Contract Specialists and Procurement Technicians (1752, 1753)
GovCon Associates LLC is a Specialized Consulting Firm providing Contracts, Acquisitions and Procurement Expertise and Support for Federal Government Agencies and Government Contracting Companies. GovCon JO 1: 1752 Title: Contract Specialist GS Equivalent: GS-1102-10/11 GovCon Pay Rate: $33.00 to $36.00 per hour W-2 GovCon JO 2: 1753 Title: Procurement Technician GS Equivalent: GS-1102/1106-8/9 GovCon Pay Rate: $27.00 to $30.00 per hour W-2 Location: Denver, CO (downtown) Customer: Federal Agency – Acquisition Division Estimated Start: Q4 2012 Period of Performance: Estimated at 1 year or more (up to 5 years) Start Requirement: Background Check (NO Clearance Required) Responsibilities Specific job duties will be determined at a later date. They will encompass at least one of the following five areas (see details below): Initial Receipt and Review of Acquisition Packages Contract File Room Operations Pre-Award and Award Post-Award Contract Closeout Qualifications Contract Specialist – 5+ years of directly related experience…former GS-1102-10/11. Procurement Technician – 3+ years of directly related experience…former GS-1102/1106-8/9. 5+ years directly related experience for the Contract Specialist position, 3+ years for the Procurement Technician. DAWIA or FAC-C Level I Contracting Certification. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required. At least intermediate-level of experience with Microsoft Excel and Word. Must have the following attributes – professional, hard-working, dedicated, self-motivated, punctual, dependable, good writing skills, good verbal communication, team player and sense of humor. Must understand the difference of being a Contractor versus Government Employee. Initial Receipt and Review of Acquisition Packages Will be the initial reviewer of acquisition packages submitted to the Acquisition Division from Agency customers. Review will require accessing the appropriate electronic system, printing and consolidating the supporting documents for the individual actions and conducting a top level assessment as to whether the packages were submitted properly and with all necessary supporting documentation. Packages deemed complete will be presented to the designated Agency contact for more detailed review. If either the initial or the secondary review indicated deficiencies the contract employee will follow the prescribed process for notify the Agency customer and recording the status of the defective action. If the package is deemed complete the designated Agency contract will identify the Contracting Officer (CO) to whom the package will be assigned and the contract employee will so assign the action to the identified CO. Contract File Room Operations In accordance with applicable regulations and guidance, operate the file room for the Acquisition Division. This will include maintaining physical control of all contract files stored in the room to include insuring that files are properly signed out in a manner so as to identify any person taking possession of and physically removing a file from the room. Will maintain the room as a secure venue with limited access to identify/proscribed personnel. Will be responsible to account for files and when requested generate photocopies of complete or partial portions of the file. Is responsible to understand the retention and disposition requirements regarding the various types of acquisition instruments and to prepare the files for relocation to the identified long term storage facility. Will maintain the logs/records regarding the disposition and location of all Agency contact files. Pre-Award and Award Assist with the development of the solicitation and/or pre-solicitation notice. Makes written and/or oral recommendations regarding specific contract language and clauses, appropriate type of contract, and coordinates with the socioeconomic specialists relative to special programs. Makes written and/or oral recommendations regarding minimum or maximum order limitations, method of award, and distribution of solicitations. Assist with recording and reviews bids or offers submitted, notes responsiveness to the solicitation, reviews information regarding bidder's capacity to perform and comply with contract clauses and specifications, evaluates protests and mistakes in bids and makes written and/or oral recommendations to the appropriate Federal Contract Specialist or Contracting Officer. Assist with developing Government positions in support of planned negotiations on price, technical requirements, terms, and conditions of the contract. In formally advertised procurements, assists in the preparation of solicitations, conducts market research and recommends sources to be solicited, assist with pre-bid conferences, opines, orally and/or in writing regarding the responsiveness of bids and evaluates the responsibility of the apparent low bidder based on an analysis of financial and technical information gained during the pre-award survey. In negotiated procurements, assist with planning the procurement action with technical, legal, and contract pricing personnel. As requested, assist in the development of the Statement of Work (SOW) or Performance Work Statement (PWS), opines regarding the type of contract best suited to the requirement, and as prescribed by regulation and/or guidance assist with the development of special clauses and terms and conditions applicable to the solicitation. Evaluates proposals and makes written and/or oral recommendations to the appropriate Federal Contract Specialist of Contracting Officer regarding reasonableness of prices offered as well as responsiveness and responsibility of proposing Contractors. Post-Award Monitors Contractor performance in relation to the completion schedule required by the applicable contract, evaluates and assist with tracking and reporting regarding timely submission of technical progress reports. Analyzes contract fund status reports, reviews actual expenditures made by Contractor, reviews reports made by technical specialists, verifies and reports if the Contractor's progress and expenditures compare with negotiated estimates is in accordance with contractual terms, prepares appropriate correspondence and recommendations to the Contracting Officer and maintains file documentation. Coordinates with the Contracting Officer regarding the need for additional funds or makes recommendation regarding deobligate funds when the Contractor's performance varies significantly from the original estimate. Recommends appropriate action regarding defective specifications, changed site conditions, or changes in Government-furnished property. Assist with resolution of delivery schedule problems between Contractors and buying activities, and recommends potential Government position regarding delivery schedule changes. Maintains records and registers on the status of various contract administration actions or requirements. Assist with and documents post award conferences and meetings. Receives reviews and opines on and/or generates written opinions on submissions and progress or other questions regarding the meaning of terms and conditions. Reviews and advises the Federal Contract Specialist or Contracting Officer regarding Contractor compliance with applicable contract clauses, e.g., small business, patent rights, labor laws, and progress reports. Assist with processing invoice submission and all documentation associated with invoices and payments. Contract Closeout Analyzes contract fund status reports, reviews actual expenditures made by Contractor, reviews reports made by technical specialists, and then researches and reconciles any differences. Coordinates with the contracting Officer regarding the need for additional funds or makes recommendation regarding deobligated funds. Prepares all supporting documentation for closeout of the contracting file.
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