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Integrity - Service - Excellence



           SMALL BUSINESS
          PROFICIENCY TEST
                            Fred Lagunas
                 Small Business Specialist
                    Brooks City-Base, TX




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   What is the current DoD Service Disabled, Veteran-
    Owned Small Business goal (prime contracting)?
     3%
     5%
     10%
     Best Efforts




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   What is the current DoD Service Disabled, Veteran-
    Owned Small Business goal (prime contracting)?
     3%
     5%
     10%
     Best Efforts




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           Small Business Proficiency Test

   Which FAR Part covers the HBCU/MI Program?
     FAR Part 9
     FAR Part 16
     FAR Part 19
     FAR Part 26




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   Which FAR Part covers the HBCU/MI Program?
     FAR Part 9
     FAR Part 16
     FAR Part 19
     FAR Part 26




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   In accordance with the FAR, when does an
    “Acquisition” begin?
     When a Need is established
     When funding is allocated
     With Market Research
     Just before the Solicitation is issued




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   In accordance with the FAR, when does an
    “Acquisition” begin?
     When a Need is established
     When funding is allocated
     With Market Research
     Just before the Solicitation is issued




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   At what point in the acquisition life cycle should
    the SB specialist become involved?
     When a Need is established
     With Market Research
     Just before the Solicitation is issued
     When a project is funded




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   At what point in the acquisition life cycle should
    the SB specialist become involved?
     When a Need is established
     With Market Research
     Just before the Solicitation is issued
     When a project is funded




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           Small Business Proficiency Test

   The individual responsible for determining the
    North American Industry Classification System
    (NAICS) code for a requirement is:
     The Contracting Officer
     The Small Business Specialist
     The Source Selection Authority
     The Small Business Administration




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   The individual responsible for determining the
    North American Industry Classification System
    (NAICS) code for a requirement is:
     The Contracting Officer
     The Small Business Specialist
     The Source Selection Authority
     The Small Business Administration




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           Small Business Proficiency Test

   Who is responsible for resolving NAICS code
    appeals when there is a dispute over the identified
    NAICS code?
     SBA’s Procurement Center Representative
     SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals
     Head of the contracting agency
     Small Business Specialist




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           Small Business Proficiency Test

   Who is responsible for resolving NAICS code
    appeals when there is a dispute over the identified
    NAICS code?
     SBA’s Procurement Center Representative
     SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals
     Head of the contracting agency
     Small Business Specialist




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              Small Business Proficiency Test

   The importance of identifying the size standard in a
    solicitation is to permit offerors to represent
    themselves appropriately as small or other-than-
    small business for the particular requirement.
     True
     False




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              Small Business Proficiency Test

   The importance of identifying the size standard in a
    solicitation is to permit offerors to represent
    themselves appropriately as small or other-than-
    small business for the particular requirement.
     True
     False




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   A contract specialist and/or small business
    specialist only has a responsibility to conduct
    market research to maximize small business
    participation in prime contracts.
     True
     False




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              Small Business Proficiency Test

   A contract specialist and/or small business
    specialist only has a responsibility to conduct
    market research to maximize small business
    participation in prime contracts.
     True
     False




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   Generally, a small business concern MUST be:
     Dominant in the field of operation in which it is
      bidding
     Independently owned and operated
     Certified by the SBA
     Not organized for profit




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   Generally, a small business concern MUST be:
     Dominant in the field of operation in which it is
      bidding
     Independently owned and operated
     Certified by the SBA
     Not organized for profit




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           Small Business Proficiency Test

   Which of the following small business status
    representation are completed by self-certification?
     HUBZone SB
     Service Disabled Veteran-owned SB
     All of the above
     None of the above




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           Small Business Proficiency Test

   Which of the following small business status
    representation are completed by self-certification?
     HUBZone SB
     Service Disabled Veteran-owned SB
     All of the above
     None of the above




