Acronyms Used in Government Contracting (G)

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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G&A   General and Administrative
GAO   Government Accountability Office
GAT   Government Acceptance Test
GBL   Government Bill of Lading
GDA   Government Design Activity
GDP   Gross Domestic Product
GE    Government Estimate
GFAE   Government-Furnished Aeronautical Equipment
GFE   Government-Furnished Equipment
GFF   Government-Furnished Facilities
GFI   Government-Furnished Information
GFM   Government-Furnished Material
GFP   Government-Furnished Property
GFS   Government-Furnished Software
GOCO   Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated (Facility)
GOGO   Government-Owned, Government-Operated (Facility)
GOTS   Government Off-the-Shelf
GPETE   General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment
GPLR   Government Purpose License Rights
GPPC   Government Property in the Possession of Contractors
GPRA   Government Performance and Results Act (1993)
GPS   Global Positioning System
GS   General Schedule
GSA   General Services Administration
GSBCA   General Services Board of Contract Appeals
GSE   Ground Support Equipment


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Guidance for Doing Business with Military Bases


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What Do Military Bases Purchase?
Master list of products, materials, equipment, and services routinely purchased by military bases and DoD organizations. 
Doing Business at Military Bases
Small business opportunities and points of contact at military bases and DoD agencies across the United States.
Subcontracting Opportunities
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