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(2) The metric System of measurenent will be used, to the extent economically feasible, in federal agencies’ procurements, grantS, and Other busineSS-related activities.

(3) Metric implementation Shall not be required to the extent that such use is likely to CauSe Significant inefficienCies Or loss Of market.S to United States firms.

(b) Responsibilities. DOD Components Shall enSure that the metric System is used, to the maximum extent practicable, in measurement-Sensitive a Ctivities Supported by programs that use grantS and COOperative agreements, and in measurement-Sensitive Outputs Of Such programs.

Subport F-Aword

$22.600 Purpose.

This subpart sets forth grants officers’ responsibilities relating to the award document and Other actions at the time Of award.

$22.605 ities. At the time Of award, the grants OffiCer is responsible for ensuring that: (a) The award instrument contains the appropriate terms and conditions, in a CCOrdance with $22.610. (b) Information about the award is provided to the Office responsible for preparing report.S for the Defense ASSistance Award Data System (DAADS), to enSure timely and a CCurate reporting of data required by 31 U.S.C. 6101– 6106 (see 32 CFR part 21, subpart C). (C)(1) In addition to the COpy Of the award document provided to the recipient, a COpy is forwarded to the Office designated to administer the grant Or COOperative agreement, and another COpy is forwarded to the finance and a CCOunting Office designated to make the payment.S to the recipient. (2) For any award Subject to the electronic funds transfer (EFT) requirement, described in $22.810(b)(2), the grantS Officer shall include a prominent, notification Of that fact. On the first page Of the COpies forwarded to the recipient, the administrative grantS Officer, and the finance and a CCounting Office. On the first page of the COpy forwarded to the recipient, the

Grants officers’ responsibil

grantS Officer also shall include a prominent notification that the recipient, to be paid, must Submit a Payment Information Form (Standard Form SF-38816) to the responsible DoD payment, Office, if that payment Office does not. Currently have the information (e.g., bank name and account number) needed to pay the recipient by EFT.

$22.610 Award instruments.

(a) Each award document, shall inClude terms and COnditions that: (1) Address programmatic requirement S (e.g., a Statement. Of WOrk Or Other appropriate terms or conditions that describe the Specific goals and Objectives of the project). The grants offiCer Shall develop Such terms and COnditions in COOrdination with program Officials. (2) Provide for the recipient’s compliance With: (i) Pertinent Federal Statutes Or Executive Orders that apply broadly to Federal Or DOD assistance awards. (ii) Any program-Specific requirements that are prescribed in the program Statute (See §22.210(a)(2)), Or appropriation-Specific requirements that are Stated in the pertinent CongresSiOnal appropriations (see $22.515). (iii) Pertinent portions of the DODGARS or other Federal regulations, including those that implement the Federal Statutes Or Executive Orders deSCribed in paragraphs (a)(2) (i) and (ii) Of this Section. (3) Specify the grants Officer’s inStructions for post-award administration, for any matter where the postaWard administration provisions in 32 CFR part 32, 33, or 34 give the grants Officer options for handling the matter. For example, under 32 CFR 32.24(b), the grantS Officers must choose among posSible methods for the recipient’s disposition of program income. It is essential that the grantS Officer identify the Option Selected in each Case, to provide Clear instructions to the recipient, and the grantS Officer responsible for postaward administration. Of the grant; Or COOperative agreement. . (b) TO assist grantS Officers:

6 See footnote 5 to $22.510(b).

(1) Appendix B to this part provides

model Clauses to implement, Certain Federal Statutes, Executive Orders, and regulations (see paragraph (a)(2)(i) Of this section) that frequently apply to DOD grant S and COOperative agreements. GrantS Officers may incorporate the model Clauses into award terms and conditions, as appropriate. It should be noted that Appendix B to this part is an aid, and not an exhaustive list of all requirements that apply in all Cases. Depending On the Circumstances of a given award, Other Statutes, Executive Orders, Or Codified regulations also may apply (e.g., Appendix B to this part does not list program-specific requirements described in paragraph (a)(2)(ii) Of this Section). (2) Appendix C to this part is a list Of administrative requirement.S that apply to awards to different types of recipients. It also identifies post-award administration issues that the grantS officer must address in the award terms and Conditions.

