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Grade: 09
* 1.To be basically qualified for this position, you must meet the OPM minimum qualification requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Do you meet this requirement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Have you completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field OR at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.GS-09: Do you have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level OR master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related a equivalent combination of education and experience?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.What is your level of experience regarding acquisition regulations, policies and procedures?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Identify the following steps of the acquisition process in which you have experience:
  1. Identifying program requirements.
  2. Writing a statement of work.
  3. Refine requirements (e.g., statements of work, statements of objectives, performance work statements) by collaborating with customers
  4. Conducting market research.
  5. Evaluating proposals.
  6. Recommending source selection.
  7. Identify need for and prepare clearances and justifications (e.g., non-competitive procurements)
  8. Selecting the contractor.
  9. Monitoring contractor and contractor subcontract management, and evaluating contractor performance.
  10. Presenting project results on progress to senior officials.
  11. Working with contractors, program offices or other contracting officers during contract performance.
  12. Enforcing contractor compliance.
  13. Conducting post-award orientation.
  14. Determining whether or not to exercise an available option.
  15. Modifying or adjusting a contract.
  16. Documenting past performance.
  17. Preparing Contracting Officer's decisions.
  18. Terminating contracts.
  19. Performing contract close-out.
  20. Managing contracts through-out the contract lifecycle (e.g. Contract Development to Contract Close-out).
  21. Serving as a certified or warranted contracting officer.
  22. Serving as a lead certified or warranted contracting officer.
  23. None of the Above.


* 6.From the following choices, identify those that reflect your experiences in the realm of customer service:
  1. I have conducted meetings with managers and staff to assess customer satisfaction and ensure customer needs are met.
  2. I have established office priorities to meet customer needs.
  3. I have evaluated and modified services and products to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  4. I have directly investigated, researched and resolved customer issues.
  5. I have established metrics and analysis systems to ensure timely and accurate actions.
  6. I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor or the customers.
  7. I have distinguished levels of performance among staff and publicly recognized individual achievement.
  8. None of the above.


* 7.To what extent have you assisted in the development of acquisition plans for major systems that address socioeconomic goals, include performance measures, and meet mission needs by collaborating with the acquisition team?
  1. I have never performed this activity.
  2. I have been trained on this activity but have no job experience.
  3. I have performed this activity occasionally.
  4. I have performed this activity as a regular and recurring responsibility under close supervision.
  5. I have performed this activity as a regular and recurring responsibility independently and without review of supervisor or senior employee.
  6. I have supervised this activity and/or I have trained others, and/or I am normally consulted by others as an expert in performing this task.


* 8.Identify, from the following list, those tasks that you have successfully applied at work related to techniques for awarding contracts, either individually or with the assistance of a more senior specialist.
  1. Refine requirements (e.g., statements of work, statements of objectives, performance work statements) by collaborating with customers
  2. Develop acquisition plans that address socioeconomic goals, include performance measures, and meet mission needs by collaborating with the acquisition team
  3. Plan and develop individual procurement strategies to ensure objectives are linked to agency?s mission, options evaluated, and sound business approaches developed
  4. Identify need for and prepare clearances and justifications (e.g., non-competitive procurements)
  5. Analyze and provide business solutions to customers about acquisition process and to facilitate innovation and smart business deals
  6. Analyze competition based on socioeconomic and other factors to develop acquisition strategy
  7. Develop performance based contracts with performance and contract metrics linked to strategic plan
  8. Conduct pre-award surveys to help determine contractor responsibility (e.g., capacity to perform work)
  9. Review procurement actions to determine compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  10. Approve procurement actions to determine compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  11. Evaluate bids to determine responsiveness and reasonableness of the lowest price (e.g., proposals for responsiveness, responsibility and past performance of contractor)
  12. Analyze offer to make determination to award without discussions
  13. Document in the contract file the principle elements of the contract negotiations and agreement
  14. Prepare procurement documentation relating to bid protests
  15. Prepare contract document and award recommendation
  16. Determine and document responsibility or non-responsibility of contractor
  17. Prepare procurement documentation relating to contract claims
  18. None of the above


