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Bidding on a Contract with the Navy

Bidding on a Contract with the Navy

Assignment 2: Bidding on a Contract with the Navy

Based on the same scenario as in Assignment 1, imagine that you have received an Invitation to Bid (ITB) (sealed bid) #123456789, dated 07/14/2014. You also find out through a reliable source that a local competitor has also received an ITB for a similar type of product and service.

Write a  three (3) page paper in which you:

  1. Relevant parts of the FAR for small businesses include Part 19, Small Business Programs, and Part 52, which contains the standard terms and conditions contained in a government contract.

Suggest three (3) ways in which the basic concepts of the FAR Policy would mutually benefit your small business and the Navy.

  1. Determine the method that you will use for solicitation of additional bids. Next, explain why the Navy is likely to choose your company in the sealed-bidding process.
  2. Use at least (4-5) quality references Note: Wikipedia and other related 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:

  • Interpret the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to determine requirements and resolve issues.
  • Explain the government acquisition process using sealed bidding, negotiations, and alternative contracting methods.
  • Describe the various types of contracts and considerations for their use.
  • Outline and explain the process for developing competitive proposals and source selection.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in federal acquisition and contract management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about federal acquisition and contract management 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.

Points: 150Assignment 2: Bidding on a Contract with the Navy
Criteria UnacceptableBelow 60% FMeets Minimum Expectations60-69% D Fair70-79% C Proficient80-89% B Exemplary90-100% A
1. Suggest three (3) ways in which the basic concepts of the FAR Policy would mutually benefit your small business and the Navy. Weight: 35%Did not submit or incompletely suggested ways in which the basic concepts of the FAR Policy would mutually benefit your small business and the Navy.Insufficiently suggested ways in which the basic concepts of the FAR Policy would mutually benefit your small business and the Navy.Partially suggested ways in which the basic concepts of the FAR Policy would mutually benefit your small business and the Navy.Satisfactorily suggested three (3) ways in which the basic concepts of the FAR Policy would mutually benefit your small business and the Navy.Thoroughly suggested three (3) ways in which the basic concepts of the FAR Policy would mutually benefit your small business and the Navy.
2. Determine the method that you will use for solicitation of a bid. Next, explain why the Navy is likely to choose your company in the sealed-bidding process.
Weight: 40%
Did not submit or incompletely determined the method that you will use for solicitation of a bid and did not submit or incompletely explained why the Navy is likely to choose your company in the sealed-bidding process.Insufficiently determined the method that you will use for solicitation of a bid and insufficiently explained why the Navy is likely to choose your company in the sealed-bidding process. Partially determined the method that you will use for solicitation of a bid and partially explained why the Navy is likely to choose your company in the sealed-bidding process.Satisfactorily determined the method that you will use for solicitation of a bid and satisfactorily explained why the Navy is likely to choose your company in the sealed-bidding process.Thoroughly determined the method that you will use for solicitation of a bid and thoroughly explained why the Navy is likely to choose your company in the sealed-bidding process.
3. 3 references Weight: 5%No references providedDoes not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
4. Writing mechanics, grammar, and formattingWeight: 5%Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.Numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
5. Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and reference sectionWeight: 5%Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section.In-text citations and references are given, but not in APA format.In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style.Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style.In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.
6. Information literacy / Integration of sourcesWeight: 5%Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations.Sources are rarely integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
7. Clarity and coherence of writing5%Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.Information is somewhat confusing with not enough reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.