The Building People
Requisition Number: [[RequisitionNum]]
Job Title: Contracts Specialist
City: Nashville
State: TN

Company Description

The Building People is a recognized leader in real estate facilities services. Our global organization delivers total lifecycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today's complex challenges for building owners, occupiers and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.

Contracts Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

The Building People, LLC, has a position open for a full-time entry-level Assistant Contracts Specialist.  The work to be performed under this contract will be performed in Nashville, TN.  The Contract Specialist serves customer needs through professional placement of Government Contracts, including a full range of Pre-award and Post-award functions, e.g. price/cost analysis, administration and termination of contracts in the Public Building Services organization.  

The Contract Specialist will procure a wide range of design and construction, services, supplies, and other services, utilizing a variety or acquisition methods and contracting vehicles. Procurement Actions involve contracts above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT).  The Contract Specialist provides direction/guidance to purchase goods or services which includes Market Research and analysis for best pricing, adhering to budgetary guidelines and reporting research and pricing to management to assist in acquisitions.  All work is governed by the FAR and supplemented by additional regulations, legal precedents and agency policy and procedures.

The successful Contracts Specialist must have:

  • Knowledge of cost and price analysis and cost accounting standards sufficient to perform the full range of strategic, analytical, technical procurement assignments.
  • Knowledge/skills in both written and oral communications to keep GSA Management, customers and contractors apprised of project status and procurement issues of mutual concern.
  • Knowledge of business practices sufficient to identify sources, recent developments and trends, economic factors affecting procurements and anticipated requirements of Federal agencies; to analyze cost and pricing data and contract proposals; and to evaluate the offers for responsibility.
  • Knowledge of the full range of Federal Socioeconomic and labor policies and regulations, including those related to small business, small disadvantaged business, women-owned businesses, 8(a), the Service Contract Act, Javits-Wagner-o’day Act and the Davis-Bacon Act.
  • Knowledge of current software and media applications to facilitate the efficient exchange of information via email, spreadsheets, Webex, Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG), Electronic Contract File Viewer (ECF), Federal Business Opportunities (FBO), E-buy, Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS) Procurement Processing System (EASi) and other software programs.

The Building People’s Key Functional Areas:

  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Facility Management
  • Financial Management
  • Technology Services
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate

Required Education

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field; or

At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management,

marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management; or

Four (4) years of experience in Contracting or similar position. Requires 40 Hours of Professional Acquisition Related Training (Annually).


Competitive benefits include: 

  • Medical & Rx
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay

All positions require a background check after acceptance of our offer. The selected candidate will be eligible to begin employment before the background check has been finalized.  However, continued employment will be contingent upon the results of your reference/background check from The Building People, LLC.  Your position may require special credentialing, clearance, and access as a condition of employment.  In the event the government or client does not sponsor or approve your clearance, it may result in termination of your employment. 

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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.