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BUS 501 Entire Course (2 Set) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com This Tutorial contains 2 Set of Papers for each Assignment (DQ – 1 Set Only) BUS 501 Week 3 Assignment 1 The Independent Government Cost Estimate and the Statement of Work (2 Paper) BUS 501 Week 4 Assignment 2 Types of Contracts and Performance-Based Acquisition (2 Papers) BUS 501 Week 7 Assignment 3 Small Business Program and Source Selection Plans (2 Papers) BUS 501 Assignment 4 Technical and Cost or Price Evaluations and Price Reasonableness (2 Papers) BUS 501 Week 10 Assignment Announcing Contract Awards and Responsibilities of the COR BUS 501 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2 BUS 501 Week 2 DQ 1 and DQ 2 BUS 501 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2 BUS 501 Week 4 DQ 1 and DQ 2 BUS 501 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2 BUS 501 Week 6 DQ 1 and DQ 2 BUS 501 Week 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2 BUS 501 Week 8 DQ 1 and DQ 2 BUS 501 Week 9 DQ 1 and DQ 2 BUS 501 Week 10 DQ 1 and DQ 2 **********************************************************************************

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"Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)" Evaluate sources of data for the IGCE and examine the areas that have potential for overestimating costs. Determine three potential outcomes from an inaccurate IGCE. Compare and contrast the effect of a high estimate versus a low estimate. Then, select one of the outcomes that you identified and determine how you would mitigate the issue. Determine the three primary purposes of cost estimates. Predict two issues that could arise if a cost estimate is not conducted properly or at all. Discussion 2 "History of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)" Examine the history of the FAR and analyze some of the events that contributed to the current structure. Determine the types of national events that have improved the FAR. Then, provide one recommendation to further improve the FAR that benefits the collective business community. Compare the development of the FAR from a militaryspending perspective with a civilian-agency spending perspective. Compare the total budgets for discretionary funding between military and civilian agencies **********************************************************************************

BUS 501 Week 2 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com BUS 501 Week 2 DQ 1 and DQ 2 Business - General Business Week 2 Discussion 1 •Examine the components of a SOW for the purpose of open competition without restrictive provisions. Select a field that you are


interested in and determine the information that would be included in a SOW for a contract in that field. •Analyze the different types of a SOW. Imagine that you are in the process of acquiring 100 Ford trucks for the U.S. Border Patrol. Determine which type of SOW is appropriate for this situation. Support your decision with an example. Week 2 Discussion 2 • From the e-Activity, evaluate the listed resources for market research, and then explain which source you found to be the most accurate and why. Determine how this Website will help you while conducting market research. • From the e-Activity, formulate a listing of the components of the Market Research report and justify the importance of each component. Determine the advantages and disadvantages of each source of market research data. Then, select one of the components and discuss how that data could be used to advance a contracting goal. **********************************************************************************

BUS 501 Week 3 Assignment 1 The Independent Government Cost Estimate and the Statement of Work (2 Paper) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com This Tutorial contains 2 Papers BUS 501 Week 3 Assignment 1 The Independent Government Cost Estimate and the Statement of Work Business - General Business Assignment 1: The Independent Government Cost Estimate and the Statement of Work Due Week 3 and worth 100 points Imagine that you are working in a federal government office as a government employee. You have been tasked with preparing an Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) for a two-million-dollar procurement. The purchase is for the construction of fifty (52) towers with cameras and radar. The period of the contract is ten (10) years. The contract will also include training for the camera operators. Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you: 1. Evaluate the importance of the IGCE. 2.


Examine the reasons for confidentiality of the IGCE. Propose two (2) actions that should be taken in order to maintain the confidentiality of the IGCE. 3. Create a sample of a detailed cost estimate. 4. Evaluate the types of statements of work in regard to compatibility with this contract. 5. Determine the most appropriate type of statement of work for this contract. Support your position. 6. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Analyze the source of government funding to determine a cost estimate for the acquisition requirements. Given a defined requirement and market research results, apply the actions required to formulate a statement of work. Use technology and information resources to research issues in government acquisition. Write clearly and concisely about government acquisition using proper writing mechanics. Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric found here. **********************************************************************************

BUS 501 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com BUS 501 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2 Week 3 Discussion 1 From the e-Activity, examine the different types of contracts and provide a scenario for each type.Assess the requirements for a fixed-


price contract. Determine ways that the duration of the fixed-price contract can affect the cost savings to the government. Then, create an argument in support of fixed contract pricing for an interval of your choosing. Week 3 Discussion 2 Performance-Based Contracts" Please respond to the following: • Examine the requirements for a performance-based contract. Then, create a brief outline of a performance-based contract for your past or current career field. • Analyze the requirements and components included in the statement of objectives. Determine the performance requirements and performance standard differences between small or large contracts. **********************************************************************************

BUS 501 Week 4 Assignment 2 Types of Contracts and Performance-Based Acquisition (2 Papers) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com This Tutorial contains 2 Papers BUS 501 Week 4 Assignment 2 Types of Contracts and Performance-Based Acquisition Business - General Business Assignment 2: Types of Contracts and Performance-Based Acquisition Due Week 4 and worth 110 points Imagine that you are working on a two-million-dollar procurement for the purchase of vehicles for the fleet of trucks and cars to be used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection. These vehicles will be used for off-road driving on dirt roads in Arizona. Your manager has asked you to select the type of contract to be used for the vehicle purchase. Choose to respond to this scenario from a government or a contractor perspective. If you select government, then you will complete the assignment as if you are a government employee (or military personnel) receiving the proposal from the contractor. If you select contractor, then you will complete the assignment as if you are a contractor employee submitting a proposal to the government. Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in


which you: 1. Examine the types of contracts and performance-based acquisition. Select the type of contract you would like to use for the vehicle purchase. 2. Evaluate the pros and cons of sealed bidding contracts and negotiated contracts, emphasizing which one would be best for this purchase. 3. Determine the responsibilities of the contracting officer during the proposal evaluation process. 4. Assess the requirements for performance-based acquisitions. 5. Create requirements for the vehicle purchase that could be included in a performance-based contract with rationale. 6. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Analyze the acquisition methods, select the type of contract, and determine if a performancebased contract is appropriate. Use technology and information resources to research issues in government acquisition. Write clearly and concisely about government acquisition using proper writing mechanics. Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric found here. **********************************************************************************

BUS 501 Week 4 DQ 1 and DQ 2 FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com Week 4 Discussion "Federal Small Business Program" Please respond to the following: • From the e-Activity, examine the requirements and


qualifications for Native American contracts. Next, compare the Native American contracts to another category of small business’ contracts and the dollar amounts (e.g., HUBZone, 8(a), etc.), as found in the callout box on the left-hand side of the e-Activity’s Web page. • Determine the possible uses for a commercial-item format to be used in a government contract. Create a scenario in which a commercialitem format would be appropriate. **********************************************************************************

BUS 501 Assignment 4 Technical and Cost or Price Evaluations and Price Reasonableness (2 Papers) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com This Tutorial contains 2 Papers BUS 501 Assignment 4 Technical and Cost or Price Evaluations and Price Reasonableness Business General Business Assignment 4: Technical and Cost or Price Evaluations and Price Reasonableness Due Week 8 and worth 130 points Imagine that you are a government employee (or military personnel). You have received a proposal from a contractor for a two-billion-dollar ($2,000,000,000) project for the purchase of fifty (52) towers to be installed on the Arizona-Mexico border. Each tower will have radar, night vision, and day vision with 7.5- mile range. You have been appointed as the Chairman of the Source Selection Evaluation Team. Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you: 1. Defend the purpose of technical evaluations in regard to: a. the importance of integrity and fairness. b. the factors used to determine the competitive range. 2. Create an outline of the final technical evaluation report 3. Determine the factors to consider when evaluating price reasonableness. 4. Examine different methods of price analysis. Determine which price analysis method would fit best in this scenario. Support your reasoning. 5. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your


assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Evaluate the requirements for a contract proposal using the criteria of technicality, cost, or price to determine the price reasonableness. Use technology and information resources to research issues in government acquisition. Write clearly and concisely about government acquisition using proper writing mechanics. Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric found here **********************************************************************************

BUS 501 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com BUS 501 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2 Business - General Business Week 5 Discussion 1 "Source Selection and Technical Evaluation Plans" Please respond to the following: · From the first e-Activity, assess the purpose of the evaluation plan. Create a scenario of a proposal evaluation, including the duration of the contract and the type of contract. Determine the methods for ranking proposals. Provide a description for each category of evaluation criteria of the technical evaluation process Week 5 Discussion 2


"Legal Review During the Solicitation Phase" Please respond to the following: · From the second e-Activity, discuss the dollar threshold for a legal review specific to the selected agency or field. Provide one example of a contract that would require a legal review and one that would not require a legal review. Justify your responses. · Examine the legal instructions for the legal reviews in government contracts. Compare and contrast the legal reviews of military versus civilian contracts. Then, select a requirement from each review type and create a mini-review that would be useful in any type of business environment. **********************************************************************************

BUS 501 Week 6 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com BUS 501 Week 6 DQ 1 and DQ 2 Business - General Business Week 6 Discussion 1 Technical and Cost or Price Evaluations" Please respond to the following: •From the e-Activity, determine why integrity and fairness are important in proposal evaluations. Create two scenarios that describe the possible consequences if fairness and integrity are not part of the proposal evaluation process. Determine one ethical consideration that should be applied at all times. •From the e-Activity, determine the criteria for evaluating proposals for government contracts and assess the methods for establishing a competitive range. Then, develop an ethical argument for the government contracting requirements. Week 6 Discussion 2 Determining Price Reasonableness" Please respond to the following:


•Select a career field that you are interested in and create a brief scenario for a major acquisition in that field. Determine the probable sources of cost and price data used in vendor proposals for that scenario. •Determine the importance of cost realism. Provide an example of the consequences to a government contract without price realism. **********************************************************************************

BUS 501 Week 7 Assignment 3 Small Business Program and Source Selection Plans (2 Papers) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com This Tutorial contains 2 Papers BUS 501 Week 7 Assignment 3 Small Business Program and Source Selection Plans Business - General Business Assignment 3: Small Business Program and Source Selection Plans Due Week 7 and worth 130 points Choose to respond to this scenario from a government or a contractor perspective. If you select government, then you will complete the assignment as if you are a government employee (or military personnel) receiving the proposal from the contractor. If you select contractor, then you will complete the assignment as if you are a contractor employee submitting a proposal to the government. Imagine that you are working on a program for the purchase of (if government) or the sale of (if contractor) the installation of security fencing around the base of towers along the Arizona-Mexico border that are used for longrange cameras. The cost of the project is one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). Your boss has asked you to create a portion of the main contract for a small business set- aside contract. Write a six to eight (6-8) contract proposal in which you: 1. Examine the purpose of the federal small business program to include a historical aspect of the government regulations that created the program. 2. Evaluate the small business set-aside program in regard to the eligibility to participate. 3. Assess the dollar threshold reserved for small business contracts in the scenario. 4. Analyze the contract formats for


government contracts to include universal and commercial formats. Determine which format to use for the small business contract described in the scenario. 5. Determine the purpose of the source selection evaluation plan. 6. Create ranking of criteria for evaluation plans for this scenario. 7. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Apply the concepts of the federal small business program and apply the contract format. From a contractor’s perspective, synthesize actions to make the decision to respond and bid on an RFP. Apply the considerations for effective source selection and technical evaluation plans, and develop actions to complete the legal review during the solicitation phase. Use technology and information resources to research issues in government acquisition. Write clearly and concisely about government acquisition using proper writing mechanics. Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric found here. **********************************************************************************

