Business Management, Management Information Support, Project Management
Sawdey Solution Services, Inc., an ISO 9001 certified company, provides innovative strategic and technical planning, engineering, information technology, acquisition, integration, cyber security, financial management, logistics, and program management services to our customers far exceeding expectations through continual improvement of our Quality Management System. We are seeking a Lead Acquisition Specialist to support the Veteran’s Administration in Washington, D.C.
Description: The Lead Acquisition Specialist will lead the project by initiating, supervising, and/or developing requirements from project’s inception to conclusion. Provide strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to project staff. The Lead Acquisition Specialist will perform day-to-day management of task order support operations. The Lead Acquisition Specialist will organize, direct, and coordinate the planning and production of all contract support activities. This is a hands-on Lead position, so they will also provide pre-solicitation, post award, and acquisition and data support. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills. Provide pre-solicitation, post award, acquisition and data support.
Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To: • Draft and deliver a Contractor Project Management Plan (CPMP) that outlines and defines our approach, timeline, and tools to be used in task order execution and maintain monthly throughout the contract life-cycle. • Lead/coordinate development of acquisition strategies, approaches, and resultant acquisition packages for up to 40 acquisitions and provide acquisition packages. • Collaborate with program and project managers to translate program/project requirements into contractual and technical requirements. • Work with management teams to review alternative approaches and recommend acquisition strategies that will achieve optimal solutions, considering costs, performance, and schedule, and obtain approval for these acquisition strategies and acquisition packages from the COR. • Execute market research activities necessary to collect and analyze information about capabilities within the market to satisfy agency need. • Execute the tasks required by Part 10 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). • Develop, distribute, and maintain project acquisitions and Acquisition Review Module (ARM)/BTT. • Coordinate with project officials to gather acquisition and technical requirements, compile documents, distribute drafts, incorporate comments, and communicate document purpose, content, format, and schedule issues to team participants. • Coordinate the development and processing of the complete acquisition package, including input and submission into ARM, and monitoring and updating package documents through contract award. • Prepare and obtain COR approval for each of the full acquisition packages as determined by the ACQL. • Ensure all documents comply with OI&T, QPR, and destination acquisition center policy, technical and program requirements, formats, templates, and guidance.
• Coordinate with project teams, budget teams, and contracting teams to modify as necessary to meet the individual requirements of the assigned contracting team while ensuring all pertinent documents are posted on the QPR Business Office SharePoint site. • Support acquisition CORs and PMs with post award activities. • Coordinate with CORs and PMs to obtain contract quad charts updates, develop contract quad charts (e.g., PowerPoint presentations), and facilitate contract status meetings. • Coordinate with CORs and PMs to develop contract modifications and amendments as needed to support program requirements. • Review and provide status of COR contract files and provide recommendations on more efficient or effective methods to capture required contract information and records. • Document status and recommendations in the Contract File Status Report. • Provide the Contract Quad Charts Updates, the contract modifications and amendments, and the Contract File Status Reports. • Track, update, and maintain an automated listing of all contract data, documents, and versions; the data shall be stored and retrievable on demand, centralized on the SharePoint Site. • Retrieve data/documents from an existing system or receive data/documents from the Government. • Collect, store, organize, track and update/maintain pre-award and post award contract data, documentation and artifacts associated with all acquisitions within QPR SharePoint site. • Track and update the SMEs and POCs for each acquisition. • Respond to Government requests for and provide Document Retrieval and Ad Hoc Reports. • Generate, document, and archive Pre- and Post- Award Procedures to achieve mission success. • Coordinate and facilitate all required information by reporting status on all acquisitions. • Provide weekly meeting minutes. • Manage, maintain, and update information in the SharePoint portal throughout the budget and acquisition cycles. • Transition activities and services to the Federal Government or to a follow-on Contractor at the end of task order for a period of 60 calendar days. • Provide all pertinent information needed to continue the services being performed and all deliverables provided to date under this task order. • Provide current inventory of all Government-owned information or assets used along with full support in the reconciliation of this inventory. • Provide “shadowing” and other knowledge transfer meetings and opportunities to facilitate the transfer of information, processes, and data needed to continue the services. • Provide up-to-date program management documents, reports, process flows, dashboard, templates, training master materials, and any other artifact as requested. • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
Experience: • Five (5) years of experience in the acquisition process and its milestones. • Ten (10) years of leadership experience with progressively higher responsibility in the public and/or private sector in the IT and/or consulting fields.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: • Project Management certification (i.e. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or other equivalent/recognized Project Management certification) is desired.
Other Required Skills & Abilities: • Must have experience with the Information Technology. • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract. • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
Security Clearance: Must be able to pass a Background Investigation.
US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens. Sawdey Solution Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/41 CFR 60—1.4 and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or veteran status
About Sawdey Solution Services, Inc.
Sawdey Solution Services, Inc., an ISO 9001 certified company, provides innovative strategic and technical planning, information technology, acquisition, integration, knowledge management, logistics and program management to the Federal Government... far exceeding customer expectations. Based in Dayton, Ohio since 2001, Sawdey Solution Services is a Woman Owned/Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business; certified by the Small Business Administration as a Small Disadvantaged Business.