Find a GAO report involving the issue of simplified acquisition. (On the http://www.gao.gov Website, type “ simplified acquisition” in the Search box. This will take you to a list of reports and other documents relating to the topic.) Read and study the report, with particular attention to references to simplified acquisition procedures or methods. Write a 6-8 page paper in which you:
Define the term “simplified acquisition” as it relates to government acquisition according to the FAR.
Describe the circumstances under which the government allows the use of simplified acquisition procedures according to the FAR.
Give three (3) examples of simplified acquisition methods and where they might be appropriate in a government procurement contract.
Summarize the GAO report and identify the “specific government requirements” that are at issue.
Critique the recommendations in the report, including an argument for why they are or are not likely to be effective under the circumstances.
Describe how you would double-check the accuracy of any one specific statistic or fact presented in the report.
Properly list and cite at least two (2) reputable online or print resources.
Your assignment must:
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.
Include a reference page listing (according to APA style) all online and print resources used in the preparation of this paper.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Apply the Simplified Acquisition methods and determine the appropriate use to satisfy government requirements.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in government acquisition.
Write clearly and concisely about government acquisition using proper writing mechanics.