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Location:
Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
Posted:
February 14, 2019

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Andrew R. Fainer

**** ******** ******, ****** *****, AZ 85635, Home 520-***-****, Email - ac8hq4@r.postjobfree.com

Summary of Qualifications

--Highly motivated with more than 27 years of experience in government procurement, regulations, policies, and procedures.

--Reputation as a go-to problem solver who constantly challenges inefficiencies and thinks outside the box to gain process improvements.

--Proven record for excellent organizational, analytical, and research capabilities.

--Expertise areas include well-reasoned analysis of statutes and regulations and a common sense approach to providing advice/strategies that maximize potential for success.

Clearance and Certifications

Current Secret Clearance

Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Contracting-Level III

DAWIA Program Management – Level I

Professional Experience

06/28/2005 to 01-11-2019, 40 hour week

Contract Specialist, GS-1102-12

ACC-APG, Huachuca Division, Building 61801, Rm. 3410, Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613

As a senior contract specialist, I perform pre-award and /post award functions that include cost/price analysis, negotiation, and administration for a variety of major mission supply, service and research and development requirements/contracts. Acquisitions involving non-commercial acquisitions for professional services, materials, information systems, and test and evaluation activities as well as commercial information services and products for various worldwide customers such as Electronic Proving Ground (EPG), Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), and United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE). Requirements/contracts typically involve highly specialized equipment or professional and technical services for regional and worldwide support.

I review pre-award request for the procurement of complex equipment and services. I analyze the requirement, recommend revisions to the statement of work or specifications as necessary and make recommendations to the contracting officer on the type of contract, milestones and acquisition plan. Review justification for other than full and open competition, acquisition other required clearances and prepare documentation to support my position. Prepare solicitation documents, incorporating provision such as cost accounting standards, requirement for technical proposals with appropriate weighting factors, testing procedures, cost escalation factors, cost data requirements and socioeconomic programs. Solicit proposals for prospective contractors. Analyze proposals for conformance with the solicitation. Perform cost and price analysis, including review of cost breakdowns, audit reports and field pricing reports to determine reasonableness. Coordinate the establishment of technical evaluation committee and various boards supporting formal source selection procedures. I maintain liaison between boards/committees and contracting officer, answer question and requests for information. Obtain required pre-award surveys to determine contractor responsibility and obtain audit and pricing reports to develop negotiation strategy. Negotiate with potential contractors and prepare record of negotiation and recommend award to the contracting officer.

I conduct initial post-award conference with contractor to clarify standard and special provisions of the contract as well as performance requirements. Monitor contractor performance through telephone conversations, correspondence, reports, vouchers, and visits. Determine appropriate corrective action for deficiencies. I review contract costs and provide recommendations to the contracting officer on allowability and allocability. I interpret contract provision for contractors and Government officials. Prepare initial agency position on protests, claims, and appeals. Prepare case files to support position in cases. Participate in legal proceedings to support Government position and in arranging for testimony of Government representatives. Negotiate contract modifications, task orders, and delivery orders. Analyze proposals for conformance with Government requirements. Perform cost post-award cost and price analysis, including review of cost breakdowns, audit reports and field pricing report to determine reasonableness. Coordinate technical evaluation of proposals. Obtain audit and pricing reports to develop post-award negotiation strategy. Prepare record of negotiation and provide recommendations to the contracting officer. Close out contracts and/or issue termination notices. Review and negotiate settlement proposals.

I am a dependable team player with superior ability to collaborate with technical personnel, security specialists, logisticians, budget analysts and legal advisors. I assist and instruct others regarding proper contractual approaches.

I prepare acquisition milestones, acquisition plan/strategy, Purchase Request (PR) & Performance Work Statement (PWS) review and recommended changes, requirement and risk analysis, Government Furnished Property (GFP), pre-solicitation notices, Justification and Approvals (J&As), various Determination and Findings (D&F) types, within scope determination, Request for Proposal (RFP) solicitation and amendments (commercial and non-commercial), which includes drafting customized, nonstandard contract clauses for unique application situations, various contract types such as firm-fixed-price (FFP) and cost-plus-fixed-fee (CPFF) Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable (LPTA), Trade-off, 8(a) awards, Certificate of Competency (COC), Appeal of COC, Price Objective Memorandum (POM), Price Negotiation Memorandum (PNM), competitive range determination, Record of Weighted Guidelines Application, Certificate of Cost or Pricing Data, mistakes in proposals, cost/price analysis, past performance evaluation, small business participation plan, past performance factor waiver justification, responsibility determination, subcontracting plan, EEO compliance, congressional notification of award, pre-award debriefing, post-award debriefing and conference report (DD1484), various modification types, equitable adjustments, assignment of claims, options, cure notices, show causes, Termination for Default (T for D), Termination for Convenience (T for C), payment tracking issues, subcontracting plan monitoring, contract closeout (DD1594 and DD1594), and final release of claims.

