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Real Estate and Construction Services General Information

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Frequently Used Acronyms

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  • State Agency and Boards

    Admin Department of Administration
    AELSLAGID Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
    AGO Attorney General's Office
    BCA Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Building (Maryland Ave)
    CAAPB Capital Area Architecture and Planning Board
    COB Centennial Office Building
    DEED Department of Employment and Economic Development
    DHS Department of Human Services
    DLI Department of Labor & Industry
    DMA Department of Military Affairs
    DNR Department of Natural Resources
    DOC Department of Corrections
    DOER Department of Employee Relations
    DOF Department of Finance
    DOR Department of Revenue
    DOT Transportation Building
    DPS Department of Public Safety
    DVA Department of Veterans Affairs
    FREEMAN Orville L. Freeman Building (MDA/MDH)
    IRR(RB) Iron Range Resources (and Recovery Board)
    JCB Judicial Center Building
    MDA Minnesota Department of Agriculture
    MDH Minnesota Department of Health
    MHS Minnesota Human Services
    MnSCU Minnesota State College & Universities
    MSAB Minnesota State Arts Board
    MSRS Retirement Building
    MZG Minnesota Zoological Gardens
    OEA Office of Environmental Assistance
    OET Office of Enterprise Technology
    PCA Pollution Control Agency
    PCAE Perpich Center for Arts Education
    SDSB State Designer Selection Board
    SOB State Office Building
    SRA State Residential Academies 
    Stassen Harold E. Stassen Building
    U of M University of Minnesota 
    VSB Veterans Services Building

  • Department of Administration Divisions
    CO Commissioner's Office
    FMR Fiscal Management and Reporting
    HR Human Resources 
    IPAD Information Policy Analysis Division
    MAD Materials Analysis Division
    MMD   Material Management Division
    OGDA Office of Geographic and Demographic Analysis
    PMD Plant Management Division
    RECS Real Estate and Construction Services
    RMD Risk Management Division
    SCS State and Community Services
    TMD Fleet and Surplus Services
  • Capitol Complex Buildings
    Anderson Elmer L. Andersen Building (DHS)
    BCA Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Building (Maryland Ave)
    COB Centennial Office Building
    DOT Department of Transportation
    Freeman Orville L. Freeman Building (MDA/MDH)
    JCB Judicial Center Building
    MSRS Retirement Building
    SOB State Office Building
    Stassen Harold E. Stassen Building
    VSB Veterans Service Building
  • Resources for State Agencies
    ATL Agency Team Leader (RECS architects)
    BRF Bid Request Form
    CBP Capital Budget Process
    CBR Capital Budget Request
    FCA Facility Condition Audit
    MAPS Minnesota Accounting Procurement System
    OCIP Owner's Controlled Insurance Program
    OSC Office Supply Connection
    PIF Project Initiation Form
    SFMG Statewide Facilities Management Group
  • Resources for Vendors
    CAD Computer Aided Drafting
    CDPM Consultant Designer Procedures Manual
  • Contract Terminology
    A201 AIA Document A-201 (General Conditions)
    AP Asset Preservation (funding type)
    BSA Basic Service Agreement
    CAPRA Capital Asset Preservation and Replacement Account (funding type)
    CCD Construction Change Directive
    MC Master Contract
    MR Master Roster
    OMR Open Market Requisition
    PR Proposal Request
    PTSC Professional Technical Service Agreement
    RFI Request for Information
    RFP Request for Proposal
    RFQ Request for Qualifications
    SA Supplemental Agreement (change order)
    WO Work Order
  • Design and Construction Terminology
    CD Construction Documents
    CM Construction Manager
    DD Design Development
    M.S. Minnesota Statute
    OPR Owner's Project Representative
    PE Professional Engineer
    PO Post Occupancy
    POE Post Occupancy Evaluation
    SD Schematic Design
    UBC Uniform Building Code
  • Professional Organizations
    ACEC American Consulting Engineers Council
    AGC Associated General Contractors
    AIA American Institute of Architects
    ANSI American National Standards Institute
    ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers
    ASID American Society of Interior Designers
    ASLA American Society of Landscape Architects
    BOMA Building Owners and Managers Association
    CSI Construction Specifications Institute
    ICBO International Conference of Building Officials 
    IFMA International Facility Management Association
    MSPE Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers
    NASFA National Association of State Facility Administrators
    NFPA National Fire Protection Association
    PA St. Paul Port Authority

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