Relationship between two entities: 1) NPA and SourceAmerica or NIB and 2) the government customer (Contracting Agency) that promotes the goal of the AbilityOne Program.
Public Buildings Service (GSA)
People who are blind or severely disabled
Price Change Exception Request
Procuring Contracting Officer
Purchase Exception: A Central Nonprofit Agency will normally grant a purchase exception for a contracting activity to procure from commercial sources commodities or services on the Procurement List when both of the following conditions are met:
• (1) The Central Nonprofit Agency or its nonprofit agency(ies) cannot furnish a commodity or service within the period specified, and
• (2) The commodity or service is available from commercial sources in the quantities needed and significantly sooner than it will be available from the nonprofit agency(ies).
Program Executive Office
Performance-Based Service Contracting (PBSC)
Performance-Based Service Contracting: A government model for developing services 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.
Personal Time, Fatigue, and Delay
Plant Facility Inspection
Producer Price Index
Procurement List: A list of commodities (including military resale commodities) and services the Commission has determined suitable to be furnished to the government by nonprofit agencies for the blind or nonprofit agencies employing persons with significant disabilities pursuant to the JWOD Act and associated regulations.
Procurement List - Public list managed by the US AbilityOne Commission identifying all required purchases for services or products through the AbilityOne Program or Public Law.
Procurement List Information Management System: The information management system used by the Commission to collect electronic submissions from the Central Nonprofit Agencies for proposed additions, deletions, and changes to the Procurement List, including prices. (U.S. AbilityOne Commission Policy 51.600)
Program Management / Project Manager
Project or Program Management Office
Point of Contact
Product Price Change
Personal Protective Equipment
Producer Price Index
Packaging, Pricing, and Marketing
JWOD Act Pricing Memorandum #2 (PR-2) is the Pricing Memorandum that describes the current rules (as defined by the U.S. AbilityOne Commission) for pricing PRODUCTS contracts.
JWOD Act Pricing Memorandum #3 (PR-3) is the Pricing Memorandum that describes the current rules (as defined by the U.S. AbilityOne Commission) for pricing SERVICE contracts. PR-3 allows for more negotiation and a more flexible escalation rate schedule for follow-on years.
JWOD Act Pricing Memorandum #6 (PR-6) is the old Pricing Memorandum now replaced by PR-3.
A wage rate that is paid to an experienced worker who is not "disabled for the work performed."
Primary Business Partner
NPAs involved in the AbilityOne Program with SourceAmerica.
Productivity Studies / Time Studies
The industrial work measurement methods used by the employer to establish standard production rates of workers "not disabled for the work performed."
Performance Work Statement: The PWS identifies technical, functional, and performance characteristics. It describes the outcome as opposed to describing how a function is to be performed. The PWS is more commonly used for services contracts.