Website State of North Carolina
The Contract Specialist I position assists assigned customers with the development of procurement documents, provides business advice on best procurement/contract strategies, manages vendor engagement and proposal receipt and evaluation and ensures contract awards are in compliance with NC Administrative Code and Statutes. The incumbent drafts Requests for Proposals/Quotations and Invitations for Bids as required to meet internal customer procurement needs.
- Ensure compliance with procurement statutes,administrative codes, and the purchasing manual includingprocuring goods and services in accordance with State law,State Purchase and Contract rules and regulations.
- Provide guidance, advice and support to ensureprocurement processes are effective, efficient, and ethicaland provide the best possible value.
- Provide advice, training and guidance to seniormanagement on procurement matters.
- Coach end users on relevant processes (i.e. Requests forProposals (RFP), Requests for Quotations (RFQ), bidevaluation criteria other competitive procurement tools) toensure customers’ needs are met, the state anddepartment obtains best value, and to ensure procurementprocesses are perceived by suppliers as fair, open andethical.
The Office of Procurement, Contracts and Grants (OPCS) provides training, guidance, research, compliance reviews, reporting, and operational assistance to all of the DHHS divisions, offices, and healthcare facilities so that their financial and program capacities are maximized through effective procurement and contracting. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competenci
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and preparing solicitations and contract documents such as Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotes (RFQs), Invitation for Bids (IFB), Contracts and Contract Amendments.
- Working knowledge of accepted procurement practices, principles, methods and procedures,including the preparation of a variety of contract/procurement documents.
- Demonstrated experience using strong quantitative analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, and an ability to interpret policies and procedures.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, customer service and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word.
Company: State of North Carolina
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Florence, NC, US
Application Deadline: N/A