Length of Assignment: 
Full-Time, Short-Term
Location: 
Washington, DC
This Position: 

The position provides senior level support for the pre-award and post-award functions for a variety of supply, service, architecture and engineering (A&E) and construction contracts for a Federal government agency.

Responsibilities: 

PROCUREMENT PREPARATION - Provide fully competent procurement activities in the pre-award and post-award phases of acquisitions, including supplies, architect and engineering services, and construction:

  • Independently develop milestone plans for assigned work

  • Anticipate unusual situations

  • Identify goods and services to be acquired by contract

  • Develop contractual documents including pricing arrangements

  • Develop and apply provisions and other terms and conditions

  • Work with requesting personnel to identify and resolve potential problem areas

VENDOR MANAGEMENT - Conduct pre-proposal/pre-bid conferences with prospective offerors/bidders to explain solicitation requirements.  Perform detailed analyses of all cost elements in contractor proposals, make competitive range determinations, and conduct post-award conferences to ensure effective contract start-up and performance.

CONTRACT AWARDS - Review costing information, plan negotiation strategy, coordinate strategy with the negotiations team and lead negotiations with the offerors, to arrive at the best contractual arrangement.  Prepare award documents, seeking appropriate Government approvals for each procurement.

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION - Manage all aspects of contract administration to include: negotiation and award of contract modifications and issuance of change orders, stop work orders, cure notices and show-cause notices. Monitor payment arrangements and close out contracts.  Terminate vendors for the convenience of the Government.

INNOVATION - Provide recommendations to the Department Head on potential methods of streamlining procurement processes.

Skills and Abilities: 
  • Advanced knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

  • Advanced knowledge of Federal case law and Comptroller General Decisions, Office of Federal Procurement Policy Letters and Federal Acquisition Acts

  • Strong business writing skills

  • Knowledge of cost accounting standards

  • Experience with the Automated Acquisition Management System (AAMS) (preferred)

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