* 9.Indicate which types of contracts you have experience performing pre-award and/or post-award functions, either individually or with the assistance of a more senior specialist:
  1. Multi-year contracts
  2. Cost plus fixed fee contracts
  3. Firm fixed price contracts
  4. Definite-quantity contracts
  5. Cost reimbursement contracts
  6. Requirements contracts
  7. Indefinite-quantity contracts
  8. Cost sharing contracts
  9. Cost-plus-incentive contracts
  10. Time and material contracts
  11. Labor hour contracts
  12. Sole source contracts
  13. Cost plus award fee contracts
  14. Letter contracts
  15. Basic agreements
  16. Basic ordering agreements
  17. Multiple award schedule contracts or task orders
  18. Large complex contracts which may include administrative, scientific, facilities, service, construction contracts and may involve multiple vendors and multiple facilities
  19. large complex contracts which may include administrative, scientific, facilities, service, construction contracts and may involve multiple vendors and multiple facilities
  20. None of the above


* 10.Indicate which types of contracts you have experience in negotiating and/or awarding, either individually or with the assistance of a more senior specialist:
  1. Multi-year contracts
  2. Cost plus fixed fee contracts
  3. Firm fixed price contracts
  4. Definite-quantity contracts
  5. Cost reimbursement contracts
  6. Requirements contracts
  7. Indefinite-quantity contracts
  8. Cost sharing contracts
  9. Cost-plus-incentive contracts
  10. Time and material contracts
  11. Labor hour contracts
  12. Sole source contracts
  13. Cost plus award fee contracts
  14. Letter contracts
  15. Basic agreements
  16. Basic ordering agreements
  17. Multiple award schedule contracts or task orders
  18. Large complex contracts which may include administrative, scientific, facilities, service, construction contracts and may involve multiple vendors and multiple facilities
  19. large complex contracts which may include administrative, scientific, facilities, service, construction contracts and may involve multiple vendors and multiple facilities
  20. None of the above


* 11.Identify, from the following list, those tasks that you have successfully applied at work related to techniques for negotiating contracts, either individually or with the assistance of a more senior specialist.
  1. Collect and analyze relevant market information from government and non-government sources
  2. Prepare pre-negotiation positions and post-negotiation summaries setting forth the events and occurrences leading to ultimate and mutual agreement on technical, financial, and overall contractual terms
  3. Obtain audit support to determine cost realism
  4. Perform cost/price analyses, including structured fee analysis
  5. Analyze offer to establish pre-negotiation positions including price/cost reasonableness, terms and conditions other than price/cost (e.g., approach, delivery schedule), and cost realism by analyzing cost and technical data from the offer and other sources
  6. Select offeror's for discussions (i.e., establish the competitive range under FAR Part 15)
  7. Prepare negotiation strategy by reviewing audits, cost and non-cost positions, etc.
  8. Document in the contract file the principle elements of the contract negotiations and agreement
  9. Conduct discussions with offeror's in the competitive range to clarify or negotiate final contract language or terms
  10. Conduct communications to enhance government understanding of proposals, allow reasonable interpretation of a proposal, or to facilitate evaluation process
  11. Conduct negotiations with contractors
  12. None of the above


* 12.Identify, from the following list, those tasks that you have successfully applied at work related to techniques for administering contracts, either individually or with the assistance of a more senior specialist.
  1. Identify need for and prepare clearances and justifications (e.g., non-competitive procurements)
  2. Collect and analyze relevant market information from government and non-government sources
  3. Conduct market research (e.g., review previous history, current market conditions)
  4. Analyze procurement requests to determine that proper specifications/purchase descriptions are included, determine adequacy of documents, and most appropriate method of acquisition
  5. Conduct industry briefings, site visits, pre-proposal conferences, and post-award orientation to exchange or elicit information (e.g., information gathering, market research, pre-solicitation)
  6. Debrief offeror’s regarding strengths and weaknesses of contract and to resolve acquisition complaints and concerns
  7. Respond to inquiries relating to acquisitions from Congress, industry, internal partners, and other Government agencies
  8. Participate on an Acquisition Management Review Team
  9. None of the above


