NIMLO Model Code
A response to an Invitation for Bids (IFB)
stating that the offeror does not wish to
submit a bid; functions to prevent
suspensions from the bidders list for failure to
show active interest or submit bids.
Latin for "I will not contest it."
In a criminal proceeding, a plea by the
defendant that does not admit or deny the
charges. Additionally, the plea cannot be used
against the defendant in any future civil suits
that are based on the same acts.
Nominal Group Technique
A group decisionmaking
technique that focuses on generating
alternatives and selecting among them by
asking group members to independently write
down ideas, present them in turn, clarify them
for the group, and rank them by voting
privately. A brainstorming technique used by
cross-functional purchasing teams. (Business
Non Excusable Delay
A foreseeable delay
caused by either party to the contract that
often occurs as a result of financial
difficulties, lack of equipment and facilities,
lack of materials, or lack of knowledge.
Goods that are not linked to
a particular brand name, manufacturer, or
producer, and may be perceived to be of low
The process of
arriving at an agreement through discussion
and compromise when only one source is
available to meet the requirement.