Contracting Agent (6 Positions)

  • Company: Orange County Government
  • Location: Orlando, Florida 32801 United States
  • Salary: $55,598 to $71,697
  • Date Posted: November 22, 2021
  • Closing Date: December 19, 2021


**May have the ability to perform duties in a remote setting with a hybrid work schedule.**

Representative Duties Provides support and guidance to all users in all procurement matters. Seeks maximum competition in expenditure of public funds while maintaining a reputation for fairness and integrity. Researches and develops specifications, scope of work, contractual terms and conditions, bid forms, drawings and contracts. Manages procurement responsibilities involving contractual professional services, commodities and services. Develops strategy and negotiates contract price, terms and conditions in the best interest of Orange County. Reviews and interprets insurance certificates, bid, payment and performance bonds to ensure contractual compliance. Advises, trains and serves as liaison to all Orange County departments on procurement procedures. Coordinates with legal and risk management staff to implement, review and administer special contractual conditions for protection of the County. Conducts pre- and post-award conferences, coordinates and participates in protest hearings and procurement committees. Administers and enforces contract performance to ensure strict compliance to contract terms and conditions. Develops and implements tools to assist in gathering and analyzing data for contracting reports. Develops and updates internal policies, processes and procedures. Prepares support material necessary for Board of County Commissioners approval of contracts including the preparation of agenda items. Researches other governmental entity competitive contract vehicles for reasonable pricing to expedite delivery of goods and services to end users and reduce procurement administrative cost. Prepares and maintains accurate records and documentation on all solicitations, responses, purchases, contracts, correspondence and related follow-up. Researches and advises users on market trends, new products and services, developments and alternative sources of procurement. Performs market research to ensure justification for sole source procurements and product standardization. Audits end user issued delivery orders to ensure compliance and proper use of contract. Perform other related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field and three years of experience in contract management and procurement or an equivalent combination of education or experience. Preferences NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or equivalent. Experience with the State of Florida's compliance process for the Consultants' Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA) or other Brook's Acts. Public Procurement experience using formal solicitation types (Invitation for Bids, Request for Proposals, Request for Qualifications). Experience with procurement utilizing federal funding.

Application Process

All candidates are required to complete the online application to its entirety ( Applications with missing "Work experience details" or applications with a note "See resume attached" will NOT be considered for this role.

**May have the ability to perform duties in a remote setting with a hybrid work schedule.**

Employee Benefits: 10 holidays including 1 floating holiday annually. 18 days paid time off per year. 6 days of TERM (sick) time annually. Low cost medical, dental, vision, additional life insurance, disability. Free basic life, long term disability, and employee assistance for the all family members effective on day one. Employee assistance program includes one on one sessions and online tools for legal advice, financial planning, personal life balance, etc. Free access to Orlando Magic gyms for the whole family, free access to County Wellworks gyms. Free onsite coaching, including dietician and nurse. Participation with Florida Retirement System ( for either Pension or Investment Plan.

Contact Info

Name: Carrie Mathes
Phone: 407-836-5664
Closing Date: December 19, 2021