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Arlington County, VA
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Negotiable
Posted:
August 11, 2020

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Tanya S. Wade

**** * ****** **

Washington, DC **003

240-***-****

ade88t@r.postjobfree.com

Career Summary

Talented and innovative Senior Contract Specialist with over 25 years of progressively responsible acquisition experience processing requirements from cradle to grave and developing procurement policy. Ensure acquisitions meet milestones and provide the best value to the agency by analyzing requirements, proposing revisions to statements of work or performance work statements, managing source selection process, conducting oral negotiations, determining acquisition strategy and identifying streamlining techniques. Assure requirements meet Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agencies policies. I earned a master’s degree in Management and Technology with a major in Procurement and Contract Administration. I am reliable, knowledgeable, and proficient acquisition professional who works well with senior level managers and diverse customers.

Work Experience:

Digital Cloak, LLC 3/2019 - 11/2019

Stafford, VA

CLIENT: US Department of Homeland Security,

Science and Technology, FFRDC program

Sr, Management Analyst/SME Acquisition Specialist

Provide management consulting support to federal staff

Research acquisition requirements for Federal Funded Research Development Centers (FFRDC)

Prepare acquisitions documentation for solicitation and award, i.e. acquisition plan, IGCE, PWS, SOW, SOO, Market Research, JOFOC, D&F’s, Negotiation Memorandum. Award Memorandum.

Identify and work with FFRDC stakeholders to ensure their needs are met

Convene stakeholder focus groups to adjudicate changes to existing FFRDC contract

Assist with client meetings, requirements sessions and stakeholder focus groups

Assist with market research, strategy sessions, project work plans (e.g., SOWs, QASPs, solicitations), and preparation of requirements documentation

Assist with planning, organizing, and facilitating contract requirements definition, project requirements documents, and review meetings, to include preparation of meeting agendas and tracking of associated issues and action items.

Provide recommendations regarding communication of solicitation planning, status, and results to stakeholders

Ensure customer receive all the services needed to perform their job.

ITSC-Svc, LLC.

Client – Defense Health Agency 1/2018 – 9/2018

COD-FC

Falls Church, VA

As a Senior Contract Analyst, I perform Contract Administration, Modifications, exercise Option Periods, Task Orders, and support the DHA- Contracting Office Falls Church Contracting Office in administering their requirements.

Very knowledgeable of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and DFAR supplement • Work independently and with a team of professionals to perform market research, Program and Organizational analysis, and identify best practices in the process for upcoming acquisitions including drafting acquisition plans, strategies and transition plans.

Performance Based Contract Administration, identifying performance measurements and metrics for follow on modifications.

Contract file program reviews and audits

Great oral and written communication skills

Excellent problem solving, Alternate Dispute Resolution

Ability to interact with high level officials and junior acquisition professionals.

Perform the following contract actions, Task Orders, Purchase Orders, Funding re-alignment Administrative Modifications, Acquisition Strategies, Acquisition Plans, writing Performance Base PWS utilize FAR and DFAR Acquisition principles

Develop boiler plate contract file checklists for pre-award, award, and modifications • Prepared matrix of clauses and provisions that are used for solicitations, awards, and modifications based on contract type.

Received PD2 training from CACI,

Received GFEBs training

Chevo Consulting, LLC 6/2017 – 11/2017

Client _ US Department of Labor

Office Chief Financial Officer

Washington, DC

As a Sr. Contract Specialist Subject Matter Expert (SME) I have written Acquisition Plans, Justifications, Determination and Findings, Market Research, IGCE and Performance Work Statements (PWS) for the new acquisitions for FY 2018.

I have researched, reviewed and provided comments on the following bills to the Director of OCFO, OMB Amendments to Section 801 of H.R. 2810, the "National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2018" and OMB has requested DOL views on H.R. 1339, Freedom from Government Competition Act of 2017.

