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    Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Position Description Title/PD#: Contract Specialist/ PD#11009-A
    Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Available
    Telework: Eligible
    Virtual Position: No

    This recruitment is for two positions with the VHA Regional Procurement Office Central, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 15, located in Leavenworth, KS.

    THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH A CLOSING DATE OF 03/23/2021. Applications will be referred as received or as additional vacancies arise.

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    Contract Specialist/ PD# 10009-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.
    • Recommends 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.
    • 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 chief negotiator.
    • Prepares 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 for their own contract awards and for staff that lack requisite 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, 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.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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