The Contract Specialist will provide administrative support to the management and administration of all contracts in the company. They will work closely with Program/Project Managers and technical staff to support project needs, while ensuring compliance with contract requirements and applicable laws and regulations.
- Support all contract types to include: Fixed Price (FP), Time & Material (T&M), Cost Reimbursable (CPAF, CPFF, CPIF), Level of Effort (LOE), Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) task order and General Service Administration (GSA) type contracts.
- Review contract terms and conditions to verify that they are in compliance with company policies and all applicable federal and state regulations.
- Review and negotiate Teaming Agreements and NDAs.
- Manage the subcontractor process to include reviewing and issuing requests for proposals; reviewing subcontractor proposals and required procurement documents; drafting, issuing, and negotiating subcontracts, task orders/work authorization, purchase orders and modifications.
- Serve as lead contract negotiator.
- Work with the Contracts Administrator to set up new contracts/subcontracts and maintain subsequent modifications.
- Support contract and subcontract closeouts.
- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with government contracting officers and other government personnel.
- Manage and assist project staff with the procurement process – prepare RFQs, evaluate bids and issue Purchase Orders.
- Support the development and preparation of complex pricing proposals in response to RFP requirements, including profitability analyses.
- Ensure maintenance of detailed pricing documentation files to support future inquires or audits.
- Champion contract policy and procedure development, revisions and improvements
Perform other related duties as assigned.
- BA/BS with 8-10 years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the FAR/DFAR and Federal contracting vehicles.
- Demonstrated proficiency in semi-annual and annual corporate and SB on-line reporting.
- Ability to identify, analyze, and suggest solutions for problems, customer complaints, and client concerns.
-Good organization skills and the ability to handle multiple contractual activities with a short turn-around time, and work independently as well as part of a management team.
- Clear adherence to company policies and procurement rules and regulations.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, Adobe, Word, and Outlook.
- Knowledge of negotiation best practices, both in person and in written form, that considers client requirements and maintains and represents CSS interests during negotiations and contract administration.
- Ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization.
CSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer who provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, CSS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.