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Working As An Acquisition Specialist

  • $78,920

    Average Salary

What Does An Acquisition Specialist Do At Veterans Management Services Inc.

* Successful performance of the acquisition support tasks listed below requires a wide variety of associated activity including research, analysis, data entry, writing, document preparation, editing, scanning, document management, copying, phone calls, faxing, filing, and other activities as necessary to complete the tasks assigned.
* a) Supporting the acquisition planning process, including review of customer-submitted procurement packages to ensure completeness; market research; recommendation of procurement strategy; recommendation of contracting methods and types;development of written acquisition plans; interpretation and application of relevant laws, policies, standards, and procedures; development of cost/price estimates; construction of quality assurance surveillance plans; review and finalization of customer-supplied statements of work; interacting with potential product and service providers; establishment of acquisition milestones.
* b) Supporting the solicitation process, including preparation and publishing of market research requests, pre-solicitation notices/synopses, requests for quotation, invitations for bids and requests for proposals; communications with vendors; development and publishing of solicitation amendments;tracking, updating and compliance with acquisition milestones.
* c) Supporting evaluation of offers, including review of vendor submissions to determine compliance with solicitation requirements; analysis of proposals to recommend establishment of competitive ranges; analysis of offers to support development of negotiation strategies and objectives; research to determine vendor responsibility and suitability for award; price/cost analysis; interacting with customers to ensure proper technical proposal analysis.
* d) Supporting the award process, including preparation of award documents, clearances, compliance checks, data management in both VA and other Federal Government systems including the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), and notifications to offerors.
* e) Contract administration support, including processing background checks, review of contractor performance; development of contract modifications; investigation of contract discrepancies; review of contractor billing and other submissions; contract file maintenance including scanning/indexing/uploading of contract documents into the Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS).
* f) Contract close-out support, including preparation of releases of claims and other documentation; review of final payments; archival of records

What Does An Acquisition Specialist Do At Kforce

* Familiar with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Contracting Officer Representative responsibilities
* Will be responsible for developing statements of work, work breakdown structures, independent cost estimates, source selection criteria, and technical evaluations of contractor proposals
* Will be expected to review integrated master schedules and cost performance reports for accuracy and completeness; will be expected to review other deliverables and provide comments that will advance project execution
* Will interact with personnel, other contractors, and in country representatives to include foreign governments
* Will be required to travel OCONUS ~25% to support project execution (i.e., develop requirements, monitor/inspect work completed, and coordinate with in-country representatives); travel typically lasts 1 week, but, on occasion, may extend to 2 weeks in duration
* Will be expected to coordinate logistics requirements for travel
* Will support tasks such as requirements analysis, cost vs. performance trade-off analysis, feasibility analysis, regulatory compliance support, testing and evaluation, and quality assurance
* Will coordinate with subject matter experts to support requirements development and review, design reviews, cradle to grave project management, training, maintenance, and sustainment
* Bachelor's degree (B
* A. or B
* S.) or equivalent and 10 years of related experience (or M
* S. with 7 years of experience or B
* S. or B
* A

What Does An Acquisition Specialist Do At E3 Federal Solutions

* Perform "cradle-to-grave" acquisition for acquiring facilities management related services and functions (i.e., from pre-award, to post-award, to the final contract termination/close-out)
* Ability to develop acquisition packages in support of government contracting staff, research acquisition issues, advise customers and other internal contracting staff on specific assigned acquisition issues
* Proficient in the development of writing performance criteria and requirements into sound/sufficient Statement of Work, task/orders, Performance Work Statements/Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans, perform Market Research, develop Government Cost Estimates
* Develop solicitation documents and other contractual documentation (i.e., D&F's; justifications, solicitation amendments, supporting memoranda)
* Assist with pre-proposal conferences, developing comprehensive negotiation strategies; document competitive range determinations, and coordinating with technical experts
* Identifying and analyzing acquisition process problems, trends, emerging needs and procurement objectives and methodologies,
* Able to provide advice and assistance to functional area technical experts on acquisition related matters
* Review procurement requests to ensure compliance with procedures and regulations and sufficiency of technical specifications or purchase description and supporting information.
* Assist with the development of source selection evaluation criteria
* Coordinates and works with the technical experts and the contracting office to ensure project milestones are reflected in the contractual documents and project plan
* Responsible for assisting with the planning, preparing, and maintaining of the current acquisition plans and overall program office acquisition administration functions to include program control and tracking.
* Analyzes organizational policies and procedures, and makes recommendations for improvements.
* Develops a variety of written materials pertaining to service operations