Subport G–Field Administration

$22.700 Purpose.

This Subpart prescribes policies and procedures for administering grantS and COOperative agreement.S. It does SO in conjunction with 32 CFR parts 32, 33, and 34, which prescribe administrative requirements for particular types of reCipient.S.

$22.705 Policy.

(a) DOD policy is to have each recipient deal with a single office, to the maximum extent practicable, for postaward administration Of its grantS and Cooperative agreements. This reduces burdens On recipient.S that Can result when multiple DoD offices separately administer grants and COOperative agreements they award to a given recipient. It also minimizes unnecessary duplication of field administration Services.

(b) To further reduce burdens On reCipients, the Office responsible for performing field administration services for grantS and COOperative agreements to a particular recipient Shall be, to the maximum extent practicable, the Same Office that is a SSigned responSibility for performing field adminis

tration Services for Contracts awarded to that recipient. (C) Contracting activities and grantS Officers therefore shall use CrOSS-Servicing arrangements whenever practicable and, to the maximum extent possible, delegate responsibility for post-award administration to the cognizant grantS administration offices identified in $22.710.

$22.710 Assignment of grants administration offices.

In a CCOrdance with the policy Stated in $22.705(b), the DoD offices (referred to in this part as “grantS administration Offices”) that are assigned responsibility for performing field administration Services for grants and COOperative agreements are (see the ‘‘DoD Directory Of Contract Administration Services Components,” DLAH 4105.4,7 for Specific addresses Of administration offices): (a) Regional Offices of the Office of Naval Research, for grantS and COOperative agreement.S with: (1) Institutions of higher education and laboratories affiliated with Such institutions, to the extent that Such Organizations are Subject to the university cost principles in OMB Circular A– 21.8 (2) NOnprofit Organizations that are Subject to the cost principles in OMB Circular A–122,9 if their principal busineSS with the Department of Defense is research and development. (b) Field offices of the Defense Contract, Management Command, for grants and COOperative agreements with all other entities, including: (1) For-profit Organizations. (2) NOnprofit Organizations identified in Attachment C Of OMB Circular A–122 that are Subject to for-profit cost principles in 48 CFR part 31. (3) NOnprofit Organizations Subject to the cost principles in OMB Circular A– 122, if their principal business with the

7 Copies may be obtained either from the

Defense Logistics Agency, Publications Distribution Division (DASC–WDM), 8725 John J. Kingman Rd., Suite 0119, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060–6220, or from the Defense Contract Management Command home page at http:// WWW.dcmc.dcrb.dla.mil. 8 See footnote 2 to $22.420(b)(1). 9 See footnote 2 to $22.420(b)(1).

Department of Defense is other than research and development. (4) State and local governments.

$22.715 Grants administration office functions.

The primary responsibility of cognizant grantS administration offices shall be to advise and assist grants officers and recipientS prior to and after award, and to help enSure that recipients fulfill all requirements in law, regulation, and award terms and Conditions. Specific functions include: (a) Conducting reviews and COOrdinating reviews, audits, and audit requests. This includes: (1) Advising grantS Officers On the extent to which audit S by independent auditors (i.e., public accountants or Federal audit OrS) have provided the information needed to Carry Out, their reSponsibilities. If a recipient has had an independent audit, in a CCOrdance with OMB Circular A–133, and the audit, report disclosed no material weaknesses in the recipient’s financial management and Other management, and Control Systems, additional preaward Or ClOSeout, audits usually Will not be needed (see $$22.420(b) and 22.825(b)). (2) Performing pre-award Surveys, when requested by a grantS Officer, after providing advice described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section. (3) Reviewing recipientS’ Systems and compliance with Federal requirements, in COOrdination with any reviews and Compliance audit.S performed by independent auditors under OMB Circular A–133, Or in a CCOrdance with the terms and COnditions Of the award. This inCludes: (i) Reviewing recipients’ financial management, property management, and purchasing SystemS, to determine the adequacy Of Such Systems. (ii) Determining that recipientS have drug-free WOrkplace programs, as required under 32 CFR part 25. (4) Notifying the Office of the Assistant Inspector General for Policy and Oversight (OAIG(P&O)), 400 Army-Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 2.2202, if either of the following is not available within a reasonable period. Of time (e.g., Six months) after the date On which a recipient of DoD grants and agreements was to have Submitted its audit report

