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William E. Reynolds, Ph.D.

William E. Reynolds, Ph.D., has over 26 years of progressive experience and responsibility as a USAID Contract and Agreement Officer. Over 10 years of management and technical experience in the private sector. Dr. Reynolds combines his strong procurement, program and business management experience with his extensive technical background to provide solid procurement decisions.

Experience

Contracting Officer/Senior Contracts and Agreement Specialist, USAID/India. 2012 to 2013.

Contract/ Agreement Officer, United States Agency for International Development. 1987 to 2012.

Adjunct Faculty, Ateneo de Manila University, Department of Anthropology: 2000 to 2005.

Contract Administrator,  The BDM Corporation. 1985 to 1987.

Division Manager, Albuquerque Division of Chambers Consultants and Planners (CCP Inc.). 1983 to 1985.

Manager/Vice President,  Albuquerque Division of Earth Science Consulting and Technology (ESCA-Tech Corp.). 1979 to 1983.

Chief of Party/Principal Investigator, Various – ESCA-Tech Corp., Arizona State Museum. 1974 to 1983.

PROFESSIONAL POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

Supervisory Contracting Officer/Division Chief Special Operations, 07/2010 to 2012, Warrant Level: Unlimited.  Division Chief for the Special Operations Division of Office of the Director of Procurement, US AID Washington. Reported directly to the Deputy Director of Foreign Operations, USAID/Washington. Supervise 3 warranted Contracting Officers (COs) and between 3 to Development Leadership Interns (DUs). This Division supports and I direct all types of procurement actions for the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAP A), overseas Missions that have extraordinary contractual issues (claims, contract meditation, long term Temporary Duty Assignments for warranted COs, and the issuance and negotiation to award of all types of acquisition and assistance instruments. Currently I am responsible for negotiation of 5 construction claims ranging in value from $88,000 to $7.5 million for the Afghanistan USAID Mission, the review, negotiation and award of 4 RFPs with a total value of $400 million for the Sudan and South Sudan Missions, the mediation of the construction claim associated with the Aceh Road Tsunami Relief Program for the Indonesia Mission and the negotiation and award process for all USAID Grand Challenge grants.

Supervisory Contracting OfficerlDivision Chief GRO, 08/2008 to 07/2010, Warrant Level: Unlimited.  Division Chief for the GRO Division of Office of Procurement, US AID Washington. Reported directly to the Deputy Director of Operations, USAID/Washington. Supervised 3 Branch Chiefs and approximately 35 Contract specialists assigned to the three branches. These Branches supported the Latin America Bureau, Africa Bureau, Human Resources, Security and a number of USAID Programs both in USAID/Washington and USAID Missions.

Supervisory Contracting Officer, USAID Indonesia. 06/2005 to 08/2008, Warrant Level: Unlimited.  Supervisory Contracting Officer for the USAID/Indonesia Mission reporting directly to the Mission Director. Supervised two warranted Contracting Officers and 6 FSN staff. I oversaw an extremely diverse portfolio of contracts, grants and cooperative agreements valued at over $800 million and implemented by over 50 partner organizations. I was a member of the Senior Team, the senior management group responsible for general Mission operational policies and procedures, program strategy development and oversight, overall program performance monitoring and reporting, and audit management and resolution programs. In addition I was a core member of all the SO Teams. Responsible for the procurement of the road construction contracts which were the signature response of the United States to the tsunami that struck Aceh, Indonesia in 2005.

Supervisory Regional Contracting Officer, USAID Philippines/Mongolia. 06/2000 to 06/2005, Warrant level $5,000,000 to Unlimited.  Supervisory Contracting Officer for the USAID Philippines and Mongolia Missions reporting directly to the respective Mission Directors. Supervised six Foreign National Staff and mentored both NEPs assigned to Manila and CISPs on TDY from A1D/W. I oversaw an extremely diverse portfolio of contracts, grants and cooperative agreements valued at over $800 million and implemented by over 50 partner organizations. I was a member of the Senior Team, the senior management group responsible for general Mission operational policies and procedures, program strategy development and oversight, overall program performance monitoring and reporting, and audit management and resolution programs. In addition I was a core member of all the SO Teams. At the regional level my office provided procurement services to USAID/Mongolia, which was staffed with one USDH, one USPSC, and four FSNs, and had a portfolio of contract., and grants valued at over $100 million. I engaged in numerous TDY s to Mongolia and acted as the Acting Mission Director on a number of occasions.

