Serves as a federal contracting officer and team leader responsible for procurement of supplies, services, equipment, or other material to meet the consolidated requirements of one or several commands, agencies, or departments.
Selected accomplishments include:
• Federal Contracting Officer with $250K warrant authority. Requested by leadership to submit for increase to $7M warrant authority
• Active Top-Secret security clearance
• Expert knowledge of business practices and market conditions necessary to research, evaluate, and negotiate proposals regarding all contract actions
• Principal advisor to governmental leaders and staff on contracting matters involving definition of requirements, terms of requirements, risk mitigation, and surveillance of requirements
• Provide advice, guidance, and counsel on acquisition policy development, interpretation, and application in a variety of complex situations including program goals; acquisition planning; and sometimes highly controversial political issues pertaining to the procurement activities
• Enforce policy and ethics compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (AFARS)
• Conduct and oversee cradle to grave contracting activities including pre-award and post-award procedures utilizing multiple government systems to include Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation, Standard Procurement System, Contractor Performance Assessment Reports System, GSA Advantage, Virtual Contracting Enterprise, Systems for Award Management, and various other DoD systems to plan and forecast acquisition activities/manning requirements for current and future budget years
• Exercise daily communication with mission experts and primary stakeholders involved with major projects (locally, nationally, and globally, as assigned)
• Provide one-on-one and group mentoring as well as training to new recruits on various policies, procedures, and standards of federal contracting
- Contracting Officer at Mission and Installation Contracting Command
- Contract Specialist at Theater Contracting Center
- Combat Engineer Team Leader/Squad Leader at 3 Brigade 1 Infantry Division
1 year, 5 months at this Job
- Master of Business Administration - Program Management
- Bachelor of Science
Serve as business advisor, buyer, negotiator, administrator, contracting officer, and GPC Program Manager. Lead the operation and management of the installation's GPC program in accordance with DOD and Air Force policies and procedures, initiating of GPC accounts; issuing delegations of contracting authority; providing mandatory GPC training and surveillance; and providing business advice to cardholders and approving officials. Collaborate with management personnel to discuss contractual changes that may impact other functional areas within the command. Interpret contracting laws, regulations, policies, standards, and procedures to determine applicability to specific contracting issues. Point of contact for all GPC issues at the installation. Analyze contractual obligations and resolve problems throughout the life cycle of the contract.
• Secured construction contracts with complex specifications, where standardized and established competitive markets and price competition existed.
• Procured and administered 350 supply and service contracts totaling over $135M.
• Oversaw contract administration function for commodities and service acquisitions: verified evidence of contractor's progress, negotiated modifications, issued termination notices, reviewed contract claims, approved payments, conducted contract closeouts and exercised options.
- Contracting Officer at 11th Contracting Squadron
- Contract Specialist at AFDW/PK
3 years at this Job
- Master of Science - Public Service
- Master of Business Administration - Business Communication
- Ph.D. - Business Communication
• Contracting Officer maintaining warrant and level authority of $1,000,000.00
• Currently working 4 active requirements that will establish contract vehicles consisting of cross product line multi-awards (MATOC) totaling $9,000,000.00
• Currently managing, overseeing, and administering 22 contract vehicles totaling $120,000,000.00
• Completed all classes and requirements to become FAC-C Level 3 & FAC-COR Level 3 certified in contracting and contracting officer representative
• Acting Team Lead for Baltimore Section, consisting of 4 FTE's, also assisting other teams with contracting officer review and approvals
- Contracting Officer at United States Coast Guard
- Contract Specialist at United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Contract Specialist at United States Coast Guard
- Supply Management Specialist at United States Coast Guard
1 year, 11 months at this Job
- BA - Business Administration
- AA - Transfer
Held a Contracting Officer's duties and responsibilities as team lead and supervisor for Moody Air Force Base's Contracting Office to include:
• Managing ~$10,000,000.00/year in multiple supply contracts
• Supervising and training a several person team
• Monitor progress schedules and billing reports for the life of the contract
- Contracting Officer at USAF
- Stage Manager at Oil Lamp Theater
4 years, 6 months at this Job
- Associate - Contracts Management
One Columbus Circle,
NE, Washington DC, 200544-0001
Title: Contracting Officer
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Awarded and administered contracts using various GSA schedules, full and open competition and in some instances, sole source procedures.
• Served as a liaison and communicated with program offices on pre and post contact procurement matters.
• Performed the full pre-post award contract activities.
• Prepared and administered several interagency agreements.
- Contracting Officer at United States Courts (AOUSC)
- Contracting Officer at Acquisition and Cooperative Support (DACS)
- Contracting Officer at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Program Analyst at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air
7 years, 4 months at this Job
- B.A. - Sociology/Psychology
As a member of the Regional Office's Acquisition Management Team I serve as a warranted Contracting Officer for Region 5 which encompasses The State of California, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. In additional to performing cradle-to-grave contracting and the duties listed in my prefer work experience I have facilitated and initiated standardization in contracting resources and tools to help aid the contracting & procurement professionals and our serving customers. I have also been appointed to assist in helping bridge communication gaps between contracting personnel, internal and external customers to ensure the agency's mission is met.
- CONTRACTING OFFICER at UNITED STATE FOREST SERVICE - REGIONAL OFFICE
- CONTRACTING SPECIALIST at UNITED STATES COAST GUARD - SURFACE FORCES LOGISTICS CENTER
- member at UNITED STATES COAST GUARD - SURFACE FORCES LOGISTICS CENTER
- PURCHASING AGENT at UNITED STATES COAST GUARD - SURFACE FORCES LOGISTICS CENTER
6 months at this Job
- MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Business Administration
- BACHELORS OF SCIENCE - Theatre
- ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE - General
- HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
75 Barrett Heights Road, Suite 309, Stafford, VA 22556 August 2016 - Current Contracting Officer (General Schedules (GS) -13 Step 3) Supervisor's Name: Mary Accomando (540) 658-7204 Work Hours* (40 hours per week) - 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday (*compressed tour of duty) Reason for leaving: Desire to relocate back permanently to the Tennessee (Southeast) region.
- Contracting Officer at Department of Veterans Affairs - National Cemetery Administration
- Contracting Officer (GS-12) at Department of Veterans Affairs Network Contracting Office
- Program Specialist at Department of Veterans Affairs (CPEP)
- Program Assistant at Department of Veterans Affairs (CPEP)
2 years, 5 months at this Job
- Bachelors of Science - Management and Organizational Development
- - Computer Network Technology
Reviewed and approved purchase orders under $150,000 and contracts in excess of $150,000 and exceeding $74 million dollars for up to 5 contract specialists.. Reviewed request for quotes and request for proposals. My warrant as Contracting Officer signatory approval was unlimited. Purchases included computer equipment and services, instruments, hardware, office supplies and equipment, and other commodities.
- Contracting Officer at NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Centet
41 years, 6 months at this Job
Mission Installation Contracting Command Fort Hood Killeen, TX 76542 United States 05/2014 - Present ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hours per week: 50 Contracting Officer Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills: Serves as a Warranted Contracting Officer/Contract Specialist/ to the Installation Supply Division (ISD) for all commodities for Fort Hood installation. Creates award documentation through the automated Army PD2 system and Contract Action Report (CAR) through the Federal Procurement Data System(FPDS). Prepares Small Business Coordination Records (DD Form 2579), and ensure Small Business goals are meet in accordance to MICC-Fort Hood objectives. Apply contracting principles and procedures to analyze acquisition issues and identify alternative courses of action to modify and adapt acquisition procedures. Selects contract types, methods of solicitation, and options. Perform acquisitions planning, Small Business coordination, market research, justification and approvals, determination and findings, sole source justifications, synopsis, determine options, milestones, sources to be solicited, source selection, debriefings, and contract award. Develop and issue solicitations with appropriate provisions, well defined statements of work, and appropriate award factors. Prepare and maintain all contract files and perform peer reviews in accordance with regulations, policies, and procedures to check for accuracy, completeness, and organization. Research regulations, policies, and procedures to be able to assist and advise customers and team members on all phases of the procurement cycle. Apply acquired knowledge and experience in making recommendations for problem resolution to team members. Prepare and deliver updates and briefings to senior management on contract actions and status. Utilize internal acquisitions systems such as Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF), Electronic Document Access (EDA), Contracting Officer Representative Tracking Tool (CORT), Procurement Desktop- Defense (PD2), Federal Procurement Data System New Generation (FPDS-NG), Paperless Contracting File (PCF), System for Award Management (SAM), and FedBizOpps (FBO). Factor Chair Member for Past Performance on Source Selection Board for White Sands Missile Range Mission Support Service Contract valued at $423M. Provide mentorship and guidance to purchasing agents and subordinates regarding acquisition actions, processes, and procedures. Supervisor: Wolf Jouett (254-287-5454) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes
- Contracting Officer at US Army
- Contracting Specialist at US Army
- Contracting Specialist at Caserma Ederle Army Base
4 years, 8 months at this Job
U.S. General Services Administration Heartland Acquisition Center, Federal Acquisition Services (FAS) Contracting Officer/Supervisory Contract Specialist, GS14 Branch Chief, Branch A Supervisor: Teresa McCarthy 22 Aug 2015 - Present In August 2015 I joined GSA as the Lead Contract Specialist on the Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) team. I was responsible for leading acquisition efforts on the program to include both the Purchasing Channel and the Requisition Channel at an estimated total dollar value for both channels of $1.5B. As Program/Acquisition lead I led the team to the preparation, solicitation and award of the highly successful Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative the MRO Requisition Channel which allowed customer agencies (primarily Armed Forces) to quickly requisition industrial products (from catalogs containing up to 4M items) with better pricing and faster delivery than regular MAS (GSA Schedules). There were no protests on either the solicitation positing, or the award. The vehicle has since grown in size to exceed sales projections for all three years of the most recent award with an average estimate of 30% over projected amounts annually. I’ve also grown the sales on the Purchasing Channel as lead through the urging of expansion of product offerings for high demand items on the vehicle. The most recent FY18 sales were 25% in excess of projections. I am currently working on the follow on Purchasing Channel vehicle Maintenance/Repair Facilities’ Supplies (M/RFS) which will also combine JanSan commodity base from Region 07 product offerings. During my time as Program Lead I also instituted catalog offerings for part numbers on the Requisition Channel which was crafted for NSN coverage. Part number sales have been wildly successful thus far bringing in just under $1M in sales over a six month period with only a third of the products uploaded. This will be a multi-million dollar revenue generator for the Region. In addition to my lead position on the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative within Region 06 I was also Branch Chief for all Global Supply (GSS), Special Order Program (SOP). I started my time with the team during the launch of a new requisition ordering system. This was a trying time for the organization but also Region 06 as our WIP (work-in-process) was upwards of 70K with a median age of 72 and an average of 62. Within 6 months’ time, after massive efforts to award new contracts, and process orders I was able to get the WIP down to 20,000 and the median age down to 25. Since then I have sustained the WIP at 30 days and even reached all-time lows of 18 for a Center with more requisition volume than any other Center in GSA. I developed a new procurement platform, title Instaquote, to turn our WIP inside out and available to qualified vendors that can quote on NSNs they wish to compete for. This platform has led to a sustainability not seen in Region 06. The WIP average day is also down to 27. These metrics have never been seen before in the Region. I’ve also personally led efforts at successfully transitioning efforts at business transaction modernization from a primarily fax based environment to one of EDI, removing the manual labor and having computers relay the necessary ordering information. This has greatly reduced errors and streamlined ordering. Since the initiative started back in Spring 2017, I implemented a strategic vision and plan, to first modify our contract vehicles but begin a rigorous effort with our larger vendors first and down the priority list to ensure they are transitioned and transaction points are communicate. This was a roughly 8 month process but Region is 93% compliant with the new business transaction rules, the highest in GSA as a whole. I also led to contract coverage increasing from the time of my start from 67% to 97%, a 30 percentage point increase in a year and a half time. Again, record numbers within the Center. During my tenure I was also able to bring Region 06 SOP out of the “red” and into the “black”. This year we are poised to go green. All of the attention our personnel have focused on the WIP, with newer bigger contract awards and a successful relationship with the FSSI have led to record levels of performance during my time with Region 06 SOP. U.S. Army Contracting Command – Rock Island Ammunition Contracting, Pyrotechnics Contracting Officer, GS13 Supervisor: John Cooper 16 DEC 2013 - Present In December 2013 I was assigned to Ammunition Contracting, Pyrotechnics and it is my current posting. I am responsible for the procurement of a number of different types of flares and simulators. I am currently leading ten different procurement teams for a combined contract value of roughly $900M while simultaneously supporting five pre-award actions for highly complex pyrotechnic and demolition support munition items. I lead numerous IPTs for multiple pyrotechnic and demolition support ammunition items I support and am the direct interface with a very demanding customer, Project Manager – Close Combat Systems (PM-CCS) located at Picatinny Arsenal. I am responsible for supporting the IPT through the conducting of market research, development of acquisition strategies for all pre-award efforts, overseeing source selections, execution of contract awards, handling any post-award actions that come up on contracts currently being administered and coordinating all contractual issues across the IPT for resolution. I was responsible for negotiating two emergency