Financial Affairs Policies


UMB Selection of Procurement Method Under the Federal OMB Uniform Guidance for Fiscal Year 2016

Financial Affairs   |   Approved July 1, 2015

Responsible VP/AVP

Dawn M. Rhodes, DBA, MBA

Applies to Faculty, Staff

Revision History

Required By: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 2 Grants and Agreements, Subtitle A, Chapter II, Part 200, Subpart B,§200.110   Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. (78 FR 78608, Dec. 26, 2013, as amended at 79 FR 75882, Dec. 19, 2014). 


To document UMB’s decision, consistent with Section 200.110 of the Uniform Guidance, to continue current procurement standards for Federal Awards.  

Policy Statement

  1. Procurement Standards Sections 200.317-200.326 of the Uniform Guidance replaces the procurement standards previously set forth in OMB Circular A-110.
  2. As authorized by Section 200.110 of the Uniform Guidance, in lieu of complying with Procurement Sections 200.317-200.326 of the Uniform Guidance, UMB adopts a grace period of one additional fiscal year to change its procurement policy.  UMB will continue its current procurement policies and practices until the end of the grace period, June 30, 2016. UMB will continue to follow the procurement standards set forth under OMB Circular A-110 through June 30, 2016.

Scope and Exceptions

This policy applies to all procurements made under federal awards.

Roles and Responsibilities

Procurement Services under the direction of the Chief Administrative and Finance Officer (CAFO) is responsible for promoting compliance with this policy. 

Employees who are found to violate the terms of this policy may be subject to disciplinary or criminal action.

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