The General Services Administration (GSA) currently manages telecommunications acquisition programs that provide more than $2 billion of services annually to more than 130 government agencies. The current generation of national and regional programs—including Networx, WITS3 and more than 80 Local Service Agreements—will expire in 2020. GSA is in the process of establishing a single new program, GSA Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS), to replace all of these. This program is planned to serve as a flexible, solution-oriented vehicle that will allow agencies to define, acquire and manage the networks serving their individual mission needs over its 15 year contract life.
As described by GSA, EIS is:
- A comprehensive solution-based vehicle to address all aspects of Federal Agency information technology telecommunications, and infrastructure requirements.
- Planned to be available for Agency use in FY2017 with a 15-year period of performance.
- The first contract to implement GSA's Network Services 2020 (NS2020) strategy.
Noblis will be assisting federal agencies in the transition to EIS. Join the Noblis team with our excellent reputation for helping clients make complex telecommunications procurement decisions. Clients depend on us to help them anticipate, conceive, architect, assess, prove, deploy, and manage mission-critical technology-based infrastructures, while lowering operating costs.
Noblis is looking for a Junior Pricing Analyst with experience with the pricing of telecommunications services and solutions in the commercial/federal telecommunications market or economic analysis. Individuals will contribute to a high-performance team supporting the GSA Network Services Program and the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) acquisition vehicle as well as government agencies using that vehicle. Responsibilities include preparing Statements of Work/Request for Proposals; evaluating vendor responses for compliance with government requirements and cost reasonableness; writing evaluations for review by the government; and making recommendations with regard to source selection decisions and contract modifications.
Candidates will work with accomplished Noblis experts to provide a wide range of consulting services and expertise, including systems engineering, strategic IT infrastructure technology planning, acquisition strategy, requirements development, source selection support, operations planning, policy development, and program management support. As part of a Noblis team, candidates will work closely with government clients to understand current issues and challenges, generate practical and effective solutions, and assist with acquisition/deployment/management of those solutions, typically working “on the government side of the table” as an unbiased, trusted partner. Engagements may vary from single-agency focused solutions to major government-wide technology programs.
- Conduct detailed price analysis relative to telecommunications network services, equipment and related labor support. Requires conducting market research on services and prices from various sources such as government contract data, public Internet and proprietary price databases. Must be effective analyzing large data sets and databases.
- Working independently with general instruction, adapt and apply Noblis' principles, concepts, processes, tools and methodologies to develop price structures (i.e. CLINs), document pricing requirements for large telecom service contracts and Statements of Work (SOWs) and develop Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs).
- Review price proposals for conformance and compliance with contract requirements, analyze and conduct comparative analysis and provide recommendations for fair and reasonable pricing.
- Develop briefings and respond to questions concerning pricing analysis and price structures for components of Federal telecommunications services.
- Develop and apply knowledge of Federal acquisition practices and regulations to the competitive best value procurement of telecommunications services.
- Communication and Interpersonal
- Demonstrate verbal and written communications skills sufficient to understand and articulate requirements for pricing telecommunications services and network-enabled IT services via government-wide acquisition vehicles.
- Prepare and/or contribute to technical reports, memos, analyses and briefings. Plan and manage assigned deliverables.
- Support meetings, inter-team communication, and issue resolution with the client and internal/project stakeholder groups. Visit and potentially work at customer sites.
- A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a discipline such as Electrical or Systems Engineering, Telecommunications, Mathematics, Economics, Physics, Operations Research, Business Administration or Accounting preferred.
- 5+ years of relevant work experience in telecommunications, government IT pricing, or economics.
- Excellent communication, collaboration, and presentation skills. Proven results-oriented problem solving abilities.
- Skills with MS Excel, Access, SQL and Word.
- Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment, demonstrate teamwork and initiative, and function productively in the face of new assignments and the re-prioritization of existing assignments.
- Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
- Noblis is an equal opportunity employer.
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