Business Management, Construction Engineering, Contract Management
A-Frame is currently seeking a Senior Contract Specialist who has federal procurement background to support NOAA's Acquisition and Grants Office in Silver Spring, MD. Candidates shall submit their Resume detailing experience and accomplishments as it relates to the following:
Evaluate acquisition requests and serves as representative for the contracting officer during the acquisition planning stages
Analyze contracting methods, acquisition vehicles, and contract types
Conduct market research
Assist program personnel in the preparation of purchase request package documents including the Statement of Work, cost estimates, and Limited Source Justifications
Prepare solicitations to include instructions to offerors, develop evaluation criteria, compile and tailor appropriate clauses and provisions
Review proposals for compliance
Serve as technical advisor to contracting office management
Advise Source Selection Evaluation Board
Analyze cost and price data
Establish pre-negotiation position and assist Contracting Officer with negotiations
Support Contracting Officer to perform trade-off analysis and conduct debriefings
Prepare contract file document
Review invoices, draft contract modifications, assist with contract closeout
Candidate must have the meet the following requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in a business discipline or related field preferred (at least 24-credit hours in business required)
Must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage cradle to grave acquisitions independently.
Must have experience awarding high dollar value, multiple award, strategic sourcing contract vehicles.
Government contract certification required (CFCM, DAWIA, or FAC-C)
Experience with MS Office suite
Knowledge of federal contracting laws, regulations, directives, and procedures
Experience conducting procurements using procedures in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 8, 12, 13, 15, and 16
Knowledge of contract negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate and administer contracts where the contracting actions are well defined and precedents are available
Knowledge of contract administration principles/practices to monitor contractor performance and solve problems relating to contract modifications, contract progress, contract payments, and other similar problems
Knowledge of contract monitoring and management control techniques necessary to monitor the contractor's financial and business conditions and to detect indicators having an adverse impact on contract performance
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, managers, and government customers
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on years and level of experience.
About A-Frame Solutions
A-Frame Solutions’ mission is to support all aspects of the acquisition life cycle to achieve timely, effective, and quality results for the federal government and private clients. A-Frame Solutions (AFS) is a small business, co-founded by former Federal Contracting Officers who have a wide range of federal acquisition experience. The AFS team possess the skills and knowledge that can quickly meet the needs and challenges of our clients. The executive team for AFS has a combined 17 years of experience working as Contract Specialists and Contracting Officer’s awarding government requirements in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations.