Our Cost/Price Analysts are primarily responsible for providing contracting and cost and price analysis support to our clients. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Providing cost and price analysis support for a wide variety of acquisitions utilizing different contract types (i.e., firm fixed price, fixed price with economic price adjustment, fixed price incentive, cost, cost plus award fee, cost plus incentive fee, etc.);
- Supporting the chairperson of the Cost/Price Source Selection Team by reviewing and making recommendations on draft RFPs, and participating on agency source selection teams and negotiation teams for all efforts in the acquisition process as they relate to cost/price analysis, including assistance with establishing pre-negotiation objectives, sustaining cost realism, developing most probable cost comparisons, and aiding in the preparation of the Cost Analysis Report (CAR);
- Providing direct support to program offices and key components for cost and price issues, including direct support to the acquisition Integration Product Teams (IPTs);
- Performing complex, sensitive and controversial cost/price analysis assignments covering a full range of pricing functions and negotiations of cost/price on contracts for the procurement of major systems and subsystems, to include, but not limited to, systems in production, research and development phases with changes to configuration, and when trends are not available for analysis;
- Serving as a cost/price analyst on cases where audit reports or cost/price analysis reviews have disclosed areas of significant differences and/or difficulties to be resolved between our clients and contractors; •Developing cost/price analysis tools and training the contracting workforce as requested; and
- Providing task-specific reports, white papers, presentations, research reports, etc.
About ASI Government
- Bachelor's degree in business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, or related field.
- Active TS/SCI clearance.
- DAWIA Level III certified in Contracting or Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management. •Experience with evaluation of contract price proposals, and contract close out.
- Knowledge of legislation, regulations, and methods used in Federal contracting.
- Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Contract Cost, and Price Analysis Techniques.
- In-depth knowledge and understanding of procurement regulations and contracting principles to plan, develop, implement, maintain and administer all pricing related aspects of a procurement program.
- Knowledge of negotiation techniques, cost/price analysis, legal and regulatory interpretations, unique terms and conditions, subcontracting requirements and complex technical specifications to assist in developing pre-negotiation strategies and negotiating contract price.
- Comprehensive knowledge of public and private sector and legal principles and practices, concepts, terminology, etc. •Knowledge of cost evaluation techniques, accounting principles and auditing standards to evaluate vendor proposals.
- Ability to present complex cost/price analyses.
For more than a decade, ASI Government (formerly Acquisition Solutions, Inc.) has served as a trusted advisor to government leaders seeking to improve mission performance, enhance organizational effectiveness, and drive strategic change. Our professionals are called in to help agencies deal with their toughest program and acquisition challenges, and we have a history of delivering results. We hire the best and the brightest in the industry. Our people are skilled professionals with integrity, intelligence, and the motivation to make a difference. Best of all, we offer meaningful work, open communication, and a highly collaborative environment.