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  • Damages

    Compensation, usually a monetary judgment, awarded to one party to a contract suffering harm or loss that is the result of negligence or breach of contract on the part of another party.
  • Dangerous Goods

    Articles or substances that are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety, or property and which, when transported, are subject to special regulations.
  • DAR

  • Data Deliverables

    Factual information required by the contract that is organized for analysis, e.g., technical data, cost data, and administrative reports.
  • Data Warehouse

    A technology term that refers to a collection of data received from various transaction systems that is accessible to various personnel throughout the organization. (ISM, 2000)
  • Database

    A structured set of data held in a computer, especially one that is accessible in various ways. (Oxford Dictionaries, 2015)
  • Date of input (forecast last amended)

    CANADIAN Date of last amendment entered. Date input entered into the system.
  • Davis-Bacon Act

    A Federal Law (1931) which requires contractors who perform public works construction projects that are federally funded to pay their workers the prevailing wage rate paid in the area for similar work, as set by the Secretary of Labor.
  • DDN

  • Debarment

    1. To prohibit a supplier/contractor from submitting offers on future requirements for cause for a certain period of time. 2. A sanction brought against a seller whereby they may not engage in future procurement actions. 3. To exclude or shut out of future solicitations and contracting opportunities.
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