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Question: You are a FEMA employee assigned as a contracting officer to work with Five Star Generators. Five Star Generators’ current contract, worth over $10 million, is being re-competed. A Five Star Generators manager asks you to write an endorsement for the company to use on its bid. The manager also offers you a job. Which of the following is the best course of action for you to follow?

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  1.  Refuse to take the job or give an endorsement, and notify your supervising contracting officer or the head of the contracting activity.
  2.  Provide the endorsement for the company, but turn down the job.
  3.  Refuse to take the job or give an endorsement, but offer Five Star Generators inside information regarding the bid.
  4.  Provide the endorsement for the company and agree to take their offer of employment.

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1. Refuse to take the job or give an endorsement, and notify your supervising contracting officer or the head of the contracting activity.


You are a FEMA employee assigned as a contracting officer to work with Five Star Generators. Five Star Generators’ current contract, worth over $10 million, is being re-competed. A Five Star Generators manager asks you to write an endorsement for the company to use on its bid. The manager also offers you a job.

The best course of action for you to follow is to refuse to take the job or give an endorsement, and notify your supervising contracting officer or the head of the contracting activity.

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