A construction project delivery
method that combines architectural and
engineering design services with construction
performance under one contract.
1. An Alternate Project Delivery Method (ADPM)
demonstrating a design-build concept
whereby the owner and designer/contractor
work as a team to ensure that the owner’s
requirements are met during design and
2. A complex and innovative approach
developed through public-private partnerships
in which there is much greater involvement of
private financing and that often combines
construction and management or operations
Designation of Special Purpose
that identifies items created by the
modification of standard commercial products
to meet special needs, such as equipment
modified to meet the needs of the physically
A duly authorized representative.
1. The place to which a shipment is consigned.
2. The final delivery point to which a shipment is
3. A delivery point whereby title passes from
seller to buyer.
Detailed-Item Description Code
Part II of the
NIGP Commodity/Service Code, which
expands the class-item code into 11 digits
with more than 140,000 item descriptions;
used in inventory, warehousing, and
cooperative purchasing operations.
Determination and Findings
A legal document
prepared by a procurement professional to
justify a decision to take a certain action;
includes conclusion, or determination, and
the reason or findings of fact.
The deliberate downward
adjustment in the official value of one nation's
currency in relation to other countries'
currencies. See also: Currency Devaluation.
Differential Exchange Rate
difference of interest rates between two
currencies, calculated by subtracting the
lowest interest rate from the highest.
An encrypted electronic
signature that mitigates signature fraud.