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   Which of the following is NOT a requirement for
    representation as a small disadvantaged business
    (SDB)?
     Small Business
     35% of the concern’s employees must reside in an
      economically distressed area
     Owned by one or more socially and economically
      disadvantaged individuals
     Certified as a small disadvantaged business (SDB)
      by the SBA




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   Which of the following is NOT a requirement for
    representation as a small disadvantaged business
    (SDB)?
     Small Business
     35% of the concern’s employees must reside in an
      economically distressed area
     Owned by one or more socially and economically
      disadvantaged individuals
     Certified as a small disadvantaged business (SDB)
      by the SBA




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   To qualify as a small disadvantaged business, the
    owner MUST meet which of the following:
     Net worth of more than $750,000
     Socially or economically disadvantaged
     Socially and economically disadvantaged
     Net worth of more than $750,000 but less than
      $2,000,000




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   To qualify as a small disadvantaged business, the
    owner MUST meet which of the following:
     Net worth of more than $750,000
     Socially or economically disadvantaged
     Socially and economically disadvantaged
     Net worth of more than $750,000 but less than
      $2,000,000




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           Small Business Proficiency Test

   The SBA can appeal a Contracting Officer’s
    decision NOT to set-aside a requirement over:
     $2,500
     $50,000
     $100,000
     $500,000




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           Small Business Proficiency Test

   The SBA can appeal a Contracting Officer’s
    decision NOT to set-aside a requirement over:
     $2,500
     $50,000
     $100,000
     $500,000




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           Small Business Proficiency Test

   The Contracting Officer may consider a HUBZone
    set-aside before all of the following set-asides
    EXCEPT:
     8(a)
     Small Business
     HUBZone sole source
     Veteran Owned Small Business




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           Small Business Proficiency Test

   The Contracting Officer may consider a HUBZone
    set-aside before all of the following set-asides
    EXCEPT:
     8(a)
     Small Business
     HUBZone sole source
     Veteran Owned Small Business




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   The current Federal-wide goal for HUBZone SB
    (prime contracting) is:
     3%
     5%
     10%
     15%




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   The current Federal-wide goal for HUBZone SB
    (prime contracting) is:
     3%
     5%
     10%
     15%




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   A joint venture may be considered a Service-Disabled Veteran
    Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concern if:
     Each member of the joint venture is a service-disabled
       veteran owned small business concern
     At least one member of the joint venture is a service-
       disabled veteran owned small business concern
     At least two members of the joint venture are service-
       disabled veteran owned small business concerns
     At least one member of the joint venture is a Service-
       Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and all other
       members are Small Businesses.




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   A joint venture may be considered a Service-Disabled Veteran
    Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concern if:
     Each member of the joint venture is a service-disabled
       veteran owned small business concern
     At least one member of the joint venture is a service-
       disabled veteran owned small business concern
     At least two members of the joint venture are service-
       disabled veteran owned small business concerns
     At least one member of the joint venture is a Service-
       Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and all other
       members are Small Businesses.




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   Which Federal Government organization is
    authorized to determine the status of a SDVOSB?
     Small Business Administration
     Department of Veterans Affairs
     Department of Defense
     Department of Justice




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   Which Federal Government organization is
    authorized to determine the status of a SDVOSB?
     Small Business Administration
     Department of Veterans Affairs
     Department of Defense
     Department of Justice




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   Requirements currently performed by an 8(a) participant, or
    that the SBA has accepted for performance under the
    authority of the 8(a) Program, generally cannot be set aside
    for SDVOSB unless:
     SBA has consented to release the requirements from the
       8(a) Program
     The 8(a) concern no longer desires to continue performing
       the requirement
     The requirement is for commissary or exchange resale
       items
     Two or more SDVOSB concerns are expected to submit
       offers




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   Requirements currently performed by an 8(a) participant, or
    that the SBA has accepted for performance under the
    authority of the 8(a) Program, generally cannot be set aside
    for SDVOSB unless:
     SBA has consented to release the requirements from the
       8(a) Program
     The 8(a) concern no longer desires to continue performing
       the requirement
     The requirement is for commissary or exchange resale
       items
     Two or more SDVOSB concerns are expected to submit
       offers




