The FAR and Contract Provisions for Protection

Imagine that you are a contracts officer for the Department of Energy (DOE). You have been asked to review
bids from contractors who have developed a new widget for saving the American public twenty-five percent
(25%) on their energy bills. Once an award is made, the contractors will receive the contract, which includes
provisions to minimize risks and define rights and obligations, from the Department of Energy.
Review Federal Acquisition Review (FAR) “52.246-1 Contractor Inspection Requirements”.
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
Evaluate the importance of the standard default clause. As a contracts officer for the DOE, suggest two (2) ways
in which you could combine the standard default clause with the FAR’s delay provision for the protection of
both parties to the contract. Provide a rationale for your response.
Speculate on the impact that a contracting officer’s changes to the payment terms within the contract would
exert upon both the government and the contractor. Next, suggest the most secure method for making a
contractual change. Justify your response.
As a contracts officer for the DOE, suggest two (2) improvements that you would make to the inspection
procedure in order to make the procedure more efficient. Provide a rationale for your response.
Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not
qualify as academic resources.
Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
This course requires use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer
University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title,
and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow SWS format. The reference page is not included
in the required page length.

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