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OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OPM

Office of Personnel Management

OPS

SourceAmerica Operations division

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Partnering

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.

PBS

Public Buildings Service (GSA)

PCER

Price Change Exception Request

PCO

Procuring Contracting Officer

PE

Purchase Exception - Granted by the AbilityOne program which provides a federal agency an exception from the required purchasing from the AbilityOne Procurement List when there are no NPAs capable of performing. Requirement remains on the PL.

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.

PF&D

Personal Time, Fatigue, and Delay

PFI

Plant Facility Inspection

PI

Producer Price Index

PL

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

PM

Project management or Project Manager

PO

Purchase Order

POC

Point of Contact

PPI

Producer Price Index

PPM

Packaging, Pricing, and Marketing

PR

Pricing Memoranda

PR-2

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.

PR-3

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.

PR-6

JWOD Act Pricing Memorandum #6 (PR-6) is the old Pricing Memorandum now replaced by PR-3.

PREPRO

Pre-production Sample

Prevailing Wage

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."

PWS

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.

QA

Quality Assurance

QAE

Quality Assurance Evaluator or Evaluation

QAP

Quality Assurance Plan

QAR

Quality Assurance Representative

QAS

Quality Assurance Specialist

QASP

Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan

QC

Quality Control

QCP

Quality Control Plan

QDN

Quality Deficiency Notice

QDR

Quality Deficiency Report

QER

SourceAmerica Quarterly Employment Report

QIS

Quality Inspection Specialist

Qualified Nonprofit Agency

The terminology used in the JWOD Act to refer to community rehabilitation agencies.

R&D

Research and Development

Randolph-Sheppard Act (RS)

The federal legislation enacted to provide persons who are blind with remunerative employment, to enlarge their economic opportunities, and to enable persons who are blind to be self-supporting.

Ratio (75/25%)

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.

REA

Request for Equitable Adjustment

Reclamas

Response from government contractor on a quality deficiency notice.

Regs / Regulations

Rules that explain the intent of a law (like the Rehabilitation Act).

Rehabilitation Act

The federal legislation that authorizes the formula grant programs of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, independent living, and client assistance; as well as, a variety of training and service discretionary grants administered by the Rehabilitation Services Administration. The Act also includes a variety of provisions focused on rights, advocacy, and protections for individuals with disabilities.

RFP

Request for Proposal

RFQ

Request for Quotation

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