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How to Research Government Contracts
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Deciphering Acronyms and Abbreviations
(Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals)
(Civilian Board of Contract Appeals)
(Department of Defense FAR Supplement)
(Federal Acquisition Circular)
(Federal Acquisition Regulation)
- Fed. Cl.
(United States Court of Federal Claims)
Using JACOB to Find Government Contracts Resources
Search by Call # Range:
- KF841 - KF869.5
Search by Subject Heading:
- Government contractors -- United States
- Government purchasing -- Law and legislation
- Government purchasing -- United States
- Public contracts -- United States
Key Search Terms:
- Government contracts
- Government procurement
- Public procurement
- Federal acquisition regulation
R14.2: Rules, Regulations, and Other Publications
T1.2: Federal Administrative and Executive Materials
Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals:
An example of an Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals decision is Grumman Aerospace Corp., ASBCA No. 48282, 98-2 BCA ¶ 29,943.
- Grumman Aerospace Corp. = Case name
- ASBCA = Bluebook abbreviation for Armed Service Board of Contract Appeals
- No. = Bluebook abbreviation for number
- 48282 = Decision number
- 98-2 = Reporter number (first two numbers indicate year of decision)
- BCA = Bluebook abbreviation for Board of Contract Appeals Decisions
- ¶ 29,943 = Paragraph number of decision
Decisions of the Comptroller General:
Decisions may be published in either the Comptroller General's Procurement Decisions (CPD) or the Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States. An example of a Comptroller General's Procurement Decisions citation is Gemini Industries, Inc., B-281323, 99-1 CPD ¶ 22 (Comp. Gen. Jan. 25, 1999).
- Gemini Industries, Inc. = Protesting party
- B-281424 = Comptroller General file "B" number
- 99-1 = Reporter number (first two numbers indicate year of decision)
- CPD = Comptroller General's Procurement Decisions
- ¶22 = Paragraph number of decision
- Comp. Gen. = Bluebook abbreviation for Comptroller General
- Jan. 25, 1999 = Date
An example of a Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States citation is Kiewit Western Co., 65 Comp. Gen. 54 (1985).
- Kiewit Wester Co. = Protesting party
- 65 = Reporter volume number
- Comp. Gen. = Bluebook abbreviation for Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States
- 54 = Page number where decision starts
- 1985 = Year of decision
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR):
An example of a Federal Acquisition Regulation citation is FAR 16.405-2.
- FAR = Federal Acquisition Regulation
- 16 = Part
- 4 = Subpart
- 05 = Section
- 2 = Subsection
To cite to a historical FAR section, include the appropriate year in a paranthetical: FAR 17.109 (2008).
Federal Claims Reporter:
An example of a cite to a decision in the Federal Claims Reporter is 92 Fed. Cl. 737 (2010).
- 92 = Reporter volume number
- Fed. Cl. = Bluebook abbreviation for Federal Claims Reporter
- 737 = Page number where decision starts
- 2010 = Year of decision
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