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TTS Office of Acquisition Team Roles & Responsibilities

Members of the TTS Office of Acquisition can serve in a variety of different roles. This document is designed to provide information on what to expect from each role within TTS’s Office of Acquisition team. Not all of these positions will be included on each procurement.

Contracting Officer (CO)

The contracting officer serves as the official buyer of supplies and services on behalf of TTS. They achieve this authority by obtaining a warrant, which proves they have met certain training, education, experience, and certification requirements. As an underlying condition of their warrant, all warranted CO’s are required to attain and maintain the appropriate FAC-C certification. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Acquisition (Contracting) Lead

The acquisition contracting lead primarily serves on the consulting team as the business advisor and/or consultant on a particular procurement. They are not the CO with the warrant authority, but provide subject matter expertise to that role. The Acquisition Lead has 1102 experience as documented in their resume. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Contracting Officer Representative (COR)

The COR serves as the contracting officer’s “eyes and ears.” They monitor contractor performance to ensure the contract’s articulated outcomes are being achieved. A COR is responsible for attaining and maintaining required FAC-COR certifications. Resources and guides to help the COR fulfill their duties can be found here. The employee can serve as either a term appointee or career employee of GSA. Post award responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Procurement Analyst

The procurement analysts serves as the focal point for TTS procurement oversight and internal controls. The procurement analyst also serves as the subject matter expert on TTS procurement policy and guidance. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Team Lead

The team lead serves as the Senior Management Team (SMT) representative and as the lead and manager for a cross-functional team of TTS Office of Acquisition employees and detailees. They serve as an advocate for the team and fosters strong collaboration within the team and across teams. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Engagement Manager

The Engagement manager serves as client-facing liaison for the team. The Engagement manager on 18F Acquisitions projects empowers the project team to do their best work, advocates for the partner agency and ensures top-notch customer service.

Product Manager

The product lead works in close collaboration with our government partners to define a compelling product vision and a strategy informed by both organizational goals and end user needs. They support government agencies who plan to work with vendors to fulfill this vision, helping them adapt their approach to contracting and vendor collaboration to support modern, user-centered principles. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Technical Lead

The technical lead serves as a client-facing liaison between the TTS team, the client partner, and the vendor teams. The role is that of a software engineer who provides technical advice, advocacy, consulting, while also monitoring vendor technical performance. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

User Experience Design Lead

The user experience design lead serves as the human-centered design advocate for TTS and the federal government. The designer’s disciplines can range from content to user experience or visual design. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

How we work: Potential team structure

Example Internal Buy Team
(working on a TTS-funded procurement action)
Example Consulting Team
(Providing government-to-government procurement strategy consulting)
Contracting Officer (CO) Acquisition Lead
Product Manager Product Manager
Technical Lead Design Lead
Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Technical Lead
Procurement Analyst Engagement Manager
Engagement Manager