Week 7 Assignment – Small Business Program and Source Selection

 

  • Week 7 Assignment – Small Business Program and Source Selection Plans
    Overview
    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 $100,000. Your boss has asked you to create a portion of the main contract for a small business set-aside contract.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.Instructions
    Write a 4–6 page contract proposal in which you:

    • Examine the purpose of the federal small business program and provide a summary to demonstrate your understanding of the historical aspect of the government regulations that created the program.
    • Evaluate the small business set-aside program and include a description of the eligibility to participate.
    • Assess the dollar threshold reserved for small business contracts in the scenario and provide a summary of the assessment findings.
    • Analyze the contract formats for government contracts to include universal and commercial formats and include which format should be used for the small business contract in the scenario provided.
    • Determine the purpose of the source selection evaluation plan and provide a summary of the purpose.
    • Create a ranking of criteria for evaluation plans in the scenario.
    • Use at least four quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.
    • This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
    • Prepare a small business contract for a government purchase using the most appropriate contract format.