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					                                       Chapter 3
                                  Contingency Funding


1. What are the three basic fiscal constraints appropriated funds are subjected to? (Ref;
FISCAL LAW CONSTRAINTS)

           a.   Time, Amount, United States Code (USC)
           b.   Bona fide need, time, purpose
           c.   Time, amount, purpose
           d.   Purpose, Amount, agency ownership

2. The bona fide needs rule provides for what? (Ref; FISCAL LAW CONSTRAINTS)

           a. Specifically funds are available and certified
           b. Funds are available only to satisfy requirements arisen during their period
              of availability
           c. The appropriate “color” of money is available to buy any supplies
           d. CCOs may be whatever, whenever needed

3. The bona fide need is determined when: (Ref; FISCAL LAW CONSTRAINTS)

           a.   the CCO certifies the requirement as valid
           b.   the Government obligates the appropriated fund
           c.   the funds are presumed to be available
           d.   the contractor delivers the goods/performs the services

4. How long is the period of availability for MILCON funds? (Ref; FISCAL LAW
   CONSTRAINTS)

           a.   1 year
           b.   3 years
           c.   5 years
           d.   7 years


5. The bona fide need for supplies exists when: (Ref; FISCAL LAW CONSTRAINTS)


           a.   the Government actually will be able to use such item(s)
           b.   the Government obligates the appropriated fund
           c.   the funds are presumed to be available
           d.   the contractor delivers the goods/performs the services

6. Normally, severable services are bona fide needs of the: (Ref; FISCAL LAW
CONSTRAINTS)
           a. period in which they will be performed but not later than 1 Oct of the
              obligated fiscal year
           b. period in which the services are performed
           c. year in which a contract is executed
           d. period of which the monies are certified

7. Non-severable services bona fide needs of the: (Ref; FISCAL LAW CONSTRAINTS)

           a. period in which they will be performed but not later than 1 Oct of the
              obligated fiscal year
           b. period in which the services are performed
           c. year in which a contract is executed
           d. period of which the monies are certified

8. Construction contracts obligated and awarded late in the fiscal year must have a
performance start within how many days? : (Ref; FISCAL LAW CONSTRAINTS)

           a.   45
           b.   15
           c.   30
           d.   90

9. The “Purpose Statute” prohibits what? (Ref; FISCAL LAW CONSTRAINTS)

           a. Spending money on research and development fuels
           b. Spending money on objects other than those for which appropriations have
              been made
           c. Using appropriated funds on MWR resale items
           d. Utilizing non-appropriated funds for MWR recreational services

10. At what point must the bona fide need exist? (Ref; FISCAL LAW CONSTRAINTS)

           a.   before award
           b.   at time of award, not performance
           c.   after award
           d.   at time of performance

11. A knowing and willful violation of the “Anti-Deficiency Act” is punishable by: (Ref;
FISCAL LAW CONSTRAINTS)

           a.   $10K fine, 35 years in prison, or both
           b.   Up to two years in prison
           c.   Up to $5K fine and two years in prison, or both
           d.   Up to a $10K fine, 2 years in prison, or both
12. Keep bona fide need in mind, if a construction contract is obligated and awarded on
    15 Sep 07, which of the following dates must work commence and invoices be
    submitted? (Ref; FISCAL LAW CONSTRAINTS)

           a.   31 Dec 07
           b.   15 Nov 07
           c.   30 Oct 07
           d.   15 Dec 07

13. What are the three expenditure general rules of the “Necessary Expense Doctrine”
test under the purpose statute general rule? (Ref; FISCAL LAW CONSTRAINTS)


           a. Logically related to the appropriation, not prohibited by law and not
              otherwise provided for
           b. appropriate to the means of delivery, authorized use as agency dictates,
              prioritized mission need
           c. used as joint agency directs, not otherwise prohibited by law, appropriate
              to the means of delivery
           d. None of the above

14.What funds are appropriated by congress for permanent improvement in annual
appropriation acts and what is the threshold requiring Congressional approval? (Ref;
TYPES OF CONTINGENCY FUNDING)

           a.   O&M; $750K
           b.   MilCon; $1.5M
           c.   Maintenance and Repair; $1.5M
           d.   NAF; $5K


15. What type of funds are used for the day-to-day expenses incurred during training
exercises and deployments? (Ref; TYPES OF CONTINGENCY FUNDING, (O&M))

           a.   Operation and Maintenance (O&M)
           b.   Maintenance and Repair
           c.   Official Representation Funds (ORF)
           d.   Commander’s Emergency Response Program (CERP)

16. Which is not an example of funding for military construction in a contingency? (Ref;
    TYPES OF CONTINGENCY FUNDING)

           a. Combat Commander Initiative Fund (CCIF)
           b. Contingency construction up to the amount appropriated for that purpose
              when authorized by the SECDEF
           c. O & M funds used to carry out unspecified minor military construction
              projects less the $750K
           d. Funding for temporary facility projects during a declared contingency;
              projects must be between $750K - $3M

