The NIH Office of Human Resources will accept applications for Lead and Supervisory Contract Specialist positions starting on November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019! NIH is filling positions in their various program areas utilizing this announcement. We encourage the submission of a cover letter identifying the NIH Office of Acquisitions (OA), Office of Research Facilities (ORF) as the area you are most interested in working.Learn more about this agency
The NIH Office of Acquisitions (OA), Office of Research Facilities (ORF) is seeking Lead and Supervisory Contract Specialists (A/E & Construction) and the vacancy announcement to apply is open now!
Are you an experienced acquisition professional with A/E and/or Construction contracting experience looking for a rewarding and challenging position to learn and grow professionally? Consider joining the NIH Office of Acquisitions (OA), Office of Research Facilities (ORF)!
As a Lead or Supervisory Contract Specialist in the Office of Acquisitions, your duties may include:
- Developing and strategizing with construction and/or AE program personnel for acquisition plans, including contracting and risk mitigation approaches, options, contracting strategies, contracting methods, competition, cost estimation, milestone schedule development, etc.
- Independently developing construction and/or AE written acquisition plans and other related documentation for review and signature by appropriate approvers
- Providing guidance to contracting staff on market research to identify potential sources and contract vehicles; prepare written documentation of market research
- Preparing and executing construction and/or AE Source Selection Plans, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and Combined Synopsis/Solicitations; ensuring each solicitation includes all appropriate solicitation terms and conditions
- Preparing Contracting Officer Final Decision Documents in regards to REA, Claims, etc.
- Developing subject and execution of training to Construction and/or AE contracting specialists in the performance of all pre-award and post-award contracting functions that require the use of fixed-price (primarily), cost-reimbursement, or a combination of contract methods and types to procure large, highly complex/high dollar construction projects, programs, or services where little or no contractual precedent exists
- Determining methods of construction and/or AE procurement, milestones, acquisition plans, and types of contract
- Requesting and/or performing price/cost analyses, utilizing a variety of price/cost analysis techniques for construction and/or AE requirements
- Formulating negotiation strategies for construction and/or AE changes, to include preparation, coordination and execution of Pre-Negotiation Objective Memorandums (POMs) and Price Negotiation Memorandums (PNMs) that detail the terms, conditions, and pricing strategy for the negotiation
- Conducting negotiations during the construction and/or AE procurement process, both pre-award and post-award
- Performing post-award monitoring of construction and/or contractor performance, negotiating delivery orders, extensions of period of performance, price adjustments (unforeseen conditions and customer requested changes), modifications to the contract and similar agreements, and contract closeout
- Choosing and formulating contracting approaches that satisfy Government requirements and meet the Government's objectives, urgency/emergency situations
- Determining the type of contract best suited to the specific requirement, and develop special clauses and terms and conditions applicable to the solicitation
- Pre-award contracting functions and artifact development supporting design and construction solicitations, including cost/price analyses
- Executing Design/Build and Design/Bid/Build solicitations, awards, negotiations, and review of post-award contracting artifacts and deliverables
- FAR -- Part 36 Construction and Architect -- Engineer Contracts
- Awarding and administer contracts and orders for the operations and maintenance of facilities using a variety of acquisition methods.
- Engaging with various stakeholders, both internal and external to the government, in a fast-paced environment.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551947800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.