Procurement Standards

Section 200.110a of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (the “Uniform Guidance”) permits non-federal entities that receive federal grant awards to comply with the procurement standards in previous OMB guidance for two fiscal years after the December 26, 2014 effective date of the Uniform Guidance.   On May 17, 2017 the Office of Management and Budget extended that grace period for a third year via an announcement in the Federal Register

Accordingly, DePaul will follow the previous procurement standards, which are found in OMB Circular A-110, through its fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.  The University will take steps to ensure that the procurement standards found in the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) are implemented beginning July 1, 2018 unless the grace period for implementation is further extended by OMB.

The following materials are intended to provide guidance to Principal Investigators and others who are involved in purchasing or approving purchases of goods and services for federal grant awards during this interim period:  

Procurement Overview
This document provides a one-page overview based on OMB Circular A-110 and applicable DePaul policy.  See the overview.

Procurement Guidelines
This document provides more detailed guidance regarding purchasing good and services with federal grant funds.  See the guidelines.


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