Appendix A


Government business is filled with abbreviations for common terms, and trying to decipher them can be frustrating. The list that follows contains common acronyms you’ll hear as you do business with the government, as well as ones I have used throughout the book. For a definition of the term that follows each acronym, refer to the Terminology section of this glossary.
B&P (Bid and Proposal Dollars)
BA (Budget Authority)
BAA (Broad Agency Announcement)
BAFO (Best and Final Offer)
BOA (Basic Ordering Agreement)
BPO (Blanket Purchase Order)
CAGE (Commercial And Government Entity Code)
CBD (Commerce Business Daily)
CCR (Central Contractor Registration)
CDRL (Contract Document Requirements List)
CLIN (Contract Line Item ...

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