under OMB Circular A–133 to the OAIG(P&O): (i) The recipient’s audit report under OMB Circular A–133. (ii) The OAIG(P&O)'s desk review of the recipient’s audit report, Or a letter Stating that the OAIG(P&O) has deCided not to COnduct a desk review. (b) Performing property administration Services for GOvernment-Owned property, and for any property a Cquired by a recipient, with respect to which the recipient has further Obligations to the Government. (c) EnSuring timely Submission of reQuired report.S. (d) Executing administrative ClOSeOut procedures. (e) Establishing recipients’ indirect COSt rates, where the Department Of Defense is the COgnizant Or Oversight Federal agency with the responsibility for doing SO. (f) Performing Other administration functions (e.g., receiving recipients’ payment request.S and transmitting approved payment authorizations to payment Offices) as delegated by applicable CrOSS-Servicing agreements or letters Of delegation.

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(1) For awards to domestic institutions of higher education and other nonprofit Organizations, requirement.S are specified in 32 CFR part 32, which is the DoD implementation of OMB Circular A–110.

(2) For awards to State and local governments, requirements are Specified in 32 CFR part 33, which is the DoD codification Of the GOvernment.Wide common rule to implement, OMB Circular A–102.

(3) For awards to domestic for-profit Organizations, requirements are Specified in 32 CFR part 34, which is modeled on the requirements in OMB Circular A—110.

(b) Awards to foreign recipients. DoD Components shall use the administrative requirement.S Specified in paragraph (a) of this Section, to the maximum extent practicable, for grants and cooperative agreements to foreign reCipientS.

$22.810 Payments.

(a) Purpose. This section prescribes policies and grants officers’ post-award responsibilities, with respect to payments to recipientS Of grantS and COOperative agreement.S.

(b) Policy. (1) It is Government wide policy to minimize the time elapsing between any payment. Of funds to a reCipient and the recipient’s disbursement of the funds for program purposes (see 32 CFR 32.22(a) and 33.21(b), and the implementation. Of the Cash Management Improvement Act at 31 CFR part 205).

(2) It also is a GOvernment.Wide requirement to use electronic funds transfer (EFT) in the payment of any grant for which an application or proposal was Submitted Or renewed. On Or after July 26, 1996, unless the recipient has Obtained a waiver by Submitting to the head Of the pertinent Federal agenCy a Certification that it has neither an aCCOunt, with a financial institution nor an authorized payment agent. This requirement is in 31 U.S.C. 3332, as amended by the Debt, Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (Section 31001(x)(1)(A), Pub. L. 104–134), and as implemented by Department. Of Trea,Sury regulations at 31 CFR part 208. As a matter of DoD policy, this requirement applies to COOperative agree

