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  • Senior Acquisition Specialist

    Job Locations US-VA-Rosslyn
    Job ID
    Full-Time Salaried
  • Overview

    Nakupuna Solutions is seeking Acquisition Management / Contracting Specialists to support a Federal Executive Department in the National Capital Region.


    • Works closely with senior analysts, subject matter experts (Contracting Officer Representatives, Program Managers and program offices) in conducting both pre-and post-award contracting activities. Assists with development of acquisition packages/documents (Requests for Proposals, Statements of Work/Performance Work Statements, Independent Government Cost Estimates, Justification and Approvals, Source Selection Evaluation Plan, Market Research, etc.); review of these documents for quality, clarity, and adherence to applicable regulations (Federal Acquisition Regulation, Department regulations, etc.) and recommendation of revisions.
    • Provides advice and recommendations for all elements in acquisition plans, including approaches, options, strategies, risks, contracting methods, competition) sources, cost estimates, milestone schedules, etc.
    • Conducts research of available suppliers and compare the services and costs of obtaining support from the different providers.
    • Independently develops written acquisition plans and other related documentation for review and signature by the responsible government contracting officer.
    • Provides guidance to contracting staff on conducting market research to identify potential sources and contract vehicles.
    • Prepares written documentation for market research. Supports program offices in documenting small business capability analysis.
    • Works with evaluators and government contracting officer to identify pre-negotiation objectives and assist with discussions with offerors. Supports preparation of final contract award documents for signature by the contracting officer and Contracting Officer Representative designation letters.
    • Develops and/or train contracting specialists in the performance of all pre-award contracting functions that require the use of fixed-price (primarily), cost-reimbursement, or a combination of contract methods and types to procure large, highly complex/high dollar projects, programs, or services where little or no contractual precedent exists.
    • Reviews pre-solicitation procurement documents and works with technical teams to review contract type, terms, execution risk, and development/approval of Government cost estimates
    • Assists government contract specialist/contracting officers by updating and maintaining official contract files.
    • Prepares correspondence or documentation for signature, distribute those actions to the appropriate offices for action, track and provide the status to the contracting officer/ Contracting Officer Representative.
    • Ensures appropriate funding and required waivers, certifications, approvals and compliance have been obtained for purchase requests.
    • Assists the contracting officer with contract audit recommendations in a timely manner, while fully protecting the government’s interest.
    • Prepares evaluation documents for the contracting officer from responses to solicitations, including price reasonableness, adequacy of competition, and the compliance with solicitations.
    • Assists the contracting officer with price negotiation documents, to include, but not limited to, prices, terms, and conditions.
    • Prepares for the contracting officer award documents, consistent with established award factors and technical board evaluations.
    • Administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions of contracts, including resolution of problems concerning the obligations of the parties.
    • Prepare close-out documents to close contracts which encompass review of project officer's certification.


    Education and Experience

    • Minimum education: Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, acquisition management, accounting, business administration, economics, or finance.
    • At least 6 years within the past 10 years hands-on work as a contract specialist / contracting officer on federal government contracts, particularly in services and construction/facilities contracting. Requires experience in:
    • Pre-award contracting functions and artifact development supporting solicitations.
    • Experience with awards, negotiations, and review of post-award contracting artifacts and deliverables.
    • Experience with fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, or a combination of contracting methods.
    • Experience conducting negotiations during the procurement process; experience performing post-award functions and price/cost analysis
    • Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Program or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level II or III Certification in Contracting or equivalent preferable.
    • Must possess experience in federal acquisition methods and techniques and understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and government procurement policies. Knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and methods used in contracting; and knowledge of business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and requirements characteristics required.
    • Knowledge of federal methods and techniques for Grants and Cooperative Agreements preferable.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
    • Must be organized, detail-oriented, timely, and customer service oriented.
    • Skills in managing and prioritizing multiple assignments with strict deadlines and ability to coordinate efforts among many offices.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written). Expertise in preparing/presenting information/data via oral briefing(s) and/or by written reports.

    Clearance Requirements: This position requires an active SECRET security clearance.



    Nakupuna Solutions Is Proud to Be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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