CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. Contracts Administrator in Fairfax, Virginia
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Category:Corporate Functions / Administration
City:Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Employment Type:Student Internship
Full-cycle contract administration responsibilities, which as a minimum, includes oversight of detailed financial/funding requirements of multi-CLIN contracts that have a combination of contract types and services by CLIN, RFP/RFQ analysis, subsequent proposal preparation review/support, negotiations, post-award contract set-up and administration, and contract closeouts, all in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer/contract specifications. Strong interpersonal skills are a must.
Your future duties and responsibilities:
Administration of U.S. Government contracts from cradle to grave based upon a thorough knowledge of contracting procedures, acquisition principles, regulations, and guidelines applicable to Federal Government agencies. Preference given to candidates with Dept of State and/or international contracting experience
Candidate must be capable of identifying potential contractual problem areas early on, assessing alternate courses of corrective action and recommending satisfactory solutions.
Working knowledge of Excel and MSWord is required; Deltek and Costpoint software is preferred.
Assists with duties related to proposal activities.
Establishes and maintains formal active and inactive contract/subcontract records repository.
Interfaces on a daily basis with CGI corporate and technical personnel, government procurement agencies, and other contractors.
Assists with the preparation of subcontract documents and Teaming, Consultant, and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
Assists in the preparation, coordination, and production of formal cost proposals in response to requirements of Government solicitations, to include the solicitation of subcontractor cost proposals.
Experience with Service Contract Act contacts is strongly preferred
The position requires the individual to work closely, and develop good working relationships, with Contracting Officers externally, and Contracts Group management, Co-workers, Program Managers, SubTask/CLIN Managers, Account Vice Presidents, Legal department, Finance department, etc. internally by establishing routine, professional communications, both verbally and in writing. Will be required to have collaborative and daily interaction with these individuals, including program staff and contracts/subcontracts team members, as we strive to maintain a very collaborative working environment.
A successful candidate will be responsible for assigned agency contracts within the business unit and will also be responsible for maintenance of contract data in company database(s), contract files, and the submission of ad-hoc reporting as needed.
A successful candidate will be responsible for collaborating with proposal teams on larger 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 RFIs, including final submission and correspondence with the governments designated acquisitions workforce as applicable.
A successful candidate will possess the ability to multi-task and work well in a fast paced environment.
Will be expected to be mature, professional, and have the ability to think independently to resolve problems using proactive concepts, techniques, standards, and apply general business acumen as it applies to contract management.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
BA/BS from accredited university/college plus minimum 3 years relevant experience. Additional years relevant experience may be substituted for educational requirement.
Must have excellent analytical and critical thinking 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 complex contractual issues and advise program staff and senior 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 working with large scale, multi CLIN contracts.
Professional Contracts certification or related coursework.
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/GSA Schedule Contracting will be considered a plus.
What you can expect from us:
At CGI, were a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at www.cgi.com.
This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
No unsolicited agency referrals please.
All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary depending upon specific assignment, or upon any US government security clearance if required. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender Identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or other status protected by law. CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGIs legal duty to furnish information.
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