Leo Alvarez

Leo Alvarez



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Leo Alvarez is a principal with the government contractor solutions practice of Baker Tilly. He has more than 15 years of experience advising private sector clients, particularly the defense and aerospace industry, on a broad range of government contract pricing, compliance, third-party risk, 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.

  • 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 clients with Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) program development, SCRM standard gap assessments (in particular, NIST SP 800-161 and ISO 28001), and SCRM plan preparation
  • Advises on proposal preparation and contract compliance related to Tier 3, Best-in-Class (BIC) contract solutions including OASIS, CIO-SP4, Alliant 2, Services MAC 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
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Public Contracts Section (vice chair, commercial products and services committee)
  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA), fellow awardee
  • Professional Services Council (PSC)
  • American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) (C-SCRM acquisition working group volunteer)
  • Coalition for Government Procurement (CGP)
  • National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
  • Instructed, “"Services MAC" on the horizon! How to prepare for GSA's successor to OASIS”, Deltek, April 2022
  • Co-panelist, “IT Modernization and Cyber / Supply Chain Compliance”, Coalition for Government Procurement 2021 Fall Training Conference, November 2021
  • Co-authored, “Supply Chain Risk Management is now a GovCon necessity”, Op-Ed, Washington Technology, November 2021
  • Instructed, “Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Revelations and Innovations”, Executive Mosaic Webinar, October 2021
  • Co-panelist, “Beyond the Customer Requirement: Seizing on SCRM as a Differentiator” (co-panelist with GSA), Deltek, June 2021
  • 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


Washington, DC


Master of Arts in public affairs
Bachelor of Science in business administration
University of Florida – Gainesville

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