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BUS 501 Assignment 4 Technical and Cost or Price Evaluations and Price Reasonableness

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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. ********************************************************


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BUS 501 Week 3 Assignment 1 The Independent Government Cost Estimate and the Statement of Work (Str Course) BUS 501 Week 4 Assignment 2 Types of Contracts and Performance-Based Acquisition (Str Course) BUS 501 Week 7 Assignment 3 Small Business Program and Source Selection Plans (Str Course) BUS 501 Assignment 4 Technical and Cost or Price Evaluations and Price Reasonableness (Str Course) BUS 501 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str Course) BUS 501 Week 2 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str Course) BUS 501 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str Course) BUS 501 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str Course) BUS 501 Week 6 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str Course) BUS 501 Week 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str Course) BUS 501 Week 8 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str Course) BUS 501 Week 9 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (Str Course) BUS 501 Week 10 DQ 1and DQ 2 (Str Course) ******************************************************** BUS 501 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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Discussion1 "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. ******************************************************** BUS 501 Week 2 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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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. ******************************************************** BUS 501 Week 3 Assignment 1 The Independent Government Cost Estimate and the Statement of Work


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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. ******************************************************** BUS 501 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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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 For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

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. ********************************************************


BUS 501 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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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 ******************************************************** . BUS 501 Week 6 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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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. ******************************************************** BUS 501 Week 7 Assignment 3 Small Business Program and Source Selection Plans

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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 long-range 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.

******************************************************** BUS 501 Week 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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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

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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. ******************************************************** BUS 501 Week 9 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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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. ******************************************************** BUS 501 Week 10 DQ 1 and DQ 2 For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com


Week 10 Discussion 1 "Contract Surveillance" Please respond to the following: ¡ 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. ¡ Imagine that you are the COTR on a U.S. Army project using three-kilowatt 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 ********************************************************

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