Contracting Specialist - SME Acquisition
- Analyzes projects requirements from inception to closeout and develops solutions to agency's needs.
- Responsible for business improvement services in life cycle administration and management of contracts, contract negations; proposal guidance, preparation and management assistance.
- Duties include, but are not limited to, market analysis, purchase justifications, material lifecycle plans, bills of material, cost estimates, as well as product and service oriented draft statements of work.
- Provides services to coordinate and support development of customer needs statements, Requests for Information (RFis) and Requests for Quotes (RFQs ).
- Coordinates, reviews, and presents vendor responses to RFis, RFQs and service requests, and acquisition planning. Prepares Request for Proposals (RFP)/Invitation for Bids (IFB) preparation guidance, market research/ analysis, and selection and administration of terms and conditions.
- Prepare contact awards and modifications for Contracting Officer signature.
- Performs initial cost and price analysis on proposals received.
- Supports the Contracting Officer (CO) during the source selection process.
- Drafts contract negotiation memoranda and contract modifications for CO.
- Support the CO in documenting evaluation of performance, contract termination and contract closeout.
- Create/Maintain Contract file folders, prepare solicitation documentation, and review proposals for compliance
- Must possess specific industry experience with the acquisition lifecycle and associated best practices.
- Experience supporting and developing government procurements.
- Possess knowledge of the organization and contents of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense FAR (DFAR), agency specific regulations, and be current and knowledgeable of acquisition streamlining initiatives and reforms.
- Strong understanding of the uses of the various acquisition approaches and is able to formulate documentation for the various approaches.
- Demonstrates good organization and writing skills and ability to work with customers.
- Experience Level II or Level III DAWIA or FAC-C certification in the field of contracting or its equivalent is desired.
- Ability to multi-task and set priorities within a team environment.
- Excellent oral and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and acquisition planning.
- Expertise with using Microsoft tools (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
Job ID 2018-1620