LEG 440 – Competition Requirements

Competition Requirements

Worth 260 points

Federal Acquisition Review (FAR) Part 15 – Negotiations states “Exchanges of information among all interested parties, from the earliest identification of a requirement through receipt of proposals, is encouraged.” When planning a competitive solicitation, the agency must provide needed information in order to develop a thorough request that takes into account the agency’s objectives for quality, schedule, and costs.

Imagine that you are a contracts officer for the IRS, and your supervisor has tasked you with the procurement of a new software system for processing tax returns.

Write a four (4) page paper in which you:

  1. Analyze the proposal adequacy checklist for organizing a proposal, and summarize the intrinsic value of two (2) of the suggestions on the checklist. Prepare and articulate an argument in support of your position.
  2. Debate whether or not the offeree should let an offeror’s mistake within a proposal go uncorrected, even if such action would cause the offeror to withstand a loss.
  3. Suggest one (1) judicial remedy available to the offeror to prevent his / her loss. Provide an argument in support of your position.
  4. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.
  5. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    • Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
    • Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Identify and apply the appropriate Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses to meet compliance in contracting actions and dispute resolution requirements.
  • Explain the basic elements and compliance issues of the federal procurement framework (contract formulation, solicitation, costs, payment, financing, administration, and closeout).
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in procurement and contract law.
  • Write clearly and concisely about procurement and contract law using correct grammar and 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: 260

Assignment 2: Competition Requirements

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Analyze the proposal adequacy checklist for organizing a proposal, and summarize the intrinsic value of two (2) of the suggestions on the checklist. Prepare and articulate an argument in support of your position.

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the proposal adequacy checklist for organizing a proposal, and did not submit or incompletely summarized the intrinsic value of two (2) of the suggestions on the checklist. Did not submit or incompletely prepared and articulated an argument in support of your position.

Insufficiently analyzed the proposal adequacy checklist for organizing a proposal, and insufficiently summarized the intrinsic value of two (2) of the suggestions on the checklist. Insufficiently prepared and articulated an argument in support of your position.

Partially analyzed the proposal adequacy checklist for organizing a proposal, and partially summarized the intrinsic value of two (2) of the suggestions on the checklist. Partially prepared and articulated an argument in support of your position.

Satisfactorily analyzed the proposal adequacy checklist for organizing a proposal, and satisfactorily summarized the intrinsic value of two (2) of the suggestions on the checklist. Satisfactorily prepared and articulated an argument in support of your position.

Thoroughly analyzed the proposal adequacy checklist for organizing a proposal, and thoroughly summarized the intrinsic value of two (2) of the suggestions on the checklist. Thoroughly prepared and articulated an argument in support of your position.

2. Debate whether or not the offeree should let an offeror’s mistake within a proposal go uncorrected, even if such action would cause the offeror to withstand a loss.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely debated whether or not the offeree should let an offeror’s mistake within a proposal go uncorrected, even if such action would cause the offeror to withstand a loss.

Insufficiently debated whether or not the offeree should let an offeror’s mistake within a proposal go uncorrected, even if such action would cause the offeror to withstand a loss.

Partially debated whether or not the offeree should let an offeror’s mistake within a proposal go uncorrected, even if such action would cause the offeror to withstand a loss.

Satisfactorily debated whether or not the offeree should let an offeror’s mistake within a proposal go uncorrected, even if such action would cause the offeror to withstand a loss.

Thoroughly debated whether or not the offeree should let an offeror’s mistake within a proposal go uncorrected, even if such action would cause the offeror to withstand a loss.

3. Suggest one (1) judicial remedy available to the offeror to prevent his / her loss. Provide an argument in support of your position.

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely suggested one (1) judicial remedy available to the offeror to prevent his / her loss. Did not submit or incompletely provided an argument in support of your position.

Insufficiently suggested one (1) judicial remedy available to the offeror to prevent his / her loss. Insufficiently provided an argument in support of your position.

Partially suggested one (1) judicial remedy available to the offeror to prevent his / her loss. Partially provided an argument in support of your position.

Satisfactorily suggested one (1) judicial remedy available to the offeror to prevent his / her loss. Satisfactorily provided an argument in support of your position.

Thoroughly suggested one (1) judicial remedy available to the offeror to prevent his / her loss. Thoroughly provided an argument in support of your position.

4. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No reference provided; or, does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; most references poor quality choices.

Meets the required number of references; most references poor quality choices.

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

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

5. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present