Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization


Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Specialist

Sarbanes-Oxley Act (Sarbanes- Oxley)

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is designed to oversee the financial reporting landscape for finance professionals for all U.S. public company boards, management, and public accounting firms. Its purpose is to review legislative audit requirements and to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures. The act covers issues such as establishing a public company accounting oversight board, auditor independence, corporate responsibility, and enhanced financial disclosure. It also significantly tightens accountability standards for directors and officers, auditors, securities analysts and legal counsel. The law is named after Senator Paul Sarbanes and Representative Michael G. Oxley.


Small Business


Small Business Administration


Small Business Set-Aside


Service Contract Act


Small Disadvantaged Business


Supply Distribution Facility

Section 14 (c)

Section 14 (c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Allows for the payment of wages based on level of productivity for certain specified groups of individuals. Granted by DOL via a commensurate wage certificate.

Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is a civil rights law; which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

Section 508

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended applies to all federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology.


A SourceAmerica electronic, web-based application for costing service contracts.

Severe Disability

As defined by the JWOD Act, Severe Disability refers to employees whose severe physical, mental, or emotional impairment so limit the person's functional capabilities to make the individual unable to engage in normal competitive employment. The term "significant disability" was adopted by SourceAmerica in August 2010.


Standard Form


Trade name for selected AbilityOne products.


Standard Operating Procedure

SOW (Statement of Work)

The SOW describes in detail how a function must be accomplished. A SOW is more commonly used for Products contracts. The SOW is more a prescriptive document than the PWS (Performance Work Statement).


Standard Price Change



Special Minimum Wage

Federally-mandated wage authorized under a certificate issued to an employer and is less than the statutory minimum wage.

Specification-Based Products Contracting (SBPC)

Specification-Based Products Contracting is the same as PBSC (performance-based services contracting), but for products. A government model for developing products contracts which emphasizes that all aspects of an acquisition be structured around the purpose of the work to be performed to meet the government's performance objectives, and achieve the appropriate performance quality levels.


Service Pricing Form


Social Security Administration


Social Security Disability Income


Supplemental Security Insurance


Refers to all groups that are or might be affected by an organization's actions and success. Examples of key AbilityOne stakeholders include: federal customers, AbilityOne employees, NPA partners, the U.S. AbilityOne Commission, and the CNAs (NIB and SourceAmerica).


State-level procurement programs similar to AbilityOne.


Association that represents NPAs involved in the State-Use Program.