60 (revised 11/2017) WSSC’s FY 2017 OSDI Programs’ Performance Results Report GLOSSARY OF TERMS sub-suppliers, usually pursuant to an open Invitation for Bid (IFB), a Request for Proposal (RFP) or an Architecture & Engineering Qualification process. Contract awards reflect anticipated dollar amounts, which may be different from eventual payments. Bidder—A firm submitting a price or proposal in response to an Invitation for Bid. Bidders List—The list of sources of supply for each category of goods and supplies, services, or construction purchased by WSSC. Business—Any corporation, partnership, individual, sole proprietorship, joint stock company, joint venture, or any other private legal entity. Change Order—A unilateral written order signed by the Chief Procurement Officer or designee, directing the contractor to make changes without the consent of the contractor. Chief Procurement Officer—The head of the central procurement and supply chain management function of WSSC. Commission (or WSSC)—The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Compliance—Conformance between WSSC’s contracting vehicle and our enabling policy. This includes: educational awareness, enforcement, and prevention. Assuring that what is promised is what is paid. Also, for the Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion, reviewing and reporting data to provide an accurate picture of how the MBE and SLBE Programs are performing. Appendix A—Section in WSSC solicitations describing the MBE and SLBE Programs’ participation requirements, potential subcontracting opportunities, good faith efforts evaluation, test standards determining commercially useful function and applicable MBE and SLBE Programs’ forms. Architectural and Engineering Services—Professional or engineering nature; or required to be performed or approved by a person licensed, registered, or certified to provide such services; or related to research, planning, development, design, construction, alteration, or repair of real property; or incidental services, which such individuals perform, including studies, investigations, surveying, mapping, tests, evaluations, consultations, comprehensive planning, program management, conceptual designs, plans and specifications, value operating and maintenance manuals, and other related services. Aspirational Goals—Aspirational goals are overall benchmarks (metric) used to assess the progress and effectiveness of remedial programs over a period of time. Proposed aspirational goals are based on the availability and utilization data identified in the WSSC Relevant Market Area as presented in the 2015 Disparity Study. Aspirational Goals are applied on a contract-by-contract basis. Current WSSC- approved Aspirational Goal targets are as follows: Architecture and Engineering - 24%; Construction - 13%; Goods and General Services - 33%; Professional Services - 23%. Award—The final selection of a bidder or offer or for a specified prime contract or subcontract dollar amount. Contract awards are made by the Commission to prime contractors or suppliers and by prime contractors or suppliers to subcontractors or