Glossary of Defense Contracting Terms (U)
This Glossary provides you with the most frequently used terms in government and military base contracting. Familiarity with the language of government contracting is essential for doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD) and working with contracting offices at military bases and DoD agencies. You may also find it helpful to use our master list of Acronyms frequently used in DoD contracting.
View ACRONYMS used in Defense Contracting
UNALLOWABLE COST Any cost which, under the provisions of any pertinent law, regulation, or contract, cannot be included in prices, cost-reimbursements, or settlements under a Government contract to which it is allocable.
UNSOLICITED PROPOSAL A written proposal for a new or innovative idea that is submitted to an agency on the initiative of the offeror for the purpose of obtaining a contract with the government and that is not in response to a RFP (request for proposal), Broad Agency Announcement or any other government initiated solicitation or program.
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