Dictionary of Procurement Terms

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  • Change Order

    A written modification or amendment to a contract. See also: Amendment, Modification, Authorized Deviation, Change Order Authority, Contract Modification.
  • Change Order Authority

    The power or right of a public entity to unilaterally modify a contract without the express consent of the contractor. See also: Amendment, Modification, Authorized Deviation, Change Order, Contract Modification.
  • Charette Process

    A public forum in which the entity seeks the public’s input and informs them of general ideas and plans, for upcoming construction projects.
  • Charge-Back

    The process of charging the using entity for materials and supplies withdrawn from inventory or from a central stocking location.
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)

    An organization based in the United Kingdom that serves the purchasing and supply profession.
  • Chattel

    An article of personal, movable property.
  • Checklist

    1. A list of all the critical items required to be considered responsive to a solicitation. 2. A form or table that identifies all critical information needed to complete a task or project.
  • Chief Procurement Officer (CPO)

    The person who is the head of an entity’s the procurement department.
  • CIA

  • CIP




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