FAR Part 10 requires agencies to use market
research results to identify whether a commercial item exists to meet agency
needs. According to FAR Part 10, if no such commercial item exists, what steps
must the agency next take to meet its requirements?
to the Commerciality Determination Report written for the BSVD program, the
required biosensor is not readily available in the commercial marketplace.
Analyze the report and identify four areas where either the market research
does not adequately address the requirements of FAR Part 10 or the thoroughness
of documentation is lacking to support its conclusions. (1 point for each
identified area with supporting rationale)
c. If your agency decides to limit competition for the BSVD
contract, which FAR Subpart 6.3 exception is best justified in relation to the
facts presented? Provide rationale for your response to include addressing any
unique requirements contained in the FAR Subpart 6.3 exceptions.
DFARS Subpart 217.74
In analyzing your alternatives to get this requirement on
contract rapidly and responsibly, you are now considering using a letter
contract – a type of undefinitized contract action (UCA). Under a UCA, the
contractor starts work before all contract terms, specifications, or prices are
Identify and explain four risks that are introduced into a
program by use of a UCA. For each identified risk, what limitation in DFARS
217.7404 could be used to mitigate that risk? (2 points for each identified risk
with supporting rationale –