Work with Financial Managers at DOL and Sr. Contract Specialist to provide federal government acquisition services, including requests for proposal, pricing, program management, and subcontracting. Responsible for administering various types of contracts, and subcontracts with large and small business prime contractors. Perform as an advisor regarding legal requirements, client specifications, and government regulations. Provide full life cycle strategic contracts administration leadership and support to internal and external clients for DOL.

Basic Qualifications:

-25+ years of experience with contract administration, negotiations, and proposal preparation

-Experience with all contract types, including cost plus, fixed price, T&M, and incentive fee

-Experience with Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) terms and plans

-Experience with reviewing terms and conditions and statements of work for risk and risk mitigation in accordance with agency policy and federal acquisition regulations

-Ability to establish and maintain excellent client relationships with internal and external clients

-MS degree in Management and Technology, Major -Procurement and Contract Administration

-BS degree in Business Administration, Major Management

Additional Qualifications:

-Possession of excellent knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations

-Possession of excellent analytical skills to solve problems and mitigate risk

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

Business Strategy Consultants, LLC 6/2016 – 10/2016

Client – US Coast Guard TISCOM

Springfield, VA

Department of Homeland Security

As a Senior Contract Specialist working in operations, I developed and wrote contract specifications, request for proposals (RFP), request for quotations (RFQ), request for information (RFI) justifications for other than full and open competition, brand names, limited sources, Determination and Finding (D&F), Acquisition Plans, QASP, revised Market Research, participated in Vendor Day for small business. Prepared solicitations, awarded and administered contracts, wrote source selection criteria, conducted cost and price analysis, and participated in contract program audit review.

Martek Global, Bethesda, MD 3/2016 -4/2016

Client- Interior Business Center (IBC)

Department of Interior, Herndon, VA

As a Senior Contract Specialist supporting (IBC) a premier fee for service organization. I provide Contract Administration for Research and Development SBIR contracts, and Inter-Agency Agreements. I review invoices, resolve performance issues, modify contracts to reflect revised work plans, administer and issue modifications for complex procurement requirements.

Provide guidance to senior level officials regarding Acquisition strategies and process.

Analyze, evaluate, interpret and apply procurement regulations and laws;

Plan and execute work; manage multiple concurrent and changing mission priorities;

Work collaboratively with program/project managers and senior level government and industry personnel.

Provide cradle to grave acquisition support

Wade and Associates, LLC, Washington, DC 5/2015 – 1/2016

Client -National Institute of Standards and Technology 40 hours per wk.

Supporting - National Technology and Standards and Information

Senior Contract Specialist

As a Senior Contract Specialist supporting the US Department of Commerce, NIST/NTIS as a Senior Contract Specialist in a fee for service environment. I was required to provide guidance to stakeholders. I assisted their program managers with preparation and development of pre-award documents such as justifications, market research, acquisition strategies, issuing quotations, sources sought, and solicitations. I also prepared the pre-negotiations objectives, wrote source selection evaluation criteria, reviewed technical evaluations and responses, and prepared award documentation.

Knowledge of acquisition concepts, practices, and procedures as they pertain to the Federal Acquisitions and Commerce Acquisition Regulations, Provided guidance to senior level officials on Acquisition strategies and process; provided acquisition support for agency requirements from cradle to grave; performed research and analysis of acquisition and procurement related issues, inquiries; Ability to analyze, evaluate, interpret and apply contract/procurement laws, rules, regulations and principles; plan and execute work; and Manage multiple, concurrent, and changing mission priorities; Administer and issue modifications for complex procurement requirements; •Knowledge of a broad range of contract principles, policies, and business processes;•Work collaboratively with others program /project managers and senior level governmental/industry personnel.

Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

AED World, Inc., Hyattsville, MD 2/2012-4/2015

Client – US Coast Guard, Office of Enterprise Architecture

Senior Contract Specialist 40 hrs. per wk.

