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    Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Position Description Title/PD#:Contract Specialist/ PD# 44077-A/44078-A/44092-A
    Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Yes
    Telework: Yes
    Virtual Position: No

    This recruitment is for four vacancies with the Office of Procurement, Acquisition, and Logistics - Strategic Acquisition Center.Two positions are located in Fredrick, MD and Two positions are in Fredericksburg, VA.

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    Responsibilities

    CONTRACT SPECIALIST PD#44077-A/44078-A/44092-A

    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, in accordance with Agency policies. Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Must meet all eligibility requirements to receive and maintain the Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC-C) Level II, within 12 months upon appointment into position for grade GS-12.



    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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