Grade: 11
* 1.To be basically qualified for this position, you must meet the OPM minimum qualification requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Do you meet this requirement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Have you completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field OR at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.GS-11: Do you have One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level OR a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.What is your level of experience regarding acquisition regulations, policies and procedures?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Identify the following steps of the acquisition process in which you have experience:
  1. Identifying program requirements.
  2. Writing a statement of work.
  3. Refine requirements (e.g., statements of work, statements of objectives, performance work statements) by collaborating with customers
  4. Conducting market research.
  5. Evaluating proposals.
  6. Recommending source selection.
  7. Identify need for and prepare clearances and justifications (e.g., non-competitive procurements)
  8. Selecting the contractor.
  9. Monitoring contractor and contractor subcontract management, and evaluating contractor performance.
  10. Presenting project results on progress to senior officials.
  11. Working with contractors, program offices or other contracting officers during contract performance.
  12. Enforcing contractor compliance.
  13. Conducting post-award orientation.
  14. Determining whether or not to exercise an available option.
  15. Modifying or adjusting a contract.
  16. Documenting past performance.
  17. Preparing Contracting Officer's decisions.
  18. Terminating contracts.
  19. Performing contract close-out.
  20. Managing contracts through-out the contract lifecycle (e.g. Contract Development to Contract Close-out).
  21. Serving as a certified or warranted contracting officer.
  22. Serving as a lead certified or warranted contracting officer.
  23. None of the Above.


* 6.To what extent have you coordinated, briefed, and obtained clearances with senior level personnel on all phases of the acquisition process (e.g., acquisition review board, competitive range, source selection process)?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.From the following choices, identify those that reflect your experiences in the realm of customer service:
  1. I have conducted meetings with managers and staff to assess customer satisfaction and ensure customer needs are met.
  2. I have established office priorities to meet customer needs.
  3. I have evaluated and modified services and products to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  4. I have directly investigated, researched and resolved customer issues.
  5. I have established metrics and analysis systems to ensure timely and accurate actions.
  6. I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor or the customers.
  7. I have distinguished levels of performance among staff and publicly recognized individual achievement.
  8. None of the above.


* 8.To what extent have you assisted in the development of acquisition plans for major systems that address socioeconomic goals, include performance measures, and meet mission needs by collaborating with the acquisition team?
  1. I have never performed this activity.
  2. I have been trained on this activity but have no job experience.
  3. I have performed this activity occasionally.
  4. I have performed this activity as a regular and recurring responsibility under close supervision.
  5. I have performed this activity as a regular and recurring responsibility independently and without review of supervisor or senior employee.
  6. I have supervised this activity and/or I have trained others, and/or I am normally consulted by others as an expert in performing this task.


* 9.Identify, from the following list, those tasks that you have routinely and successfully applied at work related to techniques for awarding contracts
  1. Refine requirements (e.g., statements of work, statements of objectives, performance work statements) by collaborating with customers
  2. Develop acquisition plans that address socioeconomic goals, include performance measures, and meet mission needs by collaborating with the acquisition team
  3. Plan and develop individual procurement strategies to ensure objectives are linked to agency�s mission, options evaluated, and sound business approaches developed
  4. Identify need for and prepare clearances and justifications (e.g., non-competitive procurements)
  5. Analyze and provide business solutions to customers about acquisition process and to facilitate innovation and smart business deals
  6. Analyze competition based on socioeconomic and other factors to develop acquisition strategy
  7. Develop performance based contracts with performance and contract metrics linked to strategic plan
  8. Conduct pre-award surveys to help determine contractor responsibility (e.g., capacity to perform work)
  9. Review procurement actions to determine compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  10. Approve procurement actions to determine compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  11. Evaluate bids to determine responsiveness and reasonableness of the lowest price (e.g., proposals for responsiveness, responsibility and past performance of contractor)
  12. Analyze offer to make determination to award without discussions
  13. Document in the contract file the principle elements of the contract negotiations and agreement
  14. Prepare procurement documentation relating to bid protests
  15. Prepare contract document and award recommendation
  16. Determine and document responsibility or non-responsibility of contractor
  17. Prepare procurement documentation relating to contract claims
  18. None of the Above


