As the Contract Compliance Specialist DBE-SBE, you will ensure contracting processes for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project comply with established Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program requirements. Contract Compliance Specialist DBE-SBE serves in the Supplier Diversity Department of the Office of Supply Chain Management. Establishes and ensures the implementation of pre-award and post-award contract compliance goals and requirements for solicitations. Works to ensure the Airports Authority meets its contractual and annual DBE, SBE program goals. Performs related functions.
Analyzes procurement documents to identify business opportunities and eliminate requirements that hinder the participation of DBEs/SBEs, determines set-asides and percentage goals for DBE/SBE participation in contracts and procurement activities for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (Project).
Reviews statements of work, procurement requests, and solicitation documents and consults with the requesting organization to identify possible viable prime and subcontracting opportunities for DBEs and SBEs.
Establishes and justifies DBE or SBE participation goals based on an analysis of ready, willing, and able DBE or SBE market availabilities to perform individual elements of the scope of the full scope for all solicitations.
Conducts Outreach to promote the Airports Authority DBE/SBE programs. Participates in pre-solicitation meetings to explain DBE or SBE participation requirements and promotes voluntary MBE/WBE participation in contracts. Answers questions and prepares written responses to questions relating to DBE/SBE participation.
Ensures that apparent successful offerors comply with DBE and SBE requirements in contracts prior to awards and that the subcontractors are certified DBEs/SBEs and can perform a commercially useful function.
Serves on the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) for contracts and actively monitors selection processes to ensure that DBE and SBE concerns are fully considered and selection processes are fair.
Evaluates and recommends certification decisions for applications submitted by DBEs or SBEs that are not yet certified.
Communicates post-award compliance requirements at construction and other meetings/ trainings.
Performs post-award compliance to ensure that the DBE/SBE participation in the contract award is achieved, program requirements are being met, procedures are being followed, and the disadvantaged firms are performing a commercially useful function.
Monitors contract performance and payments. Ensures compliance with participation requirements and resolves non-compliance issues.
Conducts periodic work site visits to confirm that participating DBEs and/or SBEs are in compliance with the contract.
Tracks and monitors awards, contract modifications, and expenditures of DBEs/SBEs, and enters contract awards, modifications and expenditures data into the Department's systems.
Advises on the Airports Authority’s obligation regarding DBEs, SBEs and the respective policies and procedures. May represent the Airports Authority at hearings and other meetings.
Prepares written materials promoting compliance efforts and oversees the development, production, and conduct of education opportunities to teach compliance internally and externally. Ensure all reporting requirements are met.
Works with the Supplier Diversity Department’s DBE certification program. May evaluate DBE applications and an applicant firm’s ability to meet ownership, managerial and operational control and size criteria under 49 CFR Part 23 and/or Part 26.
Identifies problem cases and advises Supervisor of issues and proposes solutions to problems. Recommends DBE certification approval or disapproval to Supervisor; may draft denial letters to DBE. May review DBE certification appeals and assists in the disposition of an appeal through coordination with Supervisor and the General Counsel’s office.
Performs other duties as assigned or as determined on own initiative.
A bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, public administration, engineering, construction management, architecture, or a closely related field.
Five years of progressively responsible experience in identifying, explaining, promoting and monitoring contracting opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Small Business Enterprises.
Knowledge of and ability to determine set-asides and percentage goals for DBE and/or SBE contracts.
Ability to analyze and determine apparent successful offeror's compliance with DBE and/or SBE requirements prior to award and compliance during the contract.
Knowledge of Federal regulations in 49 CFR, Parts 23 and 26, and 13 CFR, Part 121, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) third party contracting requirements as they apply to pre-award and post-award DBE and SBE programs.
Ability to perform detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.
Ability to speak and write effectively, with emphasis on communicating technical information so others will understand.
Skill in using a computer and modern office suite software.
About Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors with five members appointed by the Governor of Virginia, three by the Mayor of the District of Columbia, two by the Governor of Maryland and three by the President of the United States.
The Airports Authority operates a two-airport system that provides domestic and international air service for the mid-Atlantic region. The organization consists of more than 1,300 employees in a structure that includes central administration, airports management and operations, and police and fire departments.
The Airports Authority is not taxpayer-funded but is self-supporting, using aircraft landing fees, rents and revenues from concessions to fund operating expenses at both Airports. The Dulles Development Program is funded by bonds issued by the Authority, Federal and State Airport Improvement Program funds, and Passenger Facility Charges.
The Airports Authority is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Dulles Toll Road, and the construction and funding of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. All revenues collected from the Dulles Toll Road are used to maintain the road, m...ake improvements to the Dulles Corridor and help fund the Dulles Rail project. No Dulles Toll Road revenues are used to fund activities at either Reagan National or Dulles International.
Dulles Rail is a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail system to Dulles International Airport and beyond to Loudoun County. Construction is underway on Phase 1 of the project from the existing East Falls Church Metro station to Wiehle Avenue in Reston with four stops in the Tysons Corner area. Phase 2 will continue the line along the median of the Dulles Access Road through Reston and Herndon to the Main Terminal at Dulles International, and finally, to Route 772 in Loudoun County’s Ashburn area.