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Uniform Guidance procurement changes: implementation reminders and resources

The Uniform Guidance (UG) procurement standards were updated and became effective for federal awards awarded on or after November 12, 2020. If you have not updated your procurement policies since the effective date of the revision UG, take some time to review your policies to ensure they are in compliance with the updated standards.

Here are important considerations as you implement the UG procurement standards:

  • Review the key considerations outlined in the standards and ensure you are meeting the minimum “must” requirements, which include having a documented policy that outlines the procurement methods to be followed
  • Ensure your organization has adequate conflict of interest policies and procedures
  • Maintain documentation of the selection process when procurement is sourced from multiple vendors

To further help organizations navigate the minimum requirements of the UG procurement policies and procedures, Baker Tilly has created a Uniform Guidance procurement policy checklist. This resource outlines the UG key provisions, identifies “must” versus “should” requirements and provides an overview of the procurement methods to be followed.

For more information on this topic, or to learn how Baker Tilly state and local government specialists can help, contact our team.

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