Yvonne Bushong

Freelance Office Manager & Project Manager

Location:Reston, Virginia, United States
2 Skills
Yvonne Bushong Consultant Services, LLC
Reston, VA 20190

Professional Acquisition Administration Consultant to provide acquisition support to the Dept. of Defense (CONUS & OCONUS), the Federal Government, or Commercial Defense Industry as Senior Contract Specialist for Acquisition Support for Supplies and Services. As an experienced Contract professional with over 17 years’ experience. Expert as skilled leader and communicator, the confidence and ability to interface with all levels of management, vendors, peers, clients and contract specialists. Working and being energetic, analytical problem solver who takes initiative in team environments. Ability to lead and motivate teams success.


PANUM Tele Com, LLC Jun 2013 – Present
Bethesda, MD
Senior Contract Specialist, Consultant (1099)
Closely working and advising the PMO customer, from cradle to grave for service acquisitions actions to include negotiating contract terms & conditions, reviews and analysis cost and price data and coordinate all pre award actions with the COR and other program team. Compiling data for the IGCE. Preparing contract modifications, evaluate various contracts contractor performance, contract administration of contract files from post award for contract closeout. Reviews Cost Reimbursable. Contract types for; Firm Fixed-Price, Time & Materials, Commercial Subcontracting, and several GSA Federal Supply Schedule Acquisitions. Performed and utilized experience and knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR) and all clients internal acquisitions policies as applicable.

Bethesda, MD Apr 2012 – Nov 2012

Senior Contract Specialist
As Team Lead to Junior Level Acquisition Professionals, provided training and reviews to acquisition document preparation to support multiple Dept. of Commerce sector offices from pre-award to post-award to include but not limited to: SOWs and SOOs. Preparing draft pre-award, Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Statements of Work (SOWs) or other requirement pre award documents. Assisting various technical offices of customer in drafting Performance Work Statements, Acquisition Strategies, mitigating possible risks, discussed with Program Office and CO the best type of contracting method to use doe award. Coordinates the Market research and surveys from PMO office. Identifying potential sources, labor categories, Hub-zone businesses, FSS GSA scheduled vendors, and Government-wide Agency Contracts (GWAC’s). Assist technical office in preparation of small business capability analysis. Prepares and drafts justifications, memorandums, inter-agency agreements, or other contract file documents. Coordinates and receives the technical teams quality assurance surveillance plans (QASP). Assist in the source selection teams evaluations and making recommendations as to relative importance of the proposal criteria reviews technical evaluations. Prisms contract system utilized.
CACI-International Aug 2011 – Apr 2012
Kabul, Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan
Acquisition Analyst Team Lead III
In support of Joint Theater Sustainment to Contracting Command (C-JTSCC) formerly CENTCOM Contingent Contracting Command C3. Provide Contractor support for service under the Afghanistan First Policy (Acquisition and Policy training to Afghan local national service and construction acquisitions based on their performance and helping prepared the Afghans to be the primary in control for these services and construction contracts. Duties include: Preview and review contract policies as applied to C3 Contingency Contracting from initial solicitation, to Award, Contract Closeout of contracts, shipped to Rock Island, IL. or appropriate Army Command. Processes included: Fed Biz ops open competition solicitations, JCCs (vendor verification similar to USA CCR), SPS/PD2, EDA Finance and payment history, oversaw Invoice payment system and updates of changing status.

Crystal City, VA
Senior Contract Specialist Support
Support to the Secretary of the Air Force (SAF) under Air Force District Washington National Capital Region (AFDW NCR), Joint Base Anacostia Bolling (JBAB). Provides subject matter expertise (SME) related to high profile IT, commodities, professional services acquisitions, awards include; micro purchases, contract values to Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) and over SAT from $600M to $900M. Managed procurements using industry best practices, emerging changes to Executive Branch and Congressional Service dept. Updating and review of Air Force Policies of current internal or external policy trends to acquisitions and for contract audits (DCAA/DCMA), processing contract FOIA required to review and respond to contractor protest and inquiries. Best practices of analysis pertaining to acquisitions, making recommendations and plans to higher level management of various contract matters. Supports staff while making recommendations and strategic planning using best methods of accomplishing client requirement objectives. Analyze results of program/contract inspections, audits and contract protests. Provided and assisted with client responses on an as needed basis. Reviews any vulnerability of client organization of any contract requirement shortfalls, recommended specific corrective actions, and assists client development communications to promote positive requirement results on contractual efforts. Daily communication with Federal, DOD, and or industry leaders and team regarding services and best practices I anticipated of any changes, benefits or impacts acquisition may have. Regularly meets with Senior Executives of DOD organizations for contract review. Research and exercised expertise to the following websites: GSA, e-Buy, Fed biz ops, PD2 (SPS), ABSS, WAWF, AFWAY (Net cents), Deltek, Cross point. Various contract types awarded, FFP, CPAF, CPFF, IDIQ, BPAs and T&M, to include modifications to exercise contract options, increase funding, and various administrative changes.

