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Position Description Title/PD#: Contract Specialist/ PD#11009-A
Compressed/Flexible Schedules: May be authorized
Telework: Authorized after 6 months with supervisor approval
Virtual Position: No
This recruitment is for five positions with the VHA Regional Procurement Office Central, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 23 located at St. Paul, Minnesota.
THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH A CLOSING DATE OF 03/17/2021. Applications will be referred as received or as additional vacancies arise.
Contract Specialist/ PD# 11009-A
Responsibility for performing professional work involving the procurement of supplies and services using procedures outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations, VA Acquisition Regulations, Public Laws, and Agency policy. Assists the Acquisition Team Supervisors in coordinating contracting activities, performs
contract reviews and provides guidance regarding complex contracts administered by other contract specialists, identifies special training needs, and conducts mentoring and contract training. 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. Conducts public bid openings, reviews bids and determines responsiveness and responsibility of low bidder in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements when using sealed bidding. 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. 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. 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. Performs cost/price analysis on change
order proposals and analysis of delivery requirements. Negotiates prices and/or additional time
required for performance and consideration on behalf of the Government. Shall fully utilize contract writing system (i.e., Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS)), contract reporting system (i.e., Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)), financial management system (i.e., Integrated Funds Distribution, Control Point Activity, Accounting, and Procurement (IFCAP)) and prosthetics application suite (i.e., Graphical User Interface (GUI) (when applicable), in accordance with Agency policies. Performs other related duties as assigned.
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