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Contract Management
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International Development Group
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Job Description:  The general responsibilities of this position will encompass various activities of supply chain management in support of International focused proposals and awarded projects.  The position is designed to initially focus on the support of proposal activity thru the sourcing and negotiation of potential suppliers and subcontractors, along with ensuring supplier proposals are compliant with both Client and organizational requirements.  The position must also be flexible to participate in the award and management of procurements and subcontracts as needed, thus potentially touching all stages of the procurement and subcontracting lifecycle. Open to remote work locations.

Duties:

  • Collaborate with internal clients on needs assessment, market research, requirements generation, and sourcing strategies for potential solicitations for subcontracts, including procurements;
  • Attend capture and proposal kick-off meetings for the purpose of identifying potential solicitation opportunities for subcontractor involvement;
  • Draft and negotiate teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements and memorandums of understanding with potential subcontractors;
  • Manage interaction between prime contract proposal schedules and schedules for potential subcontract solicitations; eliminate conflicts if possible and mitigate conflicts to the maximum extent practicable;
  • Advise technical staff on sourcing requirements, and advocate for competition to the maximum extent practicable;
  • Work with RTI Proposal and Project teams to determine subcontract pricing/contract structure (e.g., firm fixed price, time and materials, cost plus) appropriate to the risk allocated to potential subcontractors in solicitations;
  • Coordinate interaction with potential subcontractors during the question and answer phase of the procurement;
  • Prepare and issue solicitations to potential subcontractors;
  • Lead in negotiating price, schedule, and contractual terms consistent with internal client expectations and in accordance with the FAR, 2 CFR 200, other client regulations, and internal procurement policies and procedures;
  • Use industry techniques and practices to establish fair and reasonable pricing positions and negotiation ranges;
  • Evaluate proposals from potential subcontractors for content and price reasonableness, including but not limited to conducting cost and/or price analysis;
  • Conduct fact-finding as needed to review basis of estimates and source documentation verifying proposal cost estimates;
  • Ensure activities are documented in accordance with client requirements and internal procurement policies and procedures;
  • Collaborate with RTI’s Small Business Office on the development of small business contracting plans in accordance with FAR Part 19 (“Small Business Programs”) when applicable;
  • Interface with Proposal Development and Contracts Offices to provide subcontract proposal documentation for incorporation into prime contract proposal;
  • Work under tight deadlines;
  • Draft and negotiate standard and complex procurement agreements and subcontracts;
  • Interpret federal statutes and regulations to determine flow down terms and conditions from prime awards;
  • Review technical analysis to assist in the evaluation of price/cost reasonableness in support of price negotiations with potential subcontractors;
  • Analyze requirements for subcontracting, and rationalize sourcing activities with consolidation of sources of supply and utilization of strategic sources of supply to the maximum extent practicable;
  • Utilize expertise of the FAR, 2 CFR 200, and Agency Supplements, with a strong working knowledge of FAR Part 15 (“Contracting by Negotiation”).

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree and 6 years related experience. 
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel;
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of governmental regulations to ensure compliance with relevant procurements;
  • Experience in supporting USAID proposals, funded projects, and/or other similar international work is highly preferred;
  • Working knowledge of sourcing and management of subcontracts preferred;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English, including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment and diplomatically manage collegial relationships;
  • Extensive knowledge of procurement/contracts principles and terminology as well as basics of contracts administration and finance or accounting;
  • Knowledge of finance and accounting, with experience in Excel budget creation and budget negotiation is highly preferred;
  • Ability to perform duties that require close attention to detail, to prioritize workload and follow tasks through to completion;
  • Ability to understand prime contract contents to ensure lower tier procurements are in compliance;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to travel several times throughout the year to domestic and international locations;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, project staff, suppliers and clients;
  • Proficient interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to interpret, draft and negotiate complex procurement agreements;
  • Ability to read and speak additional languages (i.e. French or Spanish) is preferred;
  • Ability to identify risks and ensure RTI interests are appropriately protected;
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