Working as a Contract Specialist I solicit, evaluate, negotiate, and award contracts with commercial organizations. I administer contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions of contracts, including resolution of problems concerning the obligations of the parties. I terminate contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals. I analyze and evaluate cost or price proposals and accounting systems data. I plan, establish, or review contracts, programs, policies, or procedures. In addition, I formulate and administer policies and procedures to insure achievement of Federal socioeconomic goals, such as those affecting small business, labor surplus areas, and disadvantaged business firms. I develop acquisition strategies and direct or manage procurements and provide staff advisory services to internal and external customers.
Supervisor: Quinton A. Smith (301)225-4087
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I conduct acquisition-planning consultation with customers to determine procurement objective. In addition, I prepared contract documents incorporating all necessary contractual and socioeconomic provisions. Furthermore, I analyze cost and pricing data submitted by suppliers to substantiate direct and indirect costs and profits. Equally important, I prepare the contract and review the content to assure the document reflects the full intent of the parties. To point out other responsibilities I initiated actions to modify contracts to provide price adjustments, changes in specifications and delivery dates. Notably I provide extensive advice and assistance to technical specialists in all pre/post-award activities.
Supervisor: Deborah Farrie (202) 268-3235
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As a Purchasing and Supply Management Specialist, I am responsible for recommending Agency action in cases for appropriate administrative action, including suspension and debarment. In addition, I analyze assistance appeals and apply applicable regulations to each case. I engage in industry and Agency outreach to promote greater awareness of compliance issues and assist in developing “best practices” to avoid fraud, waste and abuse in Agency-funded activities. I develop written policies and procedures of compliance program aspects, which may be unique to Postal Service mission. I work with implementers and other Agency personnel to implement various remedies available to the Agency to protect U.S. Government interests.
I enter decision related findings into System for Award Management (SAM) allowing other government agencies to review excluded parties. I reduced Suspension and Debarment time-period from 1 year to 25 days through attention to policy, accurate documentation, and contracting experience. My actions allow other government agencies the ability to obtain knowledge and to conduct timely business processes with parties in good standing.
Supervisor: Keith L. Harris (901-747-7309)
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I assist the requiring activities by serving as a member of acquisition planning team while performing professional work involving the procurement of supplies and services using procedures outlined in Regulations, Public Laws and Agency policy. In addition, I aid requiring activities in performing market research, reviewing specifications and statements of work, and approving acquisition milestone plans. My duties include ensuring that specifications and statements of work are prepared in a manner, which adequately describes the Government's requirements without restricting competition. I advise technical personnel as to inadequate, ambiguous or vague specifications to avoid Government liability. In addition, I select the appropriate method of procurement i.e. simplified acquisition procedures, sealed-bidding, negotiations. Furthermore, I conduct public bid openings, reviews bids and determine responsiveness and responsibility of low bidder in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements when using sealed bidding. I eliminate unacceptable proposals and notify offerors concerning further negotiation or elimination from the competitive range. I conduct negotiations for competitive and noncompetitive procurements. In addition, I conduct cost and/or price analysis of offerors' proposals. I review auditors' reports for adequacy of analysis and conclusions, and consider all information in developing an overall pricing negotiation strategy. I prepare detailed price negotiation memoranda, outlining in writing the details of negotiations with contractors in competitive and noncompetitive negotiations.
I also serve as contract administrator on awarded contracts. I perform cost/price analysis on change order proposals and analysis of delivery requirements. In addition, I close out contract upon completion of the contract, resolution of all conflicts, and final disposition of payment and obtain adequate release of Claims documents to protect the agency. I archive contract records in accordance with agency procedures and input contractor performance data in appropriate databases.
Supervisor: Robin Robinson (610) 964-5429
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Managing all aspects of the daily operations of the Distribution Center with the primary purpose of Customer Satisfaction. I processed 1.7 million letters each night for delivery in the southeast Pennsylvania area, expedited orders and maintained service standards. I promoted continuous improvement including strategic reviews for supply chain related functions utilizing quality process and participation in high performance and self-directed work teams. In addition, I coordinated delivery execution for local strategies; develop specific supply requirements based on strategic plans and customer expectations; designs the appropriate resource solution that incorporates logistics best practices. I facilitated all elements of domestic and international distribution process and coordinated them to meet customer requirements in a timely and high quality. I was responsible for facilitating team member's professional development by conducting training, performance appraisals, and developing best practice techniques for proper training on systems and equipment. Perform administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including, but not limited to, the selection and development of employees, pay administration, budget administration, employee counseling and motivation.
Supervisor: Robin Robinson (610-964-5429)
May be contacted (Yes)
Supervising all aspects of the daily operations of the within my department with the primary purpose of Customer Satisfaction. I processed 1.7 million letters each night for delivery in the southeast Pennsylvania area. I collaborated to develop visible procedure and key performance indicators to monitor quality and regular measurements to determine effectiveness of procedures implemented. I analyzed operations data, along with work hours, mail volume, and equipment performance in order to pinpoint possible problems and identify viable solutions. I ensured proper compliance and adherence to all appropriate health and safety regulations and cleanliness requirements are followed both with regards for personal and equipment safety. I effect necessary communication and motivation to staff and monitor individual performance via observation and review of various productivity metrics. I reward, counsel and discipline as necessary.
Defense Acquisitions University
Performance Based Payments, 2014
Contract Format and Structure, 2014
Analyzing Contract Costs, 2014
Overview of Acquisitions Ethics, 2013
Contracting Officer's Representative, 2013
COR in a Contingency Environment, 2013
Contracting Officer Representative with a Mission Focus, 2013
Army Logistics University
Operational Contract Support, 2013
Supply Chain Academy
Procurement Concepts, 2007
Contracting Types, 2007
Developing User Requirements and Specifications, 2007
Elements of Contracts, 2007
HHC Commander for 55th Sustainment Brigade (FWD) and Directorate of National Logistics (DNL), a Brigade-level, joint, and combined command within NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan supporting OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Responsible for the security, health, welfare, and morale of over 210 assigned Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, DOD Civilians and contractors from the U.S., Canada, Turkey, and Australia. Responsible for planning; preparation and accountability of all theater provided equipment (TPE) valued at 60M. Served as Unit Sponsor for France, Portugal, and Romania and was directly responsible for 20M worth of Class (CL) I, II, III (P), and VII items in support of 226 coalition Soldiers. Coached and mentored on effective management of day-to-day logistics operations, including planning of preventative maintenance inspections, processing work orders, procurement, supply inventory and accountability procedures.
While deployed to Afghanistan I was assigned to the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) as a Contracting Officer's Representative. I worked on the Afghanistan Technical Equipment Maintenance Program and was responsible for identifying the technical requirements and with contract specifications. I ensured the completion of necessary inspections and verified that deficiencies were corrected. I monitored contractor's performance and notified them of deficiencies observed during inspections. I functioned as the technical representative in the administration of the specific contract details. In addition, I reviewed the Performance Work Statements (PWS) in accordance with the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) under each task order.
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