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Contract Support Analyst (Advanced level)


Onsite Position in Ft. Belvoir, VA. 


Kepler Research is seeking an experienced advanced-level Contract Support Analyst (Contract Specialist) to prepare pre and post award contract actions in support of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The MDA mission is to develop and deploy a layered Missile Defense System to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends from missile attacks in all phases of flight.

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree

Required Clearance: DoD Top Secret

Required Experience:

  • 15+ years contracting experience supporting a Department of Defense (DoD) buying activity.

  • Conducting sole source cost/price analyst, Price Negotiation Memorandum development, and negotiation of cost-type proposals.

  • Research and Development (R&D) contracting.

  • Executing post-award contract administration actions​

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Independently perform pre-award contract specialist duties in support of highly specialized Research and Development (R&D) contract actions for programs and activities of the MDA.

  • Provide advice to the program offices, acquisition managers, budget analysts, and contract specialists for contract planning, negotiation, award, and execution of MDA requirements in areas not requiring Government Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO) authorization.

  • Serve as an advisor on future procurement requirements, assist in preparation of required procurement documentation, and support the response and resolution of specific procurement strategy questions.

  • Analyze contract requirement packages, draft solicitations, evaluate proposals, and coordinate acquisitions of both cost reimbursement and fixed-price contracting in such areas as prototype development of sophisticated research and testing equipment, weapons systems, software systems development, and services to ensure regulatory and statutory compliance.

  • Coordinate with the PCO to prioritize, organize, and monitor requirements to establish timely schedules for successful implementation.

  • Provide analysis and inputs for briefings, memorandums, and presentations.

  • Participate as a key member of the negotiation team, serve as an advisor during negotiations to assist the PCO to obtain a fair and reasonable price during negotiations.

  • Manage, and support integration of contract requirements.

  • Conduct acquisition planning in accordance with FAR Part 7, support the development of the requirements document, and assist in developing contract strategy to be used in the acquisition of a specific program elements in coordination with the technical program office.

  • Process data, document evaluation, and provide input for pre-negotiation positions.

  • Prepare documentation for PCO approval, including Determinations and Findings (D&F), Justification and Approval (J&A), and various Memorandums for Record (MFR).

  • Coordinate technical evaluations.

  • Support cost/price analysis and price objective development.

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