Problems facing the Head of Contracting Activity or the Senior Contracting Official  responsibilities

Problems facing the Head of Contracting Activity

Question Description
I’m working on a Business question and need guidance to help me study.

Assignment: Read the required readings and lesson. Write a short paper on the issues or problems facing the Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) or the Senior Contracting Official (SCO) responsibilities. Are there any ethical issues? Do research in trade journals and peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings to find what issues are being discussed this year and one year ago. Do not go further back than five years in your research.

Please remember, the focus is on the HCA and/or the SCO. Please do not make this a paper on ethical issues in contracting.

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) located at

Universal Commercial Code (UCC) located at


•Written Communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
•APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
•Length of paper: typed, double-spaced pages with no less than a two-page paper.
•Font and Font size: Times New Roman, 12 poin

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.