Cost and Pricing Consultant

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 7 February 2020

Job Description


The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) seeks a Cost and Pricing consultant to support proposal development on an as needed basis. The consultant would work collaboratively with the Business Development team on prioritized bids and proposals, and may work on supporting longer-term team initiatives. The consultant may be required to travel to the ICMA office in Washington, DC for meetings and as needed at the discretion of the various Capture Leads. Note that each bid may require a different level of effort, and that role will be determined in conjunction with each bid’s Capture Lead.


  • Build cost proposals to match technical narrative and meet specific requirements of funder solicitations.
  • Determine optimal pricing and conduct price-to-win analysis.
  • Collaborate with home office staff and field teams to ensure all activities are included and priced correctly, and that they are reasonable, allowable and allocable.
  • Review, edit, and finalize budget narrative to accompany budget in cost proposal.
  • Review, edit, and integrate cost proposals submitted by partner organizations.


  • At least 3 years of directly relevant experience in international cost and pricing, specifically working on federal government bids and proposals. USAID experience preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of FAR cost principles, cost principles for non-profit organizations, and federal acquisition and assistance regulations.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and cross-cultural communication skills required.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel; proficiency in Word and Adobe.
  • Experience working in fast-paced, deadline-driven, sometimes ambiguous environment.

This consultant will be supervised by the appropriate person from ICMA’s business development team and will work closely with ICMA’s grants and contracts team and other proposal contributors to ensure that pricing for proposals is competitive and accurate.

Please include consultant rate and break-down of any other fees in cover letter.

About the Organization

ICMA advances professional local government worldwide. Our mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. ICMA provides member support, data and information, peer and results-oriented technical assistance, and training and professional development to more than 13,000 ICMA members, city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.

ICMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1914 that offers a wide range of services to its members and the local government community. The organization is an internationally recognized publisher of information resources ranging from textbooks and survey data to topical newsletters and e-publications. ICMA provides technical assistance to local governments in developing and decentralizing countries, helping them to develop professional practices and ethical, transparent governments. The organization performs a wide range of mission-driven grant and contract-funded work both in the U.S. and internationally, which is supported by federal government agencies, foundations, and corporations.

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