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   To set aside an acquisition for competition restricted to
    SDVOSB concerns, the contracting officer must have a
    reasonable expectation of all of the following EXCEPT:
     Offers will be received from two or more service-disabled
       veteran-owned small business concerns
     Award will be made at a fair market price
     The anticipated award price of the contract (including
       options) will not exceed $5 million for a requirement within
       the NAICS codes for manufacturing or $3 million for a
       requirement within any other NAICS code
     None of the above




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   To set aside an acquisition for competition restricted to
    SDVOSB concerns, the contracting officer must have a
    reasonable expectation of all of the following EXCEPT:
     Offers will be received from two or more service-disabled
       veteran-owned small business concerns
     Award will be made at a fair market price
     The anticipated award price of the contract (including
       options) will not exceed $5 million for a requirement within
       the NAICS codes for manufacturing or $3 million for a
       requirement within any other NAICS code
     None of the above




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   The Annual Listing of Minority Institutions (MI),
    which identifies the “Federally recognized list of
    accredited MIs,” is prepared by the Department of
    __________:
     Education
     Defense
     Commerce
     Colleges and Universities




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   The Annual Listing of Minority Institutions (MI),
    which identifies the “Federally recognized list of
    accredited MIs,” is prepared by the Department of
    __________:
     Education
     Defense
     Commerce
     Colleges and Universities




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   In a SB set-aside situation, generally any SB
    concern proposing to furnish a product that it did
    not itself manufacture must:
     Furnish the product of any domestic manufacturer
     Furnish the product of a small business
      manufacturer
     Furnish the product of any manufacturer (domestic
      or foreign)
     Not be considered eligible to receive an award




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   In a SB set-aside situation, generally any SB
    concern proposing to furnish a product that it did
    not itself manufacture must:
     Furnish the product of any domestic manufacturer
     Furnish the product of a small business
      manufacturer
     Furnish the product of any manufacturer (domestic
      or foreign)
     Not be considered eligible to receive an award




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   All solicitations involving set-asides must specify:
     The applicable small business size standard and
      NAICS code
     The applicable small business size standard
     The applicable large business size standard and
      NAICS code
     The applicable NAICS code




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   All solicitations involving set-asides must specify:
     The applicable small business size standard and
      NAICS code
     The applicable small business size standard
     The applicable large business size standard and
      NAICS code
     The applicable NAICS code




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   Under the Indian Incentive Program, the amount of
    the incentive is ____________?
     5% of the total value of the prime contract
     5% of the total value of the subcontract awarded to a
      Native American entity
     Up to 5% of the total value of a prime contract
      awarded to a Native American entity
     Up to 5% of the total value of a subcontract awarded
      to a Native American entity




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   Under the Indian Incentive Program, the amount of
    the incentive is ____________?
     5% of the total value of the prime contract
     5% of the total value of the subcontract awarded to a
      Native American entity
     Up to 5% of the total value of a prime contract
      awarded to a Native American entity
     Up to 5% of the total value of a subcontract awarded
      to a Native American entity




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   How is the Indian Incentive Program currently
    funded?
     Congress has historically provided $8 million
      annually in the DoD Appropriations Act
     The Contracting Officer reserves funds authorized
      for the prime contract
     The Program is only funded if funds are available on
      the contract
     None of the above




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   How is the Indian Incentive Program currently
    funded?
     Congress has historically provided $8 million
      annually in the DoD Appropriations Act
     The Contracting Officer reserves funds authorized
      for the prime contract
     The Program is only funded if funds are available on
      the contract
     None of the above




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   In Phase III of the Small Business Innovation
    Research (SBIR) Process, which of the following
    transpires?
     The concept developed in Phase II is further
      developed.
     The scientific, technical, and commercial merit is
      considered
     The product is moved from the laboratory to the
      marketplace
     A determination of military or private sector
      application is made



