Glossary

Term Definition
75/25% Ratio

75% of the direct labor hours must be performed by individuals who are blind or who have significant disabilities; to 25% of direct labor hours performed by person who are not blind or non-disabled.

8A

Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act that established the Minority Business Enterprise Program.

A-76

Office of Management and Budget Circular on government outsourcing.

AAP

Affirmative Action Plan

AbilityOne

AbilityOne or AbilityOne Program, formerly known as the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Program (effective April 2007), was created by the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act to provide employment opportunities for Americans who are blind or have other significant disabilities. These jobs involve the sale of goods or services to the federal government

ACB

American Council of the Blind

ACCSES

American Congress of Community Supports and Employment Services

ACO

Administrative Contracting Officer

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

AFMC

Air Force Materiel Command

ALC

Air Logistics Command

AMC

Army Materiel Command or Air Mobility Command

APA

Administrative Procedures Act

Appropriations

U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Treasury Appropriations Subcommittees that determine the funding for the U.S. AbilityOne Commission.

AR

Assignment Roster

BA

Bid Abstract

Base Year

Each time the U.S. AbilityOne Commission makes a Fair Market Price determination for a project, a base price is established. Normally, contracts are awarded with a base price/base year and four (4) follow-on years.

Beneficiaries

People with disabilities served by the AbilityOne Program (also called consumers).

BOA

Basic Ordering Agreement

BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure)

Federal legislation that specifies the closing of selected military bases.

CA (Contracting Activity)

1. Contracting Activity – Any element of an entity of the government that has responsibility for identifying and/or procuring government requirements for products or services. 2. State of California

CAGE Code

Commercial Activity/Government Entity Code

CARF

Commission on Accreditation on Rehabilitation Facilities

CBA

Collective Bargaining Agreement

CBD

Commerce Business Daily

CBO

Congressional Budget Office

CCD

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

CCR

Central repository of all companies and agencies currently performing or seeking to perform business with the federal government.

CDR

Contract Discrepancy Report

CFM

Contractor Furnished Materials

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CICA

Competition in Contracting Act

CID

Commercial Item Description

CNA (Central Nonprofit Agency)

NIB and SourceAmerica are the two Central Nonprofit Agencies designated by the U.S. AbilityOne Commission.

CNA Fee

AbilityOne Program funding fee that is the primary source of funding for CNAs (NIB and SourceAmerica).

CO

1. Contracting Officer (civilian agencies) 2. State of Colorado

COC

Certificate of Competency/Certificate of Compliance

COCO

Contractor Owned and Contractor Operated

Commensurate Wages

Wages based on the worker’s individual productivity, no matter how limited, in proportion to the wage and quantity of work performed in the same job in the geographic area from which the labor force of the community is drawn

Contract Consolidation

Multiple contracts in multiple locations or different services are combined into one contract; formerly called “bundling.”

Contracting Activity (CA)

The office within a federal agency authorized to negotiate contracts to procure product and service suppliers for the government.

Contracting Out (See A-76)

Government initiative to contract out services, rather than performing the tasks in-house by government employees.

COR

Contracting Officer’s Representative

COTR

Contracting Office Technical Representative

CRP

Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) is the terminology used in the Rehabilitation Act and by SourceAmerica. CRPs are organizations that perform services or produce products with Contracting Activities that require a specific product or service. Term currently preferred is NPA (Nonprofit Agency).

CRS

Congressional Research Service

CSS

Commissary Shelf Stocking

CY

Calendar Year

D&B

Dun and Bradstreet – report used to help access impact on current contractor.

DCAA

Defense Contract Audit Agency