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30_LEG 505 assignment 5 - Contract Administration and Change Issue
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Running head: CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND CHANGE ISSUE

 

 

Assignment 5: Contract Administration and Change Issues

Due Week 10 and worth 200 points

 

Contract administration involves those activities performed by government officials after a contract has been awarded to determine how well the government and the contractor performed to meet the requirements of the contract. For this assignment, review the following GAO Testimony: “Contract and Project Management Concerns at the National Nuclear Security Administration and Office of Environmental Management,” GAO-09-406T, March 4, 2009.

 

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

1. Explicate and evaluate the importance of roles and responsibilities of contracting officers and administrator.

2. Explicate and evaluate the importance of improving methods of creating contract schedules.

3. Use the information in the situation to develop a policy that explains the role that the contract officer should have played in the dealings between the government and the contractor from the time the contract was awarded through completion of the work.

4. Compare the contract administration and project management of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Office of Environmental Management (EM) and recommend how each agency could have improved its effectiveness in the areas of contract administration and project management.

5. Use at least three (3) high-quality academic resources in this assignment to justify your position. 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; 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 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.

• Develop recommendations to manage the common compliance issues throughout financing, administration, and closeout of contracts.

• 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: 200

Assignment 5: Contract Administration and Change Issues

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Explicate and evaluate the importance of roles and responsibilities of contracting officers and administrator. Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely explicated and evaluated the importance of roles and responsibilities of contracting officers and administrator.

Partially explicated and evaluated the importance of roles and responsibilities of contracting officers and administrator.

Satisfactorily explicated and evaluated the importance of roles and responsibilities of contracting officers and administrator.

Thoroughly explicated and evaluated the importance of roles and responsibilities of contracting officers and administrator.

 

2. Explicate and evaluate the importance of improving methods of creating contract schedules. Weight: 25%

 

Did not submit or incompletely explicated and evaluated the importance of improving methods of creating contract schedules.

 

Partially explicated and evaluated the importance of improving methods of creating contract schedules.

 

Satisfactorily explicated and evaluated the importance of improving methods of creating contract schedules.

 

Thoroughly explicated and evaluated the importance of improving methods of creating contract schedules.

3. Use the information in the situation to develop a policy that explains the role that the contract officer should have played in the dealings between the government and the contractor from the time the contract was awarded through completion of the work.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely used the information in the situation to develop a policy that explains the role that the contract officer should have played in the dealings between the government and the contractor from the time the contract was awarded through completion of the work.

Partially used the information in the situation to develop a policy that explains the role that the contract officer should have played in the dealings between the government and the contractor from the time the contract was awarded through completion of the work.

Satisfactorily used the information in the situation to develop a policy that explains the role that the contract officer should have played in the dealings between the government and the contractor from the time the contract was awarded through completion of the work.

Thoroughly used the information in the situation to develop a policy that explains the role that the contract officer should have played in the dealings between the government and the contractor from the time the contract was awarded through completion of the work.

 

4. Compare the contract administration and project management of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Office of Environmental Management (EM) and recommend how each agency could have improved its effectiveness in the areas of contract administration and project management.

Weight: 15%

 

Did not submit or incompletely compared the contract administration and project management of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Office of Environmental Management (EM) and incompletely recommended how each agency could have improved its effectiveness in the

areas of contract administration and project management.

 

 

Partially compared the contract administration and project management of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Office of Environmental Management (EM) and partially recommended how each agency could have improved its effectiveness in the areas of contract administration and

project management.

 

 

Satisfactorily compared the contract administration and project management of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Office of Environmental Management (EM) and satisfactorily recommended how each agency could have improved its effectiveness in the areas of contract

administration and project management.

 

 

Thoroughly compared the contract administration and project management of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Office of Environmental Management (EM) and thoroughly recommended how each agency could have improved its effectiveness in the areas of contract

administration and project management.

 

5. Three (3) 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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