- Government Property:
- Equipment and facilities furnished by the government to a contractor or recipient, or acquired by a contractor or recipient, at government expense for use during the performance of a contract or assistance agreement.
- Government-wide Commercial Purchase Card:
- A purchase card, similar in nature to a commercial credit card, issued to authorized agency personnel to use in paying for supplies and services.
- An assistance instrument used when little Federal Government involvement is anticipated in the performance by the recipient.
- Grants Officer:
- A contracting officer who contractually obligates the government by awarding grants.
- Improper Influence:
- An influence that induces or tends to induce a federal employee to consider awarding a federal contract or purchase on any basis other than its merit.
- Independent Verifications and Validation Contract (IVV or IV and V):
- Contracts through which testing and validation or developed software is accomplished by someone other than the developer.
- All concerns primarily engaged in similar lines of activity, as listed and described in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
- Information Technology:
- Any equipment, or interconnected systems(s) or subsystem(s) of equipment used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information. Includes computers, ancillary equipment, software, firmware and similar procedures, services and related resources.
- Interested Party:
- A prime contractor or an actual or perspective offeror whose direct economic interest would be affected by the award of a contract or by the failure to award a contract.
- Intermediary Organization:
- Organizations that play a fundamental role in encouraging, promoting and facilitating business-to-business linkages, and mentor-protégé partnerships. These can include both nonprofit and for-profit organizations: chambers of commerce, trade associations, local, civic and community groups, state and local governments, academic institutions and private corporations.
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Popular terms (Glossary)
Contract Award: Occurs when the contracting officer has signed and distributed the contract to, or notified the contractor.
Commerce Business Daily: A Department of Commerce publication used by federal agencies to publish a summary or synopsis of their upcoming procurements to notify interested businesses. Now largely replaced by the Fedbizopps internet site.
RFP - Request for Proposal: A process where an agency or government can seek a specific proposal from vendors. Follows a specifications process and formalized set of standards and procedures. Generally seeks less vendor input than an RFI but more than an RFQ.
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