Leo Alvarez

Leo Alvarez

Director, CFCM · +1 (703) 923 8625
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Leo Alvarez is a director for the government contractor solutions practice of Baker Tilly. Leo has more than 15 years of experience working with federal contractors on a broad range of government contract pricing, compliance, audit and dispute related matters.  Experience spans operational and compliance issues related to GSA/VA FSS contracts, Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) program development and compliance, capture support for Best-in-Class contract solutions, Commercial Item Determinations, and contract management support. Within the context of GSA/VA FSS contracts, client support includes historical pricing analyses, compliance program implementation, Mandatory Disclosure investigations, and pre-and post-award OIG audits.

  • Advises clients on GSA and VA FSS proposal preparation and option extensions, including complex historical pricing analyses, Basis of Award development, contract negotiation, and post-award compliance strategy
  • Advises on proposal preparation and contract compliance related to Tier 3, Best-in-Class (BIC) contract solutions including OASIS, CIO-SP4, Alliant 2, and HCaTS
  • Assesses contract specific and companywide compliance risks associated with unique government contracting requirements (Price Reductions Clause, Transactional Data Reporting, OLM, TAA, BAA, etc.)
  • Supports clients in the design and implementation of compliance programs, policies and procedures in order to minimize regulatory impact on commercial business and eliminate internal control gaps
  • Provides dispute and litigation services to contractors and their legal counsel by performing complex data analyses related to pricing issues under the Federal False Claims Act and Price Reduction Clause
  • Provides support through pre- and post-award OIG audits, including data preparation, facilitating information requests, and acting as the primary point of contact for the Inspector General
  • Advises on critical issues related to Small Business Subcontracting Plans including supplier identification, goal formulation, good faith effort definition, and eSRS.gov reporting
  • Provides training to executives, sales operations, and contract administrators on all aspects of FSS contracting
  • Supports clients with Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) program development and SCRM Plan preparation
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Public Contracts Section (Associate Member, Commercial Products and Services Committee)
  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA):  NCMA Fellow Awardee
  • Coalition for Government Procurement (CGP)
  • National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
  • Professional Services Council (PSC)
  • Instructed, “GSA Schedule Rules and Risks: The Advisors’ Perspective on FAR Mandatory Disclosure Exposure Analyses”, Practising Law Institute, April 2021
  • Co-moderated, “Supply Chain, Security, Domestic Preference Regulations and Requirements”, American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section, Federal Procurement Institute, March 2021
  • Instructed, “Supply Chain Risks: Responding to New Federal Demands After “SolarWinds””, Baker Tilly Webinar (co-presentation with Rogers Joseph O'Donnell), February 2021
  • Co-authored, “Pressure Testing Supply Chain Management: What do Today’s Challenges Mean for Government Contractors?”, Professional Services Council, Service Contractor Magazine, Summer 2020
  • Co-authored, “Capitalizing on GSA Schedule Consolidation: Eight Recommendations to Overcome Uncertainty During Phase III”, Deltek Thought Leadership, July 2020
  • Instructed, “The Road to CIO-SP4: Uncharted But Not Entirely Uncertain”, Deltek, June 2020
  • Instructed, “FAR Mandatory Disclosure Rule: An Overview of Exposure Analyses Under GSA Schedule Contracts”, Practising Law Institute, April 2020
  • Instructed, “ASTRO is Coming: Is this on your Radar?”, Deltek, February 2020
  • Co-authored, “Tick, Tock: What Contractors Should be Considering in Advance of Phase Two of the Section 889 Implementation”, Professional Services Council, Service Contractor Magazine, Fall 2019
  • Instructed, “Commercial Item Determinations: Key Considerations Amidst a Sea of Change”, NCMA Webinar, June 2019
  • Instructed, "Advancing Agency Missions with Order Level Materials: Key Considerations and Practical Applications", The Coalition for Government Procurement Training Event, May 14, 2019 (co-presentation with GSA)
  • Instructed, “It's More Than the Plan: Subcontracting Plan Management, Policies & Procedures”, NCMA SubCon Training Workshops, March 2019
  • Co-authored, “Embrace the Unknown: Key Considerations when Selling Commercial Items to DOD”, NCMA Contract Management Magazine, February 2019
  • Instructed, “Deep Dive into OASIS: How to Approach Open Season On-Ramps”, Deltek, January 2019
  • Co-authored, “Reduce Exposure Through Disclosure: Minimizing Risk in GSA Option Extensions”, Deltek Thought Leadership, January 2019
  • Instructed, “Order Level Materials (OLMs): Understanding GSA’s Latest Tool To Optimizing Schedule Purchases”, Coalition for Government Procurement, October 2018
  • Instructed, “Deep Dive into OASIS: Open Season On-Ramps”, Coalition for Government Procurement, September 2018
  • Instructed, “GSA Option Exercises: How to Survive and Thrive”, Coalition for Government Procurement Seminar, October 2017

Location

Washington DC

Education

Master of Arts in public affairs

Bachelor of Science in business administration
University of Florida – Gainesville

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