Dictionary of Procurement Terms

Dictionary of Procurement Terms

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  • Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)

    In government entities, the 9-digit number assigned for purposes of withholding tax; used by many purchasing organizations as a supplier identification number. See also: Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  • Federal Register

    The official daily publication for notices, rules, proposed rules of U.S. federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
  • Federal Reserve System (FED)

    The central bank of the United States responsible for handling the nation's monetary policy and regulating banks.
  • Federal Standard 1037

    Document issued by the General Services Administration to provide U.S. federal agencies and departments a comprehensive source of definitions for telecommunications terms.
  • Federal Supply Service

    The U.S. General Services Administration Federal Supply Service provides federal customers with the products, services, and programs needed to meet their supply, service, procurement, vehicle purchasing and leasing, travel and transportation, and personal property management requirements.
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

    A U.S. federal agency established in 1914 to administer consumer protection and antitrust legislation by investigating and preventing unfair or deceptive practices or acts affecting commerce or unfair methods of competition.
  • Federal Trade Commission Act (U.S. Law)

    Passed by the U.S. Congress in 1914, this Act established the Federal Trade Commission as an independent regulatory agency of the federal government empowered to enforce the Clayton Antitrust Act and the Robinson- Patman Act.
  • Federation of¬†CANADIAN¬†Municipalities (FCM)

    An advocacy group that acts as a national lobby group for Canadian elected officials to promote a strong, effective, and accountable municipal government.
  • Fee

    1. A sum of money paid for some service. 2. A charge or payment, usually for professional or technical services.
  • FEIN




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