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.
Note: You will be referencing this business throughout all three assignments for this course. Please use “First Name, Last Name, Inc.” as the name of your company throughout these assignments.
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 The GSA SmartPay Program 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 three quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other related websites do not qualify as academic resources.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Create an acquisition and planning strategy that uses an electronic contracting program to assist a company in obtaining a contract.