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Contract Administration Core Curriculum
Participant's Manual and Reference Guide 2006

Glossary

AASHTO
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
ADR
Alternate Dispute Resolution
AED
Associated Equipment Distributors
AGC
Associated General Contractors
ANPRM
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making
ARC
Appalachia Regional Commission
ARTBA
American Road and Transportation Builders Association
ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials
BAMS
Bid Analysis and Management System
BAT
DOL, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
BIA
Bureau of Indian Affairs
CA
Certification Acceptance
CE
Construction Engineering
CFC
Cost of Facilities Capital
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CII
Construction Industry Institute
CMC
Construction Metrication Council
CPF
Combined Pay Factor
CPM
Critical Path Method
CY
Calendar Year
DBE
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
DOC
Department of Commerce
DOJ
Department of Justice
DOL
Department of Labor
DOT
Department of Transportation
DRB
Dispute Review Board
EEO
Equal Employment Opportunity
EEOC
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
ER
Emergency Relief
FAPG
Federal-aid Policy Guide
FEBBS
Federal Electronic Bulletin Board System
FHWA
Federal Highway Administration
FLHD
Federal Land Highway Division
FLHP
Federal Lands Highway Program
FOH
Field Operations Handbook
FMIS
Financial Management Information System
FRM
Final Rule Making
FY
Fiscal Year
GAO
General Accounting Office
GHSR
Governor's Highway Safety Representative
GSA
General Services Administration
HIPA
Office of Program Administration
HCFO
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
HCC
Office of Chief Counsel
HCR
Office of Civil Rights
HFS
Office of Fiscal Services
HNG
Office of Engineering
HOTM
Office of Transportation Management
HPMS
Highway Performance Monitoring System
HSA
Office of Safety
I/D
Incentive/Disincentive
IP
Implementation Package
ISTEA
Intermodal Surface Transportation and Efficiency Act of 1991
ITS
Intelligent Transportation System
LCCA
Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
LGA
Local Government Agency
MBE
Minority Business Enterprise
MPO
Metropolitan Planning Organization
MUTCD
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement
NBIS
National Bridge Inventory System
NCHRP
National Cooperative Highway Research Program
NEEP
National Experimental and Evaluation Program
NEPA
National Environmental Protection Act
NHI
National Highway Institute
NHS
National Highway System
NHTSA
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NPRM
Notice of Proposed Rule Making
NS
Non-Regulatory Supplement
OCIP
Owner Controlled Insurance Program
OFCCP
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
OIG
Office of Inspector General
OJT
On-the-job training
OMB
Office of Management and Budget
OPEC
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OSHA
Occupational Health and Safety Administration
OST
Office of the Secretary of Transportation
PCCP
Portland Cement Concrete Pavement
PF
Pay Factor
PLA
Project Labor Agreement
PRS
Performance Related Specifications
PS&E
Plans, Specifications, and Estimates
RUC
Road User Costs
SAFETEA-LU
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005
SCOH
Standing Committee on Highways
S/D
Suspension and Debarment
SHA
State Highway Agency
SI
International System of Units (The Modernized Metric System)
STA
State Transportation Agency
STAA
Surface Transportation Assistance Act
STIP
State Transportation Improvement Program
STURAA
Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act
TA
Technical Advisory
TE
Transportation Enhancement
TEA-21
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
TERO
Tribal Employment Rights Office
TRB
Transportation Research Board
TTI
Texas Transportation Institute
U.S.C.
United States Code
USTR
Unites States Trade Representative
VE
Value Engineering
VECP
Value Engineering Change Proposal
WBE
Women Business Enterprise

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