* 10.Indicate which types of contracts you have experience performing pre-award and/or post-award functions:
  1. Multi-year contracts.
  2. Cost plus fixed fee contracts.
  3. Firm fixed price contracts
  4. Definite-quantity contracts.
  5. Cost reimbursement contracts.
  6. Requirements contracts.
  7. Indefinite-quantity.
  8. Cost sharing contracts.
  9. Cost-plus-incentive contracts.
  10. Time and material contracts.
  11. Labor hour contracts.
  12. Sole source contracts.
  13. Cost plus award fee contracts.
  14. Letter contracts.
  15. Basic agreements.
  16. Basic ordering agreements.
  17. Multiple award schedule contracts or task orders for services.
  18. Multiple award schedule contracts or task orders for products.
  19. Large complex contracts which may include administrative, scientific, facilities, service, construction contracts and may involve multiple vendors and multiple facilities.
  20. None of the Above


* 11.Indicate from the choices below, the types of contracts for which you have experience in negotiating and/or awarding:
  1. Multi-year contracts.
  2. Cost plus fixed fee contracts.
  3. Firm fixed price contracts
  4. Definite-quantity contracts.
  5. Cost reimbursement contracts.
  6. Requirements contracts.
  7. Indefinite-quantity.
  8. Cost sharing contracts.
  9. Cost-plus-incentive contracts.
  10. Time and material contracts.
  11. Labor hour contracts.
  12. Sole source contracts.
  13. Cost plus award fee contracts.
  14. Letter contracts.
  15. Basic agreements.
  16. Basic ordering agreements.
  17. Multiple award schedule contracts or task orders for services.
  18. Multiple award schedule contracts or task orders for products.
  19. Large complex contracts which may include administrative, scientific, facilities, service, construction contracts and may involve multiple vendors and multiple facilities.
  20. None of the Above


* 12.Identify, from the following list, those tasks that you have routinely and successfully applied at work related to techniques for negotiating contracts:
  1. Collect and analyze relevant market information from government and non-government sources
  2. Prepare pre-negotiation positions and post-negotiation summaries setting forth the events and occurrences leading to ultimate and mutual agreement on technical, financial, and overall contractual terms
  3. Obtain audit support to determine cost realism
  4. Perform cost/price analyses, including structured fee analysis
  5. Analyze offer to establish pre-negotiation positions including price/cost reasonableness, terms and conditions other than price/cost (e.g., approach, delivery schedule), and cost realism by analyzing cost and technical data from the offer and other sources
  6. Select offeror�s for discussions (i.e., establish the competitive range under FAR Part 15)
  7. Prepare negotiation strategy by reviewing audits, cost and non-cost positions, etc.
  8. Document in the contract file the principle elements of the contract negotiations and agreement
  9. Conduct discussions with offeror�s in the competitive range to clarify or negotiate final contract language or terms
  10. Conduct communications to enhance government understanding of proposals, allow reasonable interpretation of a proposal, or to facilitate evaluation process
  11. Conduct negotiations with contractors
  12. None of the Above


