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    The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.

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    As a Contract Specialist, you will be responsible for the following duties:

    -Performs contract functions (ex. Pre-award/post-award) required for the acquisition of the various services to meet the needs of the military department.

    -Prepares Acquisition Plan (AP), documenting details of the solicitation and type of contract envisioned.

    -Prepares Request for Proposal (RFP), selecting clauses, terms and conditions required by FAR and local implementing documents.

    -Monitors the solicitation through its entire phase, issuing amendments, answering potential offerors' questions, conducting pre-proposal conferences as necessary, and assuring that all suppliers are treated equally to maximize receipt of competition and minimize protests.

    -Evaluates offers based on input from staff offices and on own analysis of the responsiveness of individual offers. Prepares price analysis as necessary.

    -Formulates negotiation strategy and identifies areas subject to negotiation.

    -Conducts extensive negotiations before and/or after contract award. Negotiates required changes as necessary.

    -Conducts industry surveys or market analysis to determine availability of services and identify potential suppliers.

    -Performs the full range of contract administration functions and actions for the assigned purchase programs.

    -Handles complex, controversial post-award actions and problems, justifying and explaining issues and positions, and solving particular contractual problems.

    ABOUT THE POSITION: This is an Acquisition, Technology& Logistics (AT&L) Workforce Position in the Contracting Career Field. The incumbent will be required to become certified at Level II for a GS-12 position and Level III for a GS-13 position in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. AT&L position requirements will be used in the evaluation criteria.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current Permanent DoD Federal Employee. ICTAP (Must be in Commuting Area). Individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities are not required to be in the commuting area: Individuals with Disabilities, 30% Disabled Vet or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/AOC%20Eligibility%20Definitions%2020140611.pdf

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  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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