Imagine that you are a
contracts officer for the Department of Energy (DOE). You have been asked to
review bids from contractors who have developed a new widget for saving the
American public twenty-five percent (25%) on their energy bills. Once an award
is made, the contractors will receive the contract, which includes provisions
to minimize risks and define rights and obligations, from the Department of
Acquisition Review (FAR) “52.246-1 Contractor Inspection Requirements”.
Note: You may create and /
or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
Write a three to four
(3-4) page paper in which you:
1. Evaluate the
importance of the standard default clause. As a contracts officer for the DOE,
suggest two (2) ways in which you could combine the standard default clause
with the FAR’s delay provision for the protection of both parties to the
contract. Provide a rationale for your response.
2. Speculate on
the impact that a contracting officer’s changes to the payment terms within the
contract would exert upon both the government and the contractor. Next, suggest
the most secure method for making a contractual change. Justify your response.
3. As a contracts
officer for the DOE, suggest two (2) improvements that you would make to the
inspection procedure in order to make the procedure more efficient. Provide a
rationale for your response.
4. Use at least
three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as
academic resources. The sources must be quoted
exactly as you find them. Example: “The dog chased the cat” (Laura,
2016). DO NOT PARAPHRASE THE INFORMATION YOU USE AS A SOURCE.
5. Format your
assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment,
your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page is not included in the required page length.
Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow
APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with
this assignment are:
the government’s intellectual property rights policy.
and contrast the consequences and remedies of “termination for default” and
“termination for convenience.”
technology and information resources to research issues in procurement and
clearly and concisely about procurement and contract law using correct grammar