Central Research is seeking Contract Specialists to provide professional acquisition support services for our Federal Government client in Herndon, VA. This individual will be highly qualified and have significant experience working with complex, high volume, and large dollar value projects and contracts.
Responsibilities & Duties:
The Contract Specialist will provide the full range of procurement-related support services for our customer’s acquisition activities.
Pre-award acquisition support: Provide advice, recommendations, and document preparation including; Statements of Work & Statements of Objective, Justification and Approval, Acquisition Strategy and Support, Milestones, Evaluation Criteria Cost Estimates, Market Research and Market Surveys, Quality Assurance Plans, RFPs/RFQs, Source Selection, and other miscellaneous pre-award documentation
Award and selection support: Provide support to the Contracting Officers and various technical offices to include: All types of source selections; formal, informal, and vendor screening processes, Contract Award Documents and Contract Award Acquisition Support
Post-award acquisition support: Provide advice, recommendations, and documentation support including: contract administration, contract modification support, delivery and task order support, and invoicing and closeouts
Other duties as assigned
5-16 years of Federal Government contracting experience supporting a Federal agency on site with agency
US citizenship or a minimum of 3 years of lawful permanent residence in the US required per the contract
Ability to obtain and retain a Public Trust clearance
Experience in formal source selections
DAWIA Level II or FAC-C certification of Level II or equivalent within the last 4 years
Military or DoD Acquisition Training & Experience
Previously held warrants
Familiarity with OT/OTAs
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
In-depth functional knowledge of procurement practices and procedures including: Government or commercial purchasing rental, or lease of supplies, and equipment through open-market methods; Placement of purchase orders, orders under blanket purchase agreements, indefinite delivery contracts such as federal supply schedules, and other purchase procedures pertinent to contracting, contract negotiation, and administration; Termination functions that include preparing solicitations, contract modifications, or supporting procurement documents, and evaluating and reporting on performance of contractors in meeting contract terms
Demonstrated skill in obtaining, analyzing, and developing product and price data for contract negotiations and conducting comparative analysis with historical data to develop recommendations
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience successfully negotiating and awarding contracts and subcontracts, contract modifications; developing, preparing, and presenting terms and conditions, and evaluating methods and efficiencies of allocating costs through various types of overhead and general administrative expense
Experience leading and/or providing technical advice and assistance to professional employees responsible for the oversight and implementation of contract administration workload; including contract closeout, pricing, negotiations and/or contract modifications.
Experience in supplies and service contracts
Experience in formal source selections and research and development
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About Central Research, Inc.
Central Research Inc. (CRI) provides management and financial service solutions to federal, state and commercial sectors.Founded in 2002 by Scott Dillard and his late father Johnny Dillard, PhD, a retired Marine Corps Officer, Vietnam Veteran and Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel, the two worked to build CRI from a Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business to the large federal contractor, small business mentor and recognized industry leader it has become today. The company has multiple locations across North America, including headquarters in Lowell, Arkansas, and a Washington, D.C.-metro office.