ments, as Well as grants. Within the Department of Defense, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service implements this EFT requirement, and grants Officers have collateral responSibilities at the time of award, as deScribed in $22.605(c), and in postaward administration, a.S described in $22.810(c)(3)(iv). (3) Expanding On these Governmentwide policies, DoD policy is for DoD Components to use electronic commerce, to the maximum extent practicable, in the portions of the payment process for grants and COOperative agreements for which grants officers are responsible. In Cases where recipientS Submit each payment request to the grantS Officer, this includes using electronic methods to receive recipients’ request.S for payment and to transmit authorizations for payment, to the DOD payment Office. Using electronic methods will improve timeliness and accuracy of payment.S and reduce administrative burdens aSSOCiated with paper-based payment.S. (c) Post-award responsibilities. In cases where the recipient Submits each payment request to the grants officer, the administrative grantS Officer des– ignated to handle payments for a grant Or COOperative agreement is responSible for: (1) Handling the recipient’s requests for payment.S in a CCOrdance with DOD implementation. Of Government wide guidance (see 32 CFR 32.22, 33.21, or 34.12, a S applicable). (2) Reviewing each payment request, to enSure that: (i) The request complies with the award terms. (ii) Available funds are adequate to pay the request. (iii) The recipient will not have exCeSS Cash. On hand, based on expenditure patterns. (3) Maintaining a close working relationship with the personnel in the finance and a CCOunting Office responSible for making the payments. A good WOrking relationship is necessary, to ensure timely and accurate handling of financial transactions for grants and COOperative agreement.S. Administrative grants Officers: (i) Should be generally familiar with policies and procedures for disbursing offices that are contained in Chapter 19 of Volume 10 Of the DOD Financial Management Regulation (the FMR, DoD 7000.14–R10). (ii) Shall forward authorizations to the designated payment Office expeditiously, SO that paymentS may be made in accordance With the timely payment, guidelines in Chapter 19 of Volume 10 Of the FMR. Unless alternative arrangement.S are made With the payment Office, authorizations should be forwarded to the payment Office at least 3 working days before the end of the period specified in the FMR. The period specified in the FMR is: (A) NO more than Seven Calendar days after receipt of the recipient’s request by the administrative grants officer, whenever electronic Commerce is used (i.e., EDI to request, and authorize payment.S and electronic funds transfer (EFT) to make payments). (B) No more than thirty calendar days after receipt of the recipient’s request by the administrative grants officer, when it is not possible to use electronic commerce and paper transactions are used. (C) NO more than Seven Calendar days after each date Specified, when payment.S are authorized in advance based On a predetermined payment Schedule, provided that the payment Schedule was received in the disbursing Office at least 30 Calendar dayS in advance Of the date Of the Scheduled payment. (iii) Shall ensure that the recipients’ Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is included with each payment authorization forwarded to the payment Office. This is a Statutory requirement. Of 31 U.S.C. 3325, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (section 31001(y), Pub. L. 104–134). (iv) For each award that is required to be paid by EFT (see $22.605(c) and ($22.810(b)(2)), shall prominently indicate that fact in the payment authorization.

10 Copies may be obtained, at Cost, from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161. Authorized users may also obtain copies from the Defense Technical Information Center, 8725 John J. Kingman Rd., Suite 0944, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060–6218.

$22.815 Claims, disputes, and appeals.

(a) Award terms. GrantS OfficerS Shall include in grants and cooperative agreement.S a term Or COndition that incorporates the procedures Of this Section for: (1) PrOCessing recipient Claims and disputes. (2) Deciding appeals Of grantS Officers’ decisions. (b) Submission of claims—(1) Recipient claims. If a recipient wishes to Submit a Claim arising Out Of Or relating to a grant Or COOperative agreement, the grants officer shall inform the recipient that the Claim must: (i) Be Submitted in writing to the grantS Officer for decision; (ii) Specify the nature and basis for the relief requested; and (iii) Include all data that Supports the Claim. (2) DoD Component claims. Claims by a DOD COmponent Shall be the Subject. Of a written decision by a grants officer. (C) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)—(1) Policy. DoD policy is to try to resolve all issues Concerning grants and COOperative agreement S by mutual agreement at the grantS Officer’s level. DOD COmponents therefore are encouraged to use ADR procedures to the maximum extent practicable. ADR proCedures are any VOluntary means (e.g., mini-trials Or mediation) used to reSolve issues in controversy without reSOrting to formal administrative appeals (See paragraph (e) of this Section) Or to litigation. (2) Procedures. (i) The ADR procedures Or techniques to be used may either be agreed upon by the Government, and the recipient in advance (e.g., when agreeing On the terms and COnditions Of the grant Or COOperative agreement), Or may be agreed upon at the time the parties determine to use ADR proce— dures. (ii) If a grants officer and a recipient are not able to resolve an issue through unassisted negotiations, the grants of ficer Shall encourage the recipient to enter into ADR procedures. ADR procedures may be used prior to Submission Of a recipient’s Claim Or at any time prior to the Grant, Appeal Authority’s decision. On a recipient’s appeal (See paragraph (e)(3)(iii) Of this Section).

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