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Procurement Standards

Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards - Procurement Standards

1. Ref.: 2 CFR Part 200.318-326

2. Effective Date: July 1, 2017

3. Originating Office/Agency: Office of Management and Budget

4. Key Words: Procurement; methods of procurement; contract cost and price; contract provisions


The Eastern Washington University Office of Procurement and Contracts, along with the Office of Grant and Research Development, is responsible for ensuring that all purchases using Federal funds are made in accordance with Federal requirements. The university currently is in a grace period for implementing the procurement standards set forth in sections 2 CFR Part 200.318-326 of the Uniform Guidance until July 1, 2018. Therefore, purchases made with Federal funds before July 1, 2018, may be made in accordance with the procurement requirements of OMB Circular A-110 as specified in Part C, Post-Award Requirements, Sections .40-.48. However, during the grace period EWU is responsible for documenting why it decided to comply with the procurement standards contained in OMB Circular A-110.

Effective July 1, 2018, the university will comply with the Procurement Standards as defined in the Uniform Guidance and summaries of those requirements will be updated at that time.  One major revision to the original Uniform Guidance that should be noted is that the micropurchase threshold has been increased from $3,500 to $10,000 for institutions of higher education. If Project Directors or Principal Investigators have questions or need further guidance on procurements with Federal funds, please contact Mr. Doug Vandenboom, Director of Purchasing and Contracts, at or 359-6604.

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