BUS330 University of Maryland Eastern Department of Defense Contracts HW

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Question Description

Can you help me understand this Business question?

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 SWS 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.

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Final Answer


Win the Contract – Outline
Thesis statement: Although simplified acquisition threshold may be limited to $200,000,
authorizations for using simplified acquisition procedure above SAT may be enhanced through
Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs).

Definition of Blanket Purchase Agreements
Reasons why BPAs is efficient for a small business
i) Creates more room for productivity
ii) The company is not limited to a single supplier and SAT can be achieved


Limitations of BPAs
i) Termination of the agreement
ii) An approach to prevent termination of an agreement

Running head: WIN THE CONTRACT


Win the Contract


Win the Contract

Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP), as stated by the Federal Acquisition
Regulation (FAR), identifies guidelines for the process of acquiring materials and services,
including building materials and marketable items not exceeding the simplified acquisition
threshold (SAT) (Timberlake, 2016). The primary purpose of SAP is to decrease organizational
costs, create and improve opportunities for small businesses to obtain consideration among
government contracts, promote efficiency in contracting, and reduce...

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