As a Vice President of Jefferson Consulting Group, Craig Durkin provides high-level expertise, advice and assistance to government clients on a wide-range of acquisition-related issues, including organizational optimization, performance-based acquisition (PBA) and commercial services management (formerly competitive sourcing).
Mr. Durkin has conducted numerous assessments, evaluations and examinations of acquisition programs, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Energy, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He manages projects involving development of PBA approaches for a variety of government clients to include preparing acquisition strategies and developing performance work statements (PWS), quality assurance plans (QAPs), and source selection plans, he has developed guidance, templates and samples related to acquisition strategy to assist agencies in effectively using PBA techniques. Mr. Durkin was instrumental in developing Jefferson Solutions' Workload Comparability Model, developed specifically for government agencies to estimate the number of operational and support staff needed to perform pre-award and post-award acquisition responsibilities.
Prior to joining Jefferson in 2000, Mr. Durkin was Director of the Office of Procurement and Contracts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He managed a staff of more than 130 personnel nationwide that awarded and administered all departmental contracts ($1.2 billion in FY 1999). He also was responsible for developing procurement policy on behalf of the Chief Procurement Officer.
He is a member of the National Contract Management Association.
Mr. Durkin holds a master's degree in political science from Rutgers University, a Master of Public Administration from American University and a bachelor's degree in political science from Hobart College.