ITnova Consulting

Procurement Officer

Website ITnova, LCC

Benefits:

· Medical benefits

· 401k

· Paid-time-off and

· Training reimbursement.

At this time, ITnova is unable to sponsor H1B visas for this position.

Job Description:

Duties:

The main purpose of this position is in the procurement of equipment, services, constructions, supplies, information technology and other needs for the Department of Maryland State Police including but not limited to the following:

· Develops contract specifications including performance and acceptance standards, payment terms, contract management elements, contract modifications, contract renewals and advertisement requirements in accordance with State procurement procedures, laws and regulations for the procurement of all necessary services, supplies, equipment, real estate, construction, indefinite quantity contracts, facilities maintenance and commodities;

· Determines basis for contract awards and evaluation criteria;

· Conducts pre-bid/pre-proposal conferences, site inspections, explains procurement requirements, establishes procurement procedures, and schedules, participates in, and conducts offerors’ discussions and contract negotiations;

· Examines bid proposals to determine issues of responsiveness and responsibility and need for additional information;

· Conducts bid openings for competitive procurements to determine whether offerors are qualified to be selected for award and may recommend proposals for awards;

· Manages the advertisement of procurement opportunities, distributes specifications to vendors, conducts vendor conferences, receives and secures bid or proposals, oversees the evaluation process and contract award;

· Assists with or conducts contract bidder debriefings;

· Negotiates the most favorable prices, terms and conditions for noncompetitive sole source and emergency procurements.

Education:

· Candidates may substitute certification as a Certified Public Manager from the National Association of Purchasing Management; Certified Professional Contracts Manager from the National Contract Management Association; Certified Public Purchasing Officer or Certified Professional Public Buyer from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (National

Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. or National Association of State Purchasing Officers) for the additional four years of the required experience.

· Candidates for Option 1 positions may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience of experience in contract management or procurement involving duties such as: soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts and ensuring compliance with governmental procurement laws, regulations and conditions for the required experience.

· Candidates for Option 2 positions may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year of experience in contract management or procurement involving duties such as: soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts and ensuring compliance with governmental procurement laws, regulations and conditions for the required experience.

· Candidates may substitute additional graduate education at an accredited college or university, at the rate of thirty credit hours for the required experience.

· Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Contracting, Industrial Management or logistics specialist classifications or administrative support specialty codes in the procurement or financial management fields of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

General Experience:

· Option 1: Six years of experience, two years of experience in contract management or procurement involving duties such as: soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts and ensuring compliance with governmental procurement laws, regulations and conditions and an additional four years of professional contract management experience or professional procurement experience.

· Option 2: Five years of experience, one year of experience in contract management or procurement involving duties such as: soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts and ensuring compliance with governmental procurement laws, regulations and conditions and an additional four years of professional contract management experience or professional procurement experience.

Specialized Experience:

· Have experience in contract management or procurement involving duties such as soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts within a State agency.

· Have experience in ensuring compliance with governmental laws, regulations and conditions regarding the procurement process within a State agency.