As a Senior Acquisition Consultant for the Coast Guards, Office of Enterprise Architecture, (CG-66) I was responsible for analyzing and reviewing Information Technology Acquisition Requirements (ITAR’s) under $2.5 million and providing recommendations to the Information Technology Acquisition Review (ITAR) Coordinator on whether to approve the acquisition or deny the request. All Information Technology (IT) spending in accordance with the DHS CIO must be compliant with DHS Enterprise Architecture and IT security, therefore the US Coast Guard created this process as the USCG internal process to review and approve IT spending.

Analyze and review Statement of Works (SOW’s), Statement of Objectives (SOO’s), Performance Work Statements (PWS) Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA’s), Bill of Materials (BOM’s), Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE’s) and the submitted ITAR document. The purpose of this process is to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and policies (CIO, CFO and CAO) and to ensure that the IT portfolio is an integral part of the budget and asset management process.

* Serve as a business advisor to a wide range of customers, advise customers of the pertinent program data required to successfully procure professional services and/or equipment.

*Ability to write Statement of Works, Specifications, Statement of Objectives, Performance Work Statements, establish Milestones based on agency PALT, Source Selection Plans, Acquisition Plans and perform strategic sourcing.

I have used Microsoft VISIO software program as the primary method of documentation along with Microsoft Project and SharePoint;

Provided a detailed cost-breakdown of each step in the process Illustrate a complete labor mix assessment (i.e. ideal labor categories, pre-requisite skills needed, labor costs for personnel and total number of FTE needed to process procurement reviews)

Documentation of quality control guidelines along with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), compliance checklists, Work Instructions (WI), business process workflows and other guidance as applicable;

* Ability to communicate orally and in writing. I often research and collaborate with other acquisition professionals to arrive at a solution that best meet the program office needs.

Provide Federal Contract guidance using FAR Part 12,13,15,37 and 39 requirements for services and supplies.

As a Senior Contract Specialist supporting the Customs and Border Protection, Marine Operations and Air Communication Branch my responsibilities include:

* Issuing solicitations and quotations, negotiate and award various types of contracts, purchase orders, task orders, various types of modification documents, write justifications for brand name and other than full and open competition, citing Far authority; determination and findings; perform contract administration to include close-out, de-obligations, and termination of purchase orders and contracts. Perform cost and price analysis to determine price reasonableness, Best Value and Trade off analysis to achieve the best solution for program office requirement. Ensure contractors meet their deliverables; Evaluate contractors past performance to ensure that my contractors can perform and deliver the services and goods; Mentor junior contract specialist and exchange information on how to improve the acquisition processes and how to improve customer service with program office personnel.

* Responsible for acquiring a wide variety of commodities including but not limited to telecommunication equipment, ammunition, and surveillance equipment; and management services.

I am abreast of changes in Federal Acquisition by going to training, seminars, reviewing white papers, and Best Practices. My passion is being the Best Acquisition Professional and providing my customer the best Business Solutions to meet

Wade and Associates, LLC

Senior Contract Specialist 10/1/2011 -12/30/2012

Client – US Coast Guard

As A Senior Contract Specialist for the US Coast Guard, I am responsible for interacting with the agencies Program Managers/Officers and Industry Partners to ensure the payment of services are being performed efficiently and in accordance with the agency policy guidelines. I am responsible for using Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures to ensure an amicable solution is obtained to mitigate contract claims and payments. Provide acquisition guidance in reviewing and assessing the problems associated with claims that have been filed due to lack of payment or lack of services rendered in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract/purchase order/blanket agreements. Research contract documents, court decisions, and other materials as required to resolve the issues. Prepare all Determination and Findings in order to justify payments. Prepare all documents to process invoice payments after resolution of problems.

Client- National Science Foundation 4/1/2011 – 6/30/2011

Senior Contract Specialist 40 hrs. Per week

Supported the National Science Foundation as a Senior Contract Specialist, subject matter expert on Federal Acquisition pre-award process.

•Provided regulatory guidance to senior level program officials and management regarding the Federal Acquisition Regulations and GAO decisions;

•Provided guidance to senior level officials on Acquisition strategies and process;

•Perform research and analysis of acquisition and procurement related issues, inquiries, and documents.

•Knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures as they pertain to the Federal Acquisitions

•Analyze Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)

•Perform Market Research

•Perform Contract Administration

•Analyze Cost and Price Proposals

•Cost and Benefit Analysis

•Development of Performance Work Statements (PWS)

•Develop measurements with program offices to use in the evaluation of proposals

•Manage multiple, concurrent, and changing mission priorities;

•Administer complex procurement/acquisition actions;

•Knowledge of a broad range of contract principles, policies, and business processes;

•Work collaboratively with others program /project managers and senior level governmental/industry personnel;

•Apply basic contract/procurement laws, rules, regulations, principles and procedures;

•Ability to analyze, evaluate, interpret and apply contract/procurement laws, rules, regulations and principles; plan and execute work;

•Ability to negotiate complex, high risk acquisition-related issues;

•Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

*Received a letter of commendation from TAPE -llc. and Price Waterhouse Coopers, USA for excellent service and acquisition support 6/1/2011

Preferred Systems Solutions, Vienna, VA 8/2010-2/2011

Client- US Department of Commerce, NOAA

Senior Contract Specialist 40 hrs. Per week

•As a Senior Contract Specialist supporting the US Department of Commerce, NOAA I was required to provide guidance to stakeholders. I assisted their contracting team with preparation and development of pre-award documents such as acquisition plans and solicitations. I also prepared the pre-negotiations objectives, wrote source selection evaluation criteria, reviewed technical evaluations and responses, and prepared award documentation.

•Provided guidance to senior level officials on Acquisition strategies and process; provided acquisition support for agency requirements from cradle to grave;

•Perform research and analysis of acquisition and procurement related issues, inquiries;

•Knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures as they pertain to the Federal Acquisitions

•Manage multiple, concurrent, and changing mission priorities;

•Administer and issue modifications for complex procurement requirements;

•Knowledge of a broad range of contract principles, policies, and business processes;

•Work collaboratively with others program /project managers and senior level governmental/industry personnel;

•Apply basic contract/procurement laws, rules, regulations, principles and procedures;

•Ability to analyze, evaluate, interpret and apply contract/procurement laws, rules, regulations and principles; plan and execute work; and

•Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

Government Contract Solutions, Vienna, VA 2/2010 -8/2010

Client- Veteran Affairs and US Treasury

Senior Contract Specialist 40 hrs. Per week

As a Senior Contract Specialist, I supported Veterans Administration and the Department of Treasury.

I can exercise sound judgment when meeting time sensitive deadlines, and milestones. I prioritize, plan and accomplish varying time-sensitive tasks and perform the following effectively:

• Ability to evaluate Advisory and Assistance Contracts and justifications to determine if the requirement meets the agency standards.

• Provide guidance to senior level officials on Acquisition strategies and process;

• Provide regulatory guidance to senior level program officials and management regarding the Federal Acquisition Regulations and GAO decisions;

• Perform research and analysis of acquisition and procurement related issues, inquiries, and documents. Research may consist of, but is not limited to, daily interaction with internal and external stakeholders, such as VA Program Office and contracting personnel, contractors, senior management, legal counsel, etc.;

• Knowledge of various acquisition strategic concepts, practices, and procedures as they pertain to the Federal Government contracting;

• Demonstrate an applied skill and knowledge of the acquisition life cycle and strategies;

• Developing and analyze Acquisition Plans, Source Selection Plans, Justification & Approvals (J&A), Statements of Work (SOW), Statements of Objectives (SOO), Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE), Technical Evaluation Criteria, Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans, (QASP), and Performance Work Statements (PWS) for technical accuracy and sufficiency; and

• Provide guidance to stakeholders and assist their contracting team with preparation and development of solicitations, conducting negotiations, reviewing technical evaluations, and formulating award documents.