* 13.Identify, from the following list, those tasks that you have successfully applied at work related to techniques for administering contracts.
  1. Identify need for and prepare clearances and justifications (e.g., non-competitive procurements)
  2. Collect and analyze relevant market information from government and non-government sources
  3. Conduct market research (e.g., review previous history, current market conditions)
  4. Analyze procurement requests to determine that proper specifications/purchase descriptions are included, determine adequacy of documents, and most appropriate method of acquisition
  5. Conduct industry briefings, site visits, pre-proposal conferences, and post-award orientation to exchange or elicit information (e.g., information gathering, market research, pre-solicitation)
  6. Debrief offeror’s regarding strengths and weaknesses of contract and to resolve acquisition complaints and concerns
  7. Respond to inquiries relating to acquisitions from Congress, industry, internal partners, and other Government agencies
  8. Participate on an Acquisition Management Review Team
  9. None of the above


Grade: 12
* 1.To be basically qualified for this position, you must meet the OPM minimum qualification requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Do you meet this requirement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Have you completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field OR at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level or the next lowest pay band in the Federal service? (See the “Qualifications” section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.What is your level of experience regarding acquisition regulations, policies and procedures?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Identify the following steps of the acquisition process in which you have experience:
  1. Identifying program requirements.
  2. Writing a statement of work.
  3. Refine requirements (e.g., statements of work, statements of objectives, performance work statements) by collaborating with customers
  4. Conducting market research.
  5. Evaluating proposals.
  6. Recommending source selection.
  7. Identify need for and prepare clearances and justifications (e.g., non-competitive procurements)
  8. Selecting the contractor.
  9. Monitoring contractor and contractor subcontract management, and evaluating contractor performance.
  10. Presenting project results on progress to senior officials.
  11. Working with contractors, program offices or other contracting officers during contract performance.
  12. Enforcing contractor compliance.
  13. Conducting post-award orientation.
  14. Determining whether or not to exercise an available option.
  15. Modifying or adjusting a contract.
  16. Documenting past performance.
  17. Preparing Contracting Officer's decisions.
  18. Terminating contracts.
  19. Performing contract close-out.
  20. Managing contracts through-out the contract lifecycle (e.g. Contract Development to Contract Close-out).
  21. Serving as a certified or warranted contracting officer.
  22. Serving as a lead certified or warranted contracting officer.
  23. None of the Above.


* 6.To what extent have you coordinated, briefed, and obtained clearances with senior level personnel on all phases of the acquisition process (e.g., acquisition review board, competitive range, source selection process)?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.To what extent have you developed acquisition plans for major systems that address socioeconomic goals, include performance measures, and meet mission needs by collaborating with the acquisition team?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Indicate which types of contracts you have frequent and reoccurring experience performing pre-award and/or post-award functions:
  1. Multi-year contracts.
  2. Cost plus fixed fee contracts.
  3. Firm fixed price contracts
  4. Definite-quantity contracts.
  5. Cost reimbursement contracts.
  6. Requirements contracts.
  7. Indefinite-quantity.
  8. Cost sharing contracts.
  9. Cost-plus-incentive contracts.
  10. Time and material contracts.
  11. Labor hour contracts.
  12. Sole source contracts.
  13. Cost plus award fee contracts.
  14. Letter contracts.
  15. Basic agreements.
  16. Basic ordering agreements.
  17. Multiple award schedule contracts or task orders for services.
  18. Multiple award schedule contracts or task orders for products.
  19. Large complex contracts which may include administrative, scientific, facilities, service, construction contracts and may involve multiple vendors and multiple facilities.
  20. None of the Above


* 9.Indicate from the choices below, the types of contracts for which you have regular, frequent experience in negotiating and/or awarding:
  1. Multi-year contracts.
  2. Cost plus fixed fee contracts.
  3. Firm fixed price contracts
  4. Definite-quantity contracts.
  5. Cost reimbursement contracts.
  6. Requirements contracts.
  7. Indefinite-quantity.
  8. Cost sharing contracts.
  9. Cost-plus-incentive contracts.
  10. Time and material contracts.
  11. Labor hour contracts.
  12. Sole source contracts.
  13. Cost plus award fee contracts.
  14. Letter contracts.
  15. Basic agreements.
  16. Basic ordering agreements.
  17. Multiple award schedule contracts or task orders for services.
  18. Multiple award schedule contracts or task orders for products.
  19. Large complex contracts which may include administrative, scientific, facilities, service, construction contracts and may involve multiple vendors and multiple facilities.
  20. None of the Above


