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Contract Administrator

DFW Airport, TX, United States
Feb 19, 2024


Job Description


Job Overview:

Under general direction of Contracts Manager or Procurement Manager or Senior Buyer prepares and administers, commodity, general, information technology and professional services contracts.  Work involves collaboration with Airport departments in developing and writing technical specifications and requests for bids/proposals; managing the solicitation process, negotiating terms and conditions, writing contracts and contract documents, managing and facilitating contract execution, writing Notices to Proceed, and administering contracts including ensuring compliance with contract provisions, negotiating and writing change orders, delivery orders, and claim settlement agreements, and overseeing contract closeout. Senior Contract Administrator may provide technical oversight and direction. 

What you will be doing:

  • Collaborates with Airport departments to develop and write technical specifications and bid proposal packages for competitive bidding, requests for competitive sealed proposals and requests for qualifications/proposals for professional services.
  • Analyzes and evaluates requisitions for funding availability, accuracy and specific need; reviews and assists in writing scopes of work or services, research market availability or appropriate substitutions of requested items, recommends pricing methodology.
  • Consults with requestor(s) to clarify need and intended use of requested items/services; examines alternative procurement methods; consults with technical and engineering staff.
  • Identifies prospective bidders/proposers, recommendations from technical and Business Diversity and Development Department representatives, issues procurement plan and oversees distribution of bid/proposal documents; writes and issues addenda.
  • Conducts pre-bid and pre-proposal conferences, bid openings, reviews submittals, manages the evaluation and negotiation process to determine the selected vendor, analyzes proposals and evaluates pricing, works with evaluation committee to recommend selected vendor to management.  Documents the solicitation and evaluation process, statistics, and conclusions.
  • Plans, prepares, and conducts negotiations or participates on negotiating teams for new work, changes, claims, etc. writes changes orders, record of negotiations, findings of fact, claim settlement agreements, and other required documentation.
  • Advises Board staff and consultant project managers of potential contractual problems and provides contract interpretations.
  • Reviews audit reports, negotiates disputed items and incorporates results of the audit into the contract; prepares draft audit responses for review and approval.

What you need:

What we desire:

  • Oracle Fusion Cloud  
  • Knowledge of public purchasing and contract funding procedures and requirements   


About Us

We are Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport-one of the most successful airports in the world by any definition. We're recognized for our innovation, leadership, drive for excellence and talented employees.

Our success is made possible because of the diverse talents of over 2,000 employees who champion our mission of providing an exceptional airport experience to our customers and connect our community to the world. We're looking for the best talent to join us and help reimagine what an airport can be.

Bring your talents to DFW. Live and work with purpose.


Job Info

Job ID# 1007550

Feb 19, 2024

United States