XL Associates, Inc. (XLA) has provided institutional support services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for over twenty years. XLA has a new requirement for a US Personal Services Contracts (USPSC) Contracts unit lead under a support contract with USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). USAID/OTI is a fast-paced, dynamic organization that supports U.S. foreign policy objectives by helping local partners advance peace and democracy by providing fast, flexible, short-term assistance targeted at key political transition and stabilization needs.
The unit lead manages three contracts specialists and one contracts assistant to support the full acquisition lifecycle of approximately 12 new USPSC awards and 60 anniversary modifications each year conducted in accordance with FAR Part 15, AIDAR Appendix D, and ADS 309. The role works in the post-selection pre-award phase of the lifecycle in close cooperation with the USPSC recruiting team and with post-award administration. The role is matrixed with accountabilities both to the Contracting Officer (CO) and the technical office (OTI). The CO focuses on compliance with FAR and USAID rules and regulations related to contract awards. OTI focuses on the timely delivery of all award actions and managing an efficient procurement process. Together, the Contracts team delivers compliant and efficient award of USPSCs.
The unit lead is the day-to-day supervisor for the Contracts team responsible for training and mentoring the team as well as overall quality control of all work product. In addition, the team lead is a subject matter expert for OTI on issues related to the award and administration of USPSCs and the associated processes within the award lifecycle. The role’s key deliverables are USPSC award and administration oversight, team supervision and development, and the application of subject matter expertise to support continuous process improvement and complex issue resolution.