OverviewThis position is on the consulting staff of a government consulting firm headquartered in Tysons, VA. Work will be at client location in Washington DC ResponsibilitiesAs part of a team of consultants supporting the supply chain organization of a Federal agency, this position will act as a lead in the development and execution of the full acquisition lifecycle for IT services.. This lead works with the business owner, client stakeholders, and their contracting officer, providing guidance in the development of an acquisition strategy to obtain IT services for support of a SaaS enterprise retail system. Assist the acquisition strategy development process by recommending and analyzing various acquisition options or alternatives. Prepare acquisition strategy plans and briefings in accordance with the latest Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Responsible for developing and executing market research, analysis of alternatives, independent cost estimates, and writing acquisition documentation. Support preparation of Requests for Information, Requests For Proposal (RFP) in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Support documentation preparation, collecting responses, and evaluation of offerors is among the duties of this position. Assist in developing source selection plans. Support Source Selection preparation, execution, and contract finalization. During Source Selection execution, assist with evaluation questions and Basis of Estimate reviews and assist in completing reports and briefings.Extensive knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations.Ability to successfully perform in a team-based environment.Ability to influence and guide a diverse set of stakeholders.Organized and focused on details.Proven experience in executing the full acquisition lifecycle for one or more Federal Agencies.High level understanding of cloud-based IT solutions.Proven experience in developing acquisition strategies and executing the acquisition of IT services or Software as a Services contracts for the Federal government.Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including the ability to translate complex technical and functional constructs into clear conclusions or well defined options.QualificationsBachelor's degreeA verifiable history of a minimum of 7 years of Federal acquisition experience, 10 years preferredIn-depth working knowledge of federal procurement regulations and policies.The candidate must have experience and knowledge of 'cradle-to-grave' acquisition functions (ie, from pre award, to post-award, through final contract termination/close-out).Knowledge of developing solicitation documents and other contractual documentation (ie, D&F's, justifications, solicitation amendments, supporting memoranda)Federal Government Contracting Certifications: Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Levels I to III, or Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C), or Industry Certification in Contract Management - Federal (ICCM-F) are preferred.