Senior Contracts Specialist

Location: Reston, VA
Date Posted: 11-15-2017
We are seeking a Contract Specialist to support a Department of Defense client in assisting senior level personnel, middle management and junior personnel with providing innovative business strategies, agile procurement solutions, and developing and implementing the agency procurement policy/processes.
·         Provide cradle-to-grave contract support, such as preparing solicitation documentation (pre and post award), reviewing proposals for compliance, and assisting with negotiating positions
·         Serves as acquisition business advisors to DIA senior leadership, contracting officers, program managers, and other stakeholders.
·         Analyzes project requirement 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.
·         Conducts market analysis and assists in the preparation of pre and post award documentation
·         Creates 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.
·         Prepares 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.
·         Supports the CO in documenting evaluation of performance, contract termination and contract closeout.
·         Creates/Maintains Contract file folders, prepare solicitation documentation, and review proposals for compliance.

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • TS/SCI clearance active in the last two years
  • 8+ years of progressive government contract experience
  • DAWIA Level II or III Certification; or FAC-C in contracting preferred
  • Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of tools, including SharePoint
  • Knowledge  of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and acquisition planning
  • Active affiliation with acquisition related industry groups highly desired
  • Significant or expert knowledge of DIA and/or Intelligence contracting community highly desired
  • Ability to work independently and in a team on very complex acquisitions
  • Active affiliation with acquisition related industry groups highly desired
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