Chenega Professional Services/Time Solutions, LLC seeks an Information Technology Acquisition Consultant to provide strategic business advice and full life-cycle acquisition support to USAID M/CIO to ensure the agency efficiently achieves its mission objectives through the use of Information Technology. Work location is Crystal City, VA. Secret clearance required. Full-time position with benefits package.
This individual shall assist in the planning, solicitation, negotiation, award, administration and closeout of contracts and interagency agreements. They ensure documentation is processed in a timely manner and is consistent with Federal and Agency acquisition and assistance rules, regulations, policies and procedures (e.g., the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), OMB Circulars, USAID Automated Directives System (ADS), the USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR), Office of Acquisitions and Assistance Contract Information Bulletins (CIB), Office of Acquisition and Assistance Administrative Memoranda (OPAM), Office of Acquisition and Assistance Procurement Executive Bulletins (PEB), Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives (AAPD).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)
- Providing advice and recommendations regarding the acquisition strategy;
- Administer policies and procedures to ensure achievement of federal socioeconomic goals such as those affecting small businesses, labor surplus areas, and disadvantaged business firms;
- Prepare solicitations which include a technical description of the services, supplies, equipment, or material desired and the delivery timeframe and other terms and conditions;
- Assist in the evaluation of contractor proposals, including the preparation of formal source selection plans and justifications for sole source contracting;
- Conduct cost and price analysis of submitted proposals;
- Prepare the government negotiation position;
- Determine the financial and performance capability of the offerors/recipients;
- Establish a competitive range for purpose of conducting negotiations; if necessary;
- Assist Contracting Officers in the negotiation of specific cost, fee or profit, and technical issues;
- Assist the Government in determining the proposal(s) that is in the Government's best interest from a cost and technical standpoint;
- Prepare required pre-award materials for review and approval of the Contracting Officer;
- Exercise award options and modifications to contracts, and resolve problems;
- Conduct post-award conferences;
- Ensure timely submission of required deliverables;
- Determine costs/prices allowed and approve or disapprove contractor's request for payments;
- Review contractor's management system, compensation structure, insurance plans, and purchasing system; review proposed subcontracts and consent requests;
- Perform cost or price analysis on proposals that involve contract changes, indirect rate agreements, and settlements;
- Negotiate contract modifications, terms and costs of changes;
- Monitor contractor's financial condition, compliance with labor and industrial relations matters, use of government property, and small and minority business mandatory subcontracting programs;
- Determine contractor compliance with Cost Accounting Standards and Disclosure Statements, if applicable;
- Assist with contract terminations as needed, including preparation of cure or show cause notices to correct severe performance deficiencies;
- Analyze claims and negotiate final settlements;
- Prepare findings of fact and recommend decisions under the Disputes clause to the Contracting Officer;
- Assist in the de-commitment and de-obligation of excess funds in awards and prepare them for close-out;
- Close out awards, monitoring delivery of the contract end items and inclusion of final reports and clearances;
- Automated Directives System (ADS) Review - Assist with the review of applicable ADS Chapters and provide recommended revisions as necessary.
Minimum Qualifications:(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or another relevant discipline and a minimum of 6 years of experience in acquisition management. Master’s degree preferred.
- Must have demonstrated experience with developing acquisition strategies for IT services, preferably major IT investments.
- Must possess an Active Secret Clearance.
- PMP certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excel skills must be intermediate or higher.
- Ability to communicate complex principles and concepts in clear writing.
- Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and OMB Circulars, including OMB Exhibit 300.
- Ability to perform analysis and verification of solutions within the IT environment.
- Executive and political savvy.
- Ability to manage large projects.
- Skilled at balanced score care implementation; ability to measure and work with metrics.
- Ability to map analytics back to critical project success factors/SSO (Statement of Objectives).
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal, collaboration, and organizational skills.
Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
Native preference under PL 93-638.
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