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    Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Position Description Title/PD#: Contract Specialist/ PD#11005-A
    Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Available
    Telework: Eligible after six months with supervisor approval
    Virtual Position: No

    This recruitment is for five positions with the VHA Regioanl Procurement Office Central, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 23 located at Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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    THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH A CLOSING DATE OF 04/27/2021. Applications will be referred as received or as additional vacancies arise.

    Contract Specialist/ PD# 11005-A

    • Aids requiring activities in performing market research, reviewing specifications and statements of work and approving acquisition milestone plans.
    • Performs a complete review of recommended sole-source requirements and conducts necessary market analyses to test the noncompetitive assumptions of requisitions.
    • Responsible for advertising all applicable requirements and preparing 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 SBA for Certificate of Competencies (COC's).
    • Conducts negotiations for competitive and noncompetitive procurements.
    • Conducts cost and/or price analysis of offerors' proposals, reviews auditors' reports for adequacy of analysis and conclusions and considers all information in developing an overall pricing negotiation strategy.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/574668200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.