Manassas, VA
Senior Contract Negotiator
Primary program; the VA Class Submarine production and integration sub tier subcontract. Managed multi-million dollar programs and provided contractual documents to pre-production, lead integration and design installation and evaluations. Well adapted to working both independently and with other program team members to meet program requirement goals. Internal process of assigned staff by electronic Internal Work Transfer Agreements (IWTA) for specific programs as required. Used expertise and was able to manage a wide variety of existing projects and support new business within (LOB) line of business. Full knowledge and expertise in contract interpretation, bid preparation, claims, modifications, protests, amendments, options or extensions, non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, intellectual property, export and OCI mitigation and base letter contracts. Constantly interpreted contract terms and condition, developed contract positions and articulated the positions with supporting documentation to management. In addition, able to identify risk, suggest viable mitigation (with in-house legal support) measures for obtaining higher-level approvals. Worked with several contract types such as FFP, CPFF, CPAF, and T&M, Letter Contracts for Pre-production lead supplies procurements. Negotiated contract terms in accordance with FAR and DFARS regulations. Fact-finding, contract analysis, problem resolution, and development of concrete action plans to solve problems. WAWF, ABSS, Deltek, Cross point, ECS, and IWTA to extract contract data and for contract administration to maintain electronic contract files.

Arlington, VA
Contract Specialist GS-12/12. Performed Cradle to Grave Grant Research and Development (R&D) for STIR grant programs. Processed awards by way of OMB guidance for research and development of basic scientific research level testing. Managed and collaborated with individuals in developing requirements and preparing documents for many contract efforts. Processed Awards using Con-Write Data System, Braggs finance data system. Assigned several types of Acquisitions for internal and external customers, prepared contract modifications, modifications to exercise options, incremental funding, and preparing contract files for closeout and or other administrative task.

A candidate at Liberty University – to complete my Bachelor’s Degree by March 2014
• Business Management, in addition to Certified Federal Contract Management (Dept. of Defense/Government

Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB
• Associates Degree 1985-1987, Contract Management, 34 credits
• USAF Contracting Specialist 1983 (104 hours)
• USAF Contracting Specialist CIAPS 1984 (160 hours)
• Not listed are additional USAF Training Certificates available from 1983-1998


AF RES – United States Air Force Reserve, Joint Base Hickman Pearl Harbor, HI
Sept 1998 to Oct 2000. Mobility deployable combat duties as well as Contract Specialist ordering supplies for reserve unit, additionally assigned as training manager to lower grade newly enlisted service members.
AF HANG - United States Air Force Hawaii Air National Guard
September 1994 to September 1998
Joint Base Hickman Pearl Harbor, HI
Fulltime Air Force Air National Guard (Technician GS status).
Provided both Health Services Administration and performed Contract Specialist duties of supply purchasing and contract administration as assigned.
ACTIVE DUTY - United States Air Force
Sept 1989 to Oct 1991
Joint Base Andrews Bolling, MD and Washington, DC
Dual positions; Contract Specialist with additional duties in Financial Management for Military and Travel Pay processing and Customer Service
ACTIVE DUTY - United States Air Force
Mar 1983 to Sept 1989
Joint Base Hickman Pearl Harbor, HI
Contract Specialist, Junior (AFSC 65150, (prior to 1102 DAWAII 1996)).
Assigned to 15th Air Base Wing Base Level Contracting, prepared and awarded base level awards for Supply, Services and Construction acquisitions as assigned.
Procurement Desktop System (PD2) SPS Jan 2006
USAF Contracting Specialist, USAF Certifications from 1983 -1989

CONUS HOURLY RAT: $75.00 (usd),
Company to offer paid medical insurance premiums, option 401k savings with matching %. If applicable to job location a 9/80 work schedule (AWS), telework, paid parking or metro subsidy.

Ability to utilize my many years of experience to procure diversified commodities, services, and construction for US multi-national forces.
Including, market research and analysis to determine how the requirements are to be procured, analyzed market trends, commercial practices, conditions and the current technological advances.
Provide contract peer reviews, business advice, acquisition guidance, updating/correcting contract documents from inception of requirements through contract award. Determined the appropriate method of procurement using a wide range of contract methods, contract types. Executed post ward contract performance management reports to actions on issued contract awards to ensure orders are correct.

Knowledge of the Air Force Small Business organizational structure, Air Force organizational structure, acquisition programs, and Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contracting.

Knowledge of and experience with Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Federal data systems (FPDS-NG,ESRS, CBIS, ORCA) and the ability to relate data between various systems (e.g., the ability to tie together contract amounts for a product and service code with a contract number and a buying location)

Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with procurement data systems and contracting principles including the latest procedures and techniques. Ability to condense numerous non-standard processes into a standard set of processes consistent with various contract/acquisition contract types (IDIQ, Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Award Fee, etc.) and contract categories (services, R&D, construction, etc.)

Proven ability to adjust to changing circumstances and to work with multiple stakeholders on tight schedules and produce products that have the buy in necessary to turn into AF-level guidance/policy/education or training

Ability to provide training to other acquisition professionals on data gathering techniques

Ability to develop innovative data and trend analysis methodologies and to write effective queries and obtain relevant data, spot trends in data and synthesize disparate data from multiple sources

Knowledge of forecasting techniques and the ability to make accurate forecasts based on a reasoned analysis of multiple trends
Additional Skills:
(1) Execute pre-award to post-award contract administrative actions
(2) Develops acquisition plans, milestone
(3) Writes contract pre award documentation, Internet research, strong writing and oral communication skills; self-motivator
(4) Assist in preparation of solicitation documentation such as sections of the Requests for Proposal (RFPs) Statements of Work (SOWs) or Statement of Objectives (SOOs).
(5) Participates in source selections when assigned.
(6) Reviews and analysis portions for technical evaluation of contractor proposals.
(7) Skilled in Excel and, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word required, Access
(8) Follow up on all deadlines contractor proposals or other contract actions as applicable.
(9) Experience with contracting programs: PD2 (SPS), IAS PRISMS, Con-Write, C-award (formerly cBuy), CPARS, and Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS-NG).

REFERENCES Available upon request