Number of Vacancies: 1
Position Status: Full-time, permanent
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE JOB:
This position is responsible for managing capital construction/architectural engineering/professional service contracts for the University of the District of Columbia. It involves responsibility for complex and specialized procurement and contract administration work throughout the bid process. This position is responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of contracts from pre-bid and post award activities to contract closeout. Duties include developing solicitation and award methodologies, writing contract language, and contract administration documentation, negotiating complex contracts, enforcing competitive procedures in accordance with established legal and procedural requirements, evaluating bids/proposals, making recommendations for contract awards, record-keeping, and communicating with contractors, University administrators and stakeholders..
This position requires the exercise of independent judgment and initiative for making decisions or recommendation as to the award of complex construction related purchases within the context of established laws, policies, rules and regulations and is subject to periodic audit. Supervision is received from a superior who reviews work products periodically and upon completion. Supervision will also provide technical assistance on complex purchasing assignments. Supervision may be exercised over a specialized support staff. This class is distinguished over subordinate classes by the complexity of work; and the independent action expected.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
4. Prepares and issues bid invitations and request for qualifications.Bid Negotiation: Negotiates competitively priced construction contracts/design contracts/professional service agreements and change orders.Bid Tracking: Tracks and monitors bid process from pre-bid/proposal requests to complete purchase transactions.
- Effectively maximizes university funds with the acquisition and administration of contracts for complex construction, engineering, and professional service agreements.
- Pre-Bid Activity: Confers with department program managers for contractual requirements and prepares terms & conditions for bid requests.
- Bid Invitation: Works with the Contract Administrator to develop evaluation criteria used to analyze and evaluate bid proposals and make a well-educated award recommendation for University action. Prepares legislation and bid/proposal package for University Board action.
5. Performs contract administration work to ensure the successful close-out of contracts.
- Evaluates and monitors contractors/consultant performance and makes future work recommendations. Terminates contracts on behalf of the University of the District of Columbia when a contractor has defaulted.
- Evaluates current construction market conditions for trends and long-range goals.
- Develops procurement schedules and terms and conditions for construction/professional services.
- Maintains contracts and proper records for public record.
- Executes special projects as needed and training for purchasing professionals
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or a related field.
- Five (5) years experience developing, evaluating and awarding complex formal bid documents, request for proposals, requests for qualification, or complex contract documents.
- Experience in public sector construction procurement and any of the following certifications are highly desirable: CPPB (Certified Public Purchasing Buyer), CPPO (Certified Public Purchasing Officer, CPPM (Certified Public Purchasing Manager), CPCM (Certified Professional Contracts Manager), CPFM (Certified Federal Contracts Manager), CCS (Certified Construction Specifier).
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.