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a person's agreement to be excluded under the terms of a settlement between the person and one or more agencies. Voluntary exclusion must have governmentwide effect. ...


grant, loan, or cooperative ageement to pay any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an...


executive departments and agencies as well as independent regulatory commissions and Government corporations, as defined in 31 U.S.C. 9101(1). (b) Covered...


required, with each submission that initiates agency consideration of such person for: (1) Award of a Federal contract, grant, or cooperative agreement exceeding...


Sec. 3018.100 (a), does not apply in the case of a payment of reasonable compensation made to an officer or employee of a person requesting or receiving a Federal contract,...


Sec. 3018.100 (a), does not apply in the case of a payment of reasonable compensation made to an officer or employee of a person requesting or receiving a Federal...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3018.210] [Page 206] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 3018_NEW RESTRICTIONS ON LOBBYING--Table of Contents Subpart B_Activities by Own Employees Sec. 3018.210 Reporting. No reporting is required with respect to payments of reasonable compensation made to regularly employed officers or employees of a person. ...


in Sec. 3018.100 (a), does not apply in the case of any reasonable payment to a person, other than an officer or employee of a person requesting or receiving a...


a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such expenditure. (b) Any person who fails to file or amend the disclosure form (see Appendix...


the Program Fraud and Civil Remedies Act, 31 U.S.C. sections 3803 (except subsection (c)), 3804, 3805, 3806, 3807, 3808, and 3812, insofar as these provisions are...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3018.410] [Page 207] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 3018_NEW RESTRICTIONS ON LOBBYING--Table of Contents Subpart D_Penalties and Enforcement Sec. 3018.410 Enforcement. The head of each agency shall take such actions as are necessary to ensure that the provisions herein are vigorously implemented and enforced in that agency. ...


action from the prohibition whenever the Secretary determines, in writing, that such an exemption is in the national interest. The Secretary shall transmit a copy of...


(see appendix B) and, on May 31 and November 30 of each year, submit to the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives a report containing...


of this section, of each agency shall prepare and submit to Congress each year, commencing with submission of the President's Budget in 1991, an evaluation of the compliance...


other non-profit organizations. Federal awarding agencies shall not impose additional or inconsistent requirements, except as provided in Sec. Sec. 3019.4, and 3019.14...


tangible property received; (2) Services performed by employees, contractors, subrecipients, and other payees; and (3) Other amounts becoming owed under programs for...


which are inconsistent with the requirements of this part shall be superseded, except to the extent they are required by statute, or authorized in accordance...


not prohibited by statute. However, in the interest of maximum uniformity, exceptions from the requirements of this part shall be permitted only in unusual circumstances....


under awards if such subrecipients are institutions of higher education, hospitals or other non-profit organizations. State and local government subrecipients are subject to...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3019.10] [Page 217] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subpart B_Pre-Award Requirements Sec. 3019.10 Purpose. Sections 3019.11 through 3019.17 prescribe forms and instructions and other pre-award matters to be used in applying for Federal awards. [[Page 218]] ...


instrument (i.e., grant, cooperative agreement, or contract). The Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act (31 U.S.C. 6301-08) governs the use of grants,...


Burdens on the Public,'' with regard to all forms used by the Federal awarding agency in place of or as a supplement to the Standard Form 424...


and 12669, ``Debarment and Suspension,'' codified at 7 CFR 3017. This common rule restricts subawards and contracts with certain parties that are debarred, suspended...


that does not meet the standards prescribed in this part, (d) Has not conformed to the terms and conditions of a previous award, or (e) Is not...


that the metric system is the preferred measurement system for U.S. trade and commerce. The Act requires each Federal agency to establish a date or dates in consultation...


agency of a political subdivision of a State which is using appropriated Federal funds must comply with section 6002. Section 6002 requires that preference be given in...


submit certifications and representations required by statute, executive order, or regulation on an annual basis, if the recipients have ongoing and...


financial management systems, methods for making payments and rules for: satisfying cost sharing and matching requirements, accounting for program income, budget...


cost information whenever practical. (b) Recipients' financial management systems shall provide for the following. (1) Accurate, current and complete disclosure...


checks, warrants, or payment by other means by the recipients. Payment methods of State agencies or instrumentalities shall be consistent with Treasury-State CMIA agreements...


such contributions meet all of the following criteria. (1) Are verifiable from the recipient's records. (2) Are not included as contributions for any...


related to projects financed in whole or in part with Federal funds. (b) Except as provided in paragraph (h) of this section, program income earned during...


include either the Federal and non-Federal share, or only the Federal share, depending upon Federal awarding agency requirements. It shall be related to performance for...


subject to the audit requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501-7507) and revised OMB Circular A-133, ``Audits of States, Local...


accordance with the cost principles applicable to the entity incurring the costs. Thus, allowability of costs incurred by State, local or federally-recognized Indian...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3019.28] [Page 226] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subpart C_Post-Award Requirements Sec. 3019.28 Period of availability of funds. Where a funding period is specified, a recipient may charge to the grant only allowable costs resulting from obligations incurred during the funding period and any pre-award costs authorized by the Federal awarding agency. Property Standards ...


