422 Week 5: Formal source selection

  Please before you reply understand that this bid requires a  forum post along   with 2 forum post responses below, both must be done. The responses are attached in a word document.  The budget is whats posted, please do not try to raise the price,  either you  will do  it or the next person will.  

Post your initial  reply by Thursday of this week. Your initial post should be at least 250  words.  Please respond to at least 3 other students.  Responses should  be a minimum of 100 words and can include direct questions.
Purpose of this assignment:
Describe any issues  or problems you have seen in source selection and contract award.  Refer  to Chapter 3 of the CMBOK for more details regarding source selection  and contract award.
Links to examine:
Source selection process located at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/policy/policyvault/USA007183-10-DPAP.pdf
Source selection video located at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEKJ4Ps6bsE
TED Talk about Difficult Negotiation
Link: http://www.ted.com/talks/william_ury?language=en
Congressional  Research Report on Defense Acquisitions: How DOD acquirers weapon  systems and recent efforts to reform the process. Link: http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL34026.pdf This is a good document about how process reform is being done currently.   
Research in the library or the web as well to find material that could support your position.
Instructions:   Your initial post should be at least 250 words.  Please respond to at  least 3 other students.  Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and  include direct questions.
Initial Post Due:  Thursday, 11:55 p.m., ET
Responses Due:  Sunday, 11:55 p.m., ET