Week 6 Assignment 3 Submission

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Assignment 3: Acquiring a Contract with the Navy

Due Week 6 and worth 300 points

Based on the same scenario as in Assignments 1 and 2, you are ready to begin considering the factors needed for your proposal based on RFP #123456789, dated 07/14/2014. Remember that another local competitor intends to submit a proposal as well.

Before beginning this assignment, review FAR Subpart 19.5—Set-Asides for Small Business.

Additional factors to consider are:

  1. Both your company and your competitor’s company will qualify under the HUBZone Act (FAR 19.5).
  2. Based upon the scope of work required, your initial estimates for the contract will exceed $150,000. Therefore, you are willing to offer incentives to the Navy.
  3. Your competitor intends to submit a proposal for a one (1) year contract.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Examine two (2) reasons why your business would qualify under the basic concepts of the HUBZone Set-Aside Procedures. Provide a rationale for your response.
  2. Analyze the primary way(s) in which a multiyear contract would benefit both the Navy and your business.
  3. Determine whether your bid proposal should be based on a fixed-price, a cost-reimbursement, or a time-and-materials type of contract. Provide a rationale for your response.
  4. Determine the category of incentives that you are willing to offer (i.e., cost, schedule, or performance). Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Determine whether your bid proposal should be a technical, management, or cost proposal. Provide a rationale for your response.
  6. Speculate on five (5) potential risk factors that you will need to consider if your company is awarded the contract. Provide a rationale for your response.
  7. Use at least three (3) quality references  Note: Wikipedia and other related 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:

  • Interpret the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) as it relates to small-business programs.
  • Describe the various types of contracts and considerations for their use.
  • Outline and explain the process for developing competitive proposals and source selection.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in federal acquisition and contract management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about federal acquisition and contract management using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.

Econ 100 Wk 6

Your friend at work says the U.S. economy is not doing well: “We are just not a strong economy anymore.” You are not entirely convinced by her argument, so you do some research. Here is what you find:

Perhaps we really need to understand what GDP measures and what it does not measure?

Use the facts above to make the case that the United States is still economically strong. Answer the following questions:

  • What does GDP measure and what does that tell us about our country’s economic strength?
  • Do you feel that GDP is valuable in understanding our country’s economic strength? Explain why or why not.
  • Do you believe that there is a better measure of a country’s economic strength that we should also use (in addition to GDP)? Explain your answer. If you don’t think there is, explain why.

Theory Of Consumer Choice And Frontiers Of Microeconomics

Scenario: You have been asked to assist your organization’s marketing department to better understand how consumers make economic decisions.

Develop a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation and  PRESENT THIS TO THE CLASS in a minimum 10 minute presentation.  Include the following:

  • The impact the theory of consumer choice has on:
    • Demand curves
    • Higher wages
    • Higher interest rates
  • The role asymmetric information has in many economic transactions.
  • The Condorcet Paradox and Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem in the political economy.
  • People are not rational in behavior economics.

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources not including your textbook.

Include detailed speake notes for each slide, except for the introducotn and references slides.

Economic Impacts On US Based Businesses

Answer each question with a 100 word min. – No APA format needed.

1. What kind of economic system do we have in the United States?

2. Are there public functions that might benefit from more competition, including competition from private firms?

3. Do you believe economic principles apply in both private and public organizations? Why?

4. How growth affects the world.

5. Why the United States has the most billionaires in the world.

6. What is the Global Trade System?

7. Can you identify some of the pros and cons of the economic systems in the United States? What about other economic systems?

Provide a 200-word response for each question. Include references where appropriate.

Use the current US based business selected in Week 1. – Need to choose a specific airline going forward.  Delta  or United (please choose either one)

 Complete the Economic Impacts on US Based Businesses Worksheet using 200-word responses for each of the questions. Cite at least two references, at least one of which must come from the University Library. Format your references consistent with APA guidelines.

 

1. Discuss the different economic systems and how they compare to the US economic system.

2. Explain the impact supply and demand has on the pricing for your chosen business.

3. Explain how your business would operate differently if it was part of a different economic system.

Nucor Corporation

Case #7 Nucor Corporation in 2012: Using Economic Downturns as an Opportunity to Grow Stronger

Answer the following questions in the paper

1. Explain Nucor’s growing presence (exhibit 1). Describe what were good  and bad years for Nucor? Explain exhibit 2, what are significant areas  of concern?
2. What does a SWOT analysis of Nucor Corporation reveal about the overall performance?
3. What is Nucor’s pricing strategy? Explain the diversity of Nucor’s resources.
4. How has acquisitions affected the development of Nucor? What competitive role did acquisitions play in Nucor’s situation?
5. What is the impact of Nucor’s raw materials strategy? What are recommendations for successful joint ventures?
6. What are your thoughts on the workers compensation package?  Based on Nucor’s financial information, are the packages appropriate for  profits?
7. What are recommendations for Nucor Corporation?

Use 12-point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, and double-spacing.

Business Finance – Economics

For Part 1, describe the company that you selected, the products/services they offer, and the history of the company.

Due 1-16

**The company that is Selected is ” Best Buy”.**

Next, analyze the company’s strategy, mission, and organizational structure. In your analysis, include the following:

–What does the strategy, mission, and organizational structure say about the company?

–What are the positive aspects of the strategy, mission, and organizational structure?

–What are the company’s short-term and long-term goals?

–What are ways to improve the strategy, mission, and organizational structure?

 

Your project must be a minimum of two full pages in length, not including the title and reference pages. Include an introduction paragraph.

ANSWER THIS QUESTION!

Macroeconomics

  • Determine whether it is      possible for a market to clear and not be in equilibrium. State why or why      not?
  • Discuss the relative merits of      the Keynesian and New Keynesian models and offer an opinion as to which is      superior. Support your answer

Discussion 1: “Macroeconomic Basics.” Please respond to the following:
Determine whether it is possible for a market to clear and not be in equilibrium. State why or why not?Discuss the relative merits of the Keynesian and New Keynesian models and offer an opinion as to which is superior. Support your answer