The Acquisitions Staff is responsible for selecting the most efficient and cost
effective method of procuring supplies and services. To that end the procurement
methods used are intended to satisfy the customer in terms of cost, quality, and
timeliness of the delivered product or service. The OTS Contractor uses the FAR
principles to accomplish these objectives by maximizing the use of commercial products
and services, using proven subcontractors, promoting competition, minimizing administrative
operating costs and conducting business with integrity, fairness and openness.
The Contracting Team - Successful contracting in a large organization requires the
coordination and cooperation of many players. The following are the major participants
in the acquisition process:
|Contracting Team Duties and Responsibilities
Acquisition Department Managers
||The Acquisition Department Managers for Purchasing, and the Subcontracts Department
are responsible for managing the day to day operation of their respective functional
areas and providing technical leadership to staff members.
OTS Contracting Officer
||The OTS Contracting Officer is the only official authorized to make purchases and
enter subcontracts on behalf of the OTS Contractor
Government Project Officers
||Project Officers are NCI technical or scientific personnel who have been assigned
to oversee an approved project.
OTS Technical Project Manager (TPM)
||The OTS Technical Project Manager (TPM) is the technical expert
who is designated by the OTS Contracting Officer to assist in monitoring and administering
the technical aspects of the subcontract. The TPM also coordinates the procurement
requirements with the NCI Project Officer and the appropriate OTS Acquisition Department
for complex procurements or when required.
||The Subcontract Administrators are responsible for pre-award and post-award functions
for a variety of contract types within the Subcontracts Department.
Supervisory Subcontract Administrators also serve as OTS Contracting Officers.
||Senior Buyers and Buyers are responsible for procurements for services and supplies
at all dollar levels, risk and complexity within the Purchasing Department.
||This position procures general materials and supplies under the direction of the
Purchasing Supervisor buying staff and the various administrative and data entry functions.