Parker Tide, Washington, DC 8/2009 – 12/2009

Client – US Trade and Development Agency

Senior Contract Specialist 40 hrs. Per week

As a Senior Contract Specialists supporting US Trade and Development Agency, I was responsible for managing pre-award and post award functions for a variety of contracts including IDIQ and special contract types. Serve as a Business Consultant for agency officials in developing a variety of options and alternate strategies to meet critical needs. Advise staff on a variety policy, procedures and compliance matters related to procurement and contracting. Typical work day included developing and implementing acquisition strategies, collaborating with senior level program managers regarding future and existing program requirements; establishing milestones for multiple projects; writing source selection criteria; developing negotiation strategies; administering complex IDIQ/Task Order contracts; preparing contractual documents, analyzing and evaluating proposals, cost and pricing data; closing out contracts, and representing the agency at meetings and conferences. Coach, mentor and provide on the job training to junior contract specialist.

Wade and Associates, Washington, DC 7/2008 – 8/2009

Client – DC Superior Court

Senior Acquisition Specialist 40 hrs. Per week

As a Consultant I supported DC Superior Court and Millennium Challenge Corporation. Worked independently with senior level government officials to administer and award procurement requirements. Performed market research, drafted acquisition plans, wrote statement of works, statement of objectives, business clearance memorandums, pre/post negotiation memorandums, developed negotiation strategy and plans, wrote source selection plans, held strategic planning meeting for future requirements to identify best practices. Responsible for Contract Administration, i.e. modified contracts, exercised option periods, and issued cure notices

Acquisition Solutions, Inc., Roslyn, Virginia 1/2007 -5/2008

Senior Acquisition Specialist 40 hrs. Per week

As an employee in the Consulting Division I supported US Education (FSA), National Science Foundation, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), and Homeland Security with pre-award, award and contract administration services.

• Very knowledgeable of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

• Work independently and with a team of professionals to perform market research, Program and Organizational analysis, and identify best practices in the process for upcoming acquisitions including drafting acquisition plans, strategies and transition plans.

• Performance Based Contract Administration, identifying performance measurements and metrics for follow on modifications.

• Contract file reviews and audits

• Great oral and written communication skills

• Great problem solving skills

• Ability to interact with high level officials and junior acquisition professionals.

• Assist in the development of Statement of Work, Statement of Objectives (SOO), Task Order Changes, Funding Modifications, Acquisition Strategies, Acquisition Plans, and utilizing Performance Base Acquisition principles.

• Develop boiler plate contract file checklists for pre-award, award, and modifications

• Prepared matrix of clauses and provisions that are used for solicitations, awards, and modifications based on contract type.

• Drafted contract close-out, and termination (convenience and default, and no-cost) procedures

• Participated as a team member on the Software Development project for ED (FSA). My participation in this project was instrumental in ASI receiving 100 percent Award Fee for two quarters.

US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 11/2004 -10/2006

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) 40 hrs. per week

Supervisor: Jose Gutierrez 202-***-****

Administrative Officer-

• Fund Administrator for the OSDBU office; approve the availability of all appropriated funds. Manage four program budgets total dollar value $32M.

• Developed and submit all budgetary requirements and responses to the Chief Budget Officer for the Fiscal Year.

• Review and approve all procurement requests, assist program managers in writing clear Specifications, Statement of Works, or other program materials. Write justifications for sole source and set aside requirements

• Advise the Director and Deputy Director on staffing issues, contracts, cooperative agreements and other administrative matters.

• Communicate with Senior Level Governmental officials such as Procurement, Human Resources, Budget and General Counsel as well as Contractors and Industry Experts.

• Perform a broad and significant range of administrative management functions in support of the OSDBU office mission and goals.

• Recipient of a performance award November 2005

• Recipient of a Special Act Award May 2005

US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 10/2003 – 11/2004

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization 40 hrs. per week

Supervisor: Sean Moss 202-***-****

Contract Specialist –GS-1102/13/7

• Negotiated contract set-aside requirements for the entire Department in support of the small business act and the provisions of FAR part 19.

• Wrote the Partnership Agreement between the Department of Transportation and US Small Business Administration regarding the subcontracting compliance reviews.

