Assignment 4: Quality Assurance
Due Week 8 and worth 150 points
“Quality Assurance” referenced in FAR Part 46 recommends guidelines to ensure that supplies and services acquired under Government contract conform to the contract’s quality and quantity requirements”. This is a basic principle of government contracting… whether monitoring performance using an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) or via an inspection / acceptance clauses is inherent in “superior contracting” that ensure the government is getting what it is paying for under the terms of the contract.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
1.Review Section 46.703 of the FAR and determine the criteria for invoking use of the “ Warranty” provision if there is a defect, fraud, or gross mistakes in the goods or services provided.
2.Review Chapter 18 of the “Government Contract Guidebook” and determine whether “express warranty” or “implied warranty” offers the government better protection against defective services.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
•Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; 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 page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
•Explain the basic elements and compliance issues of the federal procurement framework (contract formulation, solicitation, costs, payment, financing, administration, and closeout.)
•Identify and apply the appropriate Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses to meet compliance in contracting actions and dispute resolution requirements.
•Use technology and information resources to research issues in procurement and contract law.
•Write clearly and concisely about procurement and contract law using correct grammar and mechanics.