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Contract Specialist
Ref No.: 18-00115
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Position Type:Contract
Job Description
Our company is currently looking for an Acquisitions Specialist supports customer-contracting requirements in all aspects of pre-award and post-award contract administration, including market research, providing business advice to customers, preparing acquisition and award packages, including all related acquisition documents in support of contracting requirements.
Duties will include:
Supports requirements development, market research, acquisition planning, cost estimating, price analysis, technical evaluation criteria, acquisition and financial management, and administration
Work entails drafting requirement documents such as Statements of Work (SOW), Performance Work Statements (PWS), and Statements of Objectives (SOO), and assisting in the development and review of acquisition documents
May be required to support the preparation, organization, and maintenance of acquisition records and files documenting performance and compliance

Required Skills:
3 years of relevant experience in conducting acquisition and acquisition support activities.
Possess knowledge of a wide range of contracting procedures, methods, and contract types including formal advertising, negotiation, fixed-price, cost contracting, and use of special provisions and incentives to plan and carry out contracting assignments related to pre-award and post-award functions, and price/cost analysis.
Ability to develop complex acquisition packages in support of government contracting staff, research acquisition issues, advise customers and other internal contracting staff on specific assigned acquisition issues.
Bachelor's Degree in either accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, communication, project/ program, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
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Desired Skills:
Have familiarity with business practices and market conditions sufficient to evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility and contractor performance.
Have the ability to present factual information; compose memoranda, minutes and reports; and, draft contract provisions and supporting
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to conduct detailed research and analysis of technical and cost data
Ability to read and interpret procurement policy, regulations, and directives
Ability to provide clear technical direction and guidance to all program offices.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint
Must be adept in the operation and utilization of contemporary office machines (i.e. copying equipment, fax machines, scanner, etc.); proficient in searching and obtaining documents from the Internet.