B Lancer Bomber
B-1B Lancer Bomber. Defense. Page 2.

Loading bomb onto B-1B Lancer Bomber - loading a Joint Direct Attack Munition GBU-31
Loading bomb onto B-1B Lancer Bomber - loading a Joint Direct Attack Munition GBU-31. Page 7.

Abrams M1 Tank
Abrams M1 Tank. Defense. Page 3.

Abrams M1 Tank
Abrams M1 Tank. Defense. Page 4.

Abrams M1 Tank
Abrams M1 Tank. Defense. Page 2.

Abrams M1 Tank
Abrams M1 Tank. Defense.

2015 Air Force SBIR Topics Released
The first round of 2015 SBIR topics from the Air Force have been released. Proposals are due by February 18, 2015 at 6am.

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NAICS Codes 311520 - 311612
NAICS Codes 311520 - 311612

NAICS Codes 311422 - 311514
NAICS Codes 311422 - 311514

NAICS Codes 311351 - 311340
NAICS Codes 311351 - 311421

NAICS Codes 311225 - 311340
NAICS Codes 311225 - 311340

NAICS Codes 311211 - 311224
NAICS Codes 311211 - 311224

NAICS Codes 238990 - 311119
NAICS Codes 238990 - 311119

NAICS Codes 238340 - 238910
NAICS Codes 238340 - 238910

NAICS Codes 238290 - 238330
NAICS Codes 238290 - 238330

NAICS Codes 238190 - 238220
NAICS Codes 238190 - 238220

Tomahawk Missile - BGM-109 - ship to land missile
The Tomahawk missile is fired from Navy ships and submarines to attack land targets such as airports and air defense systems.

NAICS Codes 238110 - 238170
NAICS Codes 238110 - 238170

NAICS Codes 237310 and 237990
NAICS codes for construction companies

NAICS Codes 236117 and 236118
NAICS Codes 236117 and 236118 building and construction

NAICS Code 237110
NAICS Code 237110, 237120, 237130 and 237210

NAICS Code 236210 and 236220
NAICS Code 236210 and 236220

Abrams M1 Tank - General
Abrams M1 Tank - General. Defense.

Abrams M1 Tank - Capabilities
Abrams M1 Tank - Capabilities. Defense.

Abrams M1 Tank - Weapons On Board
Abrams M1 Tank - Weapons On Board

Abrams M1 Tank - Specifications
Abrams M1 Tank - Specifications. Defense.

Abrams M1 Tank - Production and Exports
Abrams M1 Tank - Production and Exports

UH-1N Iroquois
UH-1N Iroquois. Defense.

RCERTs
RCERTs. Defense.

Classified acquisition
Classified acquisition means an acquisition in which offerors must have access to classified information.

EFT
EFT. Defense.

Approved Purchasing System Part 3
As you grow and as you obtain contracts that require you to make purchases on the government’s behalf an approved purchasing system will become required. An approved purchasing system is a set of procedures that you follow for procuring products and services to ensure that the procurements are cost effective and completed with sufficient competition.

NAICS Codes 211112 to 212222
NAICS Codes 211112 to 212222 for mining companies

NAICS 221111 to 236116
NAICS 221111 to 236116

NAICS 213112 - Oil Drilling
NAICS 213112 - Oil Drilling

NAICS Codes 212399 and 213111
NAICS Codes 212399 and 213111

NAICS Codes 212324 to 212393
NAICS Codes 212324 to 212393

NAICS Codes 212312 to 212322
NAICS Codes 212312 to 212322

NAICS Codes 212291 to 212311
NAICS Codes 212291 to 212311

NAICS Codes 213113 to 213115
NAICS Codes 213113 to 213115

Approved Purchasing System Part 2
As you grow and as you obtain contracts that require you to make purchases on the government’s behalf an approved purchasing system will become required. An approved purchasing system is a set of procedures that you follow for procuring products and services to ensure that the procurements are cost effective and completed with sufficient competition.

Design-to-cost
Design-to-cost. Defense.

VAAP
VAAP. Defense.

OTS
OTA Other Transaction Authority. Defense.

PGP
PGP. Defense.

TRANSEC
TRANSEC. Defense.

CARD
CARD Cost Analysis Requirements Description

CCD
CCD contractor cost data. Defense.

CWBS
CWBS contract work breakdown structure

CWIPT
CWIPT Cost Working-Group Integrated Product Team

RDT&E
RDT&E. Defense.

ROSC
ROSC. Defense.

SATAN
SATAN. Defense.

SBU
SBU. Defense.

SCAO
SCAO. Defense.

SCI
SCI. Defense.

SEI
SEI. Defense.

SIO
SIO. Defense.

SIPRNET
SIPRNET. Defense.

SNAP
SNAP. Defense.

SPB
SPB. Defense.

SSAA
SSAA. Defense.

TAG
TAG. Defense.

THREATCON
THREATCON. Defense.

UCAO
UCAO. Defense.

SRD
SRD software resources data. Defense.

ST&E
ST&E system test and evaluation. Defense.

Freight
Freight. Defense.

EAL
EAL. Defense.

EFOIA
EFOIA. Defense.

F.o.b. destination
F.o.b. destination. Defense.

First article testing
First article testing. Defense.

Small business concern
Small business concern. Defense.

Statement of Objectives
Statement of Objectives. Defense.

E/APL
E/APL. Defense.

Construction
Construction. Defense.

Cost or pricing data
Cost or pricing data. Defense.

Direct cost
Direct cost. Defense.

Contract
Contract, procurement, bilateral

Certified cost or pricing
Certified cost or pricing data means “cost or pricing data” that were required to be submitted

Change order
Change order means a written order, signed by the contracting officer, directing the contractor to make a change.

