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Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileAssociate General Counsel The candidate as directed by the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel, act as counsel to DCAS on complex legal issues involving procurement and contract interpretation and enforcement. Represent company at intra-agency and inter-agency meetings and liaison as needed with the Law Department, the Mayor’s Office of Contracts and other agencies. Draft, review and revise procurement solicitation documents for competitive sealed bids, RFP’s, sole source, negotiated acquisitions and other procurements. Work closely with operating units to ensure business needs are appropriately met. Provide advice to the Office of Citywide Procurement (OCP) regarding bid responsiveness, vendor responsibility, bid protests, contract interpretation and other issues arising under the PPB Rules and other laws, rules and regulations. Draft or review drafts of agency responses to bid protests, appeals of non-responsive and non-responsibility decisions, dispute resolution claims and other correspondence. Negotiate with vendors and their attorneys. Draft Memoranda of Understanding between company and other City agencies and public entities. Negotiate and draft contracts and other transactional documents for review by the Law Department; work closely and cooperatively with the Law Department to address any issues that may be raised.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate admission to the New York State Bar; and either below: 1 year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state Bar; or Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086). Should have substantial experience in public procurement, contract drafting and administration. Must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements: To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) II, candidates must have 1 year of experience at Assignment Level I or 2 years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. To be assigned to AL III candidates must have two years of experience in Assignment Levels I and/or II or three years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.
Requires thorough knowledge of City contracting rules and procedures, and preferably 5 years’ legal experience in Municipal contracting subsequent to admission, including work on substantial City service, construction and commodity contracts and other procurement matters.
Department of Citywide Administrative Services
1 Centre Street
17th Floor North
New York City, NY 10007