Note: Submission deadline is 10/07/2021.
Location: The primary work location(s) will be in Austin, Texas 78711. Candidate must reside in the local Austin, TX area. No relocation support is available.
Duration: Services are expected to start 10/15/2021 and are expected to complete by 8/31/2022.
Texas Department of Information Resources requires the services of 1 IT Contract Manager 1, hereafter referred to as Candidate(s), who meets the general qualifications of IT Contract Manager 1, Information Technology Contracting and Procurement and the specifications outlined below for the Texas Department of Information Resources.
Posses current knowledge of business trends, government regulations, commercial business laws and regulations, software licensing practices, as well as negotiation and pricing techniques, in order to effectively negotiate contracts and to advise executive management of the contractual ramifications associated with agreements and actions contemplated by DIR.
The Contract Manager will work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to develop DIR statewide contracts in accordance with the procurement policies, procedures, and governing law, Will develop contracts that are in the best interest of the state, take account of legislation, DIR contracts Terms and Conditions, and RFO requirements.
Must have rich knowledge of state procurement and contracting processes as well as state contracting law and regulations. Understand EIR Accessibility requirements and their technical specifications. Ensure that contracts are established in accordance with state contracting rules and regulations, DIR policies and procedures, and RFO stipulations. Maintains proper documentation for the contract and procurement file in accordance with procurement and contracting guidelines.
Maintains a professional work ethic and attends required meetings/staffing.
Level 1: 5+ years of experience leading competitive bidding processes (Request for Proposals, Request for Information, Invitation to Bids, etc.) and contract negotiations. Must have experience with standard concepts, practices, and procedures relating to Government Agencies; relying on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals. Experience with large integration programs/proposals, and best value contracting is a plus. Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD), Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) or Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) a plus.
Note: Prior experience working with a State of Texas agency is desirable.
Note: Candidates that do not meet or exceed the minimum stated requirements (skills/experience) will be displayed to customers but may not be chosen for this opportunity.
5 Yrs Required: IT Contract Development and Negotiations
5 Yrs Required: State Contracting/State Procurement Experience