BUS 501 – Small Business Program and Source Selection Plans

Required Resources

Compton, P. B. (2010). Federal acquisition: Key issues and guidance. Vienna, VA: Management Concepts, Inc.

Feldman, Steven W. (2016). Government contracts in a nutshell (6th ed.). St. Paul, MN: LEG, Inc. d/b/a West Academic.

Supplemental Resources

Brown, T. L., Potoski, M., & Van Slyke, D. M. (2009). The challenge of contracting for large complex projects: A case study of the coast guard’s Deepwater program. IBM Center for the Business of Government. Retrieved from http://www.businessofgovernment.org/sites/default/files/deepwater_magazine_0.pdf

Rendon, R. G. Critical success factors in government contract management. Retrieved from http://www.ippa.org/IPPC4/Proceedings/19Others/Pap…

Schwartz, M. (2009). Defense Acquisitions: How DOD Acquires Weapon Systems and Recent Efforts to Reform the Process. Retrieved from http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL34026_20090710.pd…

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.

Write an eight (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 six (6) 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.

Points: 130

Assignment 3: Small Business Program and Source Selection Plans

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Examine the purpose of the federal small business program to include a historical aspect of the government regulations that created the program.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely examined the purpose of the federal small business program to include a historical aspect of the government regulations that created the program.

Partially examined the purpose of the federal small business program to include a historical aspect of the government regulations that created the program.

Satisfactorily examined the purpose of the federal small business program to include a historical aspect of the government regulations that created the program.

Thoroughly examined 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.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely evaluated the small business set-aside program in regard to the eligibility to participate.

Partially evaluated the small business set-aside program in regard to the eligibility to participate.

Satisfactorily evaluated the small business set-aside program in regard to the eligibility to participate.

Thoroughly evaluated 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.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely assessed the dollar threshold reserved for small business contracts in the scenario.

Partially assessed the dollar threshold reserved for small business contracts in the scenario.

Satisfactorily assessed the dollar threshold reserved for small business contracts in the scenario.

Thoroughly assessed 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.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the contract formats for government contracts to include universal and commercial formats. Did not submit or incompletely determined which format to use for the small business contract described in the scenario.

Partially analyzed the contract formats for government contracts to include universal and commercial formats. Partially determined which format to use for the small business contract described in the scenario.

Satisfactorily analyzed the contract formats for government contracts to include universal and commercial formats. Satisfactorily determined which format to use for the small business contract described in the scenario.

Thoroughly analyzed the contract formats for government contracts to include universal and commercial formats. Thoroughly determined which format to use for the small business contract described in the scenario.

5. Determine the purpose of the source selection evaluation plan.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely determined the purpose of the source selection evaluation plan.

Partially determined the purpose of the source selection evaluation plan.

Satisfactorily determined the purpose of the source selection evaluation plan.

Thoroughly determined the purpose of the source selection evaluation plan.

6. Create ranking of criteria for evaluation plans for this scenario.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely created ranking of criteria for evaluation plans for this scenario.

Partially created ranking of criteria for evaluation plans for this scenario.

Satisfactorily created ranking of criteria for evaluation plans for this scenario.

Thoroughly created ranking of criteria for evaluation plans for this scenario.

7. 4 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

8. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

 
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