Temporary Procurement Specialist

Location: Boston, MA

Department: The Center for Health Information and Analysis

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is an independent agency established pursuant to Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, a health care reform law enacted to improve health care quality and contain health care costs.  CHIA’s mission is to monitor the Massachusetts (MA) health care system and to provide reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access, and outcomes.  CHIA also acts as a principal repository for health care data collected by the state and is responsible for the Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database (MA APCD). 

CHIA is developing a Request for Responses (RFR) to select a Vendor to develop a data model that supports enhanced APCD functionality.  The Temporary Procurement Specialist (Specialist) will support CHIA staff on all aspects of the RFR development, vendor evaluation and selection, and contract development. The successful candidate will have in-depth technical expertise in complex procurements, including extensive, demonstrated familiarity with RFR development, evaluation of responses for vendor selection, procurement team facilitation and contracting support.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. 

Key Duties may include:

  • Reviewing drafts of RFR, editing and writing
  • Assistance with Bidder’s Conference preparation and meeting management
  • Assistance with draft responses to Bidders' questions, collating internal responses and managing review and approval process
  • Drafting RFR Amendments
  • Creating/editing/finalizing evaluation plan and checklists
  • Educating the SST and internal team on procurement review and scoring procedures
  • Performing administrative review upon receipt (making sure all required elements of RFR response are included)
  • Performing preliminary cost evaluation for internal and Procurement Team review
  • Coordinating and acting as recording clerk at SST meetings
  • Drafting preparatory material for Interviews and Site Visit, as needed, and incorporating findings into evaluation material
  • Drafting Final Recommendation Report and coordinating comments, review, approval from SST
  • Drafting, coordinating review and approval of Negotiation Report from SST for Negotiation Team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive familiarity with the development of complex procurements
  • Strong knowledge of Massachusetts procurement rules
  • Experience with procurements combining technical and reporting requirements in the health care industry
  • Excellent project management and facilitation skills 
  • Strong written and oral communications skills; strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

CHIA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Tonya Bourassa 617-701-8127.

In compliance with federal laws, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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