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Senior Acquisition Subject Matter Expert
Ref No.: 18-07248
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Start Date: 10/12/2018
Job Description
Job Title Senior Acquisition Subject Matter Expert
Client The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB)
Place of Performance Federal Retirement Thrift Investment
77 K STREET NE, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20002
Resume Due 10/15/2018 EOD
Number of Positions 2
No of Resumes 4
Period of performance 5 years
US Citizen U.S citizen
Travel Travel is required, and it will be reimbursed
Local travel will not be reimbursed
Pay Rate  

Scope
Abacus shall provide support for tasks needed to compete and award contracts and/or implement Inter Agency Agreements (IAA) and Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) through transition and the realization of benefits that will enable IT modernization and transformation in support the Agency's mission. Services will be provided in support of three (3) Lines of Business (LoBs) and a Support Team as described below

Recordkeeping Services Acquisition (RKSA) – This LoB is working towards procuring a commercial recordkeeper or systems integrator to manage recordkeeping operations including the supporting IT infrastructure and applications. The RKSA contract (or contracts) is (are) expected to handle all of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) recordkeeping and participant servicing and support the majority of processing for plan administration and discontinue the FRTIB's practice of serving as the integrator, owning hardware and maintaining or extending customer-developed software in support of the Agency's recordkeeping operations. As the largest of the three LoBs, this effort drives the approach and schedule for the other

Financial Systems Modernization (FSM) – This LoB is exploring the replacement of the Agency's current systems and related underlying IT infrastructure supporting a) budget formulation, b) contracting and procurement, and 3) financial accounting with commercial solution(s) that are based on an enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite(s) of integrated applications. Extensive market research has been completed and the two solutions under consideration include securing either a commercial ERP Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription(s) and a Systems Integrator (SI) or access to a Federal Shared Services Provider (FSSP) offering the relevant ERP software that supports the Agency's core business capabilities. Like RKSA, FSM is expected to discontinue the FRTIB's practice of serving as integrator, owning hardware, and maintaining or extending custom-developed software in support of Agency-centric accounting operations.

Agency IT Services (AITS) – This LoB is working towards establishing the necessary interfaces between the to-be-determined recordkeeping and FSM systems and the cash and investment management system(s) as well as the IT interfaces with potential future commercial recordkeeping providers to ensure enterprise-wide IT integration. AITS includes three work streams each considering separate contracts and/or agreements. The first work stream focuses on implementing Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS) solution to integrate with the new recordkeeper and be flexible/agile. It also supports the flow and processing of data vital to operations. The IPaaS work stream is well underway and may be in the Implementation phase as the time of this contract award. The second work stream is exploring the possibility of modifications to existing contract(s) in order to separate/severe those services that support Agency operations and competing those services separately under a new contract. Like RKSA and FSM, this workstream is expected to discontinue the FRTIB's practice of serving as integrator, owning hardware and maintaining or extending custom-developed software in support of Agency operations and staff (e.g., desktops / software, local networking and security). The third work stream is focused on managing, modifying and extending legacy IT contracts that currently support RKSA, FSM and AITS to ensure services remain in place and continue to improve until all transitions are complete.

Human Capital Transition Strategy (HCTS) – This support team provides the supporting activities required to enable the POMP transformation. This work includes assessing and implementing any necessary changes to the Agency organizational structure, identifying and realigning workforce skill and competency needs for the future state and conducting organizational change management and communications activities to support any anticipated changes as result of these initiatives
Job Duties & Education
The ACQ SME shall support the DIR and ADIR in carrying out their roles and responsibilities for one or more LoBs and/or support work streams (e.g., HCTS) including serving as the technical expert on planning, soliciting and awarding large and complex IT contracts. The ACQ SME shall assist with developing requirements, outcomes, create and write acquisition documents from acquisition planning through competing the solicitation, to award and transition. The AQC SME shall meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Master's Degree or bachelor's degree and at least ten (10) years of professional level experience in IT Research and Analysis or related field working as a consultant or leader in the information technology industry
  • Demonstrated experience writing and reviewing technical and non-technical procurement documentation in an information technology environment
  • Proven working experience in preparing full acquisition packages and associated documents such as drafting IT-specific procurement documentation such as Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotes (RFQs), Requests for Information (RFIs) and Statement of Objectives (SOOs) (not a complete list)
  • Demonstrated experience in reviewing alternative approaches and recommending acquisition strategies that will achieve optimal solutions, considering costs, performance, and schedule
  • Experience with contract development and execution.
  • Ability to deliver high quality documentation paying close attention to detail.
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and pictures.
  • Excellent written skills in English.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.