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  1. OMB Circular A110Presented by Ann Holmes and Toni LawsonJanuary 11, 2006

  2. You will... • …learn about pre-award requirements contained in A110 • …explore the federal rules governing cost-sharing • …learn UM’s government property control procedures • …explore A110 post-award requirements

  3. OMB Circular A-110Uniform Administrative Requirements • Maximum requirements from the government • Minimum standards for institutions • Federal agencies implement

  4. A110 Emphasizes • Definitions • Systems • Written Procedures

  5. OMB Circular A-110Uniform Administrative Requirements • Subpart A General • Subpart B Pre-Award Requirements • Subpart C Post-Award Requirements • Subpart D After-the-Award Requirements

  6. Subpart A: General • Purpose • Definitions • Effect on other issues • Deviations • Sub-awards

  7. A110 Purpose: • “Sets forth standards for obtaining consistency and uniformity among Federal agencies in the administration of grants to and agreements with institutions of higher education…”

  8. Definition: Grant • Purpose is to transfer money, property, services or anything of value to recipient in order to accomplish a public purpose • No substantial involvement anticipated between government and recipient

  9. Definition: Cooperative Agreement • Purpose is to transfer money, property, services or anything of value to recipient in order to accomplish a public purpose • Substantial involvement anticipated between government and recipient

  10. Definition: Contract • Purpose is to acquire property or services for direct benefit or use of the federal government • Very restrictive • No expectation of cost sharing

  11. Other Transaction Agreement • Appropriate agreement to be used when government decides it has sufficient cause to make an award not subject to the standard terms and conditions used for one of the other types of agreements • Currently, only DoD and DHS have authority to issue. Can be a problem!

  12. Assistance Vs. Procurement • Assistance - generally, what the proposer wants to do. Awards are either grants or cooperative agreements • Procurement- generally, what the government buys [can include research]. Awards are contracts

  13. Aspects of A110 • Effect on Issues • No agency can impose rules that are in conflict with A-110 • Deviation • OMB can grant exceptions in unusual circumstances • Subawards • A-110 applies to any subrecipients performing work under an award

  14. Subpart B: Pre-Award Requirements • Pre-award policies • Forms for applying for Federal assistance • Special award conditions • Certifications and representations

  15. Pre-Award Policies • Agency decides what type of funding instrument • Federal agencies must notify public of funding opportunities (RFP, RFQ, Federal Register, program announcements)

  16. Components of Subpart B • Forms • Federal agency specific • SF 424 • Special Award Conditions • If previous problems, agency can impose additional requirements • Certificates & Representations • Must be submitted annually

  17. Subpart C: Post-Award Requirements: Financial and Program Management • Standards for financial management systems • Payment • Cost sharing or matching • Program income • Revision of budget and program plans • Non-Federal audits • Allowable costs • Period of availability of funds

  18. Aspects of Subpart C • Written procedure for determining the reasonableness, allocability and allowability of cost • Accounting records that are supported by source documentation

  19. C.21 Financial & Program Management • Accurate, current and complete disclosure of each project • Records that identify source & application of funds • Effective control over & accountability for all functions, property & other assets

  20. C.22 Payments • Advances • Reimbursements • Forms

  21. C.23 Cost Sharing • Cash: the recipient's cash outlay; contributions under the direct control of the recipient. • In-Kind: value of non-cash contributions provided by non-Federal third parties.

  22. Third Party In-kind: What Qualifies? • Webster’s Definition: “with goods or produce rather than money” • Volunteer Services • Based on rates paid for similar work • Associated Benefits • * can not include F&A see A-110 c23(e) • Donated Equipment & Supplies • At current fair market value

  23. Cash Contributions“What the University Pays” • A-110 Definition: “the recipient’s cash outlay, including money contributed to the recipient by third parties.” • Salaries & benefits of University employees • University purchased equipment • Facility & Administrative costs on the above • Waived F & A Costs (with permission of the sponsor)

  24. Sources of “Cash” Contributions • University unrestricted funds contributed to project: • State funds • Gift accounts • Endowment funds • F&A recovered and returned to departments (i.e. DRIF) • Program income

  25. C.23 Requirements for Cost Sharing • Verifiable from the recipient’s records • Not included as contributions for any other federally-assisted program • Necessary & reasonable for accomplishment of the project

  26. C.23 Requirements for Cost Sharing • Allowable under A-21 • Have not been paid by the federal government under another award • Provided for in the approved budget

  27. More Cost Sharing • Conform to other provisions • Unrecovered F&A cost may be included only with prior approval • Donated supplies and volunteer services values consistent with market rates

