GOVERNMENT ACQUISITION

GOVERNMENT ACQUISITION
“Announcing Contract Awards” Please respond to the following:
From the e-Activity, propose three ways that you could utilize the FedBizOpps Website to search for request for proposals (RFP) to bid on, investigate potential competitors in your business field, or locate awarded contracts during the past year. Determine if there is any value to the information and resources on this Website in regard to announcing contract awards. Support your position.
Determine the criteria for government contracts that preclude the notification of unsuccessful vendors (for example, in sealed bidding or the acquisition of commercial items). Create a brief scenario in which the criteria are applied.
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Discussion 1: Announcing Contract Awards & Notifying and Debriefing Unsuccessful Vendors
a) From the e-Activity, propose three ways that you could utilize the FedBizOpps Website to search for request for proposals (RFP) to bid on, investigate potential competitors in your business field, or locate awarded contracts during the past year. Determine if there is any value to the information and resources on this Website in regard to announcing contract awards. Support your position. (Dr. Vic’s Tips: There are many ways to answer this question, please explore the site and answer each portion of the DB, 1) three ways to search for RFPs [for example one way would be to: explore the Opportunities link], 2) investigate potential competitors [think, searching past awards], 3) awarded contracts for the past year, 4) value in announcing contract awards – and support your statements. Please take time to thoroughly explore this site).
b) Determine the criteria for government contracts that preclude the notification of unsuccessful vendors (for example, in sealed bidding or the acquisition of commercial items). Create a brief scenario in which the criteria are applied. (Dr. Vic’s Tips: please see p. 202 of Compton, Ch. 17, discuss the criteria for post-award non-notification. Also, please provide a specific and hypothetical, but also reasonable, example/scenario of when it would be appropriate to not notify a an unsuccessful vendor).
Recall the e-Activity stated:
Go to FedbizOpps.gov’s Website and explore the resources that are provided, located at https://www.fbo.gov/. Be prepared to discuss