--Source Selection. Pre-solicitation activities (acquisition planning, acquisition strategy, source selection plan, best value, development and release of request for proposals, evaluation and decision process (best value, source selection authority (SSA), source selection evaluation board (SSEB), receipt of proposals, request for final proposal revisions, clarifications, communications, competitive range, deficiency, discussions, award without discussions, due diligence, evaluation notice (EN), minor or clerical error, relevancy, strength, significant strength, weakness, significant weakness, source selection decision document (SSDD)).

--Prepared documents for submission to higher headquarters.

--In 11 years negotiated 250 contract awards under Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) and 250 contract awards over SAT, including multi-million dollar sole source and competitive actions for services as well as administering them.

--As Contractor Performance Assessment Reports System (CPARS) coordinator for 2 years, non-completion rates decreased from 80% to 15%.

--As a Senior Contract Specialist and team leader, briefs the Contracting Officer and Branch Chief as needed regarding assigned workload, provides solid advice and counsel on contractual matters, applies comprehensive

U.S. Government contracting experience and passion effort for all pre-award and post-award functions in a positive, team and customer oriented manner. Independently administers, negotiates and monitors performance of assigned contracts, handles complex issues with minimal supervision. Responsible for collaborating with customer activities, am a leader and advisor by acting as a liaison between different Government organizations. Provide on the job training and assistance to other Contract Specialists.

--Negotiate with potential private contacting firms to secure a more favorable deal, use persuasion skills with facts, demonstrate strong contract negotiation and preparation skills by having a solid knowledge of contract negotiation procedures and techniques as set forth in Volume 5-Federal Contract Negotiation Techniques, Contract Pricing Reference Guides.

09/01/1998 to 07/04/2004, 40 hour week

Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer, GS-1102-12

General Products Center, U.S. General Services Administration, 819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Mr. Tyree Varnado, 817-***-****, May We Contact Supervisor? No, he retired.

As a senior contract specialist, I perform pre-award and /post award functions that include cost/price analysis, negotiation, and administration for a variety of major mission supply, service and research and development requirements/contracts. Acquisitions involved chemicals and chemical products, road stabilization products/ice melting chemicals, aircraft deicers, sodium chloride, water purification and treatment chemicals, disinfectants, deodorants, insect repellant and propane (bulk and cylinder). Procured services related to these products. Managed the Federal Supply Schedule 68, Chemicals and Chemical Products, which were procurement of national stock number (NSN) Federal Supply Group 68 products to four (4) GSA depots and direct delivery shipments.

I reviewed pre-award request for the procurement of complex equipment and services. I analyzed the requirement, recommend revisions to the statement of work or specifications as necessary and made recommendations to the contracting officer on the type of contract, milestones and acquisition plan. Reviewed justification for other than full and open competition, acquisition other required clearances and prepared documentation to support my position. Prepared solicitation documents, incorporating provision such as cost accounting standards, requirement for technical proposals with appropriate weighting factors, testing procedures, cost escalation factors, cost data requirements and socioeconomic programs. Solicited proposals for prospective contractors. Analyzed proposals for conformance with the solicitation. Performed cost and price analysis, including review of cost breakdowns, audit reports and field pricing reports to determine reasonableness. Coordinated the establishment of technical evaluation committee and various boards supporting formal source selection procedures. I maintained liaison between boards/committees and contracting officer, answered question and requests for information. Obtained required pre-award surveys to determine contractor responsibility and obtained audit and pricing reports to develop negotiation strategy. Negotiated with potential contractors and prepare record of negotiation and recommend award to the contracting officer.

I conducted initial post-award conference with contractor to clarify standard and special provisions of the contract as well as performance requirements. Monitored contractor performance through telephone conversations, correspondence, reports, vouchers, and visits. Determined appropriate corrective action for deficiencies. I reviewed contract costs and provided recommendations to the contracting officer on allowability and allocability. I interpreted contract provision for contractors and Government officials. Prepared initial agency position on protests, claims, and appeals. Prepared case files to support position in cases. Participated in legal proceedings to support Government position and in arranging for testimony of Government representatives. Negotiated contract modifications, task orders, and delivery orders. Analyzed proposals for conformance with Government requirements. Performed cost post-award cost and price analysis, including review of cost breakdowns, audit reports and field pricing report to determine reasonableness. Coordinated technical evaluation of proposals. Obtained audit and pricing reports to develop post-award negotiation strategy. Prepared record of negotiation and provided recommendations to the contracting officer. Closed out contracts and/or issued termination notices. Reviewed and negotiated settlement proposals.

I am a dependable team player with superior ability to collaborate with technical personnel, security specialists, logisticians, budget analysts and legal advisors. I assist and instruct others regarding proper contractual approaches.

