Central Research is seeking a Contract Specialist to provide acquisition support services for our Federal Government client in Herndon, VA. This individual must have significant experience working with complex, high volume, and large dollar projects and contracts.
Responsibilities & Duties:
The Contract Specialist IV shall provide the full range of procurement related support services to support our customer’s acquisition tasks.
Pre-Award Acquisition Support: Provide advice, recommendations, and document preparation including; SOWs & SOOs, Justification and Approval, Acquisition Strategy and Support, Milestones, Evaluation Criteria Cost Estimates, Market Research and Market Surveys, Quality Assurance Plans, RFPs and RFQs, Source Selection, and miscellaneous pre-award documentation
Award and Selection Support: Provide support to the Contracting Officers and various technical offices to include: All types of source selections - formal, informal, and vendor screening processes; Contract Award Documents and Contract Award Acquisition Support
Post-Award Acquisition Support: Provide advice, recommendations, and documentation support including: contract administration, contract modification support, delivery and task order support, invoicing and closeouts
Other duties as assigned
Studies to include 24 semester hours of accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management
Minimum of 10 years of contracting experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
In depth functional knowledge of procurement practices and procedures including:
Government or commercial purchasing rental, or lease of supplies and equipment through open-market methods
Placement of purchase orders, placement of orders under blanket purchase agreements, under indefinite delivery contracts such as federal supply schedules, other purchase procedures pertinent to contracting, contract negotiation, and administration
Termination functions that include preparing solicitations, contract modifications, or supporting procurement documents, and evaluating and reporting on performance of contractors in meeting contract terms.
Demonstrated skill in obtaining and analyzing and developing product and price data for contract negotiations and conducting comparative analysis with historical data to develop recommendations on vendor section, terms, or prices
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Experience successfully negotiating and awarding contracts, contract modifications, and/or subcontracts, developing, preparing, and presenting terms and conditions in bids or proposals related to the awards of contracts, evaluating methods and efficiencies of allocating costs through various types of overhead and general administrative expense
Experience leading and/or providing technical advice and assistance to a group of professional employees responsible for the oversight and implementation of contract administration workload; to include contract closeout, pricing, negotiations and/or contract modifications\
Must be proficient using Microsoft Office applications
Experience in supplies and service contract
Ability to successfully obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance
Experience in formal source selections and research and development
DAWIA Level II or FAC-C certification of Level II or equivalent within the last 4 years
Military or DoD acquisition training and experience
Previously Held Warrants
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. It is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position. This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the company.
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