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    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.

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    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.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1102 Contracting

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.