Senior Procurement Specialist

  • Company: Arlington Public Schools
  • Location: Arlington, Virginia
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: October 19, 2020


The Senior Procurement Specialist is a professional position in a fast paced Procurement Office. The position is responsible for providing procurement expertise to schools and departments on all matters relating to the procurement of goods, services (both professional and non-professional) construction, and insurance needed to design and construct facilities for Arlington Public Schools (APS). The Senior Procurement Specialist demonstrates a strong understanding of procurement regulations and guidelines, and has strong interpersonal skills. This position works under the general supervision of the Director of Procurement and/or the Assistant Director of Procurement. The Senior Procurement Specialist does not have supervisory responsibilities but does provide technical guidance to the Procurement Specialist.


Manages the competitive negotiation, Request for Proposal (RFP), process for goods, services, construction and insurance. Prepares RFP documentation. Provides guidance to the RFP committee to ensure the policies outlined in the Virginia Code are followed. Assists end user in developing the scope of work and evaluation criteria. Represents Procurement Office at pre-proposal conferences. Attends evaluation committee meetings and provides guidance on evaluation proposals. Oversees interviews with offerors. Negotiates price and terms and conditions of awarded contract. Prepares contract documentation. Leading role in the competitive sealed bidding, Invitation to Bid (ITB), process for goods, services, construction, and insurance. Approves specification/scope of work. Represents Procurement Office at pre-bid conferences. Responsible for conducting bid opening. Prepares bid tabulation documentation for advertising bid results. Reviews end user's contract award recommendation and prepares contract documentation. Prepares Requests for Information (RFI) to assist end users develop a detailed scope of work where it is considered the proposed scope of work is not sufficiently mature to guarantee obtaining effective competition. Evaluates options of procurement, such as purchasing off other Federal, State, cooperative and other publicly bid contracts, extending/negotiating existing contracts based on market conditions to determine which option is the most advantageous to APS. Prepares and maintains accurate official records and documentation of all procurement actions. Negotiates with contractors to improve services or resolve issues as they arise including delivery, warranty, pricing, etc. Works directly with Financial Analysts to coordinate and ensure that procurement actions meet budgetary constraints, while providing solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner. Responsible for negotiating and awarding contracts, and approving purchase orders, on behalf of the Department of Facilities and Operations. The contracts include, but are not limited to, the procurement of construction services on capital projects by design-bid-build and construction management at risk (CMR) delivery method. Contracts are also awarded for the provision of architectural and engineering (A&E) services and construction manager advisory (CMA) services to assist APS during the capital projects. Reviews requisitions for accuracy, legality, conformity with current policies, procedures and correct prices. Responsible for responding to protests and other vendor complaints orally and in writing. Holds regular meetings with schools and departments to develop strategies for implementing the most effective procurement method for goods, services, construction and insurance required to satisfy their business needs. Meets with vendors to maintain existing relationships and to evaluate new products. Provides procurement guidance to the Procurement Specialist position on an as needed basis. Performs other related duties as required.

Application Process

Contact Info

Name: David Webb
Phone: 703-228-6127