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  1. What do acquisitions begin with
    A description of the Government’s need stated in terms sufficient to allow conduct of market research
  2. What is “market research?”
    Collecting and analyzing information about capabilities within the market to satisfy agency needs.
  3. Under what circumstances must agencies conduct market research?
    • Before developing new requirements documents for an acquisition,
    • before soliciting offers for acquisitions with an estimated value in excess of the SAT,
    • before soliciting offers for acquisition that could lead to a bundled contract,
    • before awarding a task or delivery order under and ID/IQ for noncommercial item in excess of SAT,
    • and on an ongoing basis to identify small business that are available for meeting agency requirements related to contingency operations and disaster relief.
  4. Priorities for use of Government supply sources when acquiring supplies
    • Agency inventories;
    • Excess from other agencies;
    • Federal Prison Industries, Inc.;
    • People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled;
    • Wholesale supply sources, such as GSA, DLA, military inventory control points;
    • Mandatory Federal Supply Schedules;
    • Optional use Federal Supply Schedules;
    • Commercial sources.
  5. Priorities for use of Government supply sources when acquiring services
    • Procurement List From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled;
    • Mandatory Federal Supply Schedules;
    • Optional use Federal Supply Schedules;
    • Federal Prison Industries, Inc or commercial sources.
  6. Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)
    contracts awarded by GSA or the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for similar or comparable supplies, or services, established with more than one supplier, at varying prices
  7. Multi-agency contract (MAC)
    task-order or delivery-order contract established by one agency for use by Government agencies to obtain supplies and services, consistent with the Economy Act
  8. Governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC)
    task-order or delivery-order contract for information technology established by one agency for Governmentwide use
  9. small business concern
    a business that is independently owned and operated, is organized for profit, and is not dominant in its field
  10. HUBZone small business concern
    a historically underutilized business zone on a list maintained by the SBA
  11. service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern
    at least 51 percent owned by one or more service-disabled veterans and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or the spouse or permanent caregiver of a permanently and severely disabled veteran
  12. full and open competition
    all responsible sources are permitted to compete.
  13. two other types of competition discussed in FAR Part 6
    • Full and Open Competition after Exclusion of Source
    • Other than Full and Open Competition (only one source sought for a requirement)
  14. Sole source
    soliciting and negotiating with only one source
  15. Set-Aside
    reserving of an acquisition exclusively for participation by small business concerns
  16. responsible for providing all resources needed for performance of a Government contract
    The Contractor
  17. best value continuum
    source selection technique that considers tradeoffs when the Government may not necessarily select the lowest price offer
  18. acquisition planning
    coordination and integrated of a comprehensive plan for fulfilling the need in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost.
  19. acquisition planning to promote and provide for what two things
    • Acquisition of commercial items
    • full and open competition
  20. Overall responsibility for acquisition planning
    program manager
  21. contract types vary according to what two factors
    Responsibility assumed by the contractor for the costs of performance and the incentive offered to the contractor for achieving or exceeding specified standards or goals.
  22. Two broad categories of contract types
    • Fixed-Price
    • Cost-Reimbursement
  23. Option
    unilateral right the Government may elect to purchase additional supplies or services called for by the contract or may elect to extend the term of the contract
  24. Delivery-order contract
    contract for supplies that does not procure or specify a firm quantity of supplies (other than a minimum or maximum quantity) and that provides for the issuance of orders for the delivery of supplies during the period of the contract.
  25. Task-order contract
    contract for services that does not procure or specify a firm quantity of services (other than a minimum or maximum quantity) and that provides for the issuance of orders for the performance of tasks during the period of the contract.

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