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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   In Phase III of the Small Business Innovation
    Research (SBIR) Process, which of the following
    transpires?
     The concept developed in Phase II is further
      developed.
     The scientific, technical, and commercial merit is
      considered
     The product is moved from the laboratory to the
      marketplace
     A determination of military or private sector
      application is made



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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   Under the SBIR Program, who normally retains
    patent rights for any invention developed while
    participating in the Program?
       The Small Business
       The Government
       The Government with the SB retaining a royalty-free
        license to use the invention
       All answers are correct
       No answers are correct




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   Under the SBIR Program, who normally retains
    patent rights for any invention developed while
    participating in the Program?
       The Small Business
       The Government
       The Government with the SB retaining a royalty-free
        license to use the invention
       All answers are correct
       No answers are correct




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   The SBIR program funds early-stage R&D at small
    technology companies and is designed to:
       Stimulate technological innovation
       Increase private sector commercialization of federal
        R&D
       Increase small business participation in federally
        funded R&D
       Foster participation by minority and disadvantaged
        firms in technological innovation
       All answers are correct
       None of the answers are correct


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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   The SBIR program funds early-stage R&D at small
    technology companies and is designed to:
       Stimulate technological innovation
       Increase private sector commercialization of federal
        R&D
       Increase small business participation in federally
        funded R&D
       Foster participation by minority and disadvantaged
        firms in technological innovation
       All answers are correct
       None of the answers are correct


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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   Contracting activity Small Business Specialists refer
    recommendations that have been rejected by the contracting
    officer to:
     The SBA Associate Administrator for Government
        Contracting
     The SBA Procurement Center Representative assigned to
        the activity
     The SBA Government Contracting Area Office servicing
        the area in which the procuring agency is located
     The SBA Program Office responsible for the relevant
        program, i.e., HUBZone Program Office, 8(a) Business
        Development Program Office, SDB Program Office




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   Contracting activity Small Business Specialists refer
    recommendations that have been rejected by the contracting
    officer to:
     The SBA Associate Administrator for Government
        Contracting
     The SBA Procurement Center Representative assigned to
        the activity
     The SBA Government Contracting Area Office servicing
        the area in which the procuring agency is located
     The SBA Program Office responsible for the relevant
        program, i.e., HUBZone Program Office, 8(a) Business
        Development Program Office, SDB Program Office




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   Which of the following is NOT a Commercial
    Marketing Representative (CMR) responsibility?
     CMRs write subcontracting plans for potential prime
      contractors.
     CMRs identify, develop, and market small
      businesses to the large contractors and assist the
      small businesses in obtaining subcontracts.
     CMRs perform compliance reviews on large
      contractors’ subcontracting programs to assure
      compliance with all applicable laws.
     CMRs perform “joint” compliance reviews with
      DCMA on selected DOD Prime Contractors.



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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   Which of the following is NOT a Commercial
    Marketing Representative (CMR) responsibility?
     CMRs write subcontracting plans for potential prime
      contractors.
     CMRs identify, develop, and market small
      businesses to the large contractors and assist the
      small businesses in obtaining subcontracts.
     CMRs perform compliance reviews on large
      contractors’ subcontracting programs to assure
      compliance with all applicable laws.
     CMRs perform “joint” compliance reviews with
      DCMA on selected DOD Prime Contractors.



