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My client is Government of Alberta, Ministry of Education. They are looking for a Procurement/Project Manager(PMP Cert). It is a 8 months extendable contract. Location is Edmonton, AB.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
Education requires the services of a Senior Procurement Specialist to assist Ministry staff with the creation, review, approval and publication of aRequest ForProposal (RFP) to procure the technical solution that will support the desired capabilities for the new Learner Assessment solution. The development of the RFP for the provincial learner assessment solution is being led by Education Program Standards and Assessment Division (EPSA), in partnership with Learner Supports and Information Management Division (LSIM) and Service Alberta.
TheSenior Procurement Specialistwill play an integral role in business transformation through the completion of an RFP for a technical solution to provide Provincial Student Assessment capabilities. The Senior Procurement Specialist will work with Alberta Education and Service Alberta senior leaders and operational staff including contracted services, legal services, risk management and business managers to produce an RFP, assist in development of the evaluation plan for the RFP and assist with the selection process and contract development.tThe Senior Procurement Specialist will report to the Director of Curriculum Design Supports and Production in EPSA.
Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:
In conjunction with respective project team leaders, develop a strategy for RFP preparation based upon project goals and criteria;
Devise innovative strategies for developing multiple contracts and corresponding RFPs;
Work closely with the Department to introduce and execute innovative practices into the existing RFP process;
Preparation of RFPs
Research current industry costs to prepare and analyze vendor proposals ensuring successful RFP and procurement contract management;
Identify any sub-projects where separate RFPs may be required to acquire specific vendor services;
Assist the business in the collection of requirements for system components and background materials for RFP;
Work with technical staff of the Department to define skill sets and/or experience required by prospective vendors;
Build support and consensus with a diverse team;
Management of RFP Process
Prepare RFPs, evaluations plans, and final award recommendations;
Assist the Department in providing RFP interpretations to vendors by developing written responses to questions;
Review vendor proposals for quality, accuracy and adherence to required standards;
Coordinate business team reviews of draft proposal and evaluation plan materials;
Assist the Department to plan and schedule bidders’ conferences and vendor presentations, including agenda development for those activities;
Assist the Department in debriefing unsuccessful vendors;
Assist the Department in finalizing contracts with recommended vendors;
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS AND DESIRABLE PROVISIONS
University graduation in business, management or a related discipline;
Experience in business writing and communications at an advanced level.
Experience in public sector purchasing practices
Experience in public sector procurement practices.
Experience with the acquisition of IT products and services via a competitive bidding process.
Experience in using organizational skills at an advanced level.
A currently active professional certification or accreditation in a related discipline from a recognized issuing body;
Currently active PMP or PMP Certification as issued by the Project Management Institute or equivalent;
Experience in a leadership role and/or facilitation role
Experience at the senior management level or above within an organization of comparable size and complexity to the GoA
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