Est. $15.50 - $20.44
Full-time, Part-time

Chantilly, VA 20151

Company Overview Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused data, cyber and space services and solutions company. As a mid-market powerhouse with an intentional blend of elite talent, infrastructure and speed to impact, Avantus leads with technical and domain expertise for its Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal Civilian customers. Helping to solve some of the toughest national security problems and government missions, Avantus' offerings enable services at scale, including: cyber technologies and operations, data and software solutions, digital engineering and integration, intelligence analysis and operations, transformation and advisory services and more. Position Overview Avantus Federal is looking for a Contract Specialist with cradle to grave acquisition experience to assist senior level government team with agile procurement solutions and implementing SDAs rapid acquisition of Space Systems. Candidates must possess an active Secret Clearance with an ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI. Position is located in the National Capital Region with primary work location in Chantilly, VA. Responsibilities * Provide cradle-to-grave contract support, such as preparing solicitation documentation (pre and post award), reviewing proposals for compliance, and assisting with negotiating positions. * Serves as acquisition business advisors to senior leadership, contracting officers, program managers, and other stakeholders. * Analyzes project requirement from inception to closeout and develops solutions to agency's needs. * Conducts market analysis and assists in the preparation of pre and post award documentation. * Creates purchase justifications, material lifecycle plans, bills of material, cost estimates, as well as product and service oriented draft statements of work. * Provides services to coordinate and support development of customer needs statements, Requests for Information (RFis) and Requests for Quotes (RFQs) . * Coordinates, reviews, and presents vendor responses to RFis, RFQs and service requests, and acquisition planning. * Prepares contact awards and modifications for Contracting Officer signature. * Performs initial cost and price analysis on proposals received. * Supports the Contracting Officer (CO) during the source selection process. * Drafts contract negotiation memoranda and contract modifications for CO. * Supports the CO in documenting evaluation of performance, contract termination and contract closeout. * Creates/Maintains Contract file folders, prepare solicitation documentation, and review proposals for compliance. Required Qualifications * Bachelor's Degree required. * Secret Required; Must be able to obtain/maintain TS/SCI; #AvantusClearedJob * 5+ years of progressive government contract experience. * Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills. * Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of tools, including SharePoint. * Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and acquisition planning. * Telework is acceptable from these locations: DC Metro, Colorado Springs, CO; Huntsville, AL; Los Angeles, CA; Melbourne, FL * The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements under Executive Order 14042 are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption Preferred Qualifications * TS/SCI Preferred * R&D Acquisition experience Company EEO Statement Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity workplace and a Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or veteran status, as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by requesting an accommodations application. Avantus encourages members of historically underrepresented communities to apply and hires individuals solely based on their qualifications for the role. We strongly commit to embracing diversity and ensuring equal employment opportunities for all.
Posting ID: 698791949 Posted: 2022-05-06 Job Title: Contract Specialist