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Purchasing With Federal Grant Funds

Purchases funded by federal grant funds must adhere to regulations found in Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-110. Circular A-110 explains administrative
requirements for colleges, universities, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations with
Federally funded grants and agreements. OMB circular A-110 section 40-48 identifies required
procurement standards. Detailed requirements may be located at the following file path:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a110/a110.html#40

Purchases made with Federal funds are reviewed for compliance with the Federal Acquisition
Regulation (FAR) and OMB Circular A-110. The grant administrators are required to retain all
back-up documentation, such as bids, quotes, and cost/price analyses, as well as any other
additional information as required by the grant documents, on file for Federal auditors.

Contracts awarded using federal funds must contain the provisions as per this document.


Last Modified: May 5, 2014

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