Provide full contract life cycle support of Prime and subcontract vehicles such as RFP review and analysis, drafting contract terms and assumptions, negotiation support, risk evaluation and mitigation, and post-award contract management, including contract administration, document management, contract interpretation, advising on compliance requirements, and drafting and negotiating amendments. Partner closely with Program Management, Finance, Operations, and other internal resources to help ensure Prime and subcontract compliance. Establish and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders and internal and external clients. The Senior Contract Manager handles complex bids that will require integrating proposals from subcontractors and other potential vendors. This position facilitates effective implementation of contract responsibilities within program objectives and requirements. Reviews and resolves all issues effecting Prime and subcontract company compliance and ensures satisfaction of contractual requirements, in addition to company and customer objectives. Advises management of contractual rights and obligations, and provides interpretation of terms and conditions. This position will be located at the Federal customer site.
Responsible for day-to-day management and administration of Prime and subcontract requirements.
Work with government contracting activity and end user representatives. Review and negotiate contract/subcontract terms and conditions, non-disclosure/proprietary information agreements, and teaming agreements.
Responsible for contract compliance and reporting including FAR, DFARS, SCA, DBA.
Keep supervisor updated on initiative status, and promptly communicate when assistance is needed to resolve issues.
Collaborate with internal stakeholder and subcontractors to ensure company is delivering maximum potential to customer and AbilityOne mission.
Build and maintain supplier relationships; hold suppliers accountable to deliver on contractual commitments.
Participate and support solicitation evaluation and response as assigned.
Analyze production costs, direct labor hours, overhead rates, proposed bills of material and equipment, and estimated profits/net proceeds for purposes of determining price reasonableness; identify items necessary to meet target objectives; ensure strong negotiation position for price proposal.
Evaluate invoice payments for timeliness of payment to subcontractors and vendors; compliance with contract clauses, terms and conditions, price and delivery issues, and evaluate entitlement of subcontractor claims.
Negotiate contract and subcontract terms throughout the procurement cycle.
Coordinate approval of negotiations, contracts, and subcontracts with appropriate management staff and serve as company signatory.
Provide advice and interpretation of contract requirements.
Review solicitation responses to ensure compliance with terms and conditions.
Prepare and submit proposals including technical plans, pricing and scheduling, quality control plans, and all other requested information.
Coordinate with Program Office, as well as the Quality and Finance departments to ensure contract requirements are fulfilled.
Perform additional accountabilities and participate in special projects as assigned.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of FAR, DFARS, SCA, and DBA and ability to apply Federal procurement regulations, policies, and practices
Knowledge in subcontract management and ability to apply subcontract management principles and practices
Solid analytical skills to understand customer/client needs, market dynamics, and program management
Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, to convey ideas and processes and
Strong presentation and negotiation skills
Ability to build strong relationships with government, subcontractors, and vendors
Experience in establishing new or revised procedures/systems to improve departmental function performance
Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume, diverse workload consisting of a wide variety of contract types, including proposals, SOWs, NDAs, third party agreements, software licenses, amendments, and change orders successfully
Ability to exercise business acumen and make thoughtful decisions
Ability to identify key contract obligations and potential business and legal risks and devise and implement strategies for mitigating risks and resolving contractual issues and disputes
Ability to contribute effectively, provide valuable contracting advice to internal business clients, and guide and assist internal clients with comprehending and interpreting business contract requirements
Strong spreadsheet skills necessary to generate/validate complex cost/pricing models
Candidate should have extensive government contract administration, pricing, and negotiation experience; have strong cost accounting and analytical background. Experience with FFP, Cost Reimbursable, and T&M contracts.
Knowledge and practical application of FAR and DFAR principles
Experience with business software tools, including Microsoft Office, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
7+ years of Contract Management experience with BS/BA; 5+ years with MS/MA
1½ years experience = 1 year college
Certified Professional in Contract Management (CPCM) or Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) certificate preferred
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
SourceAmerica is one of two national, nonprofit agencies designated by the US AbilityOne Commission (a federal government agency) to support community-based nonprofit agencies (NPAs) participating in the AbilityOne Program. This program provides employment opportunities for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities by procuring Federal contracts for goods and services.