Federal Government whose cost was charged to a project supported by a Federal award. Federal awarding agencies shall require recipients to observe these standards under awards...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3019.31] [Page 227] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subpart C_Post-Award Requirements Sec. 3019.31 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall, at a minimum, provide the equivalent insurance coverage for real property and equipment acquired with Federal funds as provided to property owned by the recipient. Federally-owned property need not be insured unless required by the terms and conditions of the award. ...


or in part under awards. Unless otherwise provided by statute, such requirements, at a minimum, shall contain the following. (a) Title to real property shall vest in the...


submit annually an inventory listing of federally-owned property in their custody to the Federal awarding agency. Upon completion of the award or when the property is...


The recipient shall not use equipment acquired with Federal funds to provide services to non-Federal outside organizations for a fee that is less than private companies charge...


of unused supplies exceeding $5000 in total aggregate value upon termination or completion of the project or program and the supplies are not needed for any...


award. The Federal awarding agency(ies) reserve a royalty-free, nonexclusive and irrevocable right to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use the work for Federal purposes, and...


trust by the recipient as trustee for the beneficiaries of the project or program under which the property was acquired or improved. Agencies may require recipients to...


and other expendable property, equipment, real property and other services with Federal funds. These standards are furnished to ensure that such materials and services...


recipient is the responsible authority, without recourse to the Federal awarding agency, regarding the settlement and satisfaction of all contractual and...


contracts. No employee, officer, or agent shall participate in the selection, award, or administration of a contract supported by Federal funds if a real or apparent conflict...


be alert to organizational conflicts of interests as well as noncompetitive practices among contractors that may restrict or eliminate competition or otherwise restrain...


(a)(2), and (a)(3) of this section apply. (1) Recipients avoid purchasing unnecessary items. (2) Where appropriate, an analysis is made of lease and...


analysis may be accomplished in various ways, including the comparison of price quotations submitted, market prices and similar indicia, together with discounts. Cost...


Basis for contractor selection, (b) Justification for lack of competition bids or offers are not obtained, and (c) Basis for award cost...


the contract and to ensure adequate and timely follow up of all purchases. Recipients shall evaluate contractor performance and document, as appropriate, whether...


following provisions shall also be applied to subcontracts. (a) Contracts in excess of the small purchase threshold shall contain contractual provisions or...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3019.50] [Page 234] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subpart C_Post-Award Requirements Sec. 3019.50 Purpose of reports and records. Sections 3019.51 through 3019.53 set forth the procedures for monitoring and reporting on the recipient's financial and program performance and the necessary standard reporting forms. They also set forth record retention requirements. ...


by the award. Recipients shall monitor subawards to ensure subrecipients have met the audit requirements as delineated in Section 3019.26. (b) The Federal...


(1) SF-269 or SF-269A, Financial Status Report. (i) Each Federal awarding agency shall require recipients to use the SF-269 or SF-269A to report the status of funds for...


awarding agencies shall not impose any other record retention or access requirements upon recipients. (b) Financial records, supporting documents, statistical...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3019.60] [Page 237] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subpart C_Post-Award Requirements Sec. 3019.60 Purpose of termination and enforcement. Sections 3019.61 and 3019.62 set forth uniform suspension, termination and enforcement procedures. ...


if a recipient materially fails to comply with the terms and conditions of an award. (2) By the Federal awarding agency with the consent of the recipient, in...


regulation, assurance, application, or notice of award, the Federal awarding [[Page 238]] agency may, in addition to imposing any of the special...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 15] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR3019.70] [Page 238] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subpart D_After-the-Award Requirements Sec. 3019.70 Purpose. Sections 3019.71 through 3019.73 contain closeout procedures and other procedures for subsequent disallowances and adjustments. ...


as required by the terms and conditions of the award. The Federal awarding agency may approve extensions when requested by the recipient. (b) Unless the...


agency to disallow costs and recover funds on the basis of a later audit or other review. (2) The obligation of the recipient to return any funds due as a result of...




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