BUS 501 Week 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com BUS 501 Week 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2 Business - General Business Week 7 Discussion 1


Determining Responsibility" Please respond to the following: •From the e-Activity, examine the seven criteria that contractors must meet in order to be deemed responsible. Determine which of these criteria is the most difficult to meet. Support your position. Then, propose a way to mitigate the challenge you presented. •Imagine that you are hiring a contractor for a job. Propose three ways that you could locate information regarding a contractor’s previous bankruptcy or terminated contracts. Determine if there are any breaches in the process of accountability that individuals should be aware of. Week 7 Discussion 2 Reviewing the Award Document" Please respond to the following: •Consider the different perspectives of each of the following offices that are responsible for reviewing the final contract: the contracting office, the program office, and the small business office. Determine which government offices should review the final contract document. Be sure to address the role of ethics in your argument. •Consider the different perspectives of each of the following offices that are responsible for reviewing the final contract: the contracting office, the program office, and the small business office. Determine which government office should verify that the government has sufficient funding for a contract. Be sure to address the role of ethics in your argument. **********************************************************************************

BUS 501 Week 8 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com BUS 501 Week 8 DQ 1 and DQ 2 Business - General Business Week 8 Discussion 1 "Announcing Contract Awards" Please respond to the following:


· From the e-Activity, propose three ways that you could utilize the FedBizOpps Website to search for request for proposals (RFP) to bid on, investigate potential competitors in your business field, or locate awarded contracts during the past year. Determine if there is any value to the information and resources on this Website in regard to announcing contract awards. Support your position. · Determine the general contract requirements that a government agency must meet for notifying the U.S. Congress of a contract award. Provide two examples of the following government agencies’ requirement to notify Congress in these instances: (1) military weapons contracts from the U.S. Army or Navy; and (2) U.S. Department of Homeland Security contracts. Assess the unique aspect of these contracts that warrant special attention from the U.S. Congress. Week 8 Discussion 2 "Notifying and Debriefing Unsuccessful Vendors" Please respond to the following: · Determine the criteria for government contracts that preclude the notification of unsuccessful vendors (for example, in sealed bidding or the acquisition of commercial items). Create a brief scenario in which the criteria are applied. · Examine the requirements for the information that should be presented to unsuccessful vendors during a debrief session. Provide two recommendations to improve on the quality of information that is being presented to unsuccessful vendors in a debrief session.

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BUS 501 Week 9 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com BUS 501 Week 9 DQ 1 and DQ 2 Business - General Business Week 9 Discussion 1 "Federal Supply Schedule Program and Price Reductions"


Please respond to the following: •Compare and contrast the differences and similarities in the requirements for federal supply schedule contracts. Create requirements for federal supply schedule contracts specific to a career field of your choice. •Imagine that you are the contracting officer for the U.S. Border Patrol and you have to buy 100 night-vision cameras. Determine the amount of discount that is required for a federal supply contract. Week 9 Discussion "Responsibilities of the Contracting Officer Representative (COR)" Please respond to the following: •From the first e-Activity, analyze the training requirements for the COR to include both classroom training and on-the-job training. Determine three different work experiences that meet the requirements. Of the three, determine which one lends itself to greater efficiency. •From the second e-Activity, describe the typical duties of the COR. Select a field that you are interested in and create duties of the COR specific to that field. **********************************************************************************

