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 32Procurement Officer—Any WSSC employee duly authorized to enter into and administer contracts and make written determinations with respect thereto. Proffer—To include in an offer. When a bidder or proposer’s offer is accepted with subcontracting participation, WSSC states that the bidder or proposer has proffered subcontracting on the contract. Public Notice—The distribution or dissemination of information to interested parties using methods that are reasonably available, including newspapers, electronic or paper mailing, and web sites. Services—Labor, time or effort not involving the delivery of a tangible material product other than reports incidental to the required performance. The term includes consulting, personal, professional, technical and advisory services. It does not include employment agreements and collective bargaining agreements. Sheltered Market Program—A program that gives M/WBE and SLBE firms the opportunity to compete in smaller vendor pools. Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE)—An independently owned and operated business— regardless of race, ethnicity or gender—that is located in Prince George’s County or Montgomery County or 25 percent of whose employees live in one or both counties. Small, Local and Minority Business Enterprise Office—The office responsible for planning, managing, coordinating, and monitoring the Commission’s Minority Business Enterprise Program, in accordance with State Law. Solicitation—An invitation for Bids, a Request for Proposals, a request for quotations, an invitation for qualification, or any other document issued by WSSC for the purpose of soliciting bids or proposals to perform a WSSC contract. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA)— A geographical region with a relatively high population density at its core and close economic ties throughout the area. Strategic Partners—A business partner who understands and shows support of our core strategies; lives up to our core values; is agile and innovative, can grow with us; anticipates our needs; and is able to deliver cost-effective solutions with our customers in mind. Subcontractor—A person or business that is providing or performing an essential aspect of the contract under the direction of the contractor. Unbundling—Dividing an aspect of a contract, such as a service, into smaller parts, usually in order to encourage competition by smaller bidders. Waiver—Approval from the Procurement Office to put aside a requirement in a specific contract. Requests for waivers must be submitted in writing and supported by documentation that demonstrates a good faith effort to meet the requirement either pre- or post-award of a WSSC contract. Waivers are subject to approval by the SLMBE Director. Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)—Any legal entity, except a joint venture, that is organized to engage in commercial transactions and that is certified as being at least 51 percent owned, managed and controlled by non-minority females. WSSC’s Supplier Portal—Serves as the central (and only) site for suppliers to register to do business with WSSC. (formerly “CBR”) Glossary of Terms (cont.) 28 WSSC SLMBE Program Performance Results Report FY 2016