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Contract Specialist - DODP4

Company: Avantus
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview

Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA. Drawing upon its heritage companies' histories of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market, Avantus ensures eminence is earned, sustained and grown.

Avantus' services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on our long history of helping our Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex challenges. Our capabilities include Project & Portfolio Management, Facilities, Acquisition & Sustainment, Systems Engineering Technical Services, Operations & Analysis, Transformation & Advisory Services, Data & Software Solutions, Digital Innovation, and Augmented Intelligence.

Position Overview

Avantus Federal is hiring a Contract Specialist with cradle to grave acquisition experience to assist senior level government team with agile procurement solutions and implementing the sponsor's procurement policy/processes. Candidates must possess an active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance to be considered for interview. Position is located in Reston, Virginia. Candidate must successfully pass a SCI Polygraph. Duties include:

Responsibilities

  • Provide cradle-to-grave contract support, such as preparing solicitation documentation (pre and post award), reviewing proposals for compliance, and assisting with negotiating positions.
  • Serves as acquisition business advisors to senior leadership, contracting officers, program managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Analyzes project requirement from inception to closeout and develops solutions to agency's needs.
  • Responsible for business improvement services in life cycle administration and management of contracts, contract negations; proposal guidance, preparation and management assistance.
  • Conducts market analysis and assists in the preparation of pre and post award documentation.
  • Creates purchase justifications, material lifecycle plans, bills of material, cost estimates, as well as product and service oriented draft statements of work.
  • Provides services to coordinate and support development of customer needs statements, Requests for Information (RFis) and Requests for Quotes (RFQs) .
  • Coordinates, reviews, and presents vendor responses to RFis, RFQs and service requests, and acquisition planning.
  • Prepares Request for Proposals (RFP)/Invitation for Bids (IFB) preparation guidance, market research/ analysis, and selection and administration of terms and conditions.
  • Prepares contact awards and modifications for Contracting Officer signature.
  • Performs initial cost and price analysis on proposals received.
  • Supports the Contracting Officer (CO) during the source selection process.
  • Drafts contract negotiation memoranda and contract modifications for CO.
  • Supports the CO in documenting evaluation of performance, contract termination and contract closeout.
  • Creates/Maintains Contract file folders, prepare solicitation documentation, and review proposals for compliance.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with polygraph required #AvantusClearedJob.
  • 8+ years of progressive government contract experience.
  • Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of tools, including SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and acquisition planning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active affiliation with acquisition related industry groups.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team on very complex acquisitions.
  • DAWIA Level II or III Certification; or FAC-C in contracting.

Company EEO Statement

Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity employer and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category protected by law. Avantus hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Keywords: Avantus, Reston , Contract Specialist - DODP4, Other , Reston, Virginia

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