bridge contracts for the only two producers of the countermeasure flares to avoid a plant shutdown at both manufacturers which would have had substantial negative economic impacts to their respective locations, degraded support to the warfighter, as well as grievous damage to the Industrial Base. The bridge effort was awarded on time and the crisis averted because of my timely and thorough coordination with the various stakeholder agencies. I recently awarded the follow on contracts for the previously mentioned bridge effort three months ahead of schedule due to implementation of a streamlined acquisition approach I formulated. U.S. Army Contracting Command – Rock Island EAGLE Contracting Contracting Officer, GS13 Supervisor: Cheryl Nielsen 22 OCT 2012 – 16 DEC 2013 In OCT 2012 I was transferred to the Enhances Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) contracting team. I was assigned to manage the Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA) process in that program. In supporting this I executed multiple successful solicitations for additional vendors to join the EAGLE program. This step in the EAGLE program is extremely large with 112 active participants and the list continues to grow. The BOA process was inclusive not only of adding more vendors to the program via solicitations but also administering all awarded BOAs. This requires a significant amount of post award modifications and a number of administrative actions occurring simultaneously. I implemented a streamlined process improvement effort of the BOA process that replaced the previous approach utilized by the EAGLE team for executing the largest aspect of program execution (the BOA process) and did so with much fewer resources available to me than were previously assigned to this part of the program while meeting strict leadership enforced milestones. I was responsible for organizing the first ever EAGLE BOA Holders Meeting in 2013. The meeting was crucial in the development of the program as contractors, customers and contracting personnel were allowed to speak to issues in an open environment facilitating understanding on many previously problematic issues and building trust and cooperation with the stakeholders. I was also a key speaker at the meeting briefing industry on the EAGLE Step 2 BOA process and fielded many questions from industry on program specifics. I was also responsible for administering the only post award contract in the division. Administration of this contract was fraught with multiple difficulties due to distrust existing between the Government and the contractor, changing requirements, labor union issues leading to locally publicized labor strikes and surveillance issues. I was responsible for stepping in and correcting the issues that were plaguing the contract and program since award. I was able to successfully bridge the gap between the Government and the contractor leading to a more stable working relationship, diagnose and correct contract surveillance issues and work with the customer and the contractor during the labor strike to ensure adverse contract performance issues were mitigated. All of these actions led to a much more stable and efficiently operating contract than existed prior to my arrival. During my tenure in EAGLE my workload was extremely large and given the resources available to me at the time, I was able to successfully meet milestones while avoiding any contractual issues or protests. U.S. Army Contracting Command – Rock Island Sustainment Contracting Contracting Officer, GS13 Supervisor: LTC Michael Scuteri and LTC Christopher Dake MAR 02 2009 – OCT 22 2012 Upon arrival as a new PCO I was immediately assigned six base value source selections in support of various Army Sustainment Command missions. All of the requirements in my portfolio were service based and in the pre-solicitation phase and each team was experiencing different issues that were negatively impacting the programs (schedule delays despite firm projected award dates, difficulty defining requirements, disunity among various supporting stakeholder organizations involved in the source selections, and unmotivated team members). I immediately analyzed individual procurements and their respective issues, diagnosed the major problems affecting each action and implemented strategic plans to neutralize team coordination issues, restore milestone integrity through aggressive action, align competing interests across multiple stakeholder organizations and re-invigorated the underperforming personnel. As the procurements were executed, my actions were realizing tangible program results. Team members became more responsive and cooperative across the IPTs, milestone schedules gained ground and were eventually aligned with originally established expectations, requirements became clearly defined and previously disinterested personnel became motivated. As contract awards were made, debriefings were carried out and in successful fashion. No protests were received on any of my contract awards. My management began assigning me more workload from struggling teams bringing my total procurements to ten in total with a collective dollar value of roughly $300M. As my workload increased I was required to rely more on the individual teams to execute the procurement actions as I was unable to focus exclusively on one action for very long. As such I was required to rely on the individual team members to carry out the procurement functions properly. By successfully directing and managing personnel across multiple organizations, delegating and prioritizing mission objectives, aligning multiple competing goals towards a single vision and appropriately motivating the team