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12th Edition Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms & Terms

Glossary of Terms

 This glossary is published periodically by the Defense Acquisition University and is also available electronically at  Please visit that site should you be interested in this or other DAU acquisition-related publications and materials. [Click Here]
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Through this single point-of-entry, commercial vendors and government buyers are invited to post, search, monitor, and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.
Acquisition Center for Support Services (ACSS)
Acquisition Center for Support Services (ACSS) is vested with the responsibility for developing, implementing and executing a comprehensive Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) program for the Marine Corps Systems Command.  This consolidated office functions in an independent manner to coordinate requirements, establish contractual relationships, provide analytical and procurement planning services, and ensure appropriate regulatory compliance.  The scope of responsibilities for the ACSS also incorporates recurring interface with Command principals to accomplish strategic planning, A&AS policy interpretation and application, and continuous performance assessment.  Additionally, the ACSS serves as the principal interface with the professional services sector; responsible for industry liaison, business relations, and representation of the Command’s A&AS business model to government and commercial organizations. The Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) hosts their entire CEOss business model on a web-based, Enterprise Procurement Portal (eP2).
GSA oversees the business of the U.S. federal government. GSA’s acquisition solutions supplies federal purchasers with cost-effective high-quality products and services from commercial vendors. GSA provides workplaces for federal employees, and oversees the preservation of historic federal properties. Its policies covering travel, property and management practices promote efficient government operations.
SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) has made electronic procurement of Engineering, Financial, and Program Management support services a reality. Using SeaPort-e, the Navy Virtual SYSCOM (VS) Commanders (NAVAIR, NAVSEA, NAVSUP and SPAWAR) has adopted an integrated approach to contracting for support services. The SeaPort-e portal provides a standardized means of issuing competitive solicitations amongst a large & diverse community of approved contractors, as well as a platform for awarding & managing performance-based task orders. This unified approach allows SeaPort-e service procurement teams to leverage their best work products, practices, & approaches across the Navy's critical service business sector.
Navy Electronic Business Opportunities
This is an official US Navy web site.  This site is your link to the world of Navy Electronic Business Opportunities. NECO is the centerpiece of the Navy's paperless process strategy (GILS Number: 001482). Vendors should register with the CCR System, and complete their online reps and certs via the ORCA website, prior to submitting a bid on this site.

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