Martek Global Services Inc.

Contract Specialist

Acquisition Services - Washington, DC - Full Time

Martek Global Services, Inc. (“Martek”) is a Professional Services company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland with an additional office in Huntsville, Alabama allowing us to be strategically structured to reinforce our nationwide support services.  For over two decades our experience and dedication to customer service has been unparalleled as we continue to service many of our original customers from 21 years ago.  From the beginning, Martek has established a solid reputation by seamlessly delivering solutions that have consistently exceeded both our commercial and government customers’ expectations.  These successes have been contributed to over 20 federal agencies/bureaus in over 200 cities in 40 states whose awards and testimonials have recognized our high level of service and dedication to our customer’s mission and goals.

Martek has been awarded several long-term Federal contracts to provide a wide range of Acquisition talent.  We are currently looking for Senior Contract Specialists such as former or retired: GS-1102’s, military equivalents, or any individual with the required specialized training and experiences outlined below, and who also has the ability to manage a rigorous workload for our busy clients.  In exchange for the right candidate, you will be rewarded with a well-paid, fully benefited, and exciting opportunity.

Job Description

General Requirements

The Senior Contract Specialist shall provide senior level support and assistance in coordination and oversight of acquisition projects as designated in specific task order(s).  The Senior Contract Specialist shall possess all of the knowledge requirements delineated below.

Responsibilities & Duties

The Senior Contract Specialist shall provide efficient and cost effective acquisition support services for the requirements described below.  The Senior Contract Specialist shall provide advice, recommendations, and document support to multiple offices in all areas of the acquisition requirements phase. The Senior Contract Specialist shall coordinate with client business units on all requirement support services, including but not limited to:

  • Statements of Work/Specifications/Requirements Documents: Assist in development and preparation of pre-award Statements of Work (SOW), Statements of Objective (SOO) and other requirements documents. This effort includes assisting business units in researching and drafting specifications and standards, including Performance-based Work Statements (PWS); developing performance measures, providing consultation and recommendations; and coordinating requirements documents.
  • Acquisition Strategy Support: Provide advice and recommendations for all elements in acquisition plans Research existing Government- wide contracts for available products and services. Evaluate different approaches to and sources for acquisition support. Research available suppliers and compare the services and costs of obtaining support from the different providers.
  • Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE): Provide assistance to the business units in preparing IGCEs. Such assistance may include and is not limited to: research and analysis of past purchases of similar products or services, current market value of the products or services, other agency purchases of similar products and services.
  • Market Research and Market Surveys: Assist in conducting market research to identify potential sources and contract vehicles. Potential sources should include socio-economic program participants (i.e., small businesses, small and disadvantaged businesses, HUB Zone businesses). Potential vehicles should include GSA Schedule vendors, Government-wide Agency Contracts, and other agency contracts. Conduct market surveys and prepare written documentation of market research. Prepare FedBizOpps and other electronic posting announcements.
  • Pre-Award Documentation and Source Selection: Assist in evaluation process and assure written documentation to support both informal and formal source selection procedures. If formal source selection procedures are used - Prepare Source Selection Plans, assist with identification of SSEB members, instruct SSEB members on roles and responsibilities, ensure Conflict of Interest/Nondisclosure Forms are signed, prepare evaluation sheets, and prepare draft of Source Selection Decision Memorandum. Other pre-award documents may include Determinations and Findings (D&Fs), Justifications and Approvals (J&As), and other necessary contract file documents.  This includes conducting kickoff meetings with source selection/evaluation teams prior to the commencement of evaluations of proposals in response to issued solicitations.
  • Solicitations: Prepare Request for Quotes (RFQs), Request for Proposals (RFPs) including two-phased design/build solicitations, and Combined Synopsis/Solicitations.  Assure the solicitation includes all appropriate solicitation terms and conditions. Recommend and prepare unique terms and conditions as required. Prior to release of solicitation, verify that funds are available and obtain legal concurrence. Release solicitation by electronic posting, email, fax or mail.
  • Contract Award: Work with evaluators and Contracting Officers (COs) to identify prenegotiation objectives and assist the CO with discussions with Offerors. Prepare final contract award documents for task and delivery orders and stand-alone contracts, and Contracting Officer Representative (COR) designation letters. Obtain legal concurrence. Distribute contract to appropriate parties.
  • Post-award Support: Prepare appropriate documentation for contract modifications of all types.   Monitor contractor performance, including schedules and milestones. Monitor contractor compliance with terms of the contract, including site visits and labor interviews. Assist in the preparation of incentive and award fees. Assist in the resolution of performance problems. Process contractor invoices, including contract funding status management.
  • Automated Systems Support: Plan, deploy, and maintain AS and GPO business systems as it relates to providing acquisition support.  This includes properly entering the required information in the appropriate system for all contractual actions.  Collect and analyze acquisition data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

Educational Requirements

The Senior Contract Specialist shall have Bachelor's Degree in relevant field of study, which includes at least 24 semester hours among accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.

Experience Requirements

The Senior Contract Specialist shall have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in conducting comprehensive acquisition support activities as described in this SOW.

Additional Required Knowledge and Skills

The Senior Contract Specialist shall clearly possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with senior personnel.
  • Ability to read and interpret Federal acquisition policy, regulations, and directives and to apply those interpretations fully and legally to all activities described in this SOW.
  • Ability to provide clear leadership, technical direction, and guidance to all lower level acquisition personnel.

Additional Skills Preferred, not Required

Additional Desired Certification

  • DAWIA Level II or FAC-C certification of Level II or equivalent within the last 4 years.
  • Military or DoD Acquisition Training & Experience
  • Previously Held Warrants
  • Active Security Clearance

Additional Desired Education

Master’s Degree


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