• Senior Contracts Administrator

    Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
    Job ID
    Business Development
  • Overview

    Growth requires a strong foundation, and at Buchanan & Edwards, our people are our strength. They are the foundation for building the next generation of innovative IT solutions, revolutionizing the industry, and solving the nation’s most critical challenges.


    Let Buchanan & Edwards help you unleash your potential and reach your goals. 

    Come grow with us.


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    We invite you to apply to our recent career opening as a Senior Contracts Administrator where you will help manage / administer all federal contracts and subcontracts including General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules, Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQs), and task orders from proposal stage to close out.

    • Analyze significant or unique contractual requirements, special provisions, and terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies for effective risk management.
    • Advise business team members of contractual rights, obligations, and requirements and provide interpretation of terms and conditions.
    • Manage internal contracts databases (i.e. CPARS, booking, tracking sheets, NDA/TA library, etc.).
    • Reviews solicitations and assist proposal team to develop specialized responses, which may include pricing and writing cost proposals.
    • May prepare complex requests for proposals issued to subcontractors.
    • Manages contract change control process.
    • Assist the Director develop negotiation strategies and works with the Director to lead negotiation team on complex contractual issues including NDAs, TAs, and Subcontracts.
    • Provides authoritative guidance to internal business teams on corporate goals and objectives relating to contract activity.
    • Focal point for all communication with law, finance and business team disciplines for resolution of contract issues and disputes.
    • Assist in contract strategy regarding new business pursuits.
    • Assist in identification, development and implementation of new contract policy and processes.
    • May mentor and train less experienced professionals.
    • May participate in development of less complex business alliances and partnering agreements.


    • A minimum of 4 years of experience in contracts, subcontracts, or related profession.
    • Ability to draft and negotiate moderate to complex, non-routine contractual instruments including NDAs, TAs, Contracts, and Subcontracts.
    • Have a general understanding of the business case and an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications on all contracts documents and contract types (T&M, FFP, Cost Plus, Hybrid).
    • Working knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, coupled with ability to identify required improvement to established policies.
    • Working knowledge of contracting concepts, FAR, DFARS, GSA, applicable public contract acquisition law and regulations.
    • Strong analytical and communication skills.
    • Good presentation, leadership and team-building skills.
    • Use of independent judgment and creativity applied to resolution of contract issues.
    • Excellent internal and external negotiation skills.
    • Have a general understanding of the business case and an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications.


    Minimum Education Required:

    • Bachelor’s Degree


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal Opportunity Employer –Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Buchanan & Edwards is an E-Verify employer.




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