About the Position: We are seeking a Senior Contract Specialist with an ACTIVE TOP SECRET clearance to support our client in San Antonio, TX.
Our Senior Contract Specialist will assist Government Program Managers (PMs) and Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) assigned to the Air Force (AF) with developing pre-solicitation requirement packages and serve as the liaison between the PMs/CORs and Contracting Officers (COs) of procuring agencies.
The Senior Contract Specialist shall provide guidance and assistance to PMs and CORs in the course of developing, preparing, writing, reviewing and editing pre-solicitation documentation and any other documents appropriate for each particular requirement. The Senior Contract Specialist shall assist in the preparation of briefings on acquisition/contract status for monthly Program Management Review (PMR) meetings.
Major Duties and Responsibilities: Conducts basic procurement procedures and techniques. Performs commonly used contracting methods and contract types related to pre-award, and/or price/cost analysis functions to perform well defined and precedent contract actions.
Shall have an in-depth working knowledge of federal procurement regulations and policies, as well as the ability to perform complex cost and/or price analysis functions and be knowledgeable and experience using electronic media, including Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Power-point, etc). Additionally, personnel must be able to quickly grasp procurement terms, methodologies, and processes, prepare pre-award contract files and associated electronic documentation and create procurement actions (e.g., contract, order, mod) for contract execution.
Provides assistance in the formation and administration of service and commodity contracts.
Focus on pre-award support and price/cost analysis functions containing a variety of complexities.
pre-solicitation support by providing guidance and assistance to PMs/CORs and other customers in the course of developing, preparing, writing, reviewing and editing pre-solicitation packages for submission to the contracting activity for all new and recurring services.
Reviews all pre-solicitation documents and facilitates recommended edits/revisions to the requirements owners (PMs/CORs) to improve consistency with industry best practices, commercial practices and ensure the documentation is compliant with the appropriate regulatory guidance and statutory limitations (e.g., inherently governmental functions and personal services) to include the FAR, DFARS, AFFARS, contract-related AF Instructions (AFIs), contracting operating instructions, and any other applicable regulatory guidance.
Ensures documentation is prepared by utilizing the most recent FAR, DoD, AF and local templates provided by the COR or contracting agency.
Provide business recommendations and aid to technical and contracting personnel involved in developing contract packages. Review requisition package for adequacy and compliance with administrative, regulatory and procedural requirements, consistency with current market practices and conditions and provides recommendations to contracting officer.
5 years’ experience minimum (DoD or Federal pre-award contract experience)
Have an active SECRET Clearance (TS Preferred)
Must have a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience.
Must have extensive experience in all pre-award contracting procedures
Thorough knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) AFFARS, and AETC Supplements.