What Does An Acquisition Specialist Do At Noblis

* Provide acquisition guidance to functional area technical experts based on a working knowledge of DoD and IC acquisition regulations and policy
* Utilizes acquisition process DoD 5000 series, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), DoD and Army HQ ASA(ALT) policies and procedures
* PWSs, Acquisition Strategies, Acquisition Plans, lifecycle cost profiles, and annual ACAT Reviews
* Functional requirements, and functional and technical modifications in a work breakdown structure (WBS) and an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) created and maintained in Microsoft Project application
* Provide input to the consolidated milestone plan for PD Army TENCAP regarding functional requirements and functional and technical modifications
* Milestone plans, existing and required personnel resources and funding needs
* Establish priorities and critical milestones

What Does An Acquisition Specialist Do At Chenega Corporation

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)
* Creation of the Service Organization Controls (SOC) 1 Type II report development plan as well as the ongoing requirements, plan to maintain the SOC 1 Type II report
* Maintain the description of GFEBS services provided
* Maintain the GFEBS Control Catalogue and their description within the Type 2 report
* Maintain the description of tests and results against the controls within the Type 2 report
* Support Audit request from serviced organizations pertaining to system controls
* Non
* Essential Duties: Other duties as assigned
* Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities; however, it will require management of projects and deliverables that may be supported by Junior staff and or other Government/Contract staff

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Acquisition Specialist
Acquisitions Manager Business Developer Business Development Manager
Account Director
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Contract Specialist Contracts Manager
Contracts Director
12 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Account Executive Sales Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Real Estate Broker Business Development Manager Supply Chain Manager
Director, Procurement
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Program Manager Marketing Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Contracts Manager Project Manager Program Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Acquisitions Manager Senior Project Manager Business Developer
Marketing/Business Development
8 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Territory Manager Account Manager
National Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Sales Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Marketing Manager
Product Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Contracts Manager Contracts Administrator
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Human Resources Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Product Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Contract Specialist Senior Subcontract Administrator
Subcontracts Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Real Estate Broker Project Manager Senior Manager
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Acquisition Specialist Demographics


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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • Czech

  • Mandarin

  • Sami

  • Chinese

  • Greek

  • Igbo

  • Yoruba

  • Dari

  • Slovak

  • Hindi

  • Polish

  • Arabic

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Real Acquisition Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Seismic Acquisition Specialist BP America Inc. Houston, TX May 17, 2011 $151,000 -
Mass Acquisitions Specialist Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 01, 2011 $106,000
Mergers & Acquisition Specialist Riverstone Resources LLC Manchester, NH May 05, 2014 $78,030
Data Acquisition Specialist O.C. Tanner Company Salt Lake City, UT May 03, 2013 $78,000
Data Acquisition Specialist Edifice Information Management Systems, Inc. Riverdale, NJ Oct 01, 2009 $78,000
Data Acquisition Specialist O.C. Tanner Company Salt Lake City, UT May 03, 2010 $78,000
Marketing, User Acquisition Specialist Concur Technologies, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 29, 2016 $75,000
Customer Acquisition Specialist Encyclopaedia Britannica Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2011 $50,000
Textile Acquisition Specialist Cameron Industries, Inc. New York, NY Oct 02, 2009 $43,000
Data Acquisition Specialist/Programmer Viper Drill, LLC Lake Charles, LA May 15, 2016 $42,262
Data Acquisition Specialist/Programmer Power Hydraulics LLC Lake Charles, LA Aug 25, 2013 $38,923
Acquisition Specialist American Optical Services LLC San Diego, CA Jan 10, 2014 $36,105

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Top Acquisition Specialist Skills

  1. Procedures
  2. Proposals
  3. Purchase Orders
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Trained new staff to acquisition - was selected to travel to Navajo Agency to evaluate their procedures and train new procedures.
  • Worked closely with program office, contracting officer, and legal department to develop Request for Proposals.
  • Managed several blanket Purchase Orders with multiple merchant acquisition suppliers.
  • Prepare financial models for each proposed transaction.
  • Provided technical assistance to clients when needed.

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