CDC 6C051B Vol II

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  • 1. 
    (201) A negotiated contract is
    • A. 

      A solicitation awarded from an invitation for bids (IFB).

    • B. 

      A contract awarded without discussions.

    • C. 

      Any contract awarded without using sealed bidding.

    • D. 

      An awarded contract using noncompetitive methods.

  • 2. 
    (201) What circumstance allows an invitation for bids (IFB) to be converted to a request for proposal (RFP)?
    • A. 

      Time allows for reasonable bidding time.

    • B. 

      Unreasonable prices or only one bid was received.

    • C. 

      The bids were independently arrived at and not collusive.

    • D. 

      There is a reasonable expectation of at least two or more responsible bidders.

  • 3. 
    (201) When compared to sealed bidding, the negotiation process is considered more
    • A. 

      Rigid

    • B. 

      Flexible.

    • C. 

      Expeditious.

    • D. 

      Competitive.

  • 4. 
    (201) Once it has been determined that negotiation of a contract is in the best interest of the government, the contracting officer
    • A. 

      Must award to the responsible bidder offering the lowest price.

    • B. 

      Must award to the responsible bidder offering the lowest price.

    • C. 

      Has to accept the contractor’s proposed profit and fee.

    • D. 

      Has wide latitude in exercising business judgement.

  • 5. 
    (201) When responding to a solicitation for a negotiated action, contractors submit
    • A. 

      A bid.

    • B. 

      An offer.

    • C. 

      A package.

    • D. 

      A proposal.

  • 6. 
    (202) Exchanging information with industry serves what purpose?
    • A. 

      Shortens large bid lists by eliminating contractors.

    • B. 

      Allows the government to determine the lowest price a contractor will propose.

    • C. 

      Improves the understanding of the government’s requirements and industry capabilities.

    • D. 

      Streamlines the acquisition process by reducing the amount of paperwork required.

  • 7. 
    (202) Which statement best describes oral presentation?
    • A. 

      They may be a substitute for written information

    • B. 

      They occur during the final round of negotiations.

    • C. 

      They are evaluated quantitatively and scored by the government.

    • D. 

      They may contain only the information provided in the offeror’s proposal.

  • 8. 
    (202) When are contracting officers relieved from complying with portions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) concerning letter request for proposals (RFPs)?
    • A. 

      When supervising foreign procurement.

    • B. 

      When an urgency exists and FAR compliance would be restricted.

    • C. 

      When permitted under circumstances of other than full-and-open competition.

    • D. 

      Using a letter RFP does not eliminate the requirement to comply with other portions of FAR

  • 9. 
    (202) If a negotiated procurement is to be awarded based on other-than-price and price-related factors, this information is found in solicitation Section
    • A. 

      B, Supplies or services and prices/costs.

    • B. 

      C, Description/specifications/work statement.

    • C. 

      L, Instructions, conditions, and notices to offerors and respondents

    • D. 

      M, Evaluation factors for award

  • 10. 
    (202) Who decides if a preproposal conference is required and makes the necessary arrangements?
    • A. 

      Contract specialist.

    • B. 

      Contracting officer.

    • C. 

      Functional commander.

    • D. 

      Quality assurance personnel.

  • 11. 
    (202) When amending a request for proposal (RFP), what may be changed?
    • A. 

      Quantity, specifications, contract.

    • B. 

      Quantity, contract type, specifications

    • C. 

      Quantity, specifications, delivery schedules

    • D. 

      Defects or ambiguities after the closing date.

  • 12. 
    (202) After the closing date, amendments to request for proposals (RFPs) are provided to
    • A. 

      All interested parties

    • B. 

      Only the top three ranked offerors

    • C. 

      All parties on the original bidders mailing list.

    • D. 

      All offerors that have not been eliminated from the competitive range.

  • 13. 
    (202) Which circumstance would justify canceling a request for proposal (RFP) before closing?
    • A. 

      The incumbent contractor did not submit a proposal

    • B. 

