Imagine your small business produces very small remote control aircraft capable of long sustained flights. You are ready to expand your business by competing for Department of Defense (DoD) contracts. You wish to bid on a contract that will be worth over $600,000 to your expanding company.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Select the simplified acquisition method that fits your company the most, and then provide a rationale for your selection. Note: Remember you are a small business that will have a massive expansion if you win this contract.
  2. Analyze all parts and sections of the uniform contract format that could present a problem in this scenario. Suggest how you will adjust your approach to turn the problems you have identified into strengths for your small company.
  3. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality 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:

  • Assess the simplified acquisition methods.
  • Differentiate between the parts and sections of the Uniform Contract Format.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in contract administration and management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about contract administration and 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: 120 Assignment 4: Win the Contract
Criteria   Unacceptable Below 60% F Meets Minimum Expectations 60-69% D   Fair 70-79% C   Proficient 80-89% B   Exemplary 90-100% A
1. Select the simplified acquisition method that fits your company the most, and then provide a rationale for your selection. Weight: 35% Did not submit or incompletely selected the simplified acquisition method that fits your company the most; did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your selection. Insufficiently selected the simplified acquisition method that fits your company the most; insufficiently provided a rationale for your selection. Partially selected the simplified acquisition method that fits your company the most; partially provided a rationale for your selection. Satisfactorily selected the simplified acquisition method that fits your company the most; satisfactorily provided a rationale for your selection. Thoroughly selected the simplified acquisition method that fits your company the most; thoroughly provided a rationale for your selection.
2. Analyze all parts and sections of the uniform contract format that could present a problem in this scenario. Suggest how you will adjust your approach to turn the problems you have identified into strengths for your small company.
Weight: 50%
Did not submit or incompletely analyzed all parts and sections of the uniform contract format that could present a problem in this scenario. Did not submit or incompletely suggested how you will adjust your approach to turn the problems you have identified into strengths for your small company. Insufficiently analyzed all parts and sections of the uniform contract format that could present a problem in this scenario. Insufficiently suggested how you will adjust your approach to turn the problems you have identified into strengths for your small company. Partially analyzed all parts and sections of the uniform contract format that could present a problem in this scenario. Partially suggested how you will adjust your approach to turn the problems you have identified into strengths for your small company. Satisfactorily analyzed all parts and sections of the uniform contract format that could present a problem in this scenario. Satisfactorily suggested how you will adjust your approach to turn the problems you have identified into strengths for your small company. Thoroughly analyzed all parts and sections of the uniform contract format that could present a problem in this scenario. Thoroughly suggested how you will adjust your approach to turn the problems you have identified into strengths for your small company.
3. 3 references Weight: 5% No references provided Does 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. 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

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