LEG 505 – Contract Change Evaluation

Required Resources

Feldman, S.W. (2016). Government contracts in a nutshell (6th ed.). St. .Paul, MN: LEG, Inc. d/b/a West Academic.

O’Conner, T. (2007). Understanding government contracts law (1st ed.). Vienna, VA: Management Concepts.

Supplemental Resources

Georgetown Law Library Website. (2011). General format. Retrieved from http://www.law.georgetown.edu/library/research/guides/govtcontractslaw.cfm

Gordon, D. Tackling Waste in Contracting. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/09/29/tackling-waste-contracting

Keyes, W. N. (2012). Government contracts under the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (3d ed.). New York, NY: Thomson West.

LexisNexis. Zimmerman’s Research Guide. (2013). Retrieved from http://law.lexisnexis.com/infopro/zimmermans/disp.aspx?z=1517


Assignment 4: Contract Change Evaluation

Due Week 8 and worth 150 points

Note: The assignments are a series of papers that build upon one another.

Refer the following resources to complete this assignment:

  • FAR § 43.2—Change Orders

(https://www.acquisition.gov/far/current/html/Subpart%2043_2.html)

  • FAR § 33.2—Disputes and Appeals

(https://www.acquisition.gov/far/html/Subpart%2033_2.html)

Good news! You have been awarded the contract, but there has already been a change made to the contract that needs to be addressed. Note: You create the change based on the scenario you have developed. Additionally, the change has resulted in a dispute.

Write a four (4) page paper in which you:

  • Select the appropriate administrative process to effect the change and explain your selection in the context of its appropriateness for the situation.
  • Select the administrative and judicial process that will bring the dispute to a resolution and allow the contract to go forward.
  • Analyze the planned actions in soliciting and awarding contracts and make recommendations to ensure the government agency in question is in compliance with the FAR requirements.
  • Identify common compliance issues and develop recommendations to manage them throughout financing, administration, and closeout of contracts.
  • Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic 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.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze the planned actions in soliciting and awarding contracts and make recommendations to ensure the government agency is in compliance with the FAR requirements.
  • Given a contract disputes situation, evaluate the various options and select the appropriate administrative and judicial processes available to resolve the dispute.
  • Develop recommendations to manage the common compliance issues throughout financing, administration, and closeout of contracts.
  • Given a contract change situation, evaluate the various options and select the appropriate administrative processes to effect the change.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in government contract law.
  • Write clearly and concisely about government contract law using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 150

Assignment 4: Contract Change Evaluation

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Select the appropriate administrative process to effect the change and explain your selection in the context of its appropriateness for the situation.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely selected the appropriate administrative process to effect the change. Did not submit or incompletely explained your selection in the context of its appropriateness for the situation.

Partially selected the appropriate administrative process to effect the change. Partially explained your selection in the context of its appropriateness for the situation.

Satisfactorily selected the appropriate administrative process to effect the change. Satisfactorily explained your selection in the context of its appropriateness for the situation.

Thoroughly selected the appropriate administrative process to effect the change. Thoroughly explained your selection in the context of its appropriateness for the situation.

2. Select the administrative and judicial process that will bring the dispute to a resolution and allow the contract to go forward.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely selected the administrative and judicial process that will bring the dispute to a resolution and allow the contract to go forward.

Partially selected the administrative and judicial process that will bring the dispute to a resolution and allow the contract to go forward.

Satisfactorily selected the administrative and judicial process that will bring the dispute to a resolution and allow the contract to go forward.

Thoroughly selected the administrative and judicial process that will bring the dispute to a resolution and allow the contract to go forward.

3. Analyze the planned actions in soliciting and awarding contracts and make recommendations to ensure the government agency in question is in compliance with the FAR requirements.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the planned actions in soliciting and awarding contracts. Did not submit or incompletely made recommendations to ensure the government agency in question is in compliance with the FAR requirements.

Partially analyzed the planned actions in soliciting and awarding contracts. Partially made recommendations to ensure the government agency in question is in compliance with the FAR requirements.

Satisfactorilyanalyzed the planned actions in soliciting and awarding contracts. Satisfactorily made recommendations to ensure the government agency in question is in compliance with the FAR requirements.

Thoroughly analyzed the planned actions in soliciting and awarding contracts. Thoroughly made recommendations to ensure the government agency in question is in compliance with the FAR requirements.

4. Identify common compliance issues and develop recommendations to manage them throughout financing, administration, and closeout of contracts.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely identified common compliance issues. Did not submit or incompletely developed recommendations to manage them throughout financing, administration, and closeout of contracts.

Partially identified common compliance issues. Partially developed recommendations to manage them throughout financing, administration, and closeout of contracts.

Satisfactorily identified common compliance issues. Satisfactorily developed recommendations to manage them throughout financing, administration, and closeout of contracts.

Thoroughly identified common compliance issues. Thoroughly developed recommendations to manage them throughout financing, administration, and closeout of contracts.

5. 4 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

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