Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
  • 09-Mar-2017 to 09-Apr-2017 (EST)
  • Gotham- Arthur
  • NY, USA
  • $47,476 -$ 60,152
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package based on full-time effort

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking one (1) highly motivated and qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of Contract Manager in the Office of the Agency Chief Contracting Officer's Office of Programmatic Competitive Procurements within the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


The Office of the Agency Chief Contracting Officer is responsible for organizing and supervising the agency's contracting processes. The Office reviews and approves program requests for contracts and determines the appropriate solicitation methods. In addition, it manages vendor background clearances and liaises with the Mayor's Office of Contracts Services.



Under the supervision of the Agency Chief Contracting Officer (ACCO) and Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer (DACCO), and under the direct supervision of the Director of Programmatic Competitive Procurements, the Contract Manager will be responsible for the following:


  1. Assist with the development, drafting, editing and finalizing of solicitation documents for procurements subject to competitive procurement methods under the Procurement Policy Board Rules.       Manage the development and approval of competitive procurement documents to ensure strict compliance with timelines and all relevant rules, regulations and practices.       As required, assist in the processing of contract amendments, modifications, and renewals.    
  2. Prepare and manage various procurement documents related to contract award, including Pre-Solicitation Review, Recommendation for Award and other documentation required by the City of New York to support the procurement process. Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate submission of all required information and documentation.
  3. Ensure compliance with citywide vendor integrity assessments and performance evaluation standards.  
  4. Communicate with vendors to request required procurement documents, and review submitted documents for completion and compliance with procurement rules.  
  5. Utilize Agency and Citywide systems in the processing and approval of procurement actions and contract awards.


Minimum Qualifications:


  1. A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and 6 months of satisfactory full-time professional experience in procurement of goods, services, construction or construction-related services, or professional, technical or administrative experience in contract negotiation management; or
  2. An Associate degree or completion of 60 semester credits from an accredited college, and 18 months of satisfactory, full-time professional experience as described in (1) above; or
  3.  A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and two and one half  (2) years  of satisfactory, full-time professional experience as described in (1) above; or
  4.   A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to (1), (2), or (3) above.  College education may be substituted for professional experience under (2) or (3) above at the rate of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for 6 months or experience as described in (1) above.

Preferred Skills:


  1. Ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment and changing needs and priorities.
  2. Strong organizational skills.
  3. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  4. The following are preferred but not required:
    1. Knowledge of the Procurement Policy Board (PPB) Rules and the NYC Charter as it relates to the oversight approval process.
    2. Working experience with APT, FMS, and Vendex systems.



Location:             42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101


Salary:                  Commensurate with experience


To Apply:      Submit a resume and a letter of interest by April 9, 2017 on our website at - click on Employment Opportunities. Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.


The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.



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