Acronyms Used in Government Contracting (B)

Master list of the most frequently used government contracting acronyms. These acronyms and abbreviations are routinely used in government solicitations. You will also encounter these acronyms throughout the various sections of government contracts. This master list of acronyms will help you better understand the specialized language of government contracting. This is essential for successfully doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD) and working with contracting offices at military bases and DoD agencies.  You can also use our Glossary of defense contracting terms.


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BAA   Broad Agency Announcement
BAA   Buy American Act
BaC   Budget at Completion
BAFO   Best and Final Offer
BBP   Better Buying Power
BCA   Board of Contract Appeals
BCA   Business Case Analysis
BCC   Budget Classification Code
BCWP   Budgeted Cost of Work Performed
BCWS   Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled
BE   Baseline Estimate
BES   Budget Estimate Submission
BIT   Built-In Test
BITE   Built-In Test Equipment
BLS   Bureau of Labor Statistics
BMA   Business Mission Area
BMD   Ballistic Missile Defense
BOA   Basic Ordering Agreement
BOD   Beneficial Occupancy Date
BOIP   Basis of Issue Plan (Army)
BOS   Base Operating Support 
BPA   Blanket Purchase Agreement
BPR   Business Process Re-engineering
BRAC   Base Realignment and Closure


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