NCMA Test # 4

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NCMA Test # 4

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  • 1. 
    Generally, purchases and leases made by the Federal Government are immune from: 
    • A. 

      Excise taxes

    • B. 

      State and local taxes

    • C. 

      Federal taxes

    • D. 

      Transportation mobility taxes

  • 2. 
     Some techniques to promote early exchanges of information prior to receipt of proposals include:
    • A. 

      Industry or small business conferences for preferred vendors

    • B. 

      Private hearings published in the GPE

    • C. 

      Market research, as described in part 17

    • D. 

      One-on-one meetings with potential offerors

  • 3. 
    In coordination with the cognizant office, the contracting officer shall promptly act to protect the Government against payment of royalties EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      With respect to which the Government does not have a royalty-free license

    • B. 

      At a rate not to exceed the rate at which the Government is licensed

    • C. 

      When the royalties in whole or in part otherwise constitute an improper charge

    • D. 

      When royalties are not in conjunction with a contract not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.

  • 4. 
     Under the Assignment of Claims Act, a contractor may assign moneys due or to become due under a contract if the contract specifies payments aggregating _________ or more.
    • A. 

      $ 1,000

    • B. 

      $ 3,000

    • C. 

      $ 100,000

    • D. 

      $ 1,000,000

  • 5. 
     To avoid obsolescence, a modular contract for information technology should, to the maximum extent practicable, be awarded within ______ days after the date on which the solicitation is issued.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      90

    • C. 

      150

    • D. 

      180

  • 6. 
    If a contractor fails to notify the contracting officer that one of its employees, during performance of the contract, hired a prostitute to engage in a commercial sex act, the U.S. government cannot do which of the following:
    • A. 

      Require the contractor to remove the employee.

    • B. 

      Suspend contract payments.

    • C. 

      Reduce award fees.

    • D. 

      The government may do all of the above.

  • 7. 
    When an EVMS is required, the Government will conduct an:
    • A. 

      Work Breakdown Structure

    • B. 

      Quality Plan

    • C. 

      Integrated Baseline Review

    • D. 

      Program Management Plan

  • 8. 
    Contracting officers shall provide property to contractors only when it is clearly demonstrated:
    • A. 

      To be in the contractor’s best interest

    • B. 

      That the overall benefit to the acquisition significantly does not outweigh the increased cost of administration, including ultimate property disposal

    • C. 

      That providing the property does not substantially increase the Government’s assumption of risk

    • D. 

      That Government requirements can otherwise be met

  • 9. 
    If an element of cost is not listed in FAR 31.205, is it allowable?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Yes, if approved by the auditor based upon reasonableness and allocability principles

    • D. 

      Maybe—it’s a contracting officer decision

  • 10. 
    The Drug Free Workplace Act must be included in which of the following?
    • A. 

      A micro-purchase awarded to an individual

    • B. 

      A contract option below the simplified acquisition threshold

    • C. 

      Contracts above the cost and pricing threshold which are performed outside the United States

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
     Which of the following are applicable to “commercially-available-off-the- shelf” procurements?
    • A. 

      The components test of the Buy American Act

    • B. 

      The two recovered materials certifications in FAR 23.4

    • C. 

      The Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    The due date for making an invoice payment is as follows:
    • A. 

      The 30th day after the designated billing office receives a proper invoice from the contractor

    • B. 

      The 30th day after Government acceptance of supplies delivered or services performed

    • C. 

      The later of A & B

    • D. 

      When either A or B have been satisfied

  • 13. 
      Annual receipts of a concern which has been in business for ____ or more complete fiscal years means the annual average gross revenue of the concern taken for the last ____ fiscal years.
    • A. 

      1, 2

    • B. 

      3, 5

    • C. 

      3, 3

    • D. 

      5, 5

  • 14. 
    The contracting officer need not submit the notice required by 5.201 when the contracting officer determines that the proposed contract action:
    • A. 

      Is for an amount expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold

    • B. 

      Will be made through a means that provides access to the notice of proposed contract action through the GPE

    • C. 

      Does not permit the public to respond to the solicitation electronically

    • D. 

      The proposed contract action is telecommunications services

  • 15. 
    When establishing Federal Supply Schedules, _____________is responsible for complying with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements (a)  GSA
    • A. 

      GSA

    • B. 

      Designated agency

    • C. 

      A only

    • D. 

      Both A & B

  • 16. 
    The threshold for obtaining certified cost or pricing data is 
    • A. 

      $ 600,000

    • B. 

      $350,000

    • C. 

      $700,000

    • D. 

      $1,500,000

  • 17. 
    When a contractor is given written notice of a termination, the notice shall state:
    • A. 

      That the contract is being terminated for the convenience of the Government (or for default) under the contract clause authorizing the termination

    • B. 

      The effective date of termination

    • C. 

      The extent of termination

    • D. 

      All the Above

  • 18. 
     The ________ shall perform CAS administration for all contracts and subcontracts in a business unit even when the contracting officer retains other administration functions.
    • A. 

      Contracting officer

    • B. 

      Program Manager

    • C. 

      ACO

    • D. 

      CFAO

  • 19. 
      A ________ in the possession or control of the Government, submitted in response to a competitive solicitation, shall not be made available to any person under the Freedom of Information Act.
    • A. 

      Design specification

    • B. 

      Cost volume

    • C. 

      Proposal

    • D. 

      Requirements package

  • 20. 
    Which of the following countries does not have a bi-lateral Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.?
    • A. 

      Chile

    • B. 

      Bahrain

    • C. 

      Singapore

    • D. 

      Panama

  • 21. 
    When the price of the undelivered balance of the contract is less than _______, the contract should not normally be terminated for convenience but should be permitted to run to completion.
    • A. 

      $3,000

    • B. 

      $5,000

    • C. 

      $10,000

    • D. 

      $150,000

  • 22. 
    Contractors providing commercial items should indemnify the Government against liability of the infringement of
    • A. 

      Data right infringements

    • B. 

      U.S. Patents

    • C. 

      Copyright violations

    • D. 

      McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) violations

  • 23. 
    Applied research means the effort that:
    • A. 

      Normally precedes basic research, but may not be severable from the related basic research

    • B. 

      Attempts to determine, but not exploit, the potential of scientific discoveries or improvements in technology, materials, processes, methods, devices, or techniques

    • C. 

      Attempts to advance the state of the art

    • D. 

      Attempts to use modular contracting to exploit research and development

  • 24. 
     Non-construction prime contractor with 50 or more employees and a contract of $50,000 or more is required to:
    • A. 

      Provide continuing educations benefits to each full time employee

    • B. 

      Provide onsite childcare

    • C. 

      Offer health care to all employees salaried under $40,000

    • D. 

      Develop an affirmative action program within 120 days of award

  • 25. 
    The Copeland Act is also known as the: 
    • A. 

      Equity contract distribution to discriminated groups

    • B. 

      Act mandating small business access to government contracts

    • C. 

      Labor Law of 1930

    • D. 

      The Anti-Kickback Act

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