|Policy Number: 4.6||Effective Date: November 1998|
|Responsible Unit: Financial Services - Purchasing||Last Revised Date: December 2011|
|Phone: 520-621-5449||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Purpose and Summary
To explain the requirements for Federal Certifications.
Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), including but not limited to 48 C.F.R. § 52.209-5 Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters and 48 C.F.R. § 52-203-11 Certification and Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions.
Code of Federal Regulations, 2 C.F.R. § 200.326 and Appendix II to Part 200 – Contract Provisions for Non-Federal Entity Contracts Under Federal Awards
This policy applies to all University locations and units, including all University extensions, satellite locations, and off-site campus units, both domestic and international.
- The University will ensure all contracts made under federal awards contain all applicable provisions.
- Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) require the University to obtain certain pre-award certifications from the vendor selected for a purchase order award when the source of funding is either a Sponsored Projects grant or contract. These applicable FAR certifications will normally be obtained from the vendor through the normal proposal/bid solicitation process.
- In the event of a Sole Source procurement where a formal solicitation may not be issued, the sole source vendor must complete the applicable pre-award certifications as required by FAR before a purchase order award can be made by the University.
- The FAR certifications to be obtained, the applicable FAR provisions, and related dollar thresholds are as follows:
- FAR 52-209-5 Certification Regarding Other Responsibility Matters, and 2 C.F.R. Part 200, Appendix II (required for grants and contracts >$30,000).
- Certification and Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions– FAR 52-203-11 and A-110 (required for grants and contracts >$150,000).
* Please note that sections titled Frequently Asked Questions and Related Information are provided solely for the convenience of users and are not part of the official University policy.