Delon Hampton & Associates is seeking a PART-TIME Procurement Liaison Officer for WMATA's station platform reconstruction program (SPRP).
WMATA is planning a three-year capital project that will reconstruct the outdoor platforms at 20 Metrorail stations to address structural deficiencies. This position involves serving as a Liaison to the Office of Procurement and Materials (PRMT) and is responsible for specifying equipment, supplies and services in support of the project, as well as monitoring contractor performance. The incumbent plans and coordinates all contracting and purchasing functions for the project and interfaces with PRMT on all project procurement activities. The incumbent will also develop specifications and statements of work; research products, suppliers, and plans; and organize and manage activities involved in the acquisition of such materials, supplies, and services needed for project support. The incumbent will have extensive latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines with authority to requisition procurements up to $1 million.
- Serve as liaison to PRMT, coordinating all procurement activities for the project.
- Plan and organize all procurement preparation activities to ensure that equipment, supplies and services are provided in a timely fashion and on a cost-effective basis.
- Coordinate annual advanced procurement planning and strategies, develop the annual Plan of Contract, monitor progress in meeting the plan, while providing a cross-walk of the Plan of Contracts with the annual department operating and capital budget submission, as well as tracking obligation performance against the Plan.
- Coordinate with PRMT in establishing criteria and standards for the procurement of all supplies and services for stock, as applicable, while observing federal funding requirements. Provide information related to proposals and bids, and direct the performance evaluation of available products. Conduct cost-benefit analysis, and perform new product and new vendor evaluations to ensure the maximum value for procurements.
- Coordinate the preparation of Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) for procurement and purchase requisitions for all capital stock and assigned capital materials and supplies; serve as a member of all contract technical review teams.
- Serve as the contracting officer’s technical representative on selected contracts. Monitor procurements to assure compliance with all contract terms and conditions and specifications, assist with contract negotiations, and initiate contract modifications and contract terminations. The incumbent also will train program managers and directors in making contractual determinations and decisions, provide technical and administrative assistance to others in the preparation of purchasing justifications, bid documents, and any other necessary review for the award of contracts, while establishing performance measures for contract performance.
- Conduct effective research, analyze operating alternatives, and prepare reports to expedite and enhance procurement activities. Utilize automated data processing techniques and related management information reports to the maximum extent possible, and assist in the formulation and implementation of appropriate procurement policies, regulations, practices, and procedures.
- Complete a daily work report that outlines the work completed for the day.
- Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related subject, and at least four (4) years of experience in contract administration, contract negotiations, project management, and/or program planning in a public or private organization.
- Experience in lieu of education will be considered if candidate can effectively demonstrate progressively responsible experience in contract administration, contract negotiations, project management, and/or program planning in a public or private organization.
- Extensive knowledge, or ability to rapidly attain such knowledge, of WMATA contracts, solicitation and award procedures, and the laws, ordinances, regulations, policies, and procedures that govern the procurement process.
- Extensive knowledge of procurement and contract administration principles and practices for simplified acquisitions, formally advertised, negotiated, and non-competitive public sector contracts.
- Knowledge of automated procurement management systems.
- Knowledge of, or ability to attain knowledge of, inter-agency purchasing agreements.
- Skill in quantitative analysis to develop and analyze data.
- Skill in interpersonal relations to establish and maintain effective working relationships and deal with others in a customer-oriented, business-like manner.
- Skills in oral and written communication (e.g., grammar, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation) to document, report ideas, and express thoughts and actions.
- Ability to prepare specifications and statements of work that are clear, concise, and unambiguous that ensure fairness and equality in the bidding process.
- Ability to conduct extensive research on products and suppliers with specialized knowledge of materials for specific project usage.
Work is performed within a general office environment; however, field work may also be required. Must be able to work in confined spaces. Some lifting (up to 25 lbs.) may be required as needed.
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