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Senior Contracting Officer

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Washington D.C
Closing date
Dec 3, 2023

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Opening Date:
November 17, 2023

Closing Date:
December 2, 2023
Please Note: All job announcements close at 11:59 p.m. of the day before the posted closing date.

As a Senior Contracting Officer, you will perform and provide guidance to contracting staff in a wide variety of procurement and contracting activities.

Senior Contracting Officer

Serves in the Procurement and Contracts Department in the Office of Supply Chain Management at the Headquarters Office or Washington Dulles International Airport.

In conjunction with the Contracts Manager, performs and leads a wide range of contracting functions, from pre-award to post-award. Reviews, plans, solicits, evaluates awards, administers, and closes out procurements and contracts. Provides technical guidance to the Contracting Officers and ensures proper procedures are followed in processing contracts. Performs related functions.


Provides oversight and guidance to Contracting Officers, including assisting in developing negotiation strategies for procurement actions.

Leads program reviews and reviews procurement documents.

Responsible for assisting COTR in writing all necessary documents such as Request for Quotation (RFQ), Statement of Work (SOW), Request for Proposal (RFP), Invitation for Bid (IFB), Independent Cost Evaluation (ICE).

Ensures Contracting Officers select the appropriate contract type e.g., firm-fixed-price, task order, fixed unit price, incentive, cost-reimbursement, etc., based on a variety of considerations. Determines appropriate method of procurement e.g., request for proposal (RFP), request for quotations (RFQ), or invitation for bid (IFB) and plans the procurement schedule.

Responsible for assisting COTR in writing all necessary documents such as Request for Quotation (RFQ), Statement of Work (SOW), Request for Proposal (RFP), Invitation for Bid (IFB), Independent Cost Evaluation (ICE).

Prepares solicitation documents and incorporates specific terms and conditions covering provisions such as contract type, Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) program, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), and Women's Business Enterprises (WBE) requirements.

Develops evaluation factors and identifies sources of competition in conjunction with the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) through conducting market research.

Conducts market research to identify potential offerors who can satisfy solicitation requirements and meet socioeconomic goals and requirements (e.g., Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) program, Women's Business Enterprise [WBE]).

Works to identify new sources or methods to stimulate small or disadvantaged business participation.

Chairs pre-proposal conferences for prospective offerors; responds to inquiries from potential offerors and prepares written amendments to the solicitation. as required.

Acts as a point of contact to potential offerors during the pre-award period.

Conducts commercial review of submitted proposals.

For construction, professional services, and other service contracts, independently manages, with little or no supervision, the procurement process from solicitation issuance, through evaluation, to contract award. Prepares price or cost analyses and conducts negotiations, as appropriate, to obtain the best price and other terms and conditions most advantageous to the Airports Authority.

Ensures Contracting Officers perform contract management and administration functions, such as coordinating review and approval of invoices with the COTR and certifies payment.

Provides training of developmental level Contracting Officers as well as COTRs.

Evaluates and negotiates contract changes to the contract price and scope and prepares modifications to the contract.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Six years of progressively responsible experience in procurements and contracts administration.

Knowledge of and ability to implement various types of contracts and methods of contracting for construction and A/E projects, goods and services and/or concessions.

Knowledge of and ability to apply contracting principles, policies, and procedures to pre-award and post-award actions.

Knowledge of and ability to ensure compliance with requirements, procedures, and special programs (e.g., Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) program and Owner Controlled Insurance Program [OCIP]).

Knowledge of and ability to plan the procurement process.

Ability to perform detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.

Ability to speak and write effectively, with emphasis on negotiation and persuasive techniques.

Skill in using a computer and office suite software, with emphasis on database and spreadsheet software.

Skill in managing multiple projects concurrently.


A Bachelor's Degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Public Policy, Contract Law, or related field.

Public sector procurement and contracting experience.

Experience using an automated procurement processing system for procurement-supply chain management.

Certification in Procurement by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) or another nationally or federally recognized procurement certification/credential.


A Bachelor's Degree in any field.


A state driver's license in good standing.

Certification in Procurement by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) or another nationally or federally recognized procurement certification/credential within one year of hire, promotion, or placement in the job.


Must maintain required certification.

Must meet in-service and continuing education/training requirements.

Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.| Follow us on Twitter @MWAAcareers.


The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates a two-airport system that provides domestic and international air service for the mid-Atlantic region. The organization consists of approximately 1,700 employees in a structure that includes central administration, airports management, and police and fire departments. In addition to operating Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International Airports, the Airports Authority is responsible for capital improvements at both airports and management of the Dulles Toll Road.


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D.C. Metro
United States

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