Government Contracting Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Preferred Systems Solution (PSS) is searching for Senior Construction Contract Specialists, with experience preparing construction contracting documents. The position will support ongoing design and construction efforts for a Federal customer. In this role, selected candidates will serve as construction contracting advisors/experts for a Government contracting team responsible for construction-related procurements.
The successful candidates will participate in and provide advice for pre-award and/or post-award functions for Architect/Engineering, renovation, and/or construction contracts. The selected candidates will be responsible for a full range of contract functions including preparing and issuing solicitations, evaluating proposals, participating in contract negotiations, execution and administration of complex and technical services, Construction, and A/E programs. Positions will be located in Washington, DC and Huntsville, AL. Top Secret clearance required to start.
Successful candidates will provide acquisition advisory and training services to a Government contracting team, and develop and/or review acquisition approaches for design and construction-related procurements. Candidates will participate as part of a team performing acquisition readiness reviews, solicitation, evaluation, award, and post-award contract administration activities. Typical duties may include:
Developing and/or reviewing pre-solicitation procurement documents, and working with technical teams to determine appropriate contract types, terms, execution risk, and Independent Government Cost Estimates
Developing solicitation packages for design, construction, or building renovation procurements for Federal buildings, roads, docks, security fences, etc. where standard design and specifications are developed and used
Negotiation of contract modifications and change orders to address oversights or omissions in drawings, changed requirements, new specifications, and/or changed site conditions; and alteration and repair projects such as those requiring the demolition and removal of existing walls and windows, relocation of heating and air conditioning systems, and modification of primary lighting and communication channels
Supporting contract award activities for design and/or engineering services, other technical services, and technical equipment and supplies; or contracts for acquisition and installation of building equipment systems
Participating in or leading design reviews based on contractual deliverables/milestones
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist development of acquisition packages/documents (RFQs, RFPs, SOWs/PWSs, IGCEs, J&A, SSEP, Market Research, etc.); review documents for quality, clarity, and adherence to applicable regulations (FAR, Agency regulations, etc.) and recommend revisions
Review and advise on acquisition plans, including contracting and risk mitigation approaches, options, contracting strategies, contracting methods, competition, cost estimation, milestone schedule development, etc.
Conduct research on available suppliers and provide analysis of services and costs of support from the different providers; determine applicability of the Economy Act
Independently develop written acquisition plans and other related documentation for review and signature by the responsible Government Contracting Officer
Provide guidance to contracting staff on market research to identify potential sources and contract vehicles; prepare written documentation of market research
Support program offices in documenting small business capability analyses
Prepare Source Selection Plans, Requests for Quotes (RFQs, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and Combined Synopsis/Solicitations; ensure each solicitation includes all appropriate solicitation terms and conditions
Collaborate with evaluators and the Contracting Officer (CO) to identify pre-negotiation objectives and assist the CO in discussions with Offerors
Prepare final contract award documents for signature by the CO and Contracting Officer Representative (COR)
Develop and/or train other 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 construction projects, programs, or services where little or no contractual precedent exists
Determine methods of procurement, milestones, acquisition plans, and types of contract
Request or perform price/cost analyses, utilizing a variety of price/cost analysis techniques
Formulate negotiation strategies, to include preparation, coordination and execution of Pre-Negotiation Objective Memorandums (POMs) and Price Negotiation Memorandums (PNMs) that detail the terms, conditions, and pricing strategy for the negotiations
Conduct negotiations during the procurement process, as authorized by the CO
Perform post-award monitoring of contractor performance, negotiating delivery orders, extensions of delivery schedules, price adjustments, modifications to the contract and similar agreements, and contract closeout
Formulate contracting approaches that satisfy Government requirements and meet the Government’s objectives
Determine the type of contract best suited to the specific requirement, and develop special clauses and terms and conditions applicable to the solicitation
10+ years of experience developing construction procurement packages in support of the Federal Government, with specific experience in construction/renovation
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees including 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and/or organization and management
DAWIA or FAC-C Level III certification preferred but not required
Superior written and oral communication skills
Experience in pre-award contracting functions and artifact development supporting design and construction solicitations, including cost/price analyses
Experience with Design/Build and Design/Bid/Build solicitations, 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
Experience training Construction Contracting Officers
Experience with FAR -- Part 36 Construction and Architect -- Engineer Contracts
Top Secret clearance required to start
Occasional travel (less than 25%) may be required to meet customer support requirements, including travel to: Washington, DC, Quantico, VA, Clarksburg, WV, or Huntsville, AL.
GCS, Inc. , Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc (PSS)provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
About GCS, Inc.
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GCS, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.