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    Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Position Description Title/PD#:  Contract Specialist / PD#12011-A

    Compressed/Flexible Schedules: May be authorized.

    Telework: May be authorized.

    This recruitment is for 12 position(s) with Service Area Office (SAO) Central, Network Contracting Office 12 (NCO 12),  12 position(s) located at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center  3100 Green Bay Road, Bldg. 1 North Chicago, Il 60064-3048.

    Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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    Conducts post-award conferences with Contractor and Government personnel to provide information and to clarify standard and special contractual provisions of the contract. Must meet all eligibility requirements to receive and maintain a Level ll FAC-C certification. Negotiates required changes to contract conditions to protect the agency. Performs cost/price analysis on change order proposals and analysis of delivery requirements. Negotiates prices and/or additional time required for performance and consideration on behalf of the Government. Advises technical personnel as to inadequate, ambiguous or vague specifications to avoid Government liability. Performs a complete review of recommended sole-source requirements and conducts necessary market analyses to test the noncompetitive assumptions of requisitions. Prepares required findings and sufficiently documents determinations in this regard. Conducts public bid openings, reviews bids and determines responsiveness and responsibility of low bidder in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements when using sealed
    bidding. For negotiated procurements the Contract Specialist determines the selected offeror(s) represents the best value (price and other factors considered) and meets regulatory requirements to be considered a responsible contractor. Conducts cost and/or price analysis of offerors' proposals, reviews auditors' reports for adequacy of analysis and conclusions, and considers all information in developing an overall pricing negotiation strategy.  Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 Nights per month

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All Status (Current / former federal employees, eligible veterans, special hiring authorities)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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