A-Frame Solutions (A-Frame) supports all aspects of the acquisition life cycle to achieve timely, effective, and quality results for the Federal Government and private sector clients. A-Frame provides Contract Specialist Support, Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Support, and Contract Management Support to help assist in the government acquisition life cycle. Currently, A-Frame is seeking a Mid to Senior-level Contract Specialist to support the Office of Acquisition and Grants within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Silver Spring, MD.
A-Frame Solutions is looking for Mid to Senior Level Contract Specialists in the DC/MD/VA area to perform cradle to grave acquisitions, including solicitation preparation, proposal evaluation, cost and price analysis, source selection process, and contract administration activities. You will be expected to work independently and have experience working on high dollar value contracts.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Acquisition and Grants Office 1325 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluate acquisition requests and serves as representative for the contracting office 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
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
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, FAC-C)
Experience with MS Office suite and Google Apps is desired
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
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
Excellent interpersonal, listening, verbal and written communication skills
Must be able to pass a government background check prior to starting work
Minimum 10+ years of federal contracting experience
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. Work is generally performed with standard office equipment available.
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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.