Contracting Officer, USAlD Egypt. 08/1995 to 06/2000, Warrant Level: $5,000,000.  Responsible Contracting Officer for the Development Resources (DR) portfolio of the Mission. The DR portfolio was valued at $900m in direct contracts and $1 billion in Host Country contracts and was comprised of 50+ Direct Contracts and 35+ Host Country Contracts. Contracts were Firm Fixed Price, Cost Plus Fixed Fee and Cost Plus Award Fee and include A & E, construction and technical services. My responsibilities included overseeing the cradle to grave procurement process for all contracts in DR. I served on the DR Strategic Objective Reengineering committee representing Mission procurement. I was responsible for training Project Officers in Performance Based Contracting and procurement reforms within the Federal Government. I supervised one Contract Negotiator.

Contracting Officer, USAID, Philippines. 06/1989 to 08/1995, Warrant Level $1,000,000.  One of two Contracting Officers responsible for cradle to grave procurement for Philippine Mission with $500m annual budget. At any given time I was responsible for 40 to 50 active contracts and/or grants. Major accomplishments included: 1) the supervision of an Sealed Bid package for a new airport and wharf rehabilitation in Mindanao valued at $60m – the largest direct contract in the history of the Mission; 2) served as lead Contracting Officer on the Missions Reengineering Committee. In this capacity I developed a new IndefInite Quantities contract format that reduced procurement time by one-third and is now used in other USAID Missions; 3) streamlined procurement office procedures with the result that Foreign Service National personal were responsible for more contract administration duties (Received first “Glitch-Fix of the Month” award from the Mission Director).

Contract Administrator, The BDM Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico Division. I was responsible for all aspects of contract administration for DOD and DOE contracts held by BDM. Commercial clients included Boeing, Rockwell International, Martin Marietta, E-Systems and General Dynamics. Dollar value of these contracts was up to $9m.

Vice PresidentIDivision Manager of Albuquerque Division for Chambers Consultants and Planners and ESCATech Corp. (Latter purchased by Chambers).  I had two major areas of responsibility, business management and program management. Business Management.

Chief of Party/Principal Investigator for ESCA-Tech. Corp. and Arizona State Museum.  I have been Principal Investigator/Chief of Party for 30+ multidisciplinary environmental research projects for government and commercial clients. I have dealt with the issues of engaging in anthropological/archaeological research on Indian reservations, the significance of archaeological sites and the significance of human burials. My responsibilities included developing programs to mitigate infrastructure project impacts on cultural resources. I directed environmental assessments (EA’s) and environmental impact studies (EIS’s) throughout the Midwestern and western United States, Alaska and Hawaii. I have an extensive background in the use of computers and statistics. I conducted and directed research in areal and site sampling strategies, multivariate statistical analysis of artifacts, their spatial relationships and climatic reconstructions.

Adjunct Faculty, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines: 2000 to 2005.  I taught Introduction to Archaeology course in the evenings for undergraduates. I prepared all lectures, laboratory exercises and exams. I also presented Qualitative Systems analysis lectures in graduate level Environment and Behavior class offered by the university. My teaching position was authorized by the US Ambassador to the Philippines.

Awards

Certificate of Appreciation Group Award: EGEE/ED/BE All Children Reading Grand Challenge 2012

Meritorious Honor Group Award: Savings Lives at Birth Support Team 2012

Meritorious Honor Group Award: Higher Education Solutions Network Team (HESN) 2012

Superior Honor Group Award: M/OAA Grand Challenge Team 2012

Special Act Award, Philippines, 2001

USAID Meritorious Honor Award, Philippines 2001

Procurement Management Certification, 2000

Group Meritorious Honor Award, Egypt 1999

Administrators Award for Reengineering, Philippines 1996

Superior Unit Citation, Philippines 1992

Publications and Professional Papers

Award Fee Contracts: Another Tool to Incentivize Contractors. USAID Forum Topic 2010.

Performance-Based Contracting: The USAID Experience. Contract Management, December 2002, Volume 42, Issue 12; pp. 40-47.

The Analysis of Complex Behavior. A Qualitative Systems Approach. Yearbook of General Systems Research, 1974, Volume XIX. pp. 74 to 90.

I have also published technical articles in international and national journals. I am the author and/or editor of numerous technical reports dealing with environmental impact statements and cultural resources that were contract deliverables while at CCP and ESCA-Tech. In addition I have presented numerous professional papers and organized symposiums for the annual meetings of both the Society of American Archaeology and the American Anthropological Association. I have also presented workshops to USAID Project Officers dealing with various procurement issues.

Ph.D. Dissertation.  1981 The Ethnoarchaeology of Pueblo Architecture.  Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University

M.A. Thesis. 1973  A Systems Approach to Complex Social Behavior: The formulation of a methodology and its application to the peasant village of Tzintzuntzan. Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan University.

Education

1986                 Masters of Management, R. O. Anderson Graduate School of Management, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1981                 Ph.D. Anthropology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

1973                 M.A. Anthropology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

1970                 B.A. Biology and Anthropology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan