The Small Business Liaison Officer's (SBLO) primary responsibility is the overall management of Gichner's Small Business Program. The SBLO will review, prepare and monitor Gichner's Small Business requirements, ensure that contractually required small business reports are accurately prepared and are submitted on time, develop and maintain database of small businesses, attend networking events, participate in bid and proposal efforts, provide training in all aspects of the small business program, and communicate with the small business community to foster outreach and cultivate viable sources of supply.
Maintains accurate vendor classification data in AS400 system.
Develop Small Business Supplier sources.
Researches and develops potential supplier sources to assist Gichner in achieving its Small Business Goals.
Ensures the availability of this information to the Business Unit, Sourcing and Subcontracts staff.
Monitoring and Reporting.
Review and monitor the subcontracting plan for the utilization of Small Businesses in accordance with contract requirements including preparation and analysis of periodic metric reporting through eSRS and conducting annual and periodic training for internal staff.
Participate in proposal development, including writing, editing and review of small business subcontracting plans and writing relevant portions of proposal text.
Oversees and manages compliance reviews by the Small Business Administration and other oversight agencies.
(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required.)
Education/ Required: 4 year post secondary education, or equivalent experience.
Undergraduate degree preferred, but experience applicants without degrees will be considered.
Professional association certification or equivalent experience.
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
3+ years experience in a SBLO-type position either in government or industry.
Familiarity and experience with Federal Government procurement procedures and policies and the acquisition lifecycle.
Requires demonstrated success and knowledge of Proposal Operations, Contracts, Subcontracts and Procurement.
Must have working knowledge of Small Business Administration rules and regulations concerning small business subcontract plan administration and compliance.
Must be able to provide small business subcontracting and teaming strategy on major proposal efforts in compliance with government initiatives and internal company policies.
This position requires an individual with excellent customer-service and communication skills.
From: Kratos Defense
Kratos Defense - 16 months ago