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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   What is the Contracting Officer’s responsibility
    once a decision is made to award a competitive
    8(a) contract?
       Notify the agency Small Business Specialist/Director
       Make a formal offer to the SBA District Office
        servicing the apparent successful offeror
       Make a formal offer to the Associate Administrator of
        the 8(a) Business Development Program
       Make a formal offer to the SBA District Office
        servicing the procuring agency
       None of the answers are correct


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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   What is the Contracting Officer’s responsibility
    once a decision is made to award a competitive
    8(a) contract?
       Notify the agency Small Business Specialist/Director
       Make a formal offer to the SBA District Office
        servicing the apparent successful offeror
       Make a formal offer to the Associate Administrator of
        the 8(a) Business Development Program
       Make a formal offer to the SBA District Office
        servicing the procuring agency
       None of the answers are correct


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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   When is the requirement for a Subcontracting Plan generally
    included in the solicitation?
     All acquisitions expected to result in a contract exceeding
       $550,000 ($1M for construction)
     Negotiated acquisitions expected to result in a contract
       exceeding $550,000 ($1M for construction).
     Sealed bid acquisition expected to result in a contract
       exceeding $550,000 ($1M for construction) that has
       subcontracting possibilities.
     Acquisitions expected to result in a contract exceeding
       $550,000 ($1M for construction) that have subcontracting
       possibilities.
     None of the above.




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   When is the requirement for a Subcontracting Plan generally
    included in the solicitation?
     All acquisitions expected to result in a contract exceeding
       $550,000 ($1M for construction)
     Negotiated acquisitions expected to result in a contract
       exceeding $550,000 ($1M for construction).
     Sealed bid acquisition expected to result in a contract
       exceeding $550,000 ($1M for construction) that has
       subcontracting possibilities.
     Acquisitions expected to result in a contract exceeding
       $550,000 ($1M for construction) that have subcontracting
       possibilities.
     None of the above.




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   When is a Subcontracting Plan generally NOT
    required?
       For personal services contracts
       From small businesses
       For contracts that will be performed entirely outside
        the US
       For modifications to contracts that do not contain
        the clause at 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business
        Concerns (or equivalent prior clauses)
       All of the above
       None of the above


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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   When is a Subcontracting Plan generally NOT
    required?
       For personal services contracts
       From small businesses
       For contracts that will be performed entirely outside
        the US
       For modifications to contracts that do not contain
        the clause at 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business
        Concerns (or equivalent prior clauses)
       All of the above
       None of the above


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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   Scenario: Acquisition value = $5 million and there
    are considerable subcontracting opportunities
    available. The apparent successful offeror is a
    Non-profit Organization. Is a subcontracting plan
    required?
     Yes
     No




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   Scenario: Acquisition value = $5 million and there
    are considerable subcontracting opportunities
    available. The apparent successful offeror is a
    Non-profit Organization. Is a subcontracting plan
    required?
     Yes
     No




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              Small Business Proficiency Test

   All prime contractors that fail to meet the goals
    negotiated in their subcontracting plans are
    subject to Liquidated Damages.
     True
     False




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              Small Business Proficiency Test

   All prime contractors that fail to meet the goals
    negotiated in their subcontracting plans are
    subject to Liquidated Damages.
     True
     False




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   There are several types of subcontracting plans (individual
    plan, master plan, commercial plan). There are specific
    reporting requirements linked to each type of plan (e.g. SF
    294, SF 295). If a DoD prime contractor has a commercial
    plan incorporated as part of its contract what would the
    general reporting requirements be?
     SF 294 and SF 295 to be completed semi-annually
     SF 294 to be completed semi-annually
     SF 295 to be completed semi-annually
     SF 295 to be completed annually
     SF 294 and SF 295 to be completed annually
     None of the above since they have a commercial plan.




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   There are several types of subcontracting plans (individual
    plan, master plan, commercial plan). There are specific
    reporting requirements linked to each type of plan (e.g. SF
    294, SF 295). If a DoD prime contractor has a commercial
    plan incorporated as part of its contract what would the
    general reporting requirements be?
     SF 294 and SF 295 to be completed semi-annually
     SF 294 to be completed semi-annually
     SF 295 to be completed semi-annually
     SF 295 to be completed annually
     SF 294 and SF 295 to be completed annually
     None of the above since they have a commercial plan.




