MINIMUM CLEARANCE LEVEL: Public Trust CITIZENSHIP: US Citizenship LOCATION: Fort Worth, Texas
Responsible for overall business analysis recommendations and reports for this project. Applicant must have demonstrated ability to ensure reports and deliverables meet expectations, and are of outstanding quality, and to interface contract managers. Individual provides expert contracting consultation and program analytical activities. Reviews project execution regularly (at least quarterly) to ensure contractual and financial. The position requires an individual with demonstrated evidence of use of excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as proven ability to meet deadlines and perform under pressure in an uncertain environment.
The Sr. Acquisition Specialist will ensure an elevated level of customer service in performance of its duties. Duties include but are not limited:
Assists with developing solicitations and funding opportunity announcements (FOA). Assists with determining specific contract and assistance language, terms and conditions, and clauses. Assist with selecting the appropriate type of contract and coordinate with socioeconomic specialists relative to special programs. Assists with determining minimum or maximum contract limitations, method of award, transportation and delivery, and publication and distribution of solicitations. Evaluates bids or offers submitted, determines responsiveness to the solicitation, evaluates offeror's capacity to perform and comply with contract clauses and specifications, coordinates with technical specialists, prepares evaluation reports for source selection officials and evaluates protests and mistakes in bids. Assists in planning and developing solicitation and FOA requirements, economical quantities, market conditions, delivery requirements, industry capabilities, specifications required, and capability assessments.
Assists with determining reasonableness of costs or prices offered. Performs cost and price analysis, analyzing industry pricing practices applicable to assigned requirements and economic developments relative to increased material, labor, or transportation costs as reflected in price indices. Evaluates cost and price data submitted by offerors to support direct and indirect costs and fee or profit.
Assists with acquisition planning and negotiations on cost and price, technical requirements, and terms and conditions of the contract.
Assists with contract administration. Plans and conducts post-award conferences to assure understanding of contractual requirements. Following awards, monitor all phases of award and closing, including assessment of technical progress and performance. Evaluates performance related to delivery and cost, recommends position to be taken by the Government on consent actions, recommends remedial action for problems as they develop, ensures effective use of Government property. Assists with settling a variety of claims and negotiating settlement agreements and assists with closing out contracts when completed or otherwise terminated.
Performs market analysis to determine availability of the requirement or offerors. Monitors industry factors related to the requirement, such as strikes, shortages, and inflation. Analyzes market trends, availability of specialized expertise, and technological advances. Assesses the impact of socioeconomic considerations on contract actions. Reviews industry publications and meets with industry representatives to acquire or exchange information.
Assists with financial assistance administration. Manage and coordinate a grants portfolio including inter-agency agreements and Cooperative Agreements. Evaluate grant proposals and provide guidance on cooperative agreements, cost-share agreements, participating agreements, collection agreements, interagency and intra-agency agreements and memoranda of understanding. Following awards, monitor all phases of award and closing, including assessment of technical progress and performance.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required.
Minimum 10 years of overall experience (combination of education and ten (10) years of procurement/acquisition experience, and at least 3 of those years must have been at a senior level).
Expert knowledge in contract management, and or project support management.
Portfolio Management strongly preferred.
DAWIA certifications: Contracting Level III preferred
Knowledge of negotiation techniques and skill in devising negotiation strategies to deal with contractors in resolving such problems as reducing costs, adjusting delivery schedules, and negotiating in sole source environments.
The position requires knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification and resolution of grants administration issues and knowledge of laws, regulations, agency policy, precedent cases, and other requirements that affect grant program administration.
Must be proficient in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word.
Seventh Sense Consulting offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life, disability, 401k, and paid time off.
Internal Number: 1110
About Seventh Sense Consulting
Seventh Sense Consulting (SSC) was established in 2012 to support Civilian and Defense Agencies ability to enhance the integration, transparency and execution of core acquisition, procurement, IT program management functions, as well as the use of enabling tools that promote processes that yield collaborative sharing of data and information to enhance overall performance of acquisitions and program execution. Our overall objective is to help our clients determine what to buy, how to buy it, how to improve the workforce and the processes that are related to buying. Bottom-line, we ensure our clients get the value and acquisition outcomes they require.