Image your small business that
produces very small remote control aircraft capable of long sustained flights.
You are ready to expand your business by competing for Department of Defense
(DoD) contracts. You already have added one (1) contract with the DoD worth
over $600,000 to your expanding company and are now ready to venture into
contracting for the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper
in which you:
Compare and contrast fixed-price
contracts and cost-reimbursement contracts in terms of the benefits and
drawbacks of each for your business.
Analyze at least three (3)
opportunities your small business will have compared to large businesses in
Discuss which element(s) of
cost-reimbursement contracts tend to produce the biggest troubles for your
small business. Provide a rationale for your choice(s).
Determine which form of contracting
would benefit your business the most among all the forms of contracting
described in Chapter 16. Support your response.
Choose the most significant form of
contracting that would support large companies (e.g., Boeing) among all the
forms of contracting described in Chapter 16. Support your response.
Develop a plan on how your company
would justify the government to award your company the contract when the form
of this contracting supports larger companies.
Use at least three (3) quality
academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do
not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these
Be typed, double spaced, using Times
New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and
references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor
for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the
title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course
title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in
the required assignment page length.