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Contract and Acquisition Support Specialist

Heartland Consulting Arlington, VA
  • Posted: 21 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Contract and Acquisition Support
Arlington, VA
Type: Full-Time
Clearance: Favorable NACI or higher


  • Assist the Contracting Officer in conducting pre-award and post-award activities (cradle to grave) support in DoD contracting arena which includes the development, preparation, organization, and administration of contracts, grants task order, delivery orders, agreements and other contractual documents and special projects as required
    • Research problems on a wide variety of contractual issues, provide recommendations and draft appropriate documentation and correspondence for internal and external distribution.
    • Assist in the development and review process for Broad Agency Announcements with the Contracting Officer and technical personnel
    • Coordinate, assemble, and update electronic and hard copy contracts and contract related files which may require using contract writing systems such as PRISM and other automated systems to draft contract documents and amendments
    • Liaison between the business and technical office to assist in the development and preparation of a variety of acquisition documents to include, but not limited to: Justification and Approvals (J&A) determinations and findings (D&F), Performance Work Statements (PWS), Statements of Work, (SOW), analyze industry and market conditions to determine sources for Market Research Report (MR) and solicitation documents.
    • Perform fact-finding and analysis in support of source selection but will not vote or otherwise have decision-making authority. Personnel supporting source selection will be required not to disclose bid or proposal information or Source Selection Information and, if they are performing substantive analysis in support of proposal evaluation, the contractor will need to screen such personnel for conflicts of interest as required by FAR clause 52.203-16.
    • Provide support to the Contracting Officer for Responsibility determinations
    • Provide technical assistance to the Contracting Officer prior to and during negotiations, consisting of analysis, data collection, and drafting records of negotiations
    • Apply cost and price procedures and techniques to evaluate contract proposals for a variety of contract types to include but not limited to firm fixed price and cost plus type contracts to evaluate contract proposals
  • Coordinate post award functions unless delegated to the Administrative Contracting Officer
    • Prepare modifications concerning such topics as increases in scope, specification changes, language ambiguities, and/or clarification of contract clauses
    • Prepare contract modifications including those for incremental funding, redirection of effort, performance extensions, and incorporation of change orders.
    • Coordinate contract closeout with the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and contract administration office to include outreach and liaison activities with internal technical offices and external entities, review of contract files, compilation and analysis of information, and documentation of contract files.
    • Coordinate stop work orders, cure notices, show cause letters, termination of contracts for the convenience of the Government or default by a Contractor.
    • Prepare, update and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to duties
  • Prepare and track internal metrics


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Bachelor’s degree with either a major or 24 semester hours in accounting, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods or organization and management preferred.
  • At least one (1) year of experience in government contracting
  • Proficient in commercial software packages such as Microsoft Office (in particular Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Ability to communicate, clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Possess interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and collaboratively

*Position contingent upon contract award

Heartland Consulting is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability status. We E-Verify all employees.

Heartland Consulting

Founded in 2009 by a Marine Corps Veteran, Heartland is fully committed to its vision–to “Create Value for America.” We are working to realize this vision by combining our deep understanding of Federal agency operations, demands, and requirements with the management consulting, information technology, financial management and business services experience our clients need to be successful. We are passionate about making government and commercial agencies more successful at fulfilling their mission and serving their stakeholders. We make your mission ours. Heartland works with clients to maximize efficiencies through innovation, to execute the program based on the highest professional standards and to drive towards success meeting expectations for higher efficiency of operations. Our consulting services are a superb complement to the government’s core mission of efficiency, economy, and security allowing us to serve across a wide range of agencies. A certified Native American-owned SBA certified 8(a) and Veteran-Owned Small Business located in McLean, VA, we are dedicated to providing employment opportunities to our Nation’s veterans.

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