Small-Business Opportunities



Assignment 1: Small-Business Opportunities


You are the owner / CEO of a small business that provides a service. You are ready to expand your business by competing for Navy contracts at the base, which is located a few miles away.


Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:


1.Determine how the federal government encourages small businesses and how passing of “ The Historical Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Act, 15 U.S.C. 631 of 1997, increases the chances of landing a government contract.


2.Determine how SmartPay and similar programs in electronic contracting will assist the small-business owner in obtaining more contracts.


3.Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.


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; 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.


The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:


•Describe the nature of government contracting, including authority, responsibilities, and legal considerations.


•Explain the government acquisition process using sealed bidding, negotiations, and alternative contracting methods.


•Use technology and information resources to research issues in federal acquisition and contract management.


•Write clearly and concisely about federal acquisition and contract management using proper writing mechanics.


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