[10 Test Answers] FEMA IS-245B: Introduction to the Federal Priorities and Allocations System

Here are the FEMA test answers to IS-245.B: Introduction to the Federal Priorities and Allocations System.

Overview: The FEMA IS-245.B course was published on 8/19/2020. This course introduces the Federal Priorities and Allocations System (FPAS), a regulation to help ensure the priority performance of contracts and orders for the timely delivery of critical materials and services to meet program requirements.  The course describes how the FPAS supports the FEMA mission.

Primary audience: All FEMA personnel responsible for management and oversight of FEMA emergency management programs, including FEMA program officials responsible for directing the use of FPAS priority ratings, and FPAS Officers appointed to advise and assist FEMA program officials in FPAS administration. In addition, anyone interested in learning more about FPAS, such as Contracting Officers/Specialists, may complete this course.

FEMA IS-245.B test answers

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Question 1. Who is responsible for supporting ACOs and COs in carrying out their responsibilities involving rated orders 
A. FPAS Officers✅
B. Department of Commerce
C. Prime Contractors
D. Chief Procurement Officer

Question 2. All of the following are mandatory when placing a priority rating EXCEPT 
A. A Program Identification Symbol
B. A definite quantity
C. A BIS-999✅
D. A specific delivery date

Question 3. Do rated orders always take precedence over unrated orders? 
A. Only if the entity placing the rating pays at least 10% more than other potential buyers
B. Yes, always when necessary to meet delivery dates specified in the rated orders✅
C. Yes, unless there is an existing, longstanding contract between the vendor and a customer with unrated orders
D. Yes, unless the vendor refuses to do business with the government

Question 4. The entity responsible for coordinating SPA requests involving homeland security programs with resource departments is the 
A. DHS Component FPAS Officer✅
B. Authorized Component Official
C. DHS FPAS Coordinator
D. Contracting Officer

Question 5. DPA Section 101 Authority can be used to 
A. Require acceptance and priority performance of contracts and orders to promote the national defense✅
B. Commandeer private supplies on behalf of state and local governments
C. Compel manufacturers to produce products in support of the federal government
D. Allow the federal government to compete with other customers in an open-bidding process

Question 6. Which DHS entity with DPAS authority can also use APAS authority to place ratings on food and bottled water 
C. All DHS components

Question 7. Which of the following is a PIS symbol for DHS Approved Programs? 
A. DO-N3✅
B. DD-T2
C. DM-E1
D. D2-R2

Question 8. When considering the use of DPA priorities authority to support a DHS contract, an ACO should do all of the following EXCEPT 
A. Direct a Contracting Officer to place an appropriate priority rating on the contract when it qualifies as supporting a DHS Approved Program
B. Request assistance from a FPAS Officer when uncertain about contract eligibility
C. Review the list of DHS Approved Programs to determine if the contract is eligible for support using DPA priorities authority
D. Ask the vendor or contractor for a list of entities placing non-rated orders that might be affected✅

Question 9. “ACO” stands for 
A. Administrator’s Coordination Officer
B. Acquisitions Control Official
C. A Contracting Officer
D. Authorized Component Official✅

Question 10. The Defense Production Act defines which term as programs for military and energy production or construction, military or critical infrastructure assistance to any foreign nation, homeland security, stockpiling, space, and any directly related activity 
A. DPAS eligible programs✅
B. national emergency
C. national defense
D. homeland security