17. Commanders may use O&M funds to purchase unit coins for the purpose of: (Ref;
    TYPES OF CONTINGENCY FUNDING)

           a.   Recognizing outstanding contribution
           b.   To "enhance esprit de corps”
           c.   Mementos to build goodwill with local officials
           d.   A personal award with a specific commander’s name on it

18. When mixing funding for construction and Architect & Engineer contracts that site
    both appropriated and NAF funds, how do you write these contracts as? (Ref; TYPES
    OF CONTINGENCY FUNDING)

           a. Appropriated fund contracts with all the appropriated fund requirement
           b. NAF fund contracts with all the NAF fund requirement
           c. As a Mixed contract with all of the appropriated fund requirement for the
              appropriated portion and all the NAF fund requirement for the NAF
              portion
           d. None of the Above

19. Emergency and Extraordinary Expenses (E&EE) may be used by service secretaries
    for emergency and extraordinary expenses. At what level must the Secretary notify
    the appropriate committees of Congress? (Ref; TYPES OF CONTINGENCY
    FUNDING)

           a.   $2,000.00
           b.   $25,000.00
           c.   $100,000.00
           d.   $500,000.00

20. Commanders’ Emergency Response Program (CERP) funds are used by coalition
    military commanders to quickly meet humanitarian, relief, and reconstruction needs
    in their geographic area of responsibility. What type of CERP projects is exempt
    from the FAR?(Ref; TYPES OF CONTINGENCY FUNDING)

           a.   Project that the government benefit from
           b.   Cleaning up highways by removing waste and debris
           c.   Both b & d
           d.   Transporting water to remote villages, upgrading schools and clinics
21. What funding has its legal basis in the “emergency and extraordinary expenses”
statute and may only be used for providing official courtesies to authorized guests? (Ref;
TYPES OF CONTINGENCY FUNDING)

           a.   CERP
           b.   Official Representation Funds (ORF).
           c.   Combatant Commander Initiative Fund (CCIF)
           d.   Development Fund for Iraq (DFI)

22. What funding can be spent for unanticipated, short notice construction, but cannot
exceed $500K without the Secretary of Defense notifying the appropriate committees of
Congress? (Ref; TYPES OF CONTINGENCY FUNDING, pg 22)

           a.   Emergency and Extraordinary Expenses (E&EE)
           b.   CERP
           c.   O&M
           d.   CCIF

23. What funding program is specifically exempt from the Federal Acquisition
Regulation under certain and specific needs? (Ref; TYPES OF CONTINGENCY
FUNDING)

           a.   CCIF
           b.   DFI
           c.   Commanders’ Emergency Response Program (CERP).
           d.   O&M

24. Who may direct Foreign Disaster Assistance (FDA) be used outside the United States
to respond to manmade or natural disasters when necessary to prevent loss of life? (Ref;
TYPES OF CONTINGENCY FUNDING)

           a.   President of the United States (POTUS)
           b.   Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)
           c.   Executive Agent
           d.   Certifying Official/Comptroller


25. The two initial key uncertainties for customer purchase requests during a contingency
situation are: (Ref; PURCHASE REQUESTS)

           a.   Customer transmission process(es) and information needed
           b.   Electronic availability and ordering authority
           c.   Location delivery and timing of request
           d.   Funds availability, certifying official and location of delivery
26. Types of purchase requests include, but are not limited to the following: (Ref;
PURCHASE REQUESTS)

           a.   Air Force Form (AFF) 4010
           b.   Department of Defense Form (DDF) 448/448-2/616/1349
           c.   Department of the Army Form (ARF) 3953 and AFF 9/4009
           d.   All of the above

27. All purchase requests must meet two requirements: (Ref; PURCHASE REQUESTS)

           a.   Funds are available, authorized representative signature
           b.   Proper form and certified funds
           c.   Point of contact available, “good” description
           d.   “Good” description, certified funds

28. Who is the only agent having express written authority to bind the US Government?
(Ref; PURCHASE REQUESTS)

           a.   Deployed Unit Commander
           b.   Contracting Officers (COs)
           c.   Team Leaders/Flight Chief(s)
           d.   Personnel in ranks O-6 or higher

29. The principal features of a purchase description may be determined by answering
questions such as: (Ref; PURCHASE REQUESTS)

           a.   What is it?
           b.   What is it used for?
           c.   What does it do?
           d.   All of the above

30. When defining and specifying requirements, contracting activities and their customer
will consider: (Ref; PURCHASE REQUESTS)

           a.   Technical needs and business strategies
           b.   Business strategies and rank of the primary customer
           c.   Competition restriction opportunities
           d.   CO economy of effort

31. A generic purchase description is written in simple language with one exception:
(Ref; PURCHASE REQUESTS, Preparing a Purchase Description)

           a. You must use military specifications
           b. You do not need a supplier address
           c. Brand names are prohibited without a separate written justification
          d. When military specifications are used, the customer must reference an
             appropriate Technical Order (TO) or regulation