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   DoD currently has a 5.8% SDB subcontracting goal.
    What is DoD’s HBCU/MI subcontracting goal?
       5% of total subcontracted dollars
       5% of total subcontracted dollars to educational
        institutions
       DoD’s HBCU/MI subcontract dollars are included in
        its SDB subcontract dollars for goaling purposes
       There is no mandated DoD HBCU/MI subcontract
        goal, but a “stretch” or “best efforts” goal should be
        negotiated into each subcontracting plan.
       None of the above



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   DoD currently has a 5.8% SDB subcontracting goal.
    What is DoD’s HBCU/MI subcontracting goal?
       5% of total subcontracted dollars
       5% of total subcontracted dollars to educational
        institutions
       DoD’s HBCU/MI subcontract dollars are included in
        its SDB subcontract dollars for goaling purposes
       There is no mandated DoD HBCU/MI subcontract
        goal, but a “stretch” or “best efforts” goal should be
        negotiated into each subcontracting plan.
       None of the above



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   The primary intent of the Comprehensive SB
    Subcontracting Plan Test Program is:
       To reduce the administrative burden on contractors
       To enhance subcontracting opportunities for SB and
        SDB
       To improve DoD’s SDB dollars for goaling purposes
       None of the above
       Both a. and b.
       Both b. and c.




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   The primary intent of the Comprehensive SB
    Subcontracting Plan Test Program is:
       To reduce the administrative burden on contractors
       To enhance subcontracting opportunities for SB and
        SDB
       To improve DoD’s SDB dollars for goaling purposes
       None of the above
       Both a. and b.
       Both b. and c.




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   As a SB Specialist you receive numerous invitations to
    participate in outreach events. In developing a strategy for
    determining which invitations to accept, you should consider
     The Return on Investment to your agency
     Whether the event addresses areas in your program that
       need improvement (e.g. targeted event for a specific SB
       category)
     Whether participation in the event will compromise your
       active participation as a member of the acquisition
       strategy team
     All of the above
     None of the above




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   As a SB Specialist you receive numerous invitations to
    participate in outreach events. In developing a strategy for
    determining which invitations to accept, you should consider
     The Return on Investment to your agency
     Whether the event addresses areas in your program that
       need improvement (e.g. targeted event for a specific SB
       category)
     Whether participation in the event will compromise your
       active participation as a member of the acquisition
       strategy team
     All of the above
     None of the above




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   Now that you have been appointed as the SB
    Specialist, a contracting officer has just sent over a
    subcontracting plan for you to review. The plan
    contains a SDB goal of less than 5%. Who can
    approve this GOAL?
     The Small Business Specialist
     The Contracting Officer
     The Contracting Officer’s supervisor
     Person two levels above the Contracting Officer




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   Now that you have been appointed as the SB
    Specialist, a contracting officer has just sent over a
    subcontracting plan for you to review. The plan
    contains a SDB goal of less than 5%. Who can
    approve this GOAL?
     The Small Business Specialist
     The Contracting Officer
     The Contracting Officer’s supervisor
     Person two levels above the Contracting Officer




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   You will also be responsible for reviewing planned
    acquisitions to make small business set-aside
    recommendations. Which of the following
    acquisitions are you responsible for reviewing?
     All acquisitions at all dollar thresholds
     All acquisitions over $10,000
     Only acquisitions over $100,000
     Only acquisitions between $2,500 and $100,000




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   You will also be responsible for reviewing planned
    acquisitions to make small business set-aside
    recommendations. Which of the following
    acquisitions are you responsible for reviewing?
     All acquisitions at all dollar thresholds
     All acquisitions over $10,000
     Only acquisitions over $100,000
     Only acquisitions between $2,500 and $100,000




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   Which of the following is NOT one of your duties as
    a small business specialist?
     Establishing a small business training program for
      acquisition personnel
     Briefing the activity commander on a regular basis
     Planning and conducting outreach activities
     Making acquisition set-aside determinations