BUS 501 Week 10 Assignment Announcing Contract Awards and Responsibilities of the COR (2 Papers) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus501cart.com This Tutorial contains 2 Papers Assignment 5: Announcing Contract Award and Responsibilities of the Contracting Officers’ Representative Due Week 10 and worth 170 points Imagine that you are working on a project to purchase 5,000 electrical generators with an electrical capacity of three (3) kilowatts and will be used by the U.S. Army for battlefield communications systems. Choose to respond to this scenario from a government or a contractor perspective. If you


select government, then you will complete the assignment as if you are a government employee (or military personnel) receiving the proposal from the contractor. If you select contractor, then you will complete the assignment as if you are a contractor employee submitting a proposal to the government. Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you: 1.Evaluate the requirements for announcing federal contract awards. Determine how these requirements apply to this scenario. (Dr. Vic’s Tips: here please revisit information from Week 8 and include information on requirements to winning bidders and non-winning bidders / vendors. Also, since this is a defense contract – include information on the potential for notifying members of congress as well. Again, Week 8 DBs will help you in completing this assignment, additionally Compton Ch. 16 and 17 will help you as well). 2.Establish the responsibilities of the Contracting Officers Representative (COR) for this contract. (Dr. Vic’s Tips: DB 2 from Week 9 will help you here. Please address this question from the perspective of what the offeror or bidder/vendor (whichever you have selected) will see the COR duties as being. You may use information you used for Db2 Week 9 if you wish, however please try to add new information per, and related to, the assignment scenario for this assignment). 3.Evaluate the existing training and certification requirements for CORs in general. (Dr. Vic’s Tips: this question is VERY similar to Week 9 DB2, in fact you may use information from that assignment if you wish, please try to add new info per our assignment scenario and requirements. You can use THIS WEBSITE: http://www.acquisitioninstitute.com/2013___14_COR_RQMTS.php for information.Also, Ch. 19, p.p. 228-230, of Compton has a great deal of information as well. 4.Create a set of specific requirements for the COR working on the contract for 5,000 electrical generators. (Dr. Vic’s Tips: this question is also very similar to Week 9 DB2 – part 2, in


fact you may use information from that assignment if you wish, please try to add new info per our assignment scenario and requirements. Please make sure you list at least five specific requirements and discuss each of them briefly: 1) why is the requirement important (what is the purpose of the requirement) and 2) what is the expectation of the offeror or vendor/bidder [depending on whom you selected]. You will want to use the following website for info (same as Week 9 DB2): https://www.acquisition.gov/sevensteps/library/ARMYcordeskguide.pdf and look at Section 1, 3 (b) 1,2,3). Also, Ch. 19, in its entirety, of Compton has a great deal of information as well. 5.Assess the importance of safeguarding proprietary information. Propose two (2) ways that proprietary information can be safeguarded in this scenario. (Dr. Vic’s Tips: discuss the importance of keeping control of proprietary information from either the offeror (government) or the bidder/vendor [depending on which you selected], I will be looking for no less than three reasons on the importance of this type of info. Then offer two ways proprietary info can be safeguarded via the assignment scenario…for example, for the government, Section 4, 3(A-E) of: https://www.acquisition.gov/sevensteps/library/ARMYcordeskguide.pdf discusses “Documentation” for the COR and CO. The document lists several important areas including: 1) information should be shared on a “…need to know” basis, and 2) timetables are disclosed for the destruction of files. You can use this info., and please expand on it, if you wish if you selected the government (offeror) role. **********************************************************************************

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BUS 501 Week 10 DQ 1 and DQ 2 Business - General Business Week 10 Discussion 1 "Contract Surveillance" Please respond to the following: 路 From the e-Activity, determine the surveillance methods that are best suited for a construction contract or information technology contract. Support your position with an example. 路 Imagine that you are the COTR on a U.S. Army project using threekilowatt electrical generators. Determine who decides the level of quality in a contract. Speculate on how your role would change if the generator were to fail an inspection Week 10 Discussion 2 "Exercising Contract Option Periods" Please respond to the following: 路 Analyze the limitations on the use of contract options. Determine the advantages and disadvantages for a 10-year contract option versus a two-year contract. 路 Determine the factors to consider when setting contract options. Select a field that you are interested in and create a list of major factors to consider when determining contract options specific to that field. Develop an argument for one of the criterion you provided on your list. **********************************************************************************


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