Defective Pricing-Identify and report indicators of defective pricing. Arrange audit of the data. Determine whether the data are defective, the degree relied upon, and the downward adjustment. Received a verbal summons appearance before federal grand jury on a defective pricing case, in which the Government prevailed, patent infringement request resolution, T for C. Handled a more difficult workload and resolved more complex issues. Signed my own contract awards and modifications.

04/01/1987 to 8/31/1998, 40 hour week

Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer, GS-1102-12

Paints and Chemicals Commodity Center, U.S. General Services Administration, 400 15th St. S.W., Auburn, WA 98001, Supervisor-Ms. Patricia Austin, 253-***-****, May We Contact Supervisor? No, she retired

As a senior contract specialist, I perform pre-award and /post award functions that include cost/price analysis, negotiation, and administration for a variety of major mission supply, service and research and development requirements/contracts. Acquisitions involved twenty-five (25) highly specialized non-commercial military paint specifications using (Federal Supply Class (FSC) 8010 NSNs for delivery to four (4) GSA depots and direct delivery shipments for the U.S. Army, U.S Navy, and civilian agencies in various Federal Standard 595B colors using sealed bidding and contracting by negotiations, and FFP contracts. Contract values ranged from $250,000.00 to $5,000,000.00 per specification. Handled a value engineering change proposal, novation and change-of name, had a General Services Board of Contract Appeal case on a T for D, answered interrogatories, and prepared statement of position (Rule 4). Handled a more difficult workload and resolved more complex issues. Signed my own contract awards and modifications.

I reviewed pre-award request for the procurement of complex equipment and services. I analyzed the requirement, recommend revisions to the statement of work or specifications as necessary and made recommendations to the contracting officer on the type of contract, milestones and acquisition plan. Reviewed justification for other than full and open competition, acquisition other required clearances and prepared documentation to support my position. Prepared solicitation documents, incorporating provision such as cost accounting standards, requirement for technical proposals with appropriate weighting factors, testing procedures, cost escalation factors, cost data requirements and socioeconomic programs. Solicited proposals for prospective contractors. Analyzed proposals for conformance with the solicitation. Performed cost and price analysis, including review of cost breakdowns, audit reports and field pricing reports to determine reasonableness. Coordinated the establishment of technical evaluation committee and various boards supporting formal source selection procedures. I maintained liaison between boards/committees and contracting officers, answered questions and requests for information. Obtained required pre-award surveys to determine contractor responsibility and obtain audit and pricing reports to develop negotiation strategy. Negotiated with potential contractors and prepared record of negotiation and recommend award to the contracting officer.

I conducted initial post-award conference with contractor to clarify standard and special provisions of the contract as well as performance requirements. Monitored contractor performance through telephone conversations, correspondence, reports, vouchers, and visits. Determined appropriate corrective action for deficiencies. I reviewed contract costs and provided recommendations to the contracting officer on allowability and allocability. I interpreted contract provision for contractors and Government officials. Prepared initial agency position on protests, claims, and appeals. Prepared case files to support position in cases. Participated in legal proceedings to support Government position and in arranging for testimony of Government representatives. Negotiated contract modifications, task orders, and delivery orders. Analyzed proposals for conformance with Government requirements. Performed cost post-award cost and price analysis, including review of cost breakdowns, audit reports and field pricing report to determine reasonableness. Coordinated technical evaluation of proposals. Obtained audit and pricing reports to develop post-award negotiation strategy. Prepared record of negotiation and provided recommendations to the contracting officer. Closed out contracts and/or issued termination notices. Reviewed and negotiated settlement proposals.

I am a dependable team player with superior ability to collaborate with technical personnel, security specialists, logisticians, budget analysts and legal advisors. I assist and instruct others regarding proper contractual approaches.

Business Consultant

U.S. Peace Corps

Dominican Republic from 02/01/1981 to 6/30/1983 and Paraguay from 07/01/1983 to 11/19/1986

Paraguayan Credit Union Federation, Paraguayan Foundation for Cooperation and Development (Small Business Agency), and the Dominican Development Foundation. Duties: Contributed service through business consultant to agricultural groups and small business owners. Promoted and encouraged the use of more planning, organization, coordination, and control. Improved existing business systems in areas of cash management, credit administration, inventory control, fixed asset control, financial analysis, and personnel management.

Education

Thunderbird School of Global Management (06/15/1976 to 05/15/1977)

Glendale, Arizona

Degree: Master’s in International Management, Semester Hours: 36

Undergraduate and graduate courses: Various business classes and thirteen (13) different accounting classes.

Willamette University (September 1972 to May 1976)

Salem, Oregon

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Major: Spanish

Ventura High School (09/01/1969 to 06/15/1972)

Ventura, California

Degree: Diploma



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