32. Number of peacetime requirements may be waived in an overseas contingency.
    These waivers may include all of the following except: (Ref; PURCHASE
    REQUESTS)

          a.   Labor Laws
          b.   Synopsis requirements
          c.   Bonding requirements
          d.   Bona Fide Need

33. The purchase description should clearly describe: (Ref; PURCHASE REQUESTS)

          a. Essential physical and functional characteristics
          b. The level of effort for personal services
          c. Personal name, home address, electronic mail, and phone number of the
             customer
          d. Describe at length how the purchase will be paid for

34. Which of the following documentation may accompany purchase requests as required
    for construction projects?(Ref; PURCHASE REQUESTS)

          a.   Cost Breakdown
          b.   Schedule of Material Submittals
          c.   Government Estimate of Completion Costs and Bidding Schedule
          d.   All of the above

35. For Brand Name/Sole Source Requirements: When must the using activity furnish a
    detailed, written justification, signed by the technical personnel and Officer-in-
    Charge of the activity for which the item is being requested? (Ref; PURCHASE
    REQUESTS)

          a.   less than $25,000
          b.   less than $50,000
          c.   greater than $50,000
          d.   greater than $100,000


36. For construction projects, additional supporting documents that may accompany
purchase requests include, but are not limited to: (Ref; PURCHASE REQUESTS)

          a.   Cost breakdown, or Independent Government Estimate (IGE)
          b.   Quote received during market research
          c.   Main supplier proposal
          d.   List of material submittals already provided
37. Why is close coordination between the contracting officer and funding agent
necessary? (Ref; PURCHASE REQUESTS)

          a. To determine actual obligations so the funding document will be
             accurately reported to the supporting Accounting and Finance Officer
             (AFO)
          b. To determine future obligations so the funding document will be
             accurately reported to the supporting Accounting and Finance Officer
             (AFO)
          c. To determine actual obligations so the funding document will be
             accurately reported to the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative
             (COTR).
          d. To determine future obligations so the funding document will be
             accurately reported to the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative
             (COTR).

38. The Joint Acquisition Review Board (JARB) is normally chaired by the: (Ref;
CONTRACTING RELATED BOARDS)

          a.   Joint Forces Commander (JFC)
          b.   Subordinate JFC Deputy Commander or J4
          c.   Staff Judge Advocate
          d.   Joint Staff Comptroller

39. What is the goal of the JCSB? (Ref; CONTRACTING RELATED BOARDS)

          a. To lead the JARB
          b. To maximize the contracting capabilities of the JOA while minimizing the
             competition for limited vendor capabilities
          c. To determine which projects should be contracted in the AOR
          d. None of the above


40. What is the primary purpose of the Joint Contracting Support Board (JCSB)? (Ref;
CONTRACTING RELATED BOARDS)

          a. To be the primary joint acquisition, not contracting, board
          b. To function as a coordination/deconfliction activity for contracting in joint
             operations
          c. Serve as the key board of advisors operating the Regional Contracting
             Centers directly
          d. None of the above

41. For bulk funding purchase requests: (Ref; FUNDING PROCEDURES)
          a. Reject the purchase request back to the customer since these are improper
             in the contingency environment
          b. Coordinate with the Finance officer to ensure they are maintaining a
             running to track such bulk fund usage
          c. Obligate all bulk funds to one contract, one supplier
          d. The CO is responsible for maintaining a record of obligations and
             monitoring the remaining balance of funds

42. The CCO or the Customer should contact the accounting and finance office for
procedures to fund which of the following? (Ref; FUNDING PROCEDURES)

          a.   Medical supplies
          b.   Food, Goods and Services
          c.   Vehicle rentals for recreational activities
          d.   All of the above


43. What is the agency code of fund cite “21 8 3400 308 67A2 231010 01 59290 503000
ESP 8Z”? (Ref; FUNDING PROCEDURES, FY)

          a.   Navy
          b.   Marines
          c.   Army
          d.   Air Force

44. What is the “8” of fund cite “21 8 3400 308 67A2 231010 01 59290 503000 ESP 8Z”
mean? (Ref; FUNDING PROCEDURES)

          a.   Agency
          b.   Fiscal Year
          c.   Type of appropriation
          d.   Budget activity code

45. The full spectrum of government financing should be considered to facilitate
business partnerships and economic growth in Iraq. Which form of payment presents the
highest risk? (Ref; FUNDING PROCEDURES)

          a.   Advance payments
          b.   Progress Payments
          c.   Payments for partial deliveries
          d.   Performance based payments and commercial interim payments

46. Unauthorized commitments may be ratified for the following reasons except: (Ref;
UNAUTHORIZED COMMITMENTS AND RATIFICATIONS)
a. Funds are available and were available at the time the unauthorized
   commitment was made
b. The contracting officer recommends payment and legal counsel concurs in
   the recommendation, unless agency procedures expressly do not require
   such concurrence
c. The individual that made the unauthorized commitment determines the
   price to be fair and reasonable
d. Supplies or services have been provided to and accepted by the
   Government, or the Government otherwise has obtained or will obtain a
   benefit resulting from performance of the unauthorized commitment

				
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