Annex C: NATO acronyms

The following table shows the acronyms used in the Guide to Navigating NATO Procurement and their definition.

Acronyms Definition


Authority to issue Invitation For Bids
ACCS Air Command and Control System
ACO Allied Command Operations
ACT Allied Command Transformation
AGS Alliance Ground Surveillance
ALTBMD Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence
AMN Afghanistan Mission Network
AOM Alliance Operations and Missions
ARS Air Operations Centre, RAP Production Centre and Sensor Fusion Post
AWACS Airborne Warning And Control System
Bi-SC Bi-Strategic Command (ACO and ACT)
BOA Basic Ordering Agreement
BV Best Value
C3 Command, Control and Communication
C4ISR Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
CAOC Combined Air Operations Centre
CAT Capability Area Team
CBRN Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear
CEPMA Central Europe Pipeline Management Agency (Now part of NSPA)
C-IED Counter-Improvised Explosive Device
CIS Communication and Information Systems
CMRE NATO Centre for Maritime Research & Experimentation
CNAD Conference of the National Armaments Directors
COFFA Certificate of Final Financial Acceptance
COTS Commercial Off-the-Shelf
DARS Deployable ARS
DAT POW Defence Against Terrorism Programme Of Work
DOE Declaration of Eligibility
FSC Facility Security Clearance
HN Host Nation
IBAN International Board of Auditors for NATO
IC Investment Committee
ICB International Competitive Bidding
IFB Invitation For Bids
IMS International Military Staff
IS International Staff
ISAF International Security Assistance Force
ISR Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
JFAI Joint Final Acceptance Inspection
JEWCS Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff
JFC Joint Forces Command
JWC Joint Warfare Centre
KFOR Kosovo Force
LCB Lowest Compliant Bid
LCC Life Cycle Cost
MBC Military Budget Committee
MC Military Committee
MMR Minimum Military Requirement
NAC North Atlantic Council
NACMA NATO ACCS Management Agency (Now part of NCIA)
NADREP National Armament Directors Representative
NAMA NATO Airlift Management Agency
NAMSA NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (Now part of NSPA)
NATEX National Technical Expert
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NC3A NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (Now part of NCIA)
NCB National Competitive Bidding
NCIA NATO Communication and Information Agency
NCSA NATO CIS Services Agency (Now part of NCIA)
NHQC3 Staff NATO Headquarters Consultation, Command and Control Staff
NIAG NATO Industrial Advisory Group
NOI Notice Of Intent
NOR NATO Office of Resources
NOS NATO Office of Security
NRF NATO Response Force
NSIP NATO Security Investment Programme
NSPA NATO Support Agency
PfP Partnership for Peace
PSC Personnel and Site Clearances
QMV Qualified Majority Voting
RAP Recognized Air Picture
RFBV Request For Bidders' Views
RFP Request For Proposals
SACEUR Supreme Allied Commander Europe
SACT Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
SC Strategic Command
SHAPE Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
THN Territorial Host Nation
WGNTE Working Group of National Technical Experts

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