      Several contractors have combined together into a teaming arrangement.

    • C. 

      Changes are so substantial that additional sources likely would have submitted offers.

    • D. 

      The civil servants union submitted a complaint about the ongoing competitive sourcing.

  • 14. 
    (203) The best description of a modification to a proposal is
    • A. 

      A change made to correct a mistake after award.

    • B. 

      A change made after the solicitation’s closing date and time.

    • C. 

      A change made before the solicitation’s closing date and time.

    • D. 

      All changes made after exceeding the maximum number of amendments.

  • 15. 
    (203) The best description of a revision to a proposal is
    • A. 

      A revision amends a change made before the solicitation’s closing date and time.

    • B. 

      A change made after the solicitation closing date at the request of a contracting officer as a result of negotiations.

    • C. 

      A revision corrects a change made before the solicitation’s closing date and time.

    • D. 

      A change made after the solicitation closing date made during negotiations at the contractor’s request.

  • 16. 
    (203) Can a proposal be withdrawn at anytime before award?
    • A. 

      Yes, by written notice at any time before award.

    • B. 

      No, the proposal is retained with the contract file.

    • C. 

      No, once submitted, the proposal will be opened at closing.

    • D. 

      Yes, at any time before award, provided the contracting officer writes a determination and finding (D&F).

  • 17. 
    (204) When using a tradeoff process, all the evaluation factors that affect award will be disclosed
    • A. 

      In the solicitation.

    • B. 

      During negotiations.

    • C. 

      In presolicitation notices.

    • D. 

      In the notice to unsuccessful offerors.

  • 18. 
    (204) Which statement is true about the lowest price technically acceptable source selection process?
    • A. 

      Any tradeoffs are okay and are encouraged.

    • B. 

      Exchanges with contractors will not be required or allowed.

    • C. 

      Proposals are ranked based on noncost/price factors.

    • D. 

      Award is made to the lowest priced proposal that meets or exceeds standards

  • 19. 
    (204) Performance price tradeoff allows tradeoffs between which two evaluation factors?
    • A. 

      Technical merit and price/cost.

    • B. 

      Price/cost and past performance.

    • C. 

      Past performance and quality.

    • D. 

      Quality and technical merit.

  • 20. 
    (205) When using source selection procedures, the source selection organization consists of personnel representing
    • A. 

      Government and contractor personnel as needed.

    • B. 

      Government personnel, including one technical member and one contracting member.

    • C. 

      Contractor personnel representing the various functional disciplines involved.

    • D. 

      Government and contractor personnel representing various functional and technical disciplines.

  • 21. 
    (205) Who is normally the source selection authority for procurements?
    • A. 

      Contract specialist.

    • B. 

      Contracting officer.

    • C. 

      Functional commander

    • D. 

      Quality assurance personnel.

  • 22. 
    (205) The source selection authority is responsible for
    • A. 

      The contract award portion only.

    • B. 

      Selection and contract award only

    • C. 

      Selecting the source selection evaluation team only.

    • D. 

      Solicitation, evaluation, selection, and contract award.

  • 23. 
    (205) All are distinct parts that are included in the source selection plan (SSP) except a. source selection team.
    • A. 

      Source selection team.

    • B. 

      Presolicitation activities.

    • C. 

      Evaluation factors and subfactors.

    • D. 

      Source selection approval document.

  • 24. 
    (205) Evaluation factors and subfactors establish the level an offeror’s proposal must meet in order to be judged minimally acceptable. Therefore, the factors should
    • A. 

      Include every aspect of the solicitation.

    • B. 

      Be quantitative, qualitative, or both.

    • C. 

      Be tailored to each proposal.

    • D. 

      Be quantitative only.

  • 25. 
    (205) “Can potentially cause some disruption of schedule, increase in cost, or degradation of performance,” is the definition of which proposal risk?
    • A. 

      Low

    • B. 

      High

    • C. 

      Medium

    • D. 

      Moderate

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