Far Parts 6 - 9

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The questions in this quiz cover FAR Parts 6 - 9 and follow the material presented in the NCMA CFCM Study Guide.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    FAR 6.3 provides 7 exceptions for contracting without providing for full and open competition.  Which of the below is not one of those 7 exceptions?
    • A. 

      Only one responsible source

    • B. 

      Unusual and compelling urgency

    • C. 

      Previousy established precident

    • D. 

      Specified source authorized or required by statute

  • 2. 
    The use of Sealed Bidding is appropriate when 4 criteria are met.  Which of the below is not one of those criteria?
    • A. 

      Time permits the solicitation, submission, and evaluation of sealed bids

    • B. 

      Contracting Officer determines there is only one responsible source

    • C. 

      It is not necessary to conduct discussions with responding offerors

    • D. 

      There is a reasonable expectation of receiving more than one sealed bid

  • 3. 
    The FAR provides that the purpose of acquisition planning is to ensure that the Government meets its needs
    • A. 

      In the most effective, economical, and timely manner

    • B. 

      For facilitating small business contractor participation

    • C. 

      For receiving the best value for supplies and services

    • D. 

      By utilizing bundling whenever possible

  • 4. 
    FAR 9.103(a) provides that "purchases shall be made from, and contracts shall be awarded to, responsible propsective contractors only".  In order to be determined responsible, a prospective contractor is not required to have _________ .
    • A. 

      A satisfactory record of integriy and business ethics

    • B. 

      Substantial relevant performance history

    • C. 

      Adequate financial resources to perform the contract, or the ability to obtain them

    • D. 

      The ability to comply with the required or proposed delivery or performance schedule

  • 5. 
    The General Services Administration offers two on-line shoppping services.  One of these services is called ___________
    • A. 

      GSA Price Index

    • B. 

      GSA Approved Suppliers Listing

    • C. 

      GSA Advantage

    • D. 

      GSA Materials Catalog

  • 6. 
    FAR 8.704(a) provides that the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act requires the Government to purchase supplies or services on the Procurement List....from AbilityOne participating nonprofit agencies if they are available within the period required.  When identicial supplies are on the Procurement List and the Schedule of Products issued by the Federal Prision Industries, Inc., the following entity whall have first priority:
    • A. 

      Federal Prison Industries, Inc.

    • B. 

      AbilityOne participating nonprofit agencies

    • C. 

      Commercial sources

    • D. 

      The entity offering the most competitive pricing

  • 7. 
    FAR 8.704(a) provides that the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act requires the Government to purchase supplies or services on the Procurement List....from AbilityOne participating nonprofit agencies if they are available within the period required.  When identicial services are on the Procurement List and the Schedule of Products issued by the Federal Prision Industries, Inc., the following entity whall have first priority:
    • A. 

      AbilityOne participating nonprofit agencies

    • B. 

      Federal Prison Industries, Inc. or commercial sources

    • C. 

      Commercial sources

    • D. 

      The entitiy offering the most competitive pricing

  • 8. 
    Which of the below are not considered an AbilityOne participating nonprofit agency?
    • A. 

      NIB - National Industries for the Blind

    • B. 

      FPI - Federal Prison Industries, Inc.

    • C. 

      NISH - National Industries for the Serverly Handicaped

    • D. 

      Commercial sources

  • 9. 
    A responsible contractor must be considered all of the below, except
    • A. 

      Have adequate financial resources

    • B. 

      Able to comply with the required or proposed delivery schedule

    • C. 

      Extensive past performance

    • D. 

      Satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics

  • 10. 
    Generally, ___________________ are responsible for determining the responsiblity of their prospective cubcontractors.
    • A. 

      Contracting Officers

    • B. 

      The Heads of Agencies

    • C. 

      Prospective prime contractors

    • D. 

      Small Business advocates

  • 11. 
    The contracting officer shall develop special standards of responsibiliy when it is necessary for a particular acquisition or class of actions.  These special standards shall be set forth in:
    • A. 

      The contract award document

    • B. 

      The solicitation

    • C. 

      The statement of work

    • D. 

      Email to all offerors

  • 12. 
    The competitive procedures available for use in fulfilling the requirement for full and open competition do no include
    • A. 

      Sealed bids

    • B. 

      Competitive proposals

    • C. 

      Contracting by negotiation

    • D. 

      Other competitive procedures such as the use of multiple award schedules

  • 13. 
    Agencies may exclude a particular source from a contract action in order to establish or maintain an alternative source or sources for supplies or services being acquired if the agency head determines that doing so would do any of the following except:
    • A. 

      Increase or maintain competition and likely reduce overall costs

    • B. 

      Be in the interest of national defense

    • C. 

      Streamline the acquisition process

    • D. 

      Satisfy a critical need for medical, safety, or emergency supplies

  • 14. 
    Competition advocates are responsible for
    • A. 

      Promoting the acquisition of commercial items

    • B. 

      Promoting full and open competition

    • C. 

      Challenging barriers to the acquisition of commercial items and full and open competition such as unnecessarily restrictive statments of work

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    As used in subpart 7.1, "life-cycle cost" means the
    • A. 

      Total cost to the prospective contractor of acquiring, operating, supporting, and (if applicable) disposing of the items being acquired

    • B. 

      Total cost to the Government of acquiring, operating, supporting, and (if applicable) disposing of the items being acquired

    • C. 

      Total cost associated with the usable life of the items being acquired

    • D. 

      None of the above