The subcontractor`s requests for changes to the agreement are forwarded to UMB PI for verification and approval. In accordance with the OMB`s uniform administrative requirements, cost principles and audit requirements for federal prices, which came into effect on 16.12.2014, the term “supplier” has been replaced by “contractor.” The terms seller and contractor have essentially the same meaning and can be used interchangeably in other guidelines. For reasons of consistency, the non-federal agency receiving these funds is considered subrecipient or contracting on the basis of the nature of the agreement and the criteria in 2 CFR 200.330 as a subrecipient or contractor. As part of the audit, compare spending reported by key individuals to approved (assigned) efforts to ensure compliance with the commitment. Efforts should be commensurated with progress. If there is a “disconnection,” follow your subcontractors` contacts to resolve the issue. Whether or not to classify proposed cooperation as a sub-beneficiary or lender can be a challenge. The survey is based primarily on the type of work proposed, and not just on the type of institution (e.g., university. B, business unit, not-for-profit organization). As the senior controller, you must ensure that sufficient information is shared about the proposed agreement with the Head of Division and the Office of Research Administration (ORA). You and your department administrators are asked to consult a guidance counsellor before the expiry date of a proposal if you have any questions about the appropriate classification. It is the responsibility of the Senior Auditor to determine whether the price of agreements with sub-recipients and suppliers is competitive and reasonable. In both cases; However, the agreed costs are not relevant to determining whether the relationship is that of the subcontractor or creditor.
In accordance with the terms of the federal grant and good business practices, it is necessary that competitive offers of goods and services be solicited from multiple suppliers whenever possible and when the cost exceeds $5,000. Relationships between a single supplier (seller) may be prohibited by the terms of the main supplement and, where possible, are generally subject to certain conditions and procedures. A bonus granted by a pass-through company to a sub-recipient for the performance of part of a federal supplement that the company has received. It does not include payments to a contractor or payments to a recipient of a federal program. A subcontract can be granted by any form of legal agreement, including an agreement that treats the pass-through company as a contract. Under the uniform guidelines (2 C.F.R. No. 200), an organization is considered a sub-recipient of a federal premium when it: when a cost-sharing is required by the subcontractor, if the source of cost sharing is identified and reporting or documentation requirements are identified. proof that the relevant institutional official on the site authorized the sub-assignment. Sub-agreements should have a detailed volume of work and a budget indicating salary, incidental costs, supplies and other direct costs, as well as reasonable research and development costs, in accordance with the indirect rate of sub-recipient costs.
The terms and conditions of a bonus award are generally imposed on the sub-recipient to the extent that he is taxed at Harvard as the primary recipient. Before establishing a relationship with another unit as part of a sponsored award in which the other unit provides goods or services or program-material work to Harvard as the primary recipient of the funding, it is necessary to determine the type of legal relationship between Harvard and another entity, which in turn determines the type of legal agreement required to document the relationship.