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Posted by on Mar 31, 2010

Is Grants Management a Government-Only Function?

If you would like to voice your opinion on this question, now is your opportunity. The Office of Management and Budget is seeking input about what constitutes “inherently governmental” functions as it works to develop new guidance for determining whether federal agencies should contract out certain tasks or whether the work should be performed by government employees.

Some activities seem obviously governmental, such as hiring federal workers or establishing federal policy, but other areas are less clear.

And while much of the attention is directed toward the role of contractors and procurement actions by federal agencies, there is also a question about grants management responsibilities.

Specifically, OMB’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy wants to know whether the new guidance should say anything new about the use of contractors to manage federal grantees.

Comments are due June 1. The Federal Register notice is available by clicking here

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