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Thompson Grants Workshop: Procurement Standards for Grantees

Procurement Standards for Grantees Workshop

The 2020 revisions to the Uniform Guidance introduced sweeping changes to the provisions pertaining to procurement. If your organization is not aware of these changes and when they became effective, or has not implemented the new procurement standards within your internal policies and procedures, this on-demand workshop is for you!

Purchase this on-demand course that will get you and your team up-to-speed on the various procurement thresholds, when they apply and steps you must take to remain compliant. If your organization can’t demonstrate adequate internal controls over your procurement system, your current and future funding could be at risk. Join us for this On-Demand Procurement Standards Workshop to learn about:

• The purpose and applicability of the procurement standards
• Procurement methods and thresholds
• Obtaining full and open competition
• The new domestic preference provision and other related issues
• Steps to adequately document procurements
• Auditor testing requirements for procurement
• Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
• Technology now banned under the uniform guidance revisions
• How to conduct cost or price analysis


Session 1: Procurement Compliance Under the Revised Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New Standards
The Uniform Guidance contains specific standards by which all nonfederal entities are required to comply when acquiring property or services with federal funds. One of the key changes under OMB’s revisions to the Uniform Guidance applies to the methods of procurement, particularly in relation to micro-purchases. If your organization is not aware of these changes or has not implemented the policies and procedures addressing these new procurement standards, this is a can’t-miss session. We will discuss the purpose and applicability of the procurement standards, the various procurement methods, the new domestic preference provision and other related issues.

Session 2: Procurement Documentation: Providing Proof Behind Your Purchases
Document, document, document! It’s the common mantra in the grants environment, and it’s especially critical for procurements. Learn ways to show your awarding agency that the items and services purchased are necessary and allowable under your award, and how to avoid audit findings. This session also will addresses certain technological items now banned under the uniform guidance revisions, and will discuss methods for ensuring your entity avoids such procurements.

Meet Your Instructor

Dan Durst is the Leader of the Federal Grants Compliance Practice at Capital Edge Consulting, the leading provider of compliance solutions for Federal award recipients. Dan uses his specialized and extensive knowledge in procurement, cost allocation, audit support, and internal controls to deliver a vast array of solutions to award recipients receiving funds from various Federal awarding agencies. Dan currently serves on the Thompson Grants Editorial Advisory Board, providing technical guidance and expert content on topics related to compliance with Uniform Guidance. He is also frequently featured as a speaker on Federal grants compliance issues for industry-recognized training organizations. Prior to joining Capital Edge, Dan was an audit supervisor and lead consultant for a member firm of the AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center and has supervised and performed several Single Audits under both OMB A-133 and the new Uniform Guidance, Subpart F. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Information Technology and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from George Mason University.