Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA
 
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.
 
We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.
 
Leads and is responsible for the validation, verification and feedback to proposal manager on compliance of all proposal volume deliverables. Adds value to the overall team operations through an independent process of verification and validation which will ensure the response aligns with the RFP instructions (L), evaluation criteria (M) and PWS (C).  This is done using the compliance matrix which is often used as a tool for the reviewer and client evaluator.  This does not replace or substitute the proposal manager from conducting their own compliance reviews but is aimed at providing a fresh pair of eyes for the review of compliance. On an as needed basis, this role will also assist the proposal manager and independent teams with the initial review of the RFP once the draft or final drops to include creating the annotated outline.
 
The Proposal Compliance Lead will burst the RFP content into an outline baseline for review by the proposal manager, volume leads and solution architect. The inclusion of this role provides behind the scenes reinforced compliance diligence by implementing innovative process improvements and generating assets to improve the team’s service delivery capabilities ultimately making the delivery response compliant and easy to evaluate. This role will also lead independent color team reviews, as well as gather and apply lessons learned from proposal efforts.
  • Assessment: Perform initial review for compliance referencing all procurement documents. 
  • Develop an independent annotated outline checklist of RFx instructions and requirements
  • Validate: Alignment of the outline against the RFx. That the outline follows the instructions, evaluation criteria and PWS or SOW.  Ask questions if differs from RFx
  • Verify: Review each section of the written proposal to ensure the topics map and the points of that section are covered in the content to include key client words
  • Verify: Page headers/footers layout is correct, and all references are properly cited at each main section heading to typically the 2nd level, sometimes 3rd level (at discretion of the proposal manager)
  • Validate: References map to the content described in the sections
  • Reporting: Provide review to PM and team and note any non-compliant issues
  • Develop: of compliance matrix: As requested, burst RFP’s in efforts to support the proposal manager or client teams to provide a baseline compliance matrix.
  • Develop: an outline based on the matrix deliverable to the team that is reviewed by the proposal manager and PMT.
  • Lead color teams reviews on behalf of proposal managers to provide an independent assessment of the quality of the proposal
  • Gather and apply lessons learned from our proposal efforts working with PRC leadership.
  • On-demand service: Provide on-demand assistance from the compliance perspective to client teams that do not have dedicated PRC support to burst and RFx, build compliance matrix, annotated outline, schedule and ultimately do a reassessment of compliance to the developed content, and color teams.
  • Proposal Manager Surge: Serve as the Senior Proposal Manager on an exception basis when demand for Proposal Management exceeds available capacity by the team of Proposal Managers. In these situations the individual may step away from the Compliance Audit function for a period of 2 – 8 weeks to provide dedicated proposal management leadership to an individual deal.
  • Note: Depending upon the size and complexity of the RFx, or if there are consistently issues with compliancy, it may be necessary to review for compliance during each color review.
  • Over an extended period of time it is estimated the Proposal Compliance Lead will spend their time as follows 40% on Compliance Audit as described above; 20% will be leading independent color team reviews, 20% providing the “on-demand services” described above, and 20% for Proposal Manager Surge.

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience in federal government proposal development and management
  • History of managing proposals for large (>$100M) opportunities
  • 5+ years running compliance audits on government proposals

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience leading color teams
  • Experience with large Federal contractors (>$1B annual revenue preferred but not required)

 

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.
 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
 
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
 
Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
 
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