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    Summary

    Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Position Description Title/PD#: Contract Specialist/ PD# 16017-A/16021-A
    Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Available
    Telework: Eligible
    Virtual Position: No

    This recruitment is for oneposition with the VHA Regional Procurement Office Central, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 16 located in Pineville, LA, and one position in New Orleans, LA.

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    Responsibilities

    Contract Specialist / PD# 16017-A/ 16021-A
    The Contract Specialist 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 analysis to test the noncompetitive assumptions of requisitions. Prepares required findings and sufficiently documents determinations in this regard. Solely responsible for selecting the appropriate method of procurement, i.e. simplified acquisition procedures, sealed-bidding, negotiations. Advertises all applicable requirements and prepares the solicitation document using agency contract writing systems for issuance, insuring regulatory and legal sufficiency, and promoting maximum competition. Conducts public bid openings, reviews bids, and determines responsiveness and responsibility of low bidder in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements when using sealed bidding. 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. Prepares detailed price negotiation memoranda, outlining in writing the details of negotiations with contractors in competitive and noncompetitive negotiations. Provides signatory authority and executes contract awards within warrant authority, as requested by supervisor. Serves as contract administrator on awarded contracts. Conducts post-award conferences with Contractor and Government personnel to provide information and to clarify standard and special contractual provisions of the contract. Negotiates required changes to contract conditions to protect the agency. Resolves problems of delivery, production, quality, inspection, differing site conditions, and other pertinent matters. Performs cost/price analysis on change order proposals and analysis of delivery requirements. Contract Specialist shall fully utilize contract writing system, contract reporting system, financial management system, and prosthetics application suite, in accordance with Agency policies. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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