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XII. Procurement of Goods and Services


    The subrecipient shall follow the same policies and procedures it uses for procurement from its non-Federal funds. The subrecipient shall ensure that every purchase order or other contract includes any clauses required by Federal statutes and executive orders, their implementing regulations, and the grant contract provisions.

    Subrecipients shall use their own procurement procedures and regulations, provided that the procurement conforms to applicable Federal law and the standards identified in the Procurement Standards Sections of 28 CFR Part 66 for state and local government and Part 70 for Non-Profit Organizations.  Any subrecipient whose procurement system has been certified by a Federal agency is not subject to prior approval requirements of 28 CFR Parts 66 and 70.  OCJP’s prior approval will only be required for areas beyond limits of the subrecipient certification.

    All procurement transactions, whether negotiated or competitively bid and without regard to dollar value shall be conducted in a manner so as to provide maximum open and free competition.  Interagency agreements between units of local government are excluded from this provision.

    The subrecipient shall be alert to organizational conflicts of interest or non-competitive practices among contractors that may restrict or eliminate competition or otherwise restrain trade.  Contractors that develop or draft specifications, requirements, statements of work, and/or Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) for a proposed procurement shall be excluded from bidding or submitting a proposal to compete for the award of such procurement.  Any request for exemption must be submitted in writing to OCJP.

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