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Contract Specialist

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: East Orange
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Position Description Title/PD#: Contract Specialist / PD#11009-A Compressed/Flexible Schedules: May Be Authorized Telework: May Be Authorized Virtual Position: No [ "This recruitment is for four positions with the VHA Regional Procurement Office East, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 2 located at Albany, NY; Lyons, NJ; Bath, NY; Bronx, NY; Brooklyn, NY; Buffalo, NY; Canandaigua, NY; Montrose, NY; New York, NY; Northport, NY; Queens, NY; East Orange, NJ; Syracuse, NY. Please indicate which duty station you are interested in. Vacancies can be filled at any of the duty locations listed. Contract Specialist/ PD# 11009-A\nResponsibility for performing professional work involving the procurement of supplies and services using procedures outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations, VA Acquisition Regulations, Public Laws, and Agency policy. Assists the Acquisition Team Supervisors in coordinating contracting activities, performs contract reviews and provides guidance regarding complex contracts administered by other contract specialists, identifies special training needs, and conducts mentoring and contract training. Aids requiring activities in performing market research, reviewing specifications and statements of work, and approving acquisition milestone plans. Performs a complete review of recommended sole-source requirements and conducts necessary market analyses to test the noncompetitive assumptions of requisitions. Conducts public bid openings, reviews bids and determines responsiveness and responsibility of low bidder in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements when using sealed bidding. Conducts negotiations for competitive and noncompetitive procurements. Conducts cost and/or price analysis of offerors' proposals, reviews auditors' reports for adequacy of analysis and conclusions, and considers all information in developing an overall pricing negotiation strategy. Prepares detailed price negotiation memoranda, outlining in writing the details of negotiations with contractors in competitive and noncompetitive negotiations. Provides signatory authority and executes contract awards within warrant authority, as requested by supervisor. Conducts post-award conferences with Contractor and Government personnel to provide information and to clarify standard and special contractual provisions of the contract. Negotiates required changes to contract conditions to protect the agency. Performs cost/price analysis on change order proposals and analysis of delivery requirements. Negotiates prices and/or additional time required for performance and consideration on behalf of the Government. Shall fully utilize contract writing system (i.e., Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS)), contract reporting system (i.e., Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)), financial management system (i.e., Integrated Funds Distribution, Control Point Activity, Accounting, and Procurement (IFCAP)) and prosthetics application suite (i.e., Graphical User Interface (GUI) (when applicable), in accordance with Agency policies. Performs other related duties as assigned." ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, East Orange , Contract Specialist, Other , East Orange, New Jersey

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