Estimated Length: 12 months
They shall work five (5) days a week, eight (8) hours a day (not including lunch time).
at least two weeks onsite then hybrid schedule
Scope of Work
Provide Two Procurement Professionals Client Metro-North Railroad
A. General Project Objective
The procurement professionals will be provided with workspace and equipment by Metro-North and shall be under the supervision of and report directly to the Acting Director or the Acting Director’s designated authorized representative.
B. General Description of Required Services
The procurement professionals will assist with critical service and operating/capital construction procurements that remain with Metro-North post-C&D Transformation, including but not limited to:
• on-going Operating-funded capital construction and state of good repair contracts
• New Jersey Transit West of Hudson services / construction contracts
• Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) services / construction contracts
• East Side Access maintenance, support, and rehabilitation projects
• Penn Access transformation of Amtrak’s Hell Gate Line to bring four (4) Metro-North train stations to the East and South Bronx
• Positive Train Control (PTC) maintenance for Metro-North rolling stock and wayside equipment and systems
The procurement professionals will perform the following tasks, including but not limited to, the bidding and administration of third-party engineering and construction contracts:
1. Perform outreach of solicitations and develop contract documents utilizing Metro-North’s standard form of construction contract(s) or Request for Proposals, as directed.
2. Manage all requests for contract documents from prospective bidders, maintain a “planholders” list, serve as the point of contact for all prospective bidder questions, and develop and distribute to planholders any and all addenda as required.
3. Attend site tour(s) as necessary.
4. Clock in all bids received, assist in the opening and tabulation of all bids received and perform all bid review activities. In the case of proposals, the procurement professional will receive and log in all proposals, assist in the selection process, and prepare memorandum and evaluation logs.
5. The procurement professional will perform all award activities, prepare kick-off agenda utilizing Metro-North’s latest form(s) and attend kick-off meeting.
6. Post Award, the procurement professional will attend all progress meetings and maintain contractual submittals (i.e., Monthly Minority Participation forms, Progress Reports, certified payrolls, etc.), as necessary.
7. The procurement professional will act as the point of contact for all change order requests from the Construction Contractor, prepare change order request acknowledgement letters and maintain a change order request log in Metro-North’s COR Log using Microsoft Access or Excel.
8. The procurement professional will receive all cost proposals from the Construction Contractor and compare the cost proposal to the independent estimate provided by the Resident Engineer/Project Manager and assist in the negotiation of the change order.
9. The procurement specialist will prepare the Change Order modification documentation in accordance with Metro-North procedure for review.
C. Experience and Required Skills
The procurement professionals should have the following:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field. Demonstrated, directly related, equivalent experience and education may be considered in lieu of degree, subject to approval.
• Must possess a minimum of three years in a Procurement Department.
• Must possess extensive knowledge of procurement principles and techniques.
• Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Must possess strong P/C computer skills.
• Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
• Knowledge of Public Authority Procurement Law.
• Knowledge of general contract terms and conditions.
• Knowledge of Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) Best Procurement Practices.