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Carl Benson

Senior Contracts Specialist III

Thornton, CO

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Work Experience

Senior Contracts Specialist III

XL, Inc
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Golden, CO
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August 2010 to March 2011

Prepared solicitations for purchasing materials for different forests in Region 2, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Colorado. Administer those contracts through closeout. Contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Trained Procurement Techs in processing Invoices and preparing files for Contract Specialists to administer and close. Helped develop an organized filing system for the EROC contract files.

Contract Administrator

ADC Management, Inc
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Golden, CO
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May 2010 to August 2010

Temporary position in the Contracts Department of the National Laboratory. Performed routine administration jobs such as Requests for Proposals, Bid tours, and writing the recommendation for the selected construction contractor, administering subcontracts and maintaining the files.

Sr. Contracts Manager, Jacobs Engineering Group

Motiva Crude Expansion Project
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Port Arthur, TX
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March 2008 to November 2009

On assignment to the Houston Office of Jacobs Engineering and the Motiva Crude Oil Expansion Project in Port Arthur, Texas, at the Port Arthur Refinery the largest refinery expansion project in the United States. My responsibility includes administering all contracts for construction, including holding contractor coordination meetings, negotiating changes, approving invoicing and closing out contracts. The project is valued at seven (7) billion dollars.

Sr. Contracts Manager

Jacobs Engineering
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Golden, CO
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September 2007 to March 2008

Office 
Between assignments I worked as a purchasing agent preparing solicitations, and evaluating bids for engineered items and material for major mining project in Colorado.

Jacobs Engineering
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Long Beach, CA
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September 2006 to September 2007

Long Beach, California. 
Senior Contracts Administrator for the Tesoro (Shell) Los Angeles Refinery, LA Basin Environmental Asset Recapitalization Program (LA Bear). Responsible for creating contract documents, forms and processes to start the construction phase of the project at the refinery. Recruiting sources to bid and propose on requirements at the refinery, including administering the pre-qualification program for Shell Oil (Tesoro) and Jacobs. Included in my responsibilities is administering all contracts for construction and services. The project was valued at several hundred millions over 8 years.

Suncor Energy USA Odyssey Project, Manager of Contracts

Jacobs Engineering
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Denver, CO
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April 2004 to June 2006

Responsible for the management of the Contracts group of the $450 Million Clean Fuels Project at the Suncor Energy USA Refinery at Commerce City, CO. Included in his responsibilities on this project was the administration of the major construction subcontractors with the scope of converting the operating refinery to produce low sulfur clean fuel by April 2006, in accordance with the EPA Clean Fuels requirements.

Director of Procurement, Rocky Mountain Arsenal

Tetra Tech FW
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Denver, CO
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November 2000 to April 2004

Carl's duties included managing and administering all prime and subcontracting programs, Small and Small Disadvantaged Business Programs, purchasing and expediting of all engineered items, procurement of goods and materials for the Department of the Army's largest environmental cleanup project. The remediation project included the removal of over 400 structures at the former weapons manufacturing facility.

Manager, Procurement and Subcontracts

MK)(BNF
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May 1995 to November 2000

Administered all purchasing and subcontracting programs for RMRS (MK)(BNF) at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS). Responsible for the negotiations of major construction and demolition projects at this major DOE environmental cleanup facility. MK was responsible for the construction and demolition projects at this former DOE nuclear weapons facility.

Director

MK-Ferguson of Oak Ridge Company
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April 1991 to May 1995

Procurement, MK-Ferguson of Oak Ridge Company, Reporting to the Deputy General Manager, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Carl was responsible for purchasing, warehousing, construction subcontract administration, and property management and expediting. Major duties included: developing, implementing, maintaining, and administering project purchasing, subcontract administration, warehousing, SB/SDB, and property management programs in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and Department of Energy requirements.

Manager, Contracts and Contract Compliance, Carl

MK-Ferguson's Cleveland Corporate Office
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February 1988 to April 1991

was responsible for supporting MK-Ferguson's Cleveland Corporate Office in the administration of prime contracts and subcontracts. Duties include reviewing Requests for Proposals and assisting in the preparation of bid documents. His responsibility also included negotiating terms and conditions of the contract after award by the client amounting to over $500 million. Carl was the Contracts and Procurement member of the MK Team that proposed on the successful $1.3 Billion Glaxo Pharmaceutical Project in Stevenage, England.

Senior Contracts Administrator, Shippingport Station Decommissioning Project

Morrison Knudsen Corporation
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February 1985 to February 1988

Prepared major solicitations for the decommissioning and dismantlement of DOE's Shippingport nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania. Negotiated and administered prime contracts and subcontracts up to $25 million including all major contracts for the demolition of the nuclear power plant. These included contracts for asbestos removal, component and piping removal, and decontamination of tanks and components and ADP systems.

Procurement Analyst and Contract Specialist

U.S. Department of Energy
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1982 to 1985

Idaho Operations Office, U.S. Department of Energy. Responsible for all Government procurements at the INEEL, including international purchases of security equipment and vehicles, and the monitoring of contractor procurement programs. Has extensive knowledge of firm fixed price and design/build firm fixed price contracts in compliance with FARs and DEARs.

President and Chairman of the Board

Eagle Rock Construction, Inc
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1979 to 1982

Carl owned and managed the daily operation of the business and represented the company in all sales and public relations efforts.

Small/Minority Business Officer

U.S. Department of Energy
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1978 to 1979

Idaho Operations Office, U.S. Department of Energy. 
 
Personal and Business References Upon Request 
Compensation Information Upon Request

Branch Chief Institutional Relations

U.S. Department of Energy
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1976 to 1979

Idaho Operations Office, U.S. Department of Energy. Served as the Secretary to the Source Evaluation Boards for the low-head hydroelectric program. Has extensive knowledge of firm fixed price and design/build firm fixed price contracts in compliance with FARs and DEARs.

Education

B.S. in Education

University of Cincinnati
Salmon P. Chase College, School of Law -
Cincinnati, OH

Education Administration Studies

Western Michigan University

Management Development Program

University of Utah