Federal Grant Procu rement Under Duress

Webinar • Tuesday, February 15, 2022 • 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

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Prerequisites: Some knowledge of federal grant management and audit requirements is helpful

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Purchasing goods and services with federal grant funds has never been simple. But, in the last several years, the normal rigor has been made more complicated by policy revisions that have been implemented by the federal government in an often-confusing manner. The combination of detailed competition rules and provisions from applicable statutes and presidential executive orders has made procurement transactions more challenging — and then there’s the coronavirus pandemic.

Many of the projects that grant recipients and subrecipients are carrying out under programs enacted to respond to the pandemic involve lots of purchasing actions — both in terms of the number of transactions and the dollar volume. Assuring program progress while complying with the government-wide grant procurement rules means that grant procurement is often being conducted “under duress.” 

This webinar will show you ways to maintain your balance. You’ll learn about:

  • Changing organizational purchasing procedures to align with the federal rules
  • Federally permitted methods of purchasing and when to use them
  • Building federal requirements like “Buy American” into solicitations
  • Managing competition within shortened time frames
  • How federal officials interpret terms like “emergency” and “exigent circumstances”
  • Sufficiently documenting contractor selection decisions
  • Justifying necessary sole-source purchases
  • Monitoring and enforcing contract terms and conditions
  • Helpful hints from the federal government’s own purchasing practices

With your organization’s current federal grant portfolio, the odds are you are doing a lot of purchasing. It follows, then, that the methods you use and the results you achieve are going to receive scrutiny from awarding agencies and auditors. Join Bob Lloyd — a respected authority on the award, administration and oversight of federal grants and contracts — for this timely and practical session to make sure you don’t “cut any corners” because of the current challenging circumstances.


  • Finance directors
  • Purchasing agents
  • Grant and contract managers
  • Sponsored projects administrators
  • Federal project directors
  • Principal research investigators
  • Executives
  • Legal counsels

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Attendees will receive presentation slides as well as access to background materials.

Allowable Charges

The costs of webinars sponsored by Federal Fund Management Advisor™ are allowable charges to your federal grants and subgrants. The cost principles issued by OMB under its uniform guidance (and applicable to all types of awardees) state, “The cost of training and education for employee development is allowable” (2 CFR 200.472).

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