Procurement Rules Under the Uniform Guidance: Key Requirements for Federal Grantees

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Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Scott Sheffler, partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Price: $349.00, DL includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Credits: Live webinar approved for 1.5 NASBA credit hours (Accounting [Governmental]).
Who Should Attend? CEOs, executive directors, grants managers, fiscal staff, other senior management

The federal procurement standards established under the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (the Uniform Guidance) are considerably more prescriptive than the procurement requirements previously applicable to nonprofits under OMB Circular A-110. When the procurement standards apply and how an organization is to comply with their myriad requirements without undue burden have been areas of keen interest in the early years of the Uniform Guidance. Ambiguities have been exacerbated by changing applicability dates, statutory changes to important definitions, and differing agency approaches.

Please join Scott S. Sheffler, a partner with Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP's Federal Grants Practice Group (and former procurement attorney with the Department of the Navy), to learn about and discuss strategies for compliance with and operationalization of these rules.


This webinar will cover:

  • The procurement rules under federal grants that have changed due to the Uniform Guidance
  • The only 4 reasons your organization is able to purchase something from a sole source rather than by some form of competition
  • What a micro-purchase threshold is and why it matters
  • How your procurement policies and procedures need to be updated
  • The requirements for conducting competitive procurements
  • The rules relating to performing cost and price analyses, requirements relating to avoiding conflicts of interest, etc.


Your Conference leader for “Procurement Rules Under the Uniform Guidance: Key Requirements for Federal Grantees” is Scott Sheffler, partner with Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP’s Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups. Scott advises clients on matters of federal grant law, government contract law, and health care law. Scott assists clients with the myriad requirements that apply upon acceptance of federal grant funding, including the administrative requirements and cost principles established in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars that preceded the Uniform Guidance, and program-specific statutory and regulatory funding conditions.

Scott’s representations include cost disallowance and grant termination appeals before the HHS departmental appeals board, assisting grant recipients in establishing internal policies and procedures, providing grant recipients with compliance advice, and guiding grant recipients in responding to subpoenas from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General. Scott also advises clients on matters federal and District of Columbia government contract law, including contract claims, bid protest matters, and small business regulations. Prior to joining the firm, Scott practiced with the U.S. Navy Office of General Counsel, advising on government contract matters and government investigations. Prior to that, he served as an officer in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps where he advised commanders on administrative, criminal and operational law matters and represented individual clients in administrative and criminal defense proceedings.

Scott leverages his experience to assist mission-driven grant recipients in successfully navigating the highly regulated federal system and in weathering unexpected adverse situations. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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