Associate Price Analyst - Alexandria, VA

Organization: National Industries for the Blind

Posted: 2/5/2018


To maintain and expand employment opportunities for people who are blind by assisting NIB affiliated nonprofit agencies with pricing support on product and service requirements both for Federal and commercial acquisitions on which NIB derives fee revenue. Assist with the preparation of and analyze price proposals, cost data, price elements, market surveys, and price justification documentation to determine and advise as to price reasonableness and accuracy. Ensure compliance with the FAR; U.S. AbilityOne Commission pricing policies, procedures and Cooperative Agreement requirements; other Federal statutory and regulatory requirements.


Employees in Other Divisions Frequently
Supervisory Personnel Frequently
Associated Agency Personnel Continually
Federal and/or State Government Agencies Continually
Private Sector Business Continually
Disability Services Agencies Occasionally



An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience is also acceptable.


1 to 3 years’ experience required in pricing/accounting/finance/engineering or other areas requiring analysis of cost or numerical data. Experience required in systematic problem solving.


Visits to nonprofit agencies, Government Agencies, and other NIB meetings as required (up to 10%).

Core Competencies:

Communication Skills
Customer Care
Job Knowledge/Technical Skills


Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Able to work independently, highly organized, solution/objective oriented with strong planning and project management skills.
Demonstrated critical thinking and negotiations skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Become proficient with the use of MS Office, especially Word and Excel.
Develop excellent spreadsheet, data mining and research skills. Including ability to manipulate spreadsheets, analyze or generate moderate to complex Excel spreadsheets.
Demonstrated high level of detail and accuracy in all pricing, supporting documentation, preparation of associated forms, AbilityOne documentation and packages (IS PLIMS, CBSD 1005, SPF, PDP, Services Pricing Templates, Market Surveys) while still meeting deadlines and cycle time expectations.
Must be able to successfully function in a fast paced environment and collaborate with teams to develop pricing while ensuring compliance, schedule adherence and producing high-quality pricing submissions.
Coordinate with all internal and external stakeholders to develop pricing and price proposals for new product and service requirements, execution of option years, and contract renewals, for AbilityOne and commercial opportunities.
Analyze solicitations to determine proposal requirements and perform quality assurance reviews to ensure that cost/price proposal components are accurate and responsive to solicitation requirements.
Assist associated non-profit agencies with the preparation of cost/price data and other price justification to support price proposals and concurrence packages for submission to the Contracting Activity and the U.S. AbilityOne Commission.
Review all pricing data submitted by associated non-profit agencies for value, accuracy, completeness, consistency and adherence to pricing processes, guidelines, and policies.
Perform thorough analysis of historical vs. proposed pricing (direct and indirect changes) and attain required justification from agencies on changes. Conclusive details are summarized and reported to management and included in submission to U.S. AbilityOne Commission and customer as needed.
Analyze agency’s indirect rate calculations (Overhead, General Administrative) and net surplus rates and provide feedback and guidance regarding price reasonableness based on market intelligence, historical results for similar products/services, and regulatory guidance.
Facilitate negotiations and arbitrate disputes related to pricing/costing among associated non-profit agencies, government customers, and U.S. AbilityOne Commission staff.
Maintain all required tracking logs and other tools used to capture metrics and monitor status of assigned work in a timely and accurate manner.
Provide education and guidance to non-profit agencies and Contracting Activities as needed to explain AbilityOne pricing policies, procedures and governing regulations and statutes.
Work in cross functional teams with external and internal stakeholders on special projects as assigned.
Participate in team monthly training at a minimum of two hours per month.
Attain twelve Continuing Professional Education credits (applicable to CFCM Certification) per fiscal year.

Contact: Ann Walling

Phone: (703) 310-0638

Fax: (703) 310-0485



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