FEMA Training on Requirements for Recipients Procuring Services Under Stafford Act Grant Programs

Friday, April 28, 2017
8:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002

Contact: John Snarr
(202) 962-3359

A FEMA-taught class for local government solid waste managers and their procurement and emergency management liaisons who assist with emergency debris expenditures that may be reimbursable by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Registration required.

Full Course Title: Procurement Under FEMA Awards: Requirements for Recipients and Subrecipients When Procuring Services and Supplies with Funding under Stafford Act Grant Programs

Course Goal: Reduce applicant violations of the Federal procurement regulations by training participants on the Federal procurement requirements set forth at 2 C.F.R. §§ 200.317 through 200.326 (the “Uniform Rules”).

Full Course Description: The Procurement Disaster Assistance Team (PDAT) is a group of attorneys within FEMA’s Office of Chief Counsel that trains and advises Public Assistance staff on the Federal procurement requirements; works with Public Assistance staff to provide training and guidance to recipients and subrecipients on the Federal procurement requirements; and, when requested, provides general guidance regarding concerns with proposed recipient or subrecipient procurement actions.

Violations of the Federal procurement requirements can result in reduced Federal grant funding. This training will focus on the requirements set forth in the Uniform Rules so that participants can identify and avoid potential violations of the Federal procurement requirements. Topics include: overview and use of contracts by recipients and subrecipients; procurement by state, tribal, and local governments, hospitals, institutions of higher education, and other nonprofit organizations; competition; methods of procurement; cost or price analysis; contractor bonding requirements; and contract provisions.