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Director of the Office of Contracting and Procurement Jacques Abadie III Confirmation Resolution of 2001
PR 14-153

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Chairman Linda W. Cropp, at the request of the Mayor


Chairman Linda W. Cropp, at the request of the Mayor, introduced the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

To confirm the mayoral appointment of Mr. Jacques Abadie III, as the Director of the Office of Contracting and Procurement.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Director of the Office of Contracting and Procurement Jacques Abadie III Confirmation Resolution of 2001 ".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:

Mr. Jacques Abadie, III
45269 Gable Square
Sterling, VA 20164

as the Director of the Office of Contracting and Procurement, in accordance with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Code section 1-633.7), to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor of the District of Columbia for one 5-year term.

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code section 1-233(c)(3)).

Sec. 4. The Secretary of the Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Mayor.

Sec. 5. This resolution shall take effect immediately

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Jacques (Jack) Abadie, III, CPCM

12676 Marcum Court
Fairfax, VA 22033
(703) 378-1173
(202) 7244242


A results-oriented professional with over 15 years of broad management experience in high-tech contracts and supply/ service contracts. Skilled in contract strategy all contact types including incentive, performance based, ID/IQ, FMS and GWACs. A cost-effective manager with staff and advisory experience able to blend the acquisition policy, personnel, financial, and material resources to produce profitable results. Strong background in Government contract regulatory system (FAR, DFAR, etc.). A Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) with an MBA in management. A people-oriented manager with supervisory experience, problem-solving expertise, and demonstrated abilities to organize, train, and direct personnel in major contracting operations. Extensive teaching experience at the college level with contracting courses as well as guest-speaker appearances at seminars, conferences and professional association functions.

Breadth of skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • CPCM
  • Contract Administration
  • MBA in Management
  • Contract Law
  • Proposals/Pricing Strategy
  • Contract Training
  • Negotiations
  • International Contracting
  • CPSR
  • Strategic Planning
  • Subcontracts
  • Procurement Policy
  • Integrated Product Team
  • Performance Based Contracts
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • LOTUS 123

Now seeking a challenging position that will enable me to use and expand upon existing skills in a growth environment with commensurate compensation.


With extensive experience as a Government PCO and Director of Contracts, I have had many rewarding experiences, a few of which are:

Supervised the contract management of major IT projects including cost plus award fee, incentive, and fixed price contractual arrangements. Responsible for the daily management of IT project execution for high-tech productivity software packages, which includes the creation of software development plans, licenses, as well as configuration management. Developed cost-effective performance-based statements of work which led to high customer satisfaction results.

Supervised the Contract Administration of major projects with customers such as the Army, Navy, Air Force, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Corps of Engineers. Responsible for accounts receivable, and developed a unique plan for proper invoicing and streamlining payment procedures to ensure effective cash flow for continued corporate operations. Responsible for integrated product teams for contract administration on major hardware/software projects.

Supervised the management, planning, directing, and execution of the procurement mission of all supplies and services at a major U.S. Army installation as the Director of Contracts. This included Contract Administration as well as subcontracting. Directed the acquisition of DOL services and DEH services under the Government's A-76 program. Supervised an office of 63 contract professionals in the "cradle to grave" contract process within a decentralized procurement process. Responsible for oversight of the installation's contract compliance program which included contract performance audits, past performance record keeping and training of contract professionals.

Responsible for a major portion of the fielding process of the Standard Army Automated Contracting System (SAACONS) which runs on an Intel 320 or a Unisys 5000/80 in the UNIX or XENIX automated environment. Designed basic Contracting/Procurement productivity software for major enhancements to SAACONS. Developed documentation and taught the impacts on Management Contract Production due to the implementation of the automated system to Federal Contracting offices. SAACONS is currently operational at 234 sites.

Saved approximately 20% in the cost of electronic spare parts by competitive subcontracting as a Government PCO. Negotiated with major suppliers and established competitive subcontracting procurements as a part of major hardware procurements. Reduced critical backorder of spare parts and expanded the role of small businesses supplying spare parts.

Established a separate contract administration division to handle reports, process vouchers, statistics, and all clerical functions. Initiated a program to provide professional qualified contracting personnel on a daily basis to supervise service contracts on location. Reduced contractor complaints and contractual disputes by 50%, from 100 to less than 50 a month. Reorganized contracting along functional lines to expedite contract actions that were backlogged over 100 days. Reduced backlog by 60% and time from contract advertisement to contract award by 50%.


2000-Present, Interim Chief Procurement Officer, District of Columbia Government.
 7/25/00-10/6/00 Public Safety Cluster Manager, Officer of Contracting and Procurement, District of Columbia Government.
1999-2000, Director of Mission Support Center, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, District of Columbia Government.
1995-1999, Sr. Contracts Manager - Computer Sciences Corporation, New Carrolton, MD
1987-1995, Senior Contracts Administrator/Contracts Manager, Senior Procurement Analyst, CACI Inc.- Federal, Arlington, VA
1967-1987, United States Army - Completed service in the grade of Major.

1984-1987 Director of Contracting (PCO) - Fort Sill, OK
1981-1984 Supervisor of International Contract Execution, HQSETAF,
Vicenza, Italy.
1978-1981 Contract Officer with unlimited warrant (no dollar limit) for high-tech
electronics equipment - Fort Monmouth, NJ.
1976-1977 Hawk Missile Battery Commander - 38th Air Defense Artillery
Brigade, Republic of South Korea.
1973-1976 Assistant Professor of Military Science - Teaching Position
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana State University.


MBA (concentration in Management), Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA. BS in Economics, Weidner University, Chester, PA. Courses toward a Masters Degree in Procurement (36 of 48 required graduate semester hours), Florida Institute of Technology.

Professional schooling includes: Basic Acquisition Course, Advance Acquisition Course, Procurement Law, Contract Administration Course, Cost & Pricing Course, Logistics Executive Development Course, Commercial Activities Course, and Proposal Preparation Course.


Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), National Contract Management Association (NCMA) NCMA National Functional Director for NCMA's Certification Program Member and National Director of the Norfolk Chapter, NCMA


References available upon request.

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