Contract Specialist

Saint Paul, MN
Aug 30, 2018
Sep 29, 2018
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Position Description Title/PD#: Contract Specialist/ PD# 23011-A
Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Available
Telework: Eligible
Virtual Position: No

This recruitment is for three positions with the Service Area Office Central (SAOC) Network Contracting Office (NCO) 23 located in St. Paul, MN.


Contract Specialist/ PD# 23011-A

  • The Contract Specialist ensures that specifications and statements of work are prepared in a manner which adequately describes the Government's requirements without restricting competition.
  • Advises technical personnel as to inadequate, ambiguous or vague specifications to avoid Government liability.
  • Performs a complete review of recommended sole-source requirements and conducts necessary market analysis to test the non competitive assumptions of requisitions.
  • Prepares required findings and sufficiently documents.
  • Conducts public bid openings, reviews bids, and determines responsiveness and responsibility of low bidder in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Resolves protests, mistakes in bids, late bid situations and coordinates with the Small Business Administration for Certificate of Competencies (COC's).
  • Identifies appropriate negotiation team members; formulates pre-negotiation objectives, and facilitates the negotiation as the chief negotiator.
  • Prepares 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 for their own contract awards and for staff that lack requisite warrant authority, as requested by supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status No

Promotion Potential 9


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