Glossary

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P.L - Public Law
PA - Privacy Act
PALT - Procurement Action Lead Time
Partnering - A mutually beneficial business to business relationship based on trust and commitment and that enhances capabilities of both parties.
PAYGO - Pay-as-you-go
PB - Presidents Budget
PBSC - Performance Base Service Contracting
PCMD - Procurement and Contracts Management Division
PCO - Procuring Contracting Officer
PCR - Procurement Center Representative, Small Business
PCSC - Personal Computer Site Coordinator
PDD - Procurement Desktop Defense
PDOA - Preliminary Design and Options Analysis Phase
PE - Procurement Desktop Defense
PEB - Performance Evaluation Board
PEBES - Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement
PEC - Procurement Executive Council
PERS - Performance and Environmental Results System
PIIN - Procurement Instrument Identification Number
PIN - Personal Identification Number / Procurement Initiation Notice
PKI - Public Key Infrastructure
PM - Program Manager
PMN - Pre-Manufacture Notices
PMRS - Performance Management & Recognition Systems
PMSB - Program Management Support Branch
PN - Part Number
PNM - Price Negotiation Memorandum
PO - Purchase Order / Project Officer
POAM - Plan of Action Milestones
POI - Program Office Interface
POP - Period of Performance / Place of Perfromance
PPA - Pollution Prevention Act of 1990
PPAS - Presidentially Appointed - Senate Confirmed
PPD - Procurement Planning Document
PPN - Procurement Planning Notice
PPPRs - Planning Purpose Procurement Requests
PR - Procurement Requests
PRA - Paperwork Reduction Act
Price Analysis - To ensure "fair and reasonable" prices. The FAR addresses two methods of analysis: 1) price and 2)cost. Price analysis is the more appropriate method when using simplified acquisition procedures because its less complex, less time consuming, and less expensive.
Procurement Plan - Completed for 8(a) businesses and provides an outline of actions for the contract. An internal document, the contract specialist and a contracting officer sign off on the document.
PSD - Program Systems Division
PTOD - Policy, Training and Oversight Division
PY - Prior Year

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