CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. Contracts Manager in Fairfax, Virginia
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Category: Legal Affairs
City: Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Position ID: J0719-0979
Employment Type: Full Time
Seeking an experienced Contracts Manager to perform the full range of life cycle contract administration duties for contracts in our federal Regulatory Agency Programs business unit (RAP BU). The contracts manager will support a uniquely varied set of contract types and service offerings; both in a standard government agency setting and in a quasi-federal setting, where the client may not use the FAR in its contracts (e.g. FDIC, GNMA, Legislative Agencies, etc.). The portfolio of RAP engagements support large scale federal financial system implementations, cyber-security, SOC/networking and other high-end IT services, Agile and other software development activities, hosting/cloud service offerings, proprietary COTS software license/maintenance offerings, and large scale SCA-based support services. In addition, the engagements include projects related to the goals of HUD and local Housing Authorities. The engagements range from stand-alone contracts to single award or multiple award BPAs & ID/IQ task orders issued under GSA Alliant and CIO-SP3 GWACs, the GSA IT Schedule-70, and other agency specific vehicles. The individual will need to be able to shift support to new accounts and contracts as the need arises to accommodate dynamic priorities. Strategic and tactical proposal support is a significant part of this role.
Overview: Full-cycle contract administration responsibilities, which as a minimum, includes oversight of detailed financial/funding requirements of multi-CLIN contracts, RFP/RFQ analysis, subsequent proposal preparation review/support, negotiations, post-award contract set-up and administration, close collaboration with subcontracts/procurement/finance/ program management, etc., and support for contract closeouts, all in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer/contract specifications.
Your future duties and responsibilities:
The position requires the individual to work closely and develop good working relationships with Contracting Officers externally, and all internal stakeholders by establishing routine, professional communications, both verbally and in writing. The successful candidate will be required to have collaborative and daily interaction with these individuals, including program staff, legal, and contracts/subcontracts/procurement/finance and billing team members, as we strive to have a very collaborative working environment.
The successful candidate will be responsible for assigned agency(s) procurements/contracts and will also be responsible for maintenance of contract data in company database(s), contract files, and the submission of ad-hoc reporting and research, as needed.
Will be responsible for collaborating with proposal teams on proposal efforts for new competitive and sole source procurements for follow-on work or other pursuits as assigned. Will also be responsible for detailed review and collaboration on smaller non-competitive responses, to include ROM estimates and RFI responses, including final electronic submission and correspondence with the government’s designated acquisitions workforce as applicable.
Will be expected to be mature, professional, and have the ability to think independently to resolve problems using proactive concepts, techniques, standards, and apply a general business acumen as it applies to contract management.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
BA/BS plus minimum 7 years relevant experience. Additional years relevant experience may be substituted for educational requirement.
Must have excellent analytical skills, effective written and oral communication skills, effective negotiation skills and strong interpersonal skills.
Must understand the broader impact of proposed or awarded work and contract terms on the company, be able to identify and resolve contract issues with guidance as necessary and advise program staff and management of contractual rights and obligations.
Applicant must have a strong working knowledge of contract administration principles and possess working knowledge of U. S. Government procurement regulations (FAR/DFAR/Agency Regs, as applicable).
Ability to directly and professionally interact and negotiate with government acquisitions personnel and teaming partner personnel.
Demonstrated ability to identify issues and problems on assigned contracts and make independent recommendations to direct supervisor(s), program staff, and business unit management.
Advanced Degrees and/or Contract Management related class work or certifications a plus; but not required.
Current/previous experience with Federal Civilian and/or Quasi-Federal (e.g. FDIC, GNMA, CNCS, USAC, etc.) entities is preferred;
Experience negotiating NDAs, Teaming Agreements, and similar legal instruments is preferred.
Experience dealing with Service Contract Act (SCA) based engagements will be considered a plus;
Experience with COTS Software Product licensing will be considered a plus;
Professional Contracts certification or related coursework will be considered a plus;
Current/previous experience working with the full range of Contract types (e.g. Cost-Type, T&M, Fixed Price) to include performance based contracting, and GWAC and GSA Schedule Contracting will be considered a plus.
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