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Buy American Requirements

In order to complete this assignment, refer to the scenario from Assignment 1, as well as to the scenarios and readings from previous weeks.

Write an eight (8) page paper in which you:

  1. Specify the main points of the Buy American Requirements in one page or less.
  2. Determine the substantive means by which the Buy American Requirements would benefit both VectorCal and your new company. Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Analyze the fundamental ways in which the Buy American Requirements are contradictory to a capitalistic ethos, given that the U.S. government claims to promote competition and the U.S. espouses a free market ideology (i.e., capitalism). Support your answer with two examples of such a contradiction.
  4. Debate whether or not you believe that the exceptions to the Buy American Requirements set forth by the government are fair and advantageous to the US economy. Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Determine the key advantages and disadvantages of using the Buy American Requirements with the navigation system that both VectorCal and your company produce. Justify your response.
  6. Use at least three (3) 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:

  • Determine how to validate costs and certify cost and pricing data.
  • Specify the government policies regarding profit and pricing adjustments for contracts.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in cost and price analysis.
  • Write clearly and concisely about cost and price analysis using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

 

Points: 240

Assignment 3: Buy American Requirements

Criteria

 

Unacceptable
Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations
60-69% D

 

Fair
70-79% C

 

Proficient
80-89% B

 

Exemplary
90-100% A

1. Specify the main points of the Buy American Requirements in one page or less.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely specify the main points of the Buy American Requirements in one page or less.

Insufficiently specified the main points of the Buy American Requirements in one page or less.

 Partially specified the main points of the Buy American Requirements in one page or less.

Satisfactorily specified the main points of the Buy American Requirements in one page or less.

Thoroughly specified the main points of the Buy American Requirements in one page or less.

2. Determine the substantive means by which the Buy American Requirements would benefit both VectorCal and your new company. Provide a rationale for your response.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely determine the substantive means by which the Buy American Requirements would benefit both VectorCal and your new company. Did not submit or incompletely provide a rationale for your response.

Insufficiently determined the substantive means by which the Buy American Requirements would benefit both VectorCal and your new company. Insufficiently provided a rationale for your response.

 Partially determined the substantive means by which the Buy American Requirements would benefit both VectorCal and your new company. Partially provided a rationale for your response.

Satisfactorily determined the substantive means by which the Buy American Requirements would benefit both VectorCal and your new company. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.

Thoroughly determined the substantive means by which the Buy American Requirements would benefit both VectorCal and your new company. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.

3. Analyze the fundamental ways in which the Buy American Requirements are contradictory to a capitalistic ethos, given that the U.S. government claims to promote competition and the U.S. espouses a free market ideology (i.e., capitalism). Support your answer with two examples of such a contradiction.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely analyze the fundamental ways in which the Buy American Requirements are contradictory to a capitalistic ethos, given that the U.S. government claims to promote competition and the U.S. espouses a free market ideology (i.e., capitalism). Did not submit or incompletely support your answer with two examples of such a contradiction.

Insufficiently analyzed the fundamental ways in which the Buy American Requirements are contradictory to a capitalistic ethos, given that the U.S. government claims to promote competition and the U.S. espouses a free market ideology (i.e., capitalism). Insufficiently supported your answer with two examples of such a contradiction.

 Partially analyzed the fundamental ways in which the Buy American Requirements are contradictory to a capitalistic ethos, given that the U.S. government claims to promote competition and the U.S. espouses a free market ideology (i.e., capitalism). Partially supported your answer with two examples of such a contradiction.

Satisfactorily analyzed the fundamental ways in which the Buy American Requirements are contradictory to a capitalistic ethos, given that the U.S. government claims to promote competition and the U.S. espouses a free market ideology (i.e., capitalism). Satisfactorily supported your answer with two examples of such a contradiction.

Thoroughly analyzed the fundamental ways in which the Buy American Requirements are contradictory to a capitalistic ethos, given that the U.S. government claims to promote competition and the U.S. espouses a free market ideology (i.e., capitalism). Thoroughly supported your answer with two examples of such a contradiction.

4. Debate whether or not you believe that the exceptions to the Buy American Requirements set forth by the government are fair and advantageous to the US economy. Provide a rationale for your response.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely debate whether or not you believe that the exceptions to the Buy American Requirements set forth by the government are fair and advantageous to the US economy. Did not submit or incompletely provide a rationale for your response.

Insufficiently debated whether or not you believe that the exceptions to the Buy American Requirements set forth by the government are fair and advantageous to the US economy. Insufficiently provided a rationale for your response.

 Partially debated whether or not you believe that the exceptions to the Buy American Requirements set forth by the government are fair and advantageous to the US economy. Partially provided a rationale for your response.

Satisfactorily debated whether or not you believe that the exceptions to the Buy American Requirements set forth by the government are fair and advantageous to the US economy. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.

Thoroughly debated whether or not you believe that the exceptions to the Buy American Requirements set forth by the government are fair and advantageous to the US economy. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.

5. Determine the key advantages and disadvantages of using the Buy American Requirements with the navigation system that both VectorCal and your company produce. Justify your response.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely determine the key advantages and disadvantages of using the Buy American Requirements with the navigation system that both VectorCal and your company produce. Did not submit or incompletely justify your response.

Insufficiently determined the key advantages and disadvantages of using the Buy American Requirements with the navigation system that both VectorCal and your company produce. Insufficiently justified your response.

 Partially determined the key advantages and disadvantages of using the Buy American Requirements with the navigation system that both VectorCal and your company produce. Partially justified your response.

Satisfactorily determined the key advantages and disadvantages of using the Buy American Requirements with the navigation system that both VectorCal and your company produce. Satisfactorily justified your response.

Thoroughly determined the key advantages and disadvantages of using the Buy American Requirements with the navigation system that both VectorCal and your company produce. Thoroughly justified your response.

6. 3 References
Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements
Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

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