Small-Business Opportunities With the Navy

Imagine that you are the owner of a small floor refinishing business that provides a specialty coating product for ceramic tile and marble floors. There is no other local flooring business that provides this service. Having recently received a patent on your product, you are ready to expand your business by competing for Navy contracts at the local base, which is located a few miles away. The services you want to sell are the specialty coating, the application of the coating, and a regular maintenance schedule. Your company consists of you, one office assistant, and two production employees.

Write a 3-4 page paper in which you do the following:

Develop your company’s acquisition and planning strategy for obtaining a contract.
Analyze the manner in which utilizing SmartPay or a similar program in electronic contracting will assist your company and the Navy. Provide a rationale for your response.
Go to the Strayer University Online Library to locate at least 3 quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other related websites do not qualify as academic resources. Reference:

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

This course requires use of new Student Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different from other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with 1-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow SWS 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.
Break your paper into sections with titles and subtitles representative of the rubric questions and fully answer the questions.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are as follows:

Describe the nature of government contracting, authority, responsibilities, and legal considerations including certain sections of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Explain the government acquisition process using sealed bidding, negotiations, and alternative contracting methods.
Write clearly and concisely about federal acquisition and contract management using proper writing mechanics.

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