members was I able to achieve success across my entire workload portfolio. This success was measured in customer satisfaction, contract award values at or below Government estimates and success in contract execution. All of which were realized on every team I led. Additional challenges during this time were experienced in the vast array and complexity of the services I was procuring. I was responsible for procuring intelligence analysis services, logistics management support services, facility engineering support services, army database administration services, information technology services and LMP support services to name a few. I had no previous experience procuring or working with any of these types of requirements. As such, I was forced to familiarize myself with those services, and work with the customer in understanding their needs and how to assist them in articulating that in the context of a performance based acquisition. Part of the positive customer satisfaction feedback I received was a result of my commitment to understanding the needs of the customer and combining that with my contracting experience to provide an appropriate contract vehicle to fulfill their mission requirements. This commitment was repeatedly communicated to my leadership and was noted on several performance appraisals. During my time in Sustainment I was frequently looked to by my peers for input on resolving challenging issues they experienced as a direct result of the success realized on my supported actions. I often mentored new PCOs, Contract Specialists (both on my team directly and those serving on others) to help guide them through issues they were experiencing on their workload. In supporting such a large workload and multiple highly visible procurements in our area, I was often called upon to brief ACC-RI leadership on those actions along with ASC leadership. These communications were comprised of both written and oral presentations on program status, milestone tracking, problem identification/resolution and building upon lessons learned. As the key presenter I was required to compile the information, organize into concise presentations and then execute briefings. As a new PCO during my tenure I was forced to learn quickly, effectively lead on a vast scope and scale, confront challenging personnel and new technical issues while ensuring my procurements were executed with the highest integrity, technical competency and milestones were met. My success with such a vast and diverse workload, demanding customers and aggressive milestones were a direct result of my ability to effectively lead many teams across multiple organizations and motivate individuals with competing interests to effectively collaborate in pursuit of a common objective. U.S. Army Sustainment Command / Rock Island Contracting Center LOGCAP Contract Specialist, GS12 Supervisor: Kristan Mendoza SEP 15, 2007 to MAR 02 2009 I performed duties as the Contract Specialist for all seven Afghanistan Task Orders, the entire Afghanistan Area of Operations (AOR). I participated in numerous weekly telecons with the customers in the field, other stakeholder organizations in the LOGCAP program and providing those groups with real time updates regarding contractual support as it pertains to the macro view of the program. I monitored and documented contractor performance for all task orders. I operated as the PCO in all but signature authority as a transition occurred while a new PCO was being introduced in the program. In this role, I completed all tasks assigned and the quality of services in the field did not suffer or stop during this tenure. I exhibited leadership in working with the supported agencies in only a Contract Specialist role while inheriting PCO responsibilities during this transition. I deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at Bagram to assist the new PCO in negotiations. While in Bagram I assisted in negotiation efforts by creating a memorandum of agreement which was used between the Government and the contractor for ALPHA contracting negotiation. This document served as the basis for the negotiations through outlining procedure and involvement for ALPHA acquisition methods. I attended daily negotiation meetings held with the contractor, customer, performed site visits, worked with DCAA and the PCO in developing a negotiation position all while completing my regular contracting duties. I served in a forward deployed position as the LOGCAP contract specialist at Camp Victory in Baghdad for 179 days. During this time I was able to integrate myself and the contracting support to the customer. I assisted in negotiations for providing base life support to the shared customers in Iraq, the Chief of Mission (COM) Department of State (DOS) and Multinational Forces Iraq (MNF-I). This task was extremely difficult as a result of the joint ownership of not only the services but the funding as well. The COM was responsible for 60% of task order funding and the DOD was responsible for the other 40%. As a result, assisting the customers in helping to shape their requirements was not always easy and many differing personalities which were of paramount importance to this effort did not always agree. After a mediation effort, which I led, both customers came to an agreeable situation for both to move forward. During this time I was responsible for documenting and executing multiple negotiation efforts on change order work. Conducted and led weekly meetings where I briefed contracting progress and situational awareness to leadership. I executed the Award Fee Evaluation Board (AFEB) in August 2007. This is one of the more politically visible events in the LOGCAP Program and