  28. C.24 Program Income • Must be reported to the government • Must be used in one of the following ways: • Added to funds committed to the project • Used to finance the non-federal share of the project • Deducted from the total cost to determine net allowable costs

  29. C.25 Revision of Budget or Program Plan • Required to report deviation from budget & program plans • Request prior approval for: • Change in scope • Change in key personnel • Absence for more than 3 months or 25% reduction in time • The need for additional funding

  30. C.25 (e) Expanded Authorities • Agencies can waive cost-related and administrative prior approvals for: • Pre-award Costs (90 days prior to award) • One-time 12 month extension • Carry forward of balances

  31. Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) • Purpose-to reduce administrative burdens to maximize research productivity • Mission-to demonstrate that accountability can be maintained while simplifying research administration

  32. Federal DemonstrationPartnership (FDP) • Phase IV FDP includes 90 universities and research organizations • 10 Federal Agencies • Institution representatives include both faculty and administrators (Federal representatives are both grants and program staff)

  33. Federal DemonstrationPartnership (FDP) • Phase IV includes Initiative to Reduce Administrative Burden: • Review of A-21, A-110 and A-133 to reduce burdensome administrative requirement. • Efficient & Effective ways to support research • Ensures that FDP is involved in implementation of Public Law 106/107

  34. Other Aspects of Subpart C • C.26 Non-Federal audits • Recipients are subject to A-133 (requires external non-fed. audit) • C.27 Allowable cost • Recipients are subject to A-21 • C.28 Period of availability of funds • A recipient may charge to the grant only costs…incurred during the funding period

  35. C.30 -.37 Property Standards • Insurance coverage • Real property • Federally-owned and exempt property • Equipment • Supplies and other expendable property • Intangible property

  36. C.31 Insurance Coverage • Coverage on Contractor Acquired equipment must be equivalent to coverage on state-owned equipment • Coverage is not needed for Federally-owned property unless it is written in the award

  37. C.32 Real Property • Land, land improvements, structure

  38. C.33 Federally-Owned Property • Tangible property acquired with federal funds or on loan from a federal agency • Title to federally-owned equipment vests with the government

  39. C.33 Exempt Property • Tangible property acquired with federal funds • Title to exempt property vests with UM

  40. C.34 Equipment • Nonexpendable, tangible personal property having a useful life greater than one year • Acquisition cost of $5,000 or more

  41. C.35 Supplies and Material • Property to be consumed or expended in performing a project • Deliverable items or attached to an end item • Assemblies, components, parts, raw and process materials, small tools • Acquisition cost of less than $5000

  42. Property Control • UM is required to establish and maintain a system for managing and accounting for government property purchased with government funds or on loan from the Federal Government. • Contracts - FAR sec 52 & 45 • Grants - A-110, Subpart C

  43. Federal Government Concerns • What types of equipment does UM have in its possession? • Is it required for the contract/grant performance? • Is the equipment only used as authorized? • Is proper care taken to protect the government's interest? • Is it properly accounted for? (Tagged?)

  44. Acquisition of Federal Property • UM comes into possession of government property from… ...Internal - Contract/Grant acquired property, funded using a UM purchase order. ...External - Furnished or loaned by government agencies using written agreements

  45. Government Furnished (or loaned) Property • UM is responsible to account for all • Government furnished property. • …Dept. must notify Inventory Control about all Govt. furnished property of any value when it arrives. • …When property value is $5,000 or more Dept. staff must manually input the item into FFX Fixed Asset System.

  46. Equipment Title Disposition 1. Transfer 2. Donation 3. Abandon Gov’t Furnished Title vests with the Government Disposition 1. Transfer 2. Donation 3. Abandon Contractor’s Acquired Property Title vests with UM or Government

  47. Government Property Audits • The Government may audit the University’s property control system as frequently as conditions warrant. • A-133 Audit Sampling • ONR on-site visit every 2 years Rating - Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory • Physical Inventory

  48. C.36 Intangible Property • Includes trademarks, copyrights, patents, patent applications • Recipient may retain ownership of any work developed under an award • Federal agencies receive the right to use the results for their internal purposes

  49. C.40-.48 Procurement Standards • Recipient responsibilities • Codes of conduct • Competition • Procurement procedures • Cost and price analysis • Procurement records • Contract administration • Contract provisions

  50. Procurement Standards • C.42 Codes of Conduct • No favors or anything of monetary value • C.43 Competition • To extend practical, open and free competition