Acronyms Used in Government Contracting (Q)

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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QA   Quality Assurance
QAE   Quality Assurance Evaluator
QAR   Quality Assurance Representative
QASP   Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan
QBL   Qualified Bidders List
QC   Quality Control
QCR   Qualitative Construction Requirement
QDR   Quadrennial Defense Report
QDR   Quadrennial Defense Review
QFD   Quality Function Deployment
QML   Qualified Manufacturers List
QPL   Qualified Products List
QRC   Quick Reaction Capability
QT   Qualification Test 


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