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Chantel Adams

Chantel Adams

Contracts Manager

Robotic Research, LLC

Contracts Manager at Robotic Research, LLC

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Robotic Research, LLC

Contracts Manager

As Federal and Commercial Contracts Manager at Robotic Research, LLC, a small engineering firm
specializing in robotics, intelligence control, sensor processing and specialized computer programming, I am responsible for Pre-Award, Award and Contract Administration actions for services and/or products of the company and its subcontractors. I am the point of contact for all contractual issues, acting as liaison between company, customer and subcontractors. Additionally, I assist with the preparation of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposals for submission to DoD, DHS, and various independent federal agencies.

Career medium 05
Career
Career medium 04

U.S. Coast Guard

Contract Specialist

Served as Contract Specialist in the Formal Contracts Division within the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) Acquisition Directorate. My duties included determining all Pre and Post award contract actions are in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Homeland Security Acquisition Manual (HSAM) and Coast Guard Acquisition Principles (CGAP) regulations and procedures. Additionally, I used sound business judgment to select the proper evaluation criteria for use in solicitations that reflects understanding of the technical requirements; devised an acquisition method to procure the desired product/service.

As Contract Specialist, I performed cradle to grave contract actions that included assessing cost estimates, monitoring procurement action lead times (PALTS) to ensure milestones are met and contract actions remain on track; Additionally, performed market research to assist with determining source selection.

I provided program customers with excellent customer achieving this through engaging the customer early in the planning process and providing advice and assistance on procurement objective strategies. I proactively provided solutions to program customer’s problems, and assisted in the preparation of statements of work and performance work statements.

By integrating face-to-face meetings with program points of contact I provided an opportunity to effectively communicate with my customers to better understand their requirements in order to meet the needs of the mission. In practicing good customer service, I sought to maintain contact with program customers in order to better understand and anticipate their procurement needs.

Career

Bloomberg BNA

Contract Specialist

Reviewed assigned pricing requests for accuracy; Performed research using company-specific databases and external sources to obtain information pertinent to completing pricing requests. Routinely made decisions based on established guidelines and procedures, referring complex issues to senior specialists; occasionally signed contracts up to prescribed spending limit on own authority.

Worked with Account Executives and Legal Solutions Consultants on developing licensing strategies, proposals, and contract support; Prepared complete price proposals for account pricing, access and length of offer to customers. Additionally, negotiated contract terms, licensing, and non-price issues with customers. Prepared custom licenses and supplemental documents in response to acceptance of negotiated price proposals; ensuring that information on all price proposals was accurate and complete by reconciling price and product changes and updates.

Served as primary point of contact for customers and coordinated with BNA departments to resolve problems and issues through various license stages providing a variety of support for the sale of the BNA’s custom contract products. Maintained files and databases of contract information to facilitate sharing of pertinent information within and among departments; Maintained current knowledge of BNA products, policies and procedures in order to assist account executives and legal solutions consultants, vendors and external customers.

Career medium 01
Career
Career medium 03

Jones Lang LaSalle

Associate Project Manager

Managed branding initiatives for the roll out of new marketing materials for 100 plus branches nationwide; Evaluated and managed the bidding process for the branding project, ensuring that bids received were in compliance with company standards, included pricing for full scope of project and were within budget for the overall project; Created proposals for each bid package and submitted to the Client, Director of Design and Construction, for final approval; Managed and coordinated activities of all vendors associated with the branding project ensuring that work was completed according to scope, within budget and to the level of expectation outlined in project charter. I was responsible for creating and distributing correspondence for branding project which included creating and distributing weekly project status meeting agendas and meeting minutes to all team members. I reviewed vendor proposals, extracting relevant budget and scope information to determine compliance with RFP documents and evaluated and leveled proposals for submission to Senior Project Manager and Client for acceptance.
Assisted Project Managers with change order documents. Processed invoices and managed contracts for all active projects totaling $10 million dollars in key vendor and general contractor accounts. Served as point of contact between Client’s Accounts Payable and Central Procurement departments working together to reconcile spending for each active project location; provided operations management for all assigned projects from project initiation to project completion. I assisted Client’s Director and Lease Administrator with performing comprehensive, qualitative research for location selection using WealthLinx software.

Career

Jones Lang LaSalle Construction

Construction Project Coordinator

Drafted, recorded and managed all contract agreements in company-specific construction accounting software for seven (7) senior level Construction Managers. Drafted, prepared and submitted for senior project manager review of all invitations to bid, requests for proposals and requests for information from vendors and sub-contractors. I managed the processing of subcontractor requisitions averaging $3 million monthly in addition to complying with the Construction department’s Standard operating procedures when closing out projects. Duties also included providing high-level administrative support to Executive level project managers.

Career medium 04
Career

Federal Acquisition University

Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) Level I

New York University

Construction Project Management

Morgan State University

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Communication and Media Studies

Temple University

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Philosophy