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Abstract

AC

Acquisition

Acquisition methods

Activity-based costing (ABC)

Actual cost (AC)

Actual cost of work performed (ACWP)

ACV

Allowable cost

Ambiguity

Apparent low bidder

Applied direct cost

Approved bidders list

Asset

Asset management

At-completion variance (ACV)

At-will employment

Award

Award fee

BAC

Balance sheet

Base fee

BCA

BCR

BCWP

BCWS

Benefit

Benefit-cost analysis (BCA)

Benefit-cost ratio (BCR)

Bid

Bidders conference

Bidders list

Bottom-up budget

Bottom-up estimate

Breach

Breach of contract

Break-even point

Budget at completion (BAC)

Budget costs

Budget estimate

Budgeted cost of work performed (BCWP)

Budgeted cost of work scheduled (BCWS)

Buffer

Burn rate

CAP

Capital assets

Capital budget

Capital expenditure

Capital planning and investment control (CPIC)

Capital programming

Capital project

Capitalization

Cash-flow analysis

CBA

CDR

CEA

Change order

Collective bargaining

Compliance

Constructive discharge

Contingency allowance

Contingency reserve

Contract

Contract administration

Contract award

Contract closeout

Contract Discrepancy Report (CDR)

Contract law

Contract modificatio

Contract quality requirements

Contract requirements

Contract work breakdown structure (CWBS)

Control account plan (CAP)

COO

Copyright

Cost

Cost analysis

Cost baseline

Cost budgeting

Cost center

Cost contract

Cost control

Cost estimating

Cost management

Cost of capital

Cost of ownership (COO)

Cost of quality

Cost or pricing data

Cost overrun

Cost performance index (CPI)

Cost performance measurement baseline

Cost performance report (CPR)

Cost types

Cost variance (CV)

Cost-benefit analysis (CBA)

Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA)

Cost-plus-award-fee contract (CPAF)

Cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (CPFF)

Cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (CPIF)

Cost-plus-percentage-of-cost contract (CPPC)

Cost-reimbursement contracts

Cost-sharing contract

CPAF

CPFF

CPI

CPIC

CPIF

CPPC

CPR

Cradle-to-grave

Current assets

CV

CWBS

DCF

Defamation

Deliverable

Depreciable life

Depreciation

Digital asset management

Direct costs

Direct labor

Direct materials

Direct overhead

Direct project costs

Discount factor

Discount rate

Discounted cash flow (DCF)

Discounted net

Due diligence

EAC

Earned value (EV)

Economic life

Employment law

EMV

E-procurement

Exempt employee

Expense

FFP

Financial management

Firm-fixed-price contract (FFP)

Fiscal year

Fixed assets

Fixed-price contract

Fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (FPIF)

Forecast

FPIF

Full acquisition

G&A costs

General and administrative costs (G&A)

IFB

Implied contract

Incentive contract

Income

Income statement

Incremental funding

Independent contractor

Inflation

Infringement

Initial public offering (IPO)

Innovation capital

Insight

Intangible assets

Intellectual property

Internal rate of return (IRR)

Invention

Invitation for bid (IFB)

Invoice

IPO

IRR

Labor-hour contract

Liabilities

Libel

License

Loaded rates

Market capital

Modification

Monopoly right

NDA

Net cash flow

Net present value (NPV)

Net sales revenue

Nominal interest rate

Nominal values

Noncompete (noncompetition) agreement

Non-disclosure agreement (NDA)

Nonexempt employee

NPV

Operating budget

Operational (steady state) asset

Opportunity cost

Order-of-magnitude estimate

Other direct costs

Overhead

Oversight

Owner’s equity

P&L statement

PAS

Patent

Payback period

PBC

PBWS

Performance factor (PF)

Performance goal

Performance measurement

Performance measurement baseline

Performance requirements summary (PRS)

Performance work statement (PWS)

Performance-based acquisition management

Performance-based contracting (PBC)

Performance-based work statement (PBWS)

PO

Post-award conference

Pre-award meetings

Pre-award survey (PAS)

Pre-bid conference

Pre-proposal conference

Prime contractor

Privacy policy

Procurement

Procurement planning

Profit and loss statement

Project procurement management

Project Surveillance Plan (PSP)

Proposal

PRS

PSP

Public domain

Purchase order (PO)

Quality surveillance

Real interest rate

Real or constant dollar values

Reasonable cost

Recurring costs

Relative price

Request for Information (RFI)

Request for Proposal (RFP)

Request for Quotation (RFQ)

Reserve

Retainage

Return

Return on investment (ROI)

Revenues

RFI

RFP

RFQ

ROI

Sales, general, and administrative costs (SG&A)

Sarbanes-Oxley

Section 508

Sexual harassment

SG&A

Shadow price

Slander

Sole-source contract

Solicitation

Solicitation planning

Source selection

SOW

Statement of Work (SOW)

Sunk cost

Surveillance

Tangible assets

Task order

Technical evaluation

Technical Specification

Time-and-materials contract

Top-down budget

Trademark

Transfer payment

Variance

Vendor

Waiver

Wasting assets

Willingness to pay

Zero-base budgeting

 

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