6C051A Pretest Vol 1-3

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Pretest for 6C051A Volumes 1-3. Collection of UREs


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    (001) What act simplified the procurement of any item estimated at less than $100,000 and added the micro-purchase threshold of $2,500?
    • A. 

      Federal Acquisition Streamling Act

    • B. 

      Armed Services Procurement Act

    • C. 

      Truth in Negotiations Act

    • D. 

      Miller Act

  • 2. 
    (002) What agency’s objective is to provide aid and counseling to small businesses?
    • A. 

      Small Business Administration

    • B. 

      Department of Labor

    • C. 

      General Services Administration

    • D. 

      Committee for Purchase from the Blind

  • 3. 
    (003) When a government contract is ambiguous, interpretation is normally construed against the
    • A. 

      Buyer

    • B. 

      Contractor

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Contracting officer

  • 4. 
    (003) If a government official clarifies an ambiguous contract, the contractor is entitled to
    • A. 

      Reject the contract

    • B. 

      Perform at a price reduction

    • C. 

      Rely on the clarification

    • D. 

      Disagree with the clarification

  • 5. 
    (003) Which is a correct statement concerning sovereign power?
    • A. 

      It is limited to the power expressly delegated to the United States by the Constitution.

    • B. 

      It is limited to the power found under Article II, Section Eight of the Constitution.

    • C. 

      It is limited to the power found under the Bill of Rights.

    • D. 

      It is the supreme, absolute, and uncontrollable power by which any independent state is governed.

  • 6. 
    (003) The elements of the government’s dual capacity are
    • A. 

      Contractor and sovereign

    • B. 

      Proprietary and sovereign

    • C. 

      Contractor and contracting officer (CO)

    • D. 

      Proprietary and contracting officer (CO)

  • 7. 
    (003) As a general rule, what is the government’s status as a party to a contract? The government
    • A. 

      Has a dual capacity––that of a party to the contract and as a sovereign.

    • B. 

      Acts only as a sovereign.

    • C. 

      Acts only as a party to the contract.

    • D. 

      Has impunity to affect the rights of the contractor through all of its direct sovereign acts.

  • 8. 
    (003) On which type contract can the government be sued?
    • A. 

      Negotiated and expressed

    • B. 

      Implied-in-law, expressed, and negotiated

    • C. 

      Negotiated and implied

    • D. 

      Implied-in-fact and expressed

  • 9. 
    (003) The government cannot be sued on a claim brought on which type contract?
    • A. 

      Express

    • B. 

      Implied-in-fact

    • C. 

      Implied-in-law

    • D. 

      Bilateral

  • 10. 
    (003) State law is generally not applied in federal procurement cases since
    • A. 

      Federal courts have no jurisdiction to decide matters of federal procurement.

    • B. 

      State courts have no jurisdiction to decide matters of federal procurement.

    • C. 

      Only administrative matters are heard in federal courts.

    • D. 

      State law has no application in federal law.

  • 11. 
    (004) In the principal-agent relationship, which party acts on behalf of another party?
    • A. 

      Principal.

    • B. 

      Agent.

    • C. 

      Third party.

    • D. 

      Principal, agent and third party.

  • 12. 
    (004) Which party is the contractor?
    • A. 

      Principal.

    • B. 

      Agent.

    • C. 

      Third party.

    • D. 

      Agent and third party.

  • 13. 
    (005) What are the two categories of actual authority?
    • A. 

      Implied and assumed.

    • B. 

      Implied and apparent.

    • C. 

      Express and implied.

    • D. 

      Express and apparent.

  • 14. 
    (005) Express actual authority is created by
    • A. 

      Explicit language in writing or orally from the principal to the agent.

    • B. 

      Information that flows from the third-party to the agent.

    • C. 

      Information that flows from the agent to the third-party.

    • D. 

      The principal’s tolerance of the conduct of the agent.

  • 15. 
    (005) Which is characteristic of implied authority?
    • A. 

      It is created by explicit language either in writing or orally.

    • B. 

      Minor details are spelled out in oral or written authority.

    • C. 

      It is defined in specific terms.

    • D. 

      It is necessary or incidental to carrying out the express authority.

  • 16. 
    (006) When government personnel make a mistake, the US Supreme Court has stated that rather than adopt a rule that might injure the public, it is better
    • A. 

      For an individual to occasionally suffer from the mistakes.

    • B. 

      The government should suffer from their mistakes.

    • C. 

      The individual and the government share the suffering from the mistakes.

    • D. 

      Neither party should suffer from the mistakes.

  • 17. 
    (006) Who is responsible for ascertaining whether government agents are acting within the bounds of their authority?
    • A. 

      The agent.

    • B. 

      The government.

    • C. 

      The contractor.

    • D. 

      The contracting officer (CO).

  • 18. 
    (007) Estoppel means to restrain
    • A. 

      A person from doing what they are legally entitled to do.

    • B. 

      A contractor from filing a claim based on apparent authority.

    • C. 

      A person to prevent him from contradicting his own previous assertion.

    • D. 

      The government from acting as an agent for the contractor.

  • 19. 
    (008) When selecting contracting officers (CO), what does the appointing authority consider?
    • A. 

      Overall presence of authority.

    • B. 

      Compatibility with existing members of the organization.

    • C. 

      Complexity and dollar value of the acquisition.

    • D. 

      Compatibility with the largest customers.

  • 20. 
    (008) A contracting officer (CO) appointment must be reviewed at least
    • A. 

      Annually.

    • B. 

      Every three years.

    • C. 

      Every five years.

    • D. 

      When requested by the appointing authority.

  • 21. 
    (008) Which statement is true concerning the contracting officer’s (CO) appointment or termination?
    • A. 

      Termination of a contracting officer (CO) may be retroactive if in the best interest of the government.

    • B. 

      In no event will the termination of a contracting officer (CO) be retroactive.

    • C. 

      There is no authority to waive the qualification requirements for contracting officers (CO) as stated in the selection criteria.

    • D. 

      Termination of a contracting officer (CO) appointment is made verbally unless the Certificate of Appointment contains a provision for automatic termination.

  • 22. 
    (009) What occurs when someone other than the contracting officer (CO) tries to make an agreement without the authority?
    • A. 

      Ratification.

    • B. 

      Unauthorized commitment.

    • C. 

      Contract dispute.

    • D. 

      Unpriced purchase order.

  • 23. 
    (009) What action may be taken for a nonratifiable commitment?
    • A. 

      Process of claim under the Disputes Act.

    • B. 

      Charge to the individual who committed the unauthorized commitment.

    • C. 

      Request of a no-cost settlement from the contractor.

    • D. 

      Resolution by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) claim procedures.

  • 24. 
    (010) For a contract to be enforceable, its terms must be clear enough to permit the
    • A. 

      Courts to interpret the duties and obligations to be performed by either party.

    • B. 

      Contractor to interpret the duties and obligations to be performed by either party.

    • C. 

      Government to interpret the duties and obligations to be performed by either party.

    • D. 

      Parties to interpret their own duties and obligations to be performed.

  • 25. 
    (011) When no time is stated, how long will an offer continue?
    • A. 

      Until the expiration of a reasonable time.

    • B. 

      Until acceptance takes place.

    • C. 

      Indefinitely.

    • D. 

      30 days.

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