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2833 - Acquisition Specialist

Huntsville, Alabama
Top Secret


Acquisition Planning Support

  • Support acquisition program teams:
  • Assist the Contracting Officer (CO) in serving as Acquisition Advisor to the program office team throughout the life of the contract
  • Participate and document meeting minutes in acquisition strategy planning meetings, make recommendations for implementing performance-based contracts, and streamlining acquisitions;
  • Assist in requirement generation and Statement of Work (SOW) development;
  • Assist in drafting and documenting acquisition plan/strategy
  • Provide strategies for implementing performance-based contracting and acquisition streamlining
  • Assist the Contracting Officer to research and develop recommendations for use of:
  • Contract vehicle
  • Contracting agency
  • Procurement sources
  • Competition requirements
  • Assist customers in preparing acquisition packages to include all required documentation in appropriate standardized templates to include:
  • Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE);
  • Documents required by government ethics and procurement integrity (i.e., confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure statements);
  • Sole-source justification, if applicable;
  • Evaluation panel appointing letters, signed and retained, as applicable;
  • Facilitate the completion of sole-source justification letters for sole-source procurement actions
  • Identify and monitor cost goals, including life-cycle costs
  • Perform design-to-cost, and application of should-cost analyses, and advise on trade-offs and risks, and document the contract file accordingly.

Solicitation / Source Selection

  • Review new requirements:
  • Determine how they will be processed (i.e, modify existing contract/delivery order or start a new effort/contract)
  • Make recommendation of procurement action to the Contracting Officer
  • Schedule, prepare, and assist in the facilitation of vendor conferences, as directed by the
  • Contracting Officer
  • Draft notices for publication in the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) including but not limited to:
  • Synopsis
  • Synopsis/Solicitation
  • Sources Sought
  • Request for Information (RFI)
  • Ensure funding for the acquisition effort is available and adequate according to the IGCE
  • Draft solicitations Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Quotation (RFQ), Invitation for Bid (IFB)
  • Post solicitations on FBO, GSA E-Buy, and NASA SEWP
  • Draft contract awards using Unified Financial Management System (UFMS)
  • Review contractor proposals, make independent evaluation determinations, and provide recommendations to the Contracting Officer before and after negotiation;
  • Prepare proposal evaluation documentation
  • Assist the Contracting Officer with proper review and disposition of unsolicited proposals
  • Assemble contract files
  • Perform all Contracting Specialist duties required for acquisition of supplies and services
  • Follow the Customer's  guidelines and policies for acquisitions (i.e. security)

Post Award Support

  • Assist Contracting Officers with post-award performance monitoring to include:
  • Perform program management reviews and/or surveillance activities;
  • Administration of corrective actions as appropriate;
  • Provide oversight and necessary controls to ensure contractor performance is compliant with the required contractual standards
  • Track and monitor the contractor’s progress made on delivery/task orders or contracts
  • Assist Contracting Officers to monitor and advise of contract financial condition to:
  • Ensure the appropriate cost reports are submitted;
  • Provide support for timely invoice processing;
  • Review requests for payments under the Progress Payments or Performance-based
  • Payment clauses
  • Draft delivery/task orders, modifications, and/or contract period of performance extensions;
  • Acceptance, review, coordination, and filing contractor deliverables;
  • Completion of Contractor Performance Evaluation Form or other similar past performance questionnaire;
  • Assist the Contracting Officer with post-award briefings;
  • Maintain copies of award documents and contract file in accordance with the Customer's Procurement Section guidelines.
  • Assist with protests and terminations


  • Minimum Experience: 12 years in Federal Contracting
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree or 15 years of experience in Federal Contracting


  • Master’s Degree in Business, Government Contracting


  • Top Secret minimum