Contracting Agent

  • Company: City of Virginia Beach
  • Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
  • Salary: $63,742 to $98,801
  • Date Posted: December 19, 2022


This position manages a team of procurement specialists responsible for the construction procurement functions of the City of Virginia Beach, the most populous City in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Job duties: Facilitate, instruct, and advise internal and external personnel on laws, policies, procedures, and critical issues pertaining to procurement projects,; develop procedures to increase efficiency and economy of the procurement process; provide guidance to user agencies, bidders, and contractors; provide training and assistance to administrative and professional staff in preparation and review of bid and contract documents to ensure City policies are adhered to and that best practices in procurement is followed; and educate and train user agencies on procurement process and provide internal control. Assign tasks to user agencies or individuals involved in procurement and contract routing. Review bid packages and specifications for completeness and compliance with required policy and procedures; seek maximum competition on all procurements; plan, coordinate, and control pre-bid conferences as necessary; review evaluation and award recommendation from user agencies and consultants, and evaluate bids as necessary to recommend award; apply knowledge and understanding of best practice and procedures in reviewing statements of work and specifications, and in reviewing bid packages and change order requests; assure bid awards are to lowest responsive and responsible bidder; assure proposal awards are to the appropriate party based on criteria listed in solicitation; review award documents and forward to appropriate parties; responsible for project procurements in compliance with federal, state, and local procurement laws, city policies and procedures; interview prospective bidder, update bidders list; and respond to bid protests and contract disputes as necessary. Review requested contract change orders and provide recommendation for approval or rejection. Ascertain and confirm project funding availability and provide advice regarding status of total project and funding availability. Supervise clerical and professional personnel Coordinate closely with Minority Business Council and staff with reports of upcoming bids and reports of solicitations awarded; assemble data and prepare required reports for Minority Business Council ensuring subcontractor participation; and comply with EEO/AA requirements. Perform other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those duties described or less. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on then current workloads and department needs.


Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education and seven (7) years of progressive professional experience in public procurement utilizing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications: Certification as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB)

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Contact Info

Name: John Tigert