the challenges were immense. I was responsible for briefing and training all supported customer sites throughout Iraq who were responsible for briefing the quality of the services received. I provided all units with a template model of the evaluative criteria according to the contract award fee clause and assisted them in completing their presentations. The AFEB was deemed a success as a result of my leadership efforts in coordination of this massive effort. I was also responsible as the lead in the field for negotiation efforts on a $4.5 billion dollar service contract providing base life support to over 145,000 troops. U.S. Army Sustainment Command LOGCAP Contract Specialist, GS09, GS11 Supervisor: Susan McKinnis JAN 15, 2006 to FEB 20, 2007 Completed Intern program and began permanent duty location in LOGCAP Contracting Branch. I served as a contract specialist performing contract administration duties for contracting officer that needed assistance. Executed multiple contract actions for the award of multi-million service contracts to provide field support services for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. I was responsible for providing funding updates for the program as a whole. Information gathered was briefed by me to management in order to provide them with a financial snapshot of contract and task order funding status, obligation status, and an overall macro view of the program from a financial perspective. Assigned to LOGCAP IV as the contract specialist in support of the new LOGCAP Management / Support Acquisition for LOGCAP IV. During this time I was responsible for participation in a formal source selection process and took part in many of the steps from the initial Acquisition strategy development to contract award. My duties during this were conducting market research and documenting market research findings to present to PCO. Assisted efforts on completing the Acquisition Plan/Strategy by helping establishing evaluation criteria, acquisition type and identification and refinement of services requested in conjunction with LOGCAP Operations Directorate (LOD), Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting (PARC) over many weeks ultimately meeting acquisition milestones. I also coordinated and executed a pre-solicitation conference and Industry Day with prospective bidders to provide additional information on the acquisition. I was responsible for assisting in contractor discussions. I kept track of contractor proposal revisions, documented, stored and logged proposal data and served as the contracts POC for this acquisition. Award was made and acquisition milestones were met. I conducted de-briefing with unsuccessful offerors and as a result of that debriefing, despite earlier indications from the contractor, there was no protest. U.S. Army Sustainment Command Pricing Contract Specialist, Cost / Price Analyst, GS09 Supervisor: Dan Miller NOV 01, 2005 to JAN 15, 2006 Served as a Cost / Price Analyst for the Financial Services branch while concurrently continuing my duties in the Small Caliber Division as the lead negotiator for LCAAP Modernization and Capacity/Expansion Programs. I prepared cost / pricing reports for my own negotiation efforts for the LCAAP Modernization and Capacity Expansion efforts while serving as both a cost / price analyst in the Financial Services Branch and the Contract Specialist lead negotiator for the LCAAP programs. This request to stay on as the lead negotiator for the LCAAP programs was at the request of the Program Manager (PM) as a result of my performance in providing contract support despite having to rotate for my intern program. By operating in this dual capacity I was able to effectively serve the customer by providing quicker turnaround time and a more comprehensive, detailed and well ultimately, a better negotiation product for the customer. U.S. Army Sustainment Command Ammunition Contract Specialist, GS07-GS09 Supervisor: Wes Bjerregarrd JAN 15 2005 to JAN 15, 2006 Served in the Small Caliber Ammunition Division. Performed contract administration functions for three urgent contracts for procurement of small caliber ammunition. I executed a full range of contract administration functions to include modifications for delivery/quantity changes, negotiations for consideration based on contractor delinquency, close out, and setting up special surveillance through delegation of contract administrative functions to Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). During this time I was responsible for weekly teleconferences with the Integrated Product teams (IPTs) to assess contract performance. I prepared weekly briefings to the customer to make them aware of contract milestones and performance. Served as the lead negotiator in two large service contracts under the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) Modernization and Capacity Expansion Efforts. I was responsible for negotiating service contracts with the contractor to modernize the ammunition production capabilities and efforts at increasing the expansion of the plant’s capacity. Contracts were Cost-Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF). I was responsible for coordinating with stakeholder organizations such as Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), the customer, and ASC pricing support to formulate government positions for negotiations. Weighted Guidelines received from pricing were always met and in most cases the overall agreed upon price was well below the government position. Worked with contractor during a negotiation impasse relative to fee. I formulated an approach to collaborate with the customer and supported stakeholders to review proposal