SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Carol Sinnard, a contract specialist assigned to Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Acquisition Center, was recently named Hq. SDDC Outstanding Performer of the Quarter.

According to Karen E. Osborn, chief of contracting, SDDC Acquisition Center, Sinnard "truly set the standard for government professionals" during a time of shrinking budgets and fiscal constraints.

According to Osborn, Sinnard -- wearing her "business advisor hat" -- went above and beyond in coaching her Defense Personal Property Program customers in the development of their requirements package. "She provided guidance and training, and her hands-on efforts ensured an exceptionally well-defined Performance Work Statement that greatly increased the opportunity for competition and set the stage for an $11million savings," Osborn added.

According to the AQ director, Sinnard mentored her customers in the proposal evaluation and source selection processes, and worked closely with them during source selection, ensuring a timely and accurate proposal evaluation. "In fact," Osborn added, "the source selection process went so exceptionally well that the [Staff Judge Advocate] contracts attorney stated it was 'the best source selection' she had seen."

Sinnard's work didn't stop there.

"Following the contract award, Carol diligently worked with her customers, as well as both the new and old contractors, to develop a contract transition plan," Osborn explained. "She again used her expert contract administration skills to negotiate a $63,000 savings for this transition plan. Her hands-on approach and attention to detail also assured a smooth transition, with no impact to service support of the DP3 program."

Osborn added that Sinnard accomplished all of this while continuing to perform her already full workload of contract administration duties for the Consolidated Web Capabilities, Information Assurance, and DP3 contracts, which total more than $26 million.

"This was the SDDC Contracting Center's most challenging fiscal-year-end ever, and Carol was a top contributor to its success while simultaneously juggling eight other year-end procurement actions," Osborn said. "Her efforts were certainly instrumental in SDDC AQ's success in award of all contract requirements for the last quarter of fiscal 2012."