NCMA Certification Exam: Quiz!

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NCMA Certification Exam: Quiz!

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  • 1. 
     As specified in agency procedures, the __________shall develop an acquisition strategy tailored to the particular major system acquisition program.
    • A. 

      Contracting Officer

    • B. 

      Administrative Contracting Officer

    • C. 

      Project Sponsor

    • D. 

      Program Manager

  • 2. 
    Bilateral modifications are used to:
    • A. 

      Ensure best value

    • B. 

      Correct unauthorized commitments through ratification

    • C. 

      Definitize letter contracts

    • D. 

      Make administrative changes

  • 3. 
    What is the term which means any commission, percentage, brokerage, or another fee that is contingent upon the success that a person or concern has in securing a Government contract:
    • A. 

      Commission Fee

    • B. 

      Brokers Fee

    • C. 

      Finder’s Fee

    • D. 

      Contingent Fee

  • 4. 
    Contracting Officers shall use the policies in FAR Part 12 in conjunction with the policies and procedures for solicitation, evaluation, and award prescribed in: 
    • A. 

      Part 13

    • B. 

      Part 14

    • C. 

      Part 15

    • D. 

      All the Above

  • 5. 
    At a minimum, the following information should be included in each amendment EXCEPT: ***
    • A. 

      Name and address of issuing activity.

    • B. 

      Number of pages

    • C. 

      Amendment number and date

    • D. 

      Revision to solicitation opening date, if applicable

  • 6. 
    An early exchange of information among industry and the program manager, contracting officer, and other participants in the acquisition process can identify and resolve concerns EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      The acquisition strategy, including proposed contract type, terms and conditions, and acquisition planning schedules

    • B. 

      The feasibility of the requirement, including performance requirements, statements of work, and data requirements

    • C. 

      The suitability of the government cost estimate, to include labor hours and total cost of ownership

    • D. 

      Proposal instructions and evaluation criteria, including the approach for assessing past performance information;

  • 7. 
    A contract that is awarded regardless of dollar value, which is to be publicly posted and that does not require a rationale for the contract is:
    • A. 

      A contract that is competitively awarded and is fixed-priced

    • B. 

      A contract that is awarded without competition

    • C. 

      A contract that is not fixed price

    • D. 

      Both B & C

  • 8. 
    If a contractor has subjected one of its employees to a reprisal for providing information to a Member of Congress or an authorized official of an agency or of the Department of Justice, the head of the agency or designee may take one or more of the following actions:
    • A. 

      Order the contractor to take affirmative action to abate the reprisal

    • B. 

      Order the contractor to pay the complainant an amount equal to the aggregate amount of all costs and expenses (including attorney’s fees and expert witnesses’ fees) that were reasonably incurred by the complainant for, or in connection with, bringing the complaint regarding the reprisal

    • C. 

      Order the contractor to reinstate the person to the position that the person held before the reprisal, together with the compensation (including back pay), employment benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment that would apply to the person in that position if the reprisal had not been taken

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 9. 
    “Cost or Pricing Data” contains all of the below mentioned factors except:
    • A. 

      Factual

    • B. 

      Verifiable

    • C. 

      Historical

    • D. 

      Judgmental

  • 10. 
    The following FAR number citation is shown, 25.10.8-2 has underlined the FAR:
    • A. 

      Subchapter

    • B. 

      Subpart

    • C. 

      Subsection

    • D. 

      Section

  • 11. 
    Agencies may exclude a particular source from a contract action to establish or maintain an alternative source or sources for the supplies or services being acquired if the agency head determines that to do so would:
    • A. 

      Eliminate a single contractor that has drafted complete specifications for non-developmental equipment, for a reasonable time from competition for production based on the specifications

    • B. 

      Increase or maintain competition and likely result in reduced overall costs for the acquisition, or for any anticipated acquisition

    • C. 

      If the contracting officer decides that an offeror’s proposal should no longer be included in the competitive range

    • D. 

      Avoid the continuous availability of a reliable source of supplies or services

  • 12. 
    The Government should minimize the opportunity for buying-in by seeking a price commitment covering as much of the entire program concerned as is practical by using:
    • A. 

      COTS products and services to the maximum extent available

    • B. 

      Cost-plus fixed-fee contracting to the maximum extent feasible

    • C. 

      Multiyear contracting, with a requirement in the solicitation, that a price be submitted only for the total multiyear quantity

    • D. 

      Multiple-award solutions utilizing teaming agreements and other market-competitive arrangements

  • 13. 
    “Claim” means a written demand or written assertion by one of the contracting parties seeking, as a matter of right, the payment of money in a sum certain, the adjustment or interpretation of contract terms, or other relief arising under or relating to the contract. A voucher, invoice, or another routine request for payment that is not in dispute when submitted:
    • A. 

      Is not a claim. The submission may be converted to a claim, by written notice to the contracting officer as provided in 33.206(a), if it is disputed either as to liability or amount or is not acted upon in a reasonable time

    • B. 

      Is a claim by virtue of requesting relief, including payment

    • C. 

      Is not a claim. The submission may be converted to a claim, by written notice to the contracting officer as provided in 33.206(a), if it is disputed either as to liability or amount or is not acted upon in a reasonable time, only if the amount exceeds $25,000

    • D. 

      Is a claim by virtue of requesting relief, including payment, only if the amount exceeds $2,500

  • 14. 
    Insert the clause at FAR 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, in solicitations and contracts if the value of the contract is expected to exceed
    • A. 

      $1,000,000 and the performance period is 90 days or more

    • B. 

      $5,000,000 and the performance period is 120 days or more

    • C. 

      $15,000,000 and the performance period is 180 days or more

    • D. 

      $25,000,000 and the performance period is 1 year or more

  • 15. 
    When contracting in a sole-source environment, the request for proposals (RFP) should be tailored to remove unnecessary:
    • A. 

      Specifications totally more than $100,000

    • B. 

      Information and requirements

    • C. 

      The aggregate dollar value of the anticipated award

    • D. 

      Justification for the sole source award

  • 16. 
    Which of the following reasons do not apply when the government chooses to bundle a contract:
    • A. 

      The geographic dispersion of the contract performance sites

    • B. 

      The requirement to issue a single award contract

    • C. 

      The diversity, size, or specialized nature of the elements of the performance specified

    • D. 

      The aggregate dollar value of the anticipated award

  • 17. 
    The Federal Procurement Data Center performs which of the following functions:
    • A. 

      Processes contract placement data

    • B. 

      Disseminates official statistical data on Federal contracting

    • C. 

      Provides contracting officers a tool for issuing task orders

    • D. 

      A and B only

  • 18. 
      A commercial item is defined by the following except:
    • A. 

      Items only manufactured in TAA compliant countries

    • B. 

      Installation, training, maintenance, and repair services if such services are procured for items meeting the criterion of commerciality

    • C. 

      Any item, other than real property, that has been sold leased or licensed to the general public

    • D. 

      A non-developmental item that was developed exclusively at private expense and sold in substantial quantities, on a competitive basis, to multiple State and local governments. Any item that is evolving from a previous item that has been sold, leased, or licensed to the general public through advances in technology or performance and will be available in the commercial marketplace in time to satisfy the delivery requirements of the government

  • 19. 
     Limitations of class deviations by agency officials include all of the following except:
    • A. 

      For DOD, class deviations shall be controlled, processed, and approved in accordance with the Defense FAR Supplement

    • B. 

      Class deviations must not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold for the acquisition of commercial items

    • C. 

      Civilian agency officials who may authorize a class deviation shall consult with the chairperson of the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council unless said official determines that urgency precludes such consultation

    • D. 

      For NASA, class deviations shall be controlled and approved by the Assistant Administrator for Procurement. Deviations shall be processed in accordance with agency regulations

  • 20. 
     Contracting Officer selection criteria include all but one of the following:
    • A. 

      Knowledge of acquisition policies and procedures

    • B. 

      A passing grade on the OFPP Warrant Examination

    • C. 

      Experience in Government contracting and administration, commercial purchasing, or related fields

    • D. 

      Satisfactory completion of acquisition training courses

  • 21. 
    The dollar value of the simplified acquisition threshold means:
    • A. 

      $3,000

    • B. 

      $25,000

    • C. 

      $150,000

    • D. 

      $50,000

  • 22. 
    Bundling means:
    • A. 

      Consolidating two or more requirements for supplies or services, previously provided or performed under separate smaller contracts, into a solicitation for a single contract that is likely to be unsuitable for award to a small business concern

    • B. 

      All items on a firm-fixed-price contract are ordered with a single order

    • C. 

      None of the above

    • D. 

      None

  • 23. 
    The dollar value of the micro-purchase threshold means:
    • A. 

      $25,000

    • B. 

      $3,000

    • C. 

      $100,000

    • D. 

      $150,000

  • 24. 
     The FAR is published in:
    • A. 

      The daily issue of the Federal Register

    • B. 

      Cumulated form in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

    • C. 

      A separate loose-leaf edition

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    As stated in FAR 1.102, Statement of guiding principles for the Federal Acquisition System, the Federal Acquisition System will:
    • A. 

      Satisfy the customer in terms of cost, quality, and timeliness of the delivered product or service

    • B. 

      Maximize administrative operating costs

    • C. 

      Not to conduct business with integrity, fairness, and openness

    • D. 

      Not fulfill public policy objectives

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