Assignment 2: Develop a Procurement Strategy
Using the situation provided below, students will identify a strategy for each procurement.
Students are responsible for APA only for in-text citations and a reference list. Therefore, students will follow the instructions as stated below.
Required Formatting of Assignment 2:
This assignment is NOT a paper. Complete the Procurement Strategy Worksheet in which you will indicate the best procurement strategy for each program and will provide a thorough explanation as to why you selected that procurement strategy.
Third person writing is required. Third person means that there are no words such as I, me, my, we, or us (first person writing), nor is there use of you or your (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person.
Contractions are not used in business writing, so you are expected NOT to use contractions in writing this assignment.
Include specific FAR paragraph references in your explanation
Include a separate reference page.
Submit the assignment in the Assignment Folder.
The expectation is that you provide a robust use of the course readings. No other books besides the course eBook can be used. When using a source document, the expectation is that the information is cited and referenced with a page or paragraph number.
You are the senior contracts team lead in a United States Government (USG) department. After a department meeting, your group was asked to review all the contracting activities that your department will be responsible for in the next year. You are to present your recommendations to the entire staff at the next meeting. Attending the meeting is the entire contract and procurement staff.
As you go down the list of approved business activities (that is, activities that will be completed via contracting and for which funding has been approved), you need to determine what types of procurements you will conduct. The decisions to make are:
a sealed bid process, or
a two-step sealed bid process, or
a negotiated procurement.
Required Elements to include in the Situation
In your response, you will discuss which strategy you would choose for each procurement and why.
Your programs are:
Upgrading eight elevators
Water delivery service twice a month for the eight break rooms
Renovating a conference center
Purchasing standing desks for 100 offices
Purchasing a new virtual conferencing system
Purchasing 85 Iphones for remote employees