Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32Glossary of Terms Appendix A—Section in WSSC solicitations describing the SLMBE Program participation requirements, potential subcontracting opportunities, good faith efforts evaluation, test standards determining commercially useful function and applicable SLMBE Program 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. 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 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 our 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 SLMBE Office, reviewing and reporting data to provide an accurate picture of how the SLMBE Program is performing. Construction—The process of building, altering, repairing, improving or demolishing any public facility, including structures, buildings, pipelines, plants, infrastructure or other public improvements to real property. It does not include the routine operation, routine repair or routine maintenance of these facilities. Construction materials and supplies may be part of a construction purchase if procured by the contractor. If construction materials and supplies are purchased directly by WSSC, they are classified as goods purchases. Contract—All types of WSSC agreements for the procurement or disposal of goods and supplies, services, professional services, architectural and engineering services, or construction, regardless of what they may be called. Contract Type—WSSC’s four broad contracting areas: Architectural and Engineering, Construction, Goods and Services, and Professional Services. Contractor—Any person having a contract with WSSC. Data—Recorded qualitative or quantitative information, regardless of form, that can be read, retrieved, and reproduced, including information that is electronically transmitted and stored. Disparity Study—A statistical analysis of WSSC prime contractors and subcontractors. The most recent disparity study covered the period July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2014, and considered purchase orders and direct payments from several WSSC data sources. 26 WSSC SLMBE Program Performance Results Report FY 2016