* 10.Identify, from the following list, those tasks that you have routinely and successfully applied at work related to techniques for awarding contracts
  1. Refine requirements (e.g., statements of work, statements of objectives, performance work statements) by collaborating with customers
  2. Develop acquisition plans that address socioeconomic goals, include performance measures, and meet mission needs by collaborating with the acquisition team
  3. Plan and develop individual procurement strategies to ensure objectives are linked to agency�s mission, options evaluated, and sound business approaches developed
  4. Identify need for and prepare clearances and justifications (e.g., non-competitive procurements)
  5. Analyze and provide business solutions to customers about acquisition process and to facilitate innovation and smart business deals
  6. Analyze competition based on socioeconomic and other factors to develop acquisition strategy
  7. Develop performance based contracts with performance and contract metrics linked to strategic plan
  8. Conduct pre-award surveys to help determine contractor responsibility (e.g., capacity to perform work)
  9. Review procurement actions to determine compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  10. Approve procurement actions to determine compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  11. Evaluate bids to determine responsiveness and reasonableness of the lowest price (e.g., proposals for responsiveness, responsibility and past performance of contractor)
  12. Analyze offer to make determination to award without discussions
  13. Document in the contract file the principle elements of the contract negotiations and agreement
  14. Prepare procurement documentation relating to bid protests
  15. Prepare contract document and award recommendation
  16. Determine and document responsibility or non-responsibility of contractor
  17. Prepare procurement documentation relating to contract claims
  18. None of the Above


* 11.Identify, from the following list, those tasks that you have routinely and successfully applied at work related to techniques for negotiating contracts:
  1. Collect and analyze relevant market information from government and non-government sources
  2. Prepare pre-negotiation positions and post-negotiation summaries setting forth the events and occurrences leading to ultimate and mutual agreement on technical, financial, and overall contractual terms
  3. Obtain audit support to determine cost realism
  4. Perform cost/price analyses, including structured fee analysis
  5. Analyze offer to establish pre-negotiation positions including price/cost reasonableness, terms and conditions other than price/cost (e.g., approach, delivery schedule), and cost realism by analyzing cost and technical data from the offer and other sources
  6. Select offeror�s for discussions (i.e., establish the competitive range under FAR Part 15)
  7. Prepare negotiation strategy by reviewing audits, cost and non-cost positions, etc.
  8. Document in the contract file the principle elements of the contract negotiations and agreement
  9. Conduct discussions with offeror�s in the competitive range to clarify or negotiate final contract language or terms
  10. Conduct communications to enhance government understanding of proposals, allow reasonable interpretation of a proposal, or to facilitate evaluation process
  11. Conduct negotiations with contractors
  12. None of the Above


* 12.Identify, from the following list, those tasks that you have routinely and successfully applied at work related to techniques for administering contracts.
  1. Identify need for and prepare clearances and justifications (e.g., non-competitive procurements)
  2. Collect and analyze relevant market information from government and non-government sources
  3. Conduct market research (e.g., review previous history, current market conditions)
  4. Analyze procurement requests to determine that proper specifications/purchase descriptions are included, determine adequacy of documents, and most appropriate method of acquisition
  5. Conduct industry briefings, site visits, pre-proposal conferences, and post-award orientation to exchange or elicit information (e.g., information gathering, market research, pre-solicitation)
  6. Debrief offeror�s regarding strengths and weaknesses of contract and to resolve acquisition complaints and concerns
  7. Respond to inquiries relating to acquisitions from Congress, industry, internal partners, and other Government agencies
  8. Participate on an Acquisition Management Review Team
  9. None of the Above