• Managed the DOT-wide subcontracting program, ensured all DOT prime contracts with subcontracting opportunities and plans were monitored by the Small Business Specialist assigned to the Operating Administrations procurement office.

• Reviewed all Operating Administrations solicitations, awards, modifications and option year awards in excess of $1M to ensure small business and subcontracting clauses and provisions were included in the document. Documented and monitored all subcontracting master and commercial plans for large contracts.

• Reviewed and approved all small business and subcontracting reporting requirements SF 294 and 295; as well as DOT Form 4250.

• Wrote Statement of Works (SOW’s) for the various contractual services that were needed in the OSDBU office.

• Wrote the proposed regulatory changes to the TAM and TAR regarding reporting requirements for the subcontracting program and proposed guidelines to use in reporting past-performance of subcontractors.

• Assisted in writing and developing the Subcontracting plan monitoring and compliance guide that was to be used throughout the Federal Government.

• Participated in the small businesses subcontracting rule making task force. Participated in conferences, trade fairs, and other public forums, as a speaker representing the OSDBU office and the Department of Transportation. Arranged meet and greet workshops, conferences, and other networking events on matters pertaining to small business and subcontracting.

• Recipient of a performance award October 2004

US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 6/1998 – 10/2003

Office of the Secretary (OST), Acquisition Services 40hrs. per week

Supervisor: Mark Welch/ Rebecca West– 202-***-****

Senior Contract Specialist, GS-1102-13/4

Responsible for all procurement and acquisition functions from cradle to grave, this includes simplified, negotiated, commercial and major acquisitions of Information Technology services. DOT Level 3, Warranted Contracting Officer, broad understanding of the FAR, TAM and TAR.

•Responsible for issuing solicitations, oral evaluations, negotiating, awarding and administration of a group of complex task orders under on the Largest Government wide multiple award contracts ITOP I and II, STATUS and VANTIS.

•Conduct program and acquisition planning. Develop acquisition strategies to ensure delivery of the right IT services addressing customer and program needs.

Sold the GWAC ITOP to DARPA for their hybrid acquisition requirement and was the lead Contracting Officer and negotiator for this effort which resulted in the largest Small Business award for Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2002. Received a time off award for this effort.

• Developed solicitations and evaluation documents including technical and cost/price evaluation criteria. Evaluated proposals using cost realism, past performance data, trade-off analysis, and best value. Served on source selection boards, evaluation panels and cost analysis teams.

• Ability to understand various cost accounting and financial practices used by government and industry to evaluate corporation’s financial information.

• Conducted Negotiations with over 100 vendors and their subcontractors.

• Lead Oral negotiations with contractors and program and industry experts.

• Awarded various types of contracts (FFP, CPFF, CPAF, and T&M)

• Effective in Contract Administration with claims, modifications, and protest. I have resolved problems by using Alternate Dispute Resolution.

• Communicated effectively with clients from other Federal agencies on procurement issues in a customer service environment.

• Ability to develop innovative procurement strategies, to solve a variety of complex issues and problems

• Strong leadership and communication skills

• Recipient of Special Act Award in 2000 and 2001

• Recipient of a Time off Award in 2002

• Recipient of a Team Award in 2004

US Department of Justice Washington, DC 2/1991-6/1998

Federal Bureau of Prisons 40 hrs. per week

Community Corrections Contracting

Supervisor – Lenard Foust 202-***-****

Contract Specialist GS-1102-12/6

Warranted Senior Contracting Officer, for the Western, and North Central region; managed over 75 contracts and 150 Intergovernmental Agreements. Performed all contracting duties from cradle to grave including protest, terminations, close-out and pre/post site inspections. Awarded over 30 replacement and new contracts per fiscal year.

• Analyzed cost and pricing data, and past performance information prior to award, Used market survey and historical data to justify cost.

• Lead negotiator for all contracting actions, used cost realism in the evaluation process to establish negotiation criteria. Developed new contract provisions and terms and conditions that are needed for contract award.

• Wrote Sole Source Justifications and



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