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Olena Evans

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Ms. Olena Evans is a dedicated Senior Acquisition & Assistance Specialist with over 28 years’ experience, including 14 years of acquisition and assistance experience initiating and processing a wide range of actions. She is adept in planning, coordination, and management of various areas related to contracts, cooperative agreements and grants competition, negotiation, award and administration to include serving as an expert advisor on various common contracting guidelines. Ms. Evans’ acquisition and assistance work experience predominantly consists of supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), where she refined her skills in pre- and post-award tasks; developed effective strategies for negotiating awards; prepared solicitations, developed documentation and negotiated awards for construction, general services, and various other types of professional and service contracts.

During the last four years, Ms. Evans served as the contract manager for various commercial organizations, where she managed cost proposal development efforts from cradle to grave by leading the cost proposal team, utilizing expert knowledge and serving as a key advisor on acquisition-related regulations. Ms. Evans played an active role in proposals preparation in response to solicitations issued by the Department of State, USAID, MCC and DFID to perform the following duties: creation a strategy for proposals and commercial tenders; independent market research of pricing (local and international); price estimation, including determination of applicability, allowability and reasonableness; conducting negotiations with sub-contractors; construction of a payment plan with an input from the technical team; continuous analysis of the proposed pricing and tailoring the cost proposal per the technical proposal, while in progress; conducting final review of the rates, budget and budget narrative prior to the proposal submission.

Ms. Evans has a Master’s Degree from the Kiev State University, and is fluent in English and a native speaker of Ukrainian and Russian.