Federal Acquisition Review (FAR) Part 15 – Contracting by Negotiation states, “Exchanges of information among all interested parties, from the earliest identification of a requirement through receipt of proposals, are encouraged (1).” 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 2–3 page paper in which you:
- Analyze the proposal adequacy checklist for organizing a proposal, and summarize the intrinsic value of two of the suggestions on the checklist. Prepare and articulate an argument in support of your position.
- 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.
- Suggest one judicial remedy available to the offeror to prevent his or her loss. Provide an argument in support of your position.
- Use three sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
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:
- Analyze compliance issues and remedies related to the federal procurement framework.
- U. S. General Services Administration. No date. Part 15 – Contracting by Negotiation. https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-15#FAR_Subpart_15_2