Time-And-Materials Contract

Time-And-Materials Contract: A contract that provides for acquiring supplies or services on the basis of direct labor hours, at specified fixed hourly rates that include wages, overhead, general and administrative expenses, and profit; and materials at cost, including, if appropriate, material handling costs as part of material costs. A time-and-materials contract may be used only… Continue reading Time-And-Materials Contract

Task Order (TO)

Task Order (TO): An order for services placed against an established contract or with Government sources. In the case of the ProTech acquisition, TOs are orders for services placed against contracts awarded under the ProTech solicitation.

Statement Of Work (SOW)

Statement Of Work (SOW): A type of work statement that describes the need for the goods or services, the scope of work to be performed, applicable documents, specific tasks, deliverables and delivery schedule, Government-furnished property and information, place and period of performance, and security requirements.

Statement Of Objectives (SOO)

Statement Of Objectives (SOO): A type of work statement that provides the basic, top-level objectives of a Task Order, and is provided in lieu of a Government-written Statement of Work or Performance Work Statement. It provides potential offerors the flexibility to develop cost-effective solutions and the opportunity to propose innovative alternatives for meeting the objectives.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Service Level Agreement (SLA): A formal written agreement established between two parties: the contractor and the Government customer. It defines the expected level of services, the metrics associated with these services, acceptable and unacceptable service levels, and incentive awards for service levels exceeded and/or penalty provisions for services not provided.

Small Business Administration Procurement Center Representative (SBA PCR)

Small Business Administration Procurement Center Representative (SBA PCR): Procurement professionals, located in SBA area offices, responsible for the review and evaluation of small business programs in federal agencies and for assisting small businesses in obtaining federal contracts and subcontracts. An SBA PCR reviews proposed procurement opportunities and subcontracting plans to ensure compliance with applicable laws… Continue reading Small Business Administration Procurement Center Representative (SBA PCR)

Request For Proposal (RFP)

Request For Proposal (RFP): A solicitation document used in negotiated procurements to communicate government requirements to prospective contractors and to solicit proposals (offers) from them.

Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP)

Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP): Part of the Performance Work Statement. Its purpose is to set forth the Government’s expectations, as well as how (and how often) deliverables or services will be monitored and evaluated. A QASP may also contain incentives that encourage the contractor to exceed the performance standards, and that reduce payment or… Continue reading Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP)