Assignment 3: Responding to a Government Solicitation
Due Week 6 and worth 250 points You will assume a contractor s role for this assignment. Select any business opportunity posted at the Federal Business Opportunities Web site, at http://www.gao.gov. Analyze the solicitation and any other available information about the opportunity. Consider how you will proceed to respond to the notice. Write a 6-7 page paper. Include a reference page. The reference page is not included in the required page length in which you:
Describe your business (make up the details based on the specifications of the opportunity).
Summarize the opportunity you chose, including these details:
Opportunity name and project location
Speculate on the steps you would follow to decide whether or not your company should bid on this opportunity, including the criteria you would use to assist in making this decision.
Identify and justify the areas of expertise or the professions you want represented in the proposal team once your company decides to bid.
Describe the major steps in the proposal preparation and each team member s role therein.
List at least three (3) questions about the solicitation to the agency for which you require the answers for a complete proposal.
Choose one (1) asset of your company that you would stress in the proposal. Describe it briefly and justify your choice.
Properly list and cite at least two (2) reputable online or print resources.
Your assignment must:
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 reference page listing (according to APA style) all online and print resources used in the preparation of this paper. The reference page is not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
From a contractor s perspective, complete actions to make the decision to respond and bid on an RFP.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in government acquisition.
Write clearly and concisely about government acquisition using proper writing mechanics.