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Mobile, United States (U.S)
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Contract Management | Federal Acquisition Processing | Project Management | MBA

James Black works with government agencies in the United States to provide business-to-government advice, bid capture strategies, risk assessment, and S.W.O.T analysis to clients seeking to win business-to-government and business-to-business contract opportunities using his expertise in contract management and federal acquisition.

James has more than 27 years of experience working with government agencies and received his Master of Business Administration and International Business from Hawaii Pacific University.

Currently, he is the President of Ole Bay Business Consulting, LLC that provides advice to clients seeking to win State, County, City, and Federal contract opportunities.

Prior to his current work as Advisor for Federal Business Development at OnFrontiers, James was the Director of Contracting at U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command.
Questions I can answer:
Federal Acquisition Regulation, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, Code of Federal Regulation Grants and Agreements

Ole Bay Business Consulting, LLC


2018 - Present (3 years, 11 months)
Provides business-to-government advice, bid capture strategies, risk assessment and S.W.O.T analysis to clients seeking to win State, County, City and Federal contract opportunities. Specializes in assisting small businesses, compliance matrix and color team reviews and proposal reviews and proposal writing. Additional specialties include Federal Acquisition training to business clients and Government clients in the areas of Source Selection, Appropriations Law, Contract Management and Project Management. Additional skills include outside sales as an Independent Sales Representative for industrial products in the steel wire industry. Sale region includes continental United States, Canada and Mexico.
Mission and Installation Contracting Command

Director of Contracting

2015 - 2018 (2 years, 3 months)
Responsible for the planning, managing, and executing a comprehensive $686 million dollar annual contracting and acquisition program to meet the needs of the installation and servicing activities. Senior advisor to Commanders and other key officials on all aspects of contracting support. Participates in operational planning with top management and operating officials in order to advise on the contracting implications of proposed management decisions and recommends alternatives based on contracting considerations. Scope of programs includes leading a 23 persons team of professionals through contract award, administration, and purchasing functions, including government property administration and quality assurance mentorship, along with associated special programs, such as, small business, purchase card, and competition advocacy programs.
U.S Army Contracting Command

Senior Procuremnt Analysis

2015 - 2015 (12 months)
Senior procurement analyst for U.S. Army Contracting Command - Redstone (ACC-RSA), performs as a technical consultant, senior advisor and technical assistant to the Division Chief relative to managing various operating contracting elements located throughout the United States. Major Army clients include: PEO Aviation, PEO Missile & Space, Army Space & Missle Defense Command, PEO Combat Support, PEO C3T, Missle Defense Agency, HQ DA G6/CIO, PEO Command & Control, PEO IEWS, PEO Armored Systems, IMA-Redstone Garrison, PEO EIS, OSD Quality of Life, JIEDDO, RDE Command, AMCOM SAMD, AMCOM IMMC, U.S. Army TMDE, DoD CNTPO, JPEO Chem & Bio, Army Asymmetric Warfare Group, PEO Solider.
James Michael Black

Independent Consultant

2014 - 2016 (1 year, 9 months)
Provided Contract Management, Project Management, Consulting and/or Acquisition Training. End-users included: Department of Veterans Affairs, State Department, Railroad Retirement Board, Homeland Security, National Science Foundation, Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice, Health and Human Services, National Park Service, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office and the Department of Commerce.
US Air Force

Senior Executive Manager

2012 - 2014 (1 year, 12 months)
Directly responsible for the oversight of more than 350 contingency contracting personnel.
Served as principle advisor to Senior Contracting Officials on all matters related to contingency contracting operations for 19 activities with portfolios valued at $3.2 billion annually. Provided management and established command policy for all field activities. Managed command programs such as base support agreements and contingency contracting policy. Conducted staff surveillance/assistance visits to review procedures and assure compliance with directives and proper utilization of resources. Provided executive, managerial, and advisory support to contracting squadron commanders.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Adjunct Instructor, Business Management

2010 - 2013 (2 years, 7 months)
Instructed Operations and Production Management (MGMT 420) and Strategic Management (MGMT 436) courses. Incorporated a constructivism philosophy of teaching into the classroom by implementing various student-centered learning methodologies; significantly enhancing the classroom environment by acting as a facilitator to promote positive learning outcomes. Established and maintained positive relationships with students and colleagues, fostering an environment of open communication and support.
US Air Force

Senior Manager

2010 - 2012 (2 years, 1 month)
Led 45 acquisition professionals tasked with a $550 million dollar portfolio, supporting 16 units and $4.1 billion dollars in real property. Formulated and implemented acquisition policies and personnel programs. Oversaw unit self-inspections, formal training and professional military education. Established performance standards, office policies, and operating procedures. Chaired the contract review committee. Checked subordinates work for adherence to prescribed regulations and policies. Discussed finding with subordinates, initiated actions to correct deficiencies, and evaluated corrective action.
US Air Force

Contracting Advisor/Mentor

2009 - 2010 (1 year, 12 months)
Planned, programmed, and implemented institutional, organizational, and management reform of the Afghan National Army Air Corps procurement activities. Sole mentor and trainer to nine Afghan military officers and soldiers; designed on-the-job training and professional development programs. Implemented laws opening transparent competitive procurement systems based upon effective budgetary controls. Activity culminated with the Afghan staff fully planning, awarding and administering strategic contracts vital to the Afghan Air Power mission.
US Air Force

Contracting Officer

1994 - 2014 (20 years, 5 months)
Warranted Contracting Officer; provided life-cycle acquisition management of complex construction, services, research and development and commodity contracts. Conducted market intelligence, acquisition planning, proposal evaluations, made source selection decisions and ensured compliance with terms and conditions, bonding, insurance, and tax requirements and ensured on-cost and timely performance. Advised government and contractor personnel on contract related issues.

MBA, International Business

Hawaii Pacific University

2005 - 2007
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Occupational Education, Business Administration and Management

Wayland Baptist University

2003 - 2005
Associate's Degree in Contracts Management, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management

Community College of the Air Force

1999 - 2002