Hugo Corporation –Maximize price competition

Feb 3rd, 2012
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1. You are concerned about the clarity of the purchase description in light of the lack of competition on the current purchase. As a buyer, what can you do? 2. You are also concerned that the Government did not obtain the greatest possible discount on sales over 1000 total units. As a buyer, what can you do? Leonard’s Linen- Comparing prices 1. Do you concur in the contracting officer’s (buyer’s) decision? 2. What other actions might the contracting officer have taken in determining price reasonableness? Tuff and Hardy Tools- Comparing prices Light Estimates- Using Price Index Number Quality Training- Accounting for Differences If you were to award without negotiations, given the award criteria and the information provided, which offeror would you select for award? Why? 2. The Government estimate was developed assuming that the work would be performed by a contractor located in the Washington Central proposes to operate in that manner yet the firm’s proposed price is $41,275 less than

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Hugo Corporation -Maximize price competition1. You are concerned about the clarity of the purchase description in light of the lack of competition on the current purchase. As a buyer, what can you do?Competition is very important in a contracting decision. For the following reasons competition is needed to be promoted:Competition can be regarded as the best way or channel to motivate firms so that they offer products with highest quality and reasonable prices.Prices acquired from the competition are best bases to use in evaluating the reasonableness of an offered price.Offerors may submit cost or pricing data based on adequate price competition,To maximize price competition the buyer must do the following activities:Try to attract competitive and attractive offers from the best suppliers and suppliers can be judged based on quality of their product, punctuality, their track records for pricing and integrity.Try to obtain reasonably-priced offers, in part because the solicitation reflects both the government's actual minimum need and Prospective contract provisions balance the cost risk associated with satisfying that need. 2. You are also concerned that the Government did not obtain the greatest possible discount on sales over 1000 total units. As a buyer, what can you do?Failure to obtain the greatest possible discount on sales over 1000 total units can be attributed to the lack of competition. Government needs are required to be described to promote competition.

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