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Preferred Systems Solutions Construction Acquisition Specialist in Huntsville, Alabama

Construction Acquisition Specialist

Work Location AL - Huntsville

Job Number 5867

Clearance Level Required Top Secret

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Construction Acquisition Specialist

Grow with our mission-driven team. Solerity is currently seeking Senior Acquisition Specialists with specialized construction contracting experience to support our federal client in Huntsville, AL. In this role, the selected candidate will serve as a contracting expert to a Government-led procurement team for construction-related procurements. The candidate will participate in and provide advice for pre award and/or post award functions for a variety of facilities, A&E, and/or construction contracts for several activities within an organizational component or in a geographical area.

Job Description Summary:

The candidate will provide acquisition advisory services to develop and/or review acquisition approaches for construction-related procurements, participating as a team member in acquisition readiness reviews, solicitation, evaluation, award, and post-award contract administration activities. Typical duties may include:

  • Reviewing pre-solicitation procurement documents and working with technical teams to review contract type, terms, execution risk, and development/approval of Government cost estimates

  • Construction or maintenance procurements for new buildings, roads, docks, security fences or devices, etc. where standard design and specifications are developed and used

  • Negotiation of contract modifications and change orders to address oversights or omissions in drawings, changed or new specifications, or changed site conditions; alteration and repair projects such as those requiring the demolition and removal of existing walls and windows, relocation of heating and air conditioning systems, and modification of primary lighting and communication channels

  • Contracts for design and/or engineering services, other technical services, and technical equipment and supplies; or contracts for acquisition and installation of building equipment systems


    As a Construction Acquisition Specialist, you will:

  • Support Federal client with Pre and Post award procurements/acquisitions.

  • Assist with development of acquisition packages/documents (RFPs, SOWs/PWSs, IGCEs, J&A, SSEP, Market Research, etc.); review of these documents for quality, clarity, and adherence to applicable regulations (FAR, agency regulations, etc.) and recommendation of revisions.

  • Provide advice and recommendations for all elements in acquisition plans, including approaches, options, strategies, risks, contracting methods, competition) sources, cost estimates, milestone schedule, etc.

  • Conduct research of available suppliers and compare the services and costs of obtaining support from the different providers. Determine applicability of the Economy Act.

  • Must be able to independently develop written acquisition 'plans; Economy Act, and other related documentation for review and signature by the responsible Government Contracting Officer.

  • Provide guidance to contracting staff on conducting market research to identify potential sources and contract vehicles. Prepare written documentation of market research. Support program offices in documenting small business capability analysis.

  • Prepare Source Selection Plans, Request for Quotes (RFQs), Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Combined Synopsis/solicitations. Assure the solicitation includes all appropriate solicitation terms and conditions.

  • Work with evaluators and Contracting Officer (CO) to identify pre-negotiation objectives and assist the CO with discussions with Offerors. Prepare final contract award documents for signature by the CO and Contracting Officer Representative (COR) designation letters.

  • Develop and/or train other contracting specialists in the performance of all pre-award contracting functions that require the use of fixed-price (primarily), cost-reimbursement, or a combination of contract methods and types to procure large, highly complex/high dollar construction projects, programs, or services where little or no contractual precedent exists


  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • 401(k) and company-funded life insurance

  • Generous Leave

  • Financial rewards for employee referrals

  • Tuition and training assistance


  • “Exceptional people to work with on a daily basis.”

  • “Very good pay and organized fun events for employees.”

  • “[I get] schedule flexibility that allows me to meet my family's needs.”


  • Active Top Secret clearance required

  • Bachelor’s Degree or additional years of experience in Federal Contracting

  • 15+ years of experience providing pre and post award contracts support to the Federal Government, with 5 -10+ years of specific experience in construction/facilities type contracts, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and training

  • Experience in pre-award contracting functions and artifact development supporting design and construction solicitations, including cost/price analysis

  • Experience with Design/Build and Design/Bid/Build solicitations, awards, negotiations, and review of post-award contracting artifacts and deliverables

  • Experience with fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, or a combination of contracting methods

  • Experience conducting negotiations during the procurement process; experience performing post-award functions and price/cost analysis

  • Experience with FAR – Part 36 Construction and Architect – Engineer Contracts

    Also ideal

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Government Contracting

  • FAC-C or DAWIA Level II or III Certification in Contracting or equivalent

  • Experience as a Federal, Warranted Contracting Officer


    Minorities and Veterans encouraged to apply

    Solerity is committed to the diversity we bring to the marketplace by being an EEOC/AA employer who is committed to hiring a diverse team of professionals to provide world class services and products aimed at exceeding our customer’s expectations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. Solerity is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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