1. review contract applications and recommend the necessary measures for the regional supervisory contract officer and technical services, whether in the form of a grant, contract, inter-institutional agreement or other type of instrument or technique; Developing a contract plan for projects that may require one or more procurement methods; a large number of contracts, sales contracts and grants and negotiations with many different sources of supply and services. Plans, designs, negotiates, manages and terminates contracts and financial assistance contracts for USAID development assistance projects and EO procurement operations. He is also responsible for requirements that go beyond the arrest warrant issued by the USID/Kenya Executive Officer and the USAID/East Africa Regional Director. Given the sensitivity, breadth and purpose of the senior contract specialist`s role and position and the critical nature and complexity of mission programs, it is important that the established provider be able to play the role of expert in the technical areas of the position and to fulfill its missions with an understanding and ability to integrate conflicts, evolving work requirements, creative problem-solving and new methods to solve problems. When I first wrote OTs in 1997, I didn`t need to have a special authority, or even a special arrest warrant on my wall, to distinguish my specialty for the award of OTs. I had bosses who trusted me, whether they liked me or not, and that was pretty good. I did things and they knew it. I think I officially had an arrest warrant from Grants Officer, at least on behalf, because I had written scholarships for a few years in the same Lab organization before discovering the benefits of 2371. All it took to get a Grants Warrant agent or a Warrant agent was to be a contract agent and take a Grants course. This is different now, because you need to have more course work to get an option order for the agreement officers, and you have to have that authority delegated to your organization. In some cases, the Purchasing Organization, which needs its contract agents to become a contract agent, does not have the authority to issue a warrant and must go through another organization that may or may not vouch for the person who needs the arrest warrant.
It is chaotic, but I hope its path will work on how THE OTs will increase in popularity again. Anyway… Thus, your agreement agent may be uncertain in their ability to help you. As a contract agent when she hits a hook, she can usually very easily ask an employee in the nearest booth, meet a mentor for lunch, talk to her supply analyst in Policy, talk to her supervisor or boss. The advice and war stories are there. Few of us have it (yet) in the country of the OT. This means that an agreement officer is entering relatively new paths in his or her career, and if he tightens the flows, it could damage his reputation or damage the program. Lack of experience makes a new ability more risky, and she may not know how much risk she can still bear.