MINIMUM CLEARANCE LEVEL: Public Trust/Secret CITIZENSHIP: US Citizenship LOCATION: Washington DC Metro Area
Responsible for overall business analysis recommendations, deliverables and reports for this project. Applicant must have demonstrated ability to ensure deliverables and reports to 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 Senior Acquisition Specialist will ensure an elevated level of customer service in performance of its duties. Duties include but are not limited:
·Assists with acquisition planning, market research, and drafting technical requirements
·Assists in considering economical quantities, market conditions, delivery requirements, industry capabilities, specifications required, and capability assessments.
·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 determining acquisition strategy and selecting the appropriate type of contract and coordinate with socioeconomic specialists relative to special programs.
·Assists with developing solicitations and funded opportunity announcements. Assists with refining requirements, determining minimum or maximum contract limitations, method of award, transportation and delivery, and publication/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.
·Prepares award documentation to include price negotiation memorandum, trade off analysis, award determination, notice to unsuccessful offerors, notice to awardee, kickoff notice, kickoff agenda and kickoff presentation.
·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 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, ensure 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.
·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.
Seventh Sense Consulting offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life, disability, 401k, and paid time off.
Seventh Sense Consulting is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer
·A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required.
·Minimum 8 years of overall experience.
·At least 3 years’ acquisition experience with or supporting Civilian and/or DOD agencies
·Expert knowledge in pre-award contract support and post-award contract management
·One of the following Contracting related certifications: DAWIA Contracting Level III, FAC-C Level I, II, III, strongly desired or CPCM
·Contracting experience with FAR 8.4, 12, 13, 15, and 16.505
·Acquisition planning, market research, and drafting technical requirements
·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 evaluation of contract proposals and knowledge of laws, regulations, agency policy, precedent cases, and other requirements that affect acquisition.
·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.
Internal Number: 1233
About Seventh Sense Consulting
Seventh Sense Consulting is a Virginia based, Minority-Owned, SBA 8a Certified, VA CVE Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing full acquisition lifecycle support, program management, seta, logistics and management consulting.
We support Federal and Defense agencies in enhancing integration, transparency of core acquisition, procurement and grants with agency program missions by optimizing core processes, knowledge, education, training and tools.
We provide our client’s with innovative solutions to enable acquisition and program management organizations to fundamentally improve their inherent capability to reduce acquisition cycle time and cost, while enhancing the quality and fidelity of its acquisitions and programs.