Bus 315 week 10 assignment 5 – federal contracting activities and

Federal Contracting Activities and Contract Types

Note: Refer to scenarios and readings from previous weeks in order to complete this assignment.

The Department of Defense plans to issue a $400,000 government contract to a company that specializes in drone navigation technologies. As a result, a government auditor has been contacted to examine the operational data VectorCal and one competitor (previously identified as “your company”) in order to decide which company should win the government contract.

Note: You may create and /or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Create      a one-page overview of the history and background of each company vying      for the government contract.
  2. Specify      at least one (1) of the recent major contracts that was awarded to both      companies. Explain the fundamental reasons why both companies were awarded      the contract(s) that you specified.
  3. Determine      the type(s) of contract for which both companies might be eligible (e.g.,      fixed-price, cost reimbursement, etc.). Justify your response.
  4. Discuss      at least three (3) direct costs and three (3) indirect costs that each      company incurred during the production of its navigation system. Explain      the manner in which this data would factor into your decision as to which      company would be more eligible to receive the contract.
  5. Suggest      which company should be awarded this government contract based on the data      that was presented for each company. Next, provide three to five (3-5)      reasons to support your stance.
  6. 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.

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