619-6 AGU MAX

1) Application Lesson – Lessons 1 through 5 (70 points total) Please answer the questions following each of the cases or problems. The assigned questions should be answered thoroughly in your own words in essay format and submitted using the on-line testing system at www.agu.edu. The level of writing should reflect the graduate level and the content should reflect a solid understanding of the subject matter. NOTE: This lesson is weighted as 5% of the total course grade. Hugo Corporation – Maximize Price Competition(10 points) (Please see your Study Reference Guide on pages 619-6-1 and 619-6-2 to answer the following questions.) Answer the following questions: 1. You are concerned about the clarity of the purchase description in light of the lack of competition on the current purchase. As a buyer, what can you do? 2. You are also concerned that the Government did not obtain the greatest possible discount on sales over 1,000 total units. As a buyer, what can you do? Leonard’s Linens – Comparing Prices(15 points) (Please see your Study Reference Guide on pages 619-6-2 and 619-6-3 to answer the following questions.) Answer the following questions: 1. Do you concur in the contracting officer’s (buyer’s) decision? 2. What other actions might the contracting officer have taken in determining price reasonableness? Tuff and Hardy Tools – Comparing Prices(15 points) (Please see your Study Reference Guide on pages 619-6-3 and 619-6-4 to answer the following questions.) Answer the following questions: 1. Do you concur in the contracting officer’s decision? 2. What other actions might the contracting officer have taken in determining price reasonableness? Light Estimates – Using Price Index Numbers(10 points) (Please see your Study Reference Guide on page 619-6-5 to answer the following questions.) Answer the following questions: 1. How can you use this information to estimate a reasonable price? 2. What is your estimate of a reasonable price? Quality Training – Accounting for Differences(20 points) (Please see your Study Reference Guide on pages 619-6-5, 619-6-6 and 619-6-7 to answer the following questions.) Answer the following questions: 1. If you were to award without negotiations, given the award criteria and the information provided, which offeror would you select for award? Why? 2. The Government estimate was developed assuming that the work would be performed by a contractor located in the Washington, DC area, with instructors traveling from Washington to the offering sites. Washington Central proposes to operate in that manner yet the firm’s proposed price is $41,275 less than the Government estimate. What factors do you think affect this difference? 3. The proposal of Washington Independents is $39,286 less than the Government estimate. What factors do you think affect this difference? 4. Los Angeles Quality has the highest proposed price. What factors do you think affect this difference?