Bus 501 Essay

7239 Words 29 Pages
Professor: Daniel Goldsmith, DBA
Email: Daniel.Goldsmith@strayer.edu
Phone: 202-744-3467
This course provides an introduction and overview of government contracting and its unique nature, demonstrating the differences between commercial and government contracting, with a concentration on the federal system. Based on online resources, students cover the organization of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and how to interpret relevant subject coverage. Current reforms in the acquisition field will be incorporated into the course and emerging controversies will be highlighted to provide students with an up-to-date view of the profession.

Required Resources
Compton, P. B. (2010). Federal
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4. Apply the concepts of the federal small business program and apply the contract format. 5. From a contractor’s perspective, synthesize actions to make the decision to respond and bid on an RFP. 6. Apply the considerations for effective source selection and technical evaluation plans, and develop actions to complete the legal review during the solicitation phase. 7. Evaluate the requirements for a contract proposal using the criteria of technicality, cost, or price to determine the price reasonableness. 8. Analyze a contract proposal to determine responsibility and review the contract. 9. Apply the methods for announcing the contract award, notifying, and debriefing the unsuccessful vendors. 10. Apply the federal supply schedule to select contract items and review the training requirements for the contracting officer’s representative. 11. Develop policies and procedures to effectively manage contract administration and closeout. 12. Use technology and information resources to research issues in government acquisition. 13. Write clearly and concisely about government acquisition using proper writing mechanics.

The standard requirement for a 4.5 credit hour course is for students to spend 13.5 hours in weekly work. This includes preparation, activities, and evaluation regardless of delivery mode. Week | Preparation, Activities, and Evaluation | Points | 1
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