information to determine capital investments into the plant relative to cost of work expenses. The agreement was endorsed by my leadership and the contractors and further negotiation efforts moved along without delay as a result of the process improvements I made during negotiation efforts. U.S. Army Sustainment Command Installations Contract Specialist, GS07 Supervisor: Sharon Crawford JUN 01, 2004 to JAN 15, 2005 Began intern program and initially served as a contract specialist in the Installations Support Division working with the 81mm M853 Mortar component for Pine Bluff Arsenal. I executed multiple pre-award and post award procurement tasks. During this time I was responsible for performing market research on the components such as drogue plate, split alloy sleeve, down to wooden boxes. I was responsible for building the Invitation for Bids and Requests for Proposals Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contracts. Publicized synopses, pre-solicitation notices, amendments and contract modifications. Executed acquisition while ensuring Small Business Goals were met. Evaluated offerors bids and proposals and were awarded without protest. Upon completion of contract awards I independently created a tracking document for all acquisitions with associated acquisition milestones as a tracker to be used by both the customer and it was adopted as a program tool by the customer. Education University Of Iowa Iowa City, IA US Bachelor's Degree, 5/2003 120 Semester Hours Major: Business Administration 3.2 out of 4.0 Relevant Coursework and Certifications: Specific area of focus for Business Degree is Marketing and related courses include the following, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Business Policy, Business Law, Law and Ethics in Management, Sales Management, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Organizational Business Policies, Computer Analysis, Management Industrial Science, Intro to Marketing, Statistics for Strategy and Probability. Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA US Masters Degree, 12/2010 Masters of Business Administration (MBA) 3.75 out of 4.0 Relevant Coursework: Strategic Management, Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Marketing Management, Marketing Case Analysis, Financial Management, Legal & Social Environment of Business. Additional Information Action Officer Development Course (AODC), Force Protection Briefing, Sexual Assault Training, Ethics Training for AT&L, Intern Leadership Development Course, Shaping Smart Business Arrangements (CON 100), Mission Strategy Execution (CON 111), Mission Performance Assessment (CON 112), Mission Focused Contracting (CON 120), Environmental Management System Awareness, ARDEC Tech Data Management, Acquisition Logistics Fundamentals (LOG 101), Intermediate Systems Acquisition - A (ACQ 201A), Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management (ACQ 101), Intermediate Contract Pricing (CON 204) Contingency Contracting (CON 234), Simplified Acquisition Procedures (CON 237), Government Contract Law (CON 210), Advanced Contracting Support (CON 218), Intermediate Contracting (CON 202), Performance Based Service Acquisition training. Leadership through People Skills training, Earned Value Management Systems training, Advanced Business Solutions (CON 353). Level 3 certified in Contracting. Member of the Army Acquisition Corps. Recognition: ASC Small Business Award in September 2010 for my efforts in promoting the use of small businesses and assisting the command in meeting their socio-economic goals. Two On-the-Spot Awards for superior contracting support through my leadership efforts among the various procurement teams I led during my tenure as a PCO in the Sustainment Division. Office of Program Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM-MAS) Award for Excellent Service in support of Modernization efforts at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (06/01/2005) Commanders Coin for efforts Office of Program Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM-MAS) Award for Excellent Service in support of Modernization efforts at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (01/19/2006), Commanders Coin and certification of appreciation for efforts. (Inclusive of cash award). Office of Program Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM-MAS) Award for Excellent Service in support of Modernization efforts at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (01/19/2006), Commanders Coin and certification of appreciation for efforts. Office of Program Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM-MAS) Award for Excellent Service in providing contracting support for Modernization and Capacity Expansion efforts at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in the Picatinney Teams Tournament (04/01/2006), Commanders Coin and certification of appreciation for efforts. Commanders Award for Civilian Service for duties performed in Iraq for deployment. Received from COL Sorenson at Balad, Iraq Camp Anaconda at 402nd US Army Field Support Brigade August 28th, 2007. SES LOGCAP Commanders Coin for exceptional efforts in support of LOGCAP Award Fee Evaluation Board in Baghdad Iraq, August 2007. Commanders Coin from 402nd Army Field Support Brigade for Exceptional Service and Support while deployed overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) August 15, 2007. Certification of Appreciation signed by ASC PARC for exceptional performance in providing contract support to award the LOGCAP IV Management Support Contract received October 2007. Cover Letter Information N/A
- Contracting officer at Department of Defense
14 years, 7 months at this Job