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This position is in the State Annex Building, SA-44, Federal Center Plaza, S.W., Washington, DC, in the Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA), at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
The incumbent of this position serves as co-Chair of the Contract Review Board, which is part of the Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA). M/OAA is the Agency's organization responsible for directing and managing its worldwide acquisition and assistance program and, as such, is integral and critical to the delivery of the Agency's annual development and humanitarian assistance program portfolios. This position provides critical quality assurance oversight over the Agency’s high dollar value procurement actions (i.e., $25M and above) to avoid costly sustained protests against Agency’s procurement actions, and has significant impact on the Agency’s ability to award procurement actions on time.
As a Procurement Analyst your duties will include the following:
- Serve as a recognized Agency expert for addressing new procurement concepts to resolve unprecedented contracting problems and issues that involve exceptional controversy. Provide overall policy oversight and management of the worldwide Contract Review Board (CRB) process.
- Advise the Agency’s Senior Procurement Executive and Senior M/OAA management on general trends on the quality of procurement documentation submitted for review. Provide instructions to the Agency’s Contracting Officers and others involved in the procurement process worldwide on steps required to improve procurement submissions and to avoid protests and/or claims.
- Ensure that CRB members are informed of scheduled meetings, that meeting minutes are disseminated to responsible Contracting Officers (COs) and Contract Specialists, and that trends are disseminated to the procurement community on an annual basis.
- Read documentation submitted to the CRB and note procedural errors, formatting errors, continuity of sections, and business decisions which could result in protests or disputes.
- Plan and manage the Agency’s compliance review and evaluation program, including the review of contracts covering complex, unusual, or unprecedented items and services. Serve as the principal Agency procurement and contracting advisor to program managers.
- Serve as a recognized Agency expert for reviewing and approving procurement strategy, plans, and techniques for major systems involving exceptional controversy, intensive legislative interest, or initiatives that affect a major segment of industry.
- Provide a review for all policy notices seeking input from M/OAA for changes in regulations. Complete actions with few precedents, such as for prototype equipment or systems, new partnerships, or for research and development functions. Provide training to M/OAA staff on CRB-related matters.
15 - The full performance level of this position is GS-15
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