Cognizant Federal agency
Cognizant Federal agency means the Federal agency that, on behalf of all Federal agencies, is responsible for establishing final indirect cost rates.

Component
Component means any item supplied to the Government as part of an end item or of another component.

Indirect cost
Indirect cost. Defense.

Inherently governmental function
Inherently governmental function

Major system
Major system. Defense.

Master solicitation
Master solicitation. Defense.

LOI - Letter of Intent
LOI - Letter of Intent. Defense.

Historically black college or university
Historically black college or university

May
May. Defense.

Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business
Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business

Women-Owned Small Business Program
Women-Owned Small Business Program

UCDMO
UCDMO. Defense.

URL
URL. Defense.

USD
USD. Defense.

Administrative contracting officer
Administrative contracting officer

Termination contracting officer
Termination contracting officer. Defense.

Technical data
Technical data. Defense.

Value engineering
Value engineering. Defense.

Veteran-owned small business concern
Veteran-owned small business concern

UUV
UUV. Defense.

Agriculture, Department of
Agriculture, Department of. Defense.

Advisory and assistance services
Advisory and assistance services means those services provided under contract by nongovernmental sources to support or improve governmental operations.

Basic research
Basic research means that research directed toward increasing knowledge in science.

Best value
Best value means the expected outcome of an acquisition that, in the Government’s estimation, provides the greatest overall benefit in response to the requirement.

Bid sample
Bid sample means a product sample required to be submitted by an offeror to show characteristics of the offered products.

Overtime premium
Overtime premium. Defense.

Overtime
Overtime. Defense.

Performance-based acquisition
Performance-based acquisition Defense.

Personal services contract
Personal services contract. Defense.

Proper invoice
Proper invoice. Defense.

National defense
National defense

Offeror
Offeror. Defense.

POAM
POAM. Defense.

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Part 4
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Part 4

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Part 5
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Part 5

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Part 6
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Part 6

Veteran Owned Business Opportunities Part 2
Veteran Owned Business Opportunities

June 2013 Pre-solicitation Announcements Part 2
June 2013 Pre-solicitation Announcements Part 2

Sources Sought Due In August Part 4
Sources sought are a way the government conducts market research to determine if there are at least two qualified small businesses that can complete the project in question.

Winning Contracts
Winning Contracts. Defense.

Army Stryker Vehicles
Army Stryker Vehicles. Defense.

Stryker being loaded on plane
Stryker being loaded on plane. Defense. Page 4.

Amphibious Assault Ships - Wasp Class - LHD amphibious ships
Describes the Navy's Amphibious Assault Ships - Wasp Class.

Amphibious Assault Ships - Wasp Class - LHD amphibious ships
Describes the Navy's Amphibious Assault Ships - Wasp Class. Page 2.

Amphibious Assault Ships - Wasp Class - LHD amphibious ships
Describes the Navy's Amphibious Assault Ships - Wasp Class. Page 3.

Amphibious Assault Ships - Wasp Class - LHD amphibious ships
Describes the Navy's Amphibious Assault Ships - Wasp Class. Page 4.

Amphibious Assault Ships - Wasp Class - LHD amphibious ships
Describes the Navy's Amphibious Assault Ships - Wasp Class. Page 5.

EAC - estimate at completion
EAC - estimate at completion. Defense.

HCI
HCI. Defense.

Lessons Learned
Lessons Learned. Defense.

Limited Rights
Limited Rights. Defense.

ICE - Independent Cost Estimate
ICE - Independent Cost Estimate. Defense.

MYP - multiyear procurement
MYP - multiyear procurement. Defense.

SE: Systems Engineering
SE: Systems Engineering. Defense.

PIPO: Phase In/Phase Out
PIPO: Phase In/Phase Out. Defense.

PWS: Performance Work Statement
PWS: Performance Work Statement. Defense.

QC: Quality Control
QC: Quality Control. Defense.

Unsolicited Proposal
Unsolicited Proposal. Defense.

Workaround
Workaround. Defense.

Worst-Case Scenario
Worst-Case Scenario. Defense.

Black Widow - AeroVironment MAV - Micro Aerial Vehicle
Early micro aerial vehicle by AeroVironment Page 3.

XM25 Rifle - Grenade Launcher - Army
The XM25 grenade launcher can explode before, at or after the selected target. Page 3.

KO: Contracting Officer
KO: Contracting Officer Defense.

ODC: Other Direct Costs
ODC: Other Direct Costs Defense.

o/a: On or About
o/a: On or About Defense.

P/N: Part Number
P/N: Part Number Defense.

PIN: Pre-Invitation Notice
PIN: Pre-Invitation Notice Defense.

P.L.: Public Law
P.L.: Public Law Defense.

FAT: First Article Testing
FAT: First Article Testing Defense.

GSA Schedules - Procurement Contracts - Government Wide Contracts - GWAC
GSA Schedules are contracts negotiated with multiple companies for a specific product or service and available to all government agencies.

Sequestration
Sequestration is the plan to reduce government spending by requiring across the board spending cuts. The cuts are to happen in January 2013.

OIPT Overarching Integrated Product Team
OIPT Overarching Integrated Product Team

PRS: Performance Requirements Summary
PRS: Performance Requirements Summary

AFARS: Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
AFARS: Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

DTIC - Defense Technical Information Center
DTIC - Defense Technical Information Center

DCARC Defense Cost and Resource Center
DCARC Defense Cost and Resource Center

DAB Defense Acquisition Board
DAB Defense Acquisition Board

ROICC: Resident Officer in Charge of Construction
ROICC: Resident Officer in Charge of Construction

GFM: Government-Furnished Materials
GFM: Government-Furnished Materials

GOCO: Government-Owned, Contractor Operated
GOCO: Government-Owned, Contractor Operated