Office of Personnel Management
SourceAmerica Operations division
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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)
Price Change Exception Request
Procuring Contracting Officer
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. 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 - Public list managed by the US AbilityOne Commission identifying all required purchases for services or products through the AbilityOne Program or Public Law
Project management or Project Manager
Point of Contact
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."
NPAs involved in the AbilityOne Program with SourceAmerica.
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.
Quality Assurance Evaluator or Evaluation
Quality Assurance Plan
Quality Assurance Representative
Quality Assurance Specialist
Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan
Quality Control Plan
Quality Deficiency Notice
Quality Deficiency Report
SourceAmerica Quarterly Employment Report
Quality Inspection Specialist
The terminology used in the JWOD Act to refer to community rehabilitation agencies.
Research and Development
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.
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.
Request for Equitable Adjustment
Response from government contractor on a quality deficiency notice.
Rules that explain the intent of a law (like the 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.
Request for Proposal
Request for Quotation
SourceAmerica Regional Office