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    Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Position Description Title/PD#: Contract Specialist 01016-A/ 01017-A
    Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Eligible
    Telework: Eligible
    Virtual Position: No

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    This recruitment is for two positions with the Service Area Office (SAO) East, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 1 located at Newington, CT; West Haven, CT; Togus, ME; Bedford, MA; Brockton, MA; Northampton, MA; Manchester, NH; Providence, RI or White River Junction, VT. Duty station is dependent upon space availability and supervisory approval.

    Contract Specialist 01016-A/ 01017-A

    Performs market research, reviews specifications and statements of work, and approves acquisition milestone plans. Ensures that specifications and statements of work are prepared in a manner which adequately describes the Government's requirements without restricting competition. 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. Advertises requirements and prepares solicitation documents using agency contract writing systems. Coordinates with the appropriate agencies on matters relevant to all aspects of socio-economic goal requirements. 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 incumbent determines the selected offeror(s) represents the best value (price and other factors considered) and meets regulatory requirements to be considered a responsible contractor. Resolves protests, mistakes in bids, late bid situations and coordinates with the Small Business Administration for Certificate of Competencies (COC's). Identifies appropriate negotiation team members; formulates pre-negotiation objectives; and facilitates the negotiation as the team leader and chief negotiator. Conducts negotiations for competitive and noncompetitive procurements. Conducts cost and/or price analysis of offerers' proposals, reviews auditors' reports for adequacy of analysis and conclusions, and considers all information in developing an overall pricing negotiation strategy. Prepares detailed price negotiation memoranda, outlining in writing the details of negotiations with contractors in competitive and noncompetitive negotiations. Conducts debriefings with non-successful offerers or bidders as requested.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position up to 5 nights per month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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