All of the revenues and
expenditures to cover the current fiscal period
of the government.
A service lease, usually shortterm,
that includes both financing and
servicing of the item leased; payments made
under the lease are generally not sufficient to
recover the full cost of the equipment. See
also: Financial Lease.
The application of
scientific methods to the solution of
managerial and administrative problems,
involving complex systems or processes.
The loss that results from
choosing an option, taking into account the
value of the next-highest-valued alternative.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) (Optical Scanning)
The process of mechanically or
electronically converting images or pictures of
text into machine-encoded text.
Optimized Production Technology
computerized system that optimizes
scheduling and reduces production and
A unilateral right in a contract that the
entity may choose to exercise to purchase
additional supplies or services called for in
the contract, or to extend the period of
performance. See also: Buyer’s Option.
Option to Extend
In accordance with contract
terms, an option that allows a continuance of
the contract for an additional period of time.
See also: Option to Renew.
Option to Renew
A contract provision that allows
a party to reinstate the contract for an
additional term beyond that stated in the
original contract. See also: Option to Extend.
A requirement or option in
some Requests for Proposals for the topranked
proposers to present to the evaluation
committee—often through the use of slide
shows and illustrations—any clarification, or to
expand on any aspects of their proposal that
may contribute to the selection of their offer.