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            Small Business Proficiency Test

   Which of the following is NOT one of your duties as
    a small business specialist?
     Establishing a small business training program for
      acquisition personnel
     Briefing the activity commander on a regular basis
     Planning and conducting outreach activities
     Making acquisition set-aside determinations




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   You receive a call from a not for profit
    organizations wishing to respond to a small
    business set-aside solicitation currently being
    advertised for your installation. A not-for-profit
    organization qualifies as a small business concern,
    and therefore is eligible to provide a response to
    the solicitation.
     True
     False




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              Small Business Proficiency Test

   You receive a call from a not for profit
    organizations wishing to respond to a small
    business set-aside solicitation currently being
    advertised for your installation. A not-for-profit
    organization qualifies as a small business concern,
    and therefore is eligible to provide a response to
    the solicitation.
     True
     False




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             Small Business Proficiency Test

   An interested party feels that another business
    concern responding to a small business set-aside
    solicitation may not actually qualify as a small
    business. The interested party may protest a small
    business’s size status by filing the protest:
       Only in writing directly to the Small Business
        Administration
       Within ten business days after the bid opening
       Orally with the Contracting Officer, as long as
        confirmed in writing
       All answers are correct.
       No answers are correct.


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   An interested party feels that another business
    concern responding to a small business set-aside
    solicitation may not actually qualify as a small
    business. The interested party may protest a small
    business’s size status by filing the protest:
       Only in writing directly to the Small Business
        Administration
       Within ten business days after the bid opening
       Orally with the Contracting Officer, as long as
        confirmed in writing
       All answers are correct.
       No answers are correct.


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   The contracting activity has advertised a
    requirement as a SB set-aside. However, an SBA
    certified 8(a) firm, who has the capability to
    perform this requirement, has just expressed an
    interest. The contracting officer should withdraw
    the SB set-aside and reissue the requirement as an
    8(a) set-aside.
     True
     False




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              Small Business Proficiency Test

   The contracting activity has advertised a
    requirement as a SB set-aside. However, an SBA
    certified 8(a) firm, who has the capability to
    perform this requirement, has just expressed an
    interest. The contracting officer should withdraw
    the SB set-aside and reissue the requirement as an
    8(a) set-aside.
     True
     False




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   DoD has a contract with Lockheed Martin as the
    prime contractor. Lockheed’s first tier
    subcontractor is Northrop Grumman. Northrop
    Grumman has a subcontract with a SB. The SB
    subcontracts to an Indian-owned business.
    Assuming that the proper procedures are followed,
    who would receive the Indian Incentive payment?
     Lockheed Martin
     The small business
     Northrop Grumman
     The Indian-owned business



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           Small Business Proficiency Test

   DoD has a contract with Lockheed Martin as the
    prime contractor. Lockheed’s first tier
    subcontractor is Northrop Grumman. Northrop
    Grumman has a subcontract with a SB. The SB
    subcontracts to an Indian-owned business.
    Assuming that the proper procedures are followed,
    who would receive the Indian Incentive payment?
     Lockheed Martin
     The small business
     Northrop Grumman
     The Indian-owned business



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   DFARS 232.501-1 currently identifies customary
    progress payment rates as follows:
     80% for large business
     90% for small business
     95% for small disadvantaged business (SDB)
                True
                False




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           Small Business Proficiency Test

   DFARS 232.501-1 currently identifies customary
    progress payment rates as follows:
     80% for large business
     90% for small business
     95% for small disadvantaged business (SDB)
                True
                False




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   Per the definitions at FAR 19.001, does the term
    “small business concern” include businesses
    located in outlying areas of the United States?
               Yes
               No




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   Per the definitions at FAR 19.001, does the term
    “small business concern” include businesses
    located in outlying areas of the United States?
               Yes
               No




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   Outreach is the most important part of every small
    business specialist’s job.
              True
              False




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   Outreach is the most important part of every small
    business specialist’s job.
              True
              False




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