Maintain current contracts by updating demographics, fee schedules, and any service changes; prepare, edit and/or coordinate requirements, program management and acquisition documentation, noncompetitive justifications, higher-level review packages and other documentation.
In this role, the selected candidate will support development of negotiation positions and assist in negotiations to finalize acceptable contractual arrangements. Prepare approval supporting documents that provide details for agreements reached during negotiations (e.g. price negotiation memorandum).
Responsible for assigned accounts, account expert for market access regarding contractual matters and negotiation concerns. Responsible for accurately tracking all existing contract and in negotiations terms for the accrual, forecast, management and government calculations reporting on a daily basis.
The Senior Contracts Specialist will support the customer requirements in all aspects of pre-award and post-award contract administration, including market research, providing business advice to customers, preparing acquisition and award packages, including all related acquisition documents.
Obtains on behalf of the Contracting Officer appropriate data from business and technical officials. As required by the lack of meaningful cost and price information, explores new or innovative contracting approaches to suggest an equitable contract arrangement.
Ensure regular, timely and thorough communication with all internal parties throughout the document review process as well as timely, accurate and thorough data entry into departmental systems and databases.
Provide acquisition support in all phases of the acquisition process to the Program Office at the SES leadership level for Mission Services Office (MSO) and Contracts Management Office (CMO) at Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA).
Lead cradle-to-grave contract activities, such as conducting market research, preparing solicitation documentation (pre and post award), reviewing proposals for compliance, performing cost/price evaluations, assisting with negotiating positions, reviewing and processing invoices.