Thompson Grants a division of CBIS


Webinar • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET


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$249.00 Procurement Under the Uniform Guidance (OnDemand)

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Webinar Details

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Under the Uniform Guidance, procurement rules have become so challenging that OMB gave non-federal entities three years to get policies, practices and documentation into compliance. That grace period expires this October.

Before then, you need to rethink how you hire staff named in proposals. You must recognize new conflicts of interest, and handle new options and requirements with cost principles, shared services and cost-allocation plans.

In fact, there is so much ground to cover, taking the right steps now can make all the difference in avoiding cost disallowances and audit findings a few months down the road. Here is where to start.

Register now for Procurement Under the Uniform Guidance.

In this 90-minute webinar, Karen Norris—a nationally recognized authority on grants and the Uniform Guidance—clears the confusion over how to comply with new procurement rules. You will learn what steps to take from hiring staff to addressing conflicts of interest, and what options you have in areas such as shared services and cost allocation plans.

Do not risk last-minute compliance.

Reserve your space now to align your procurement practices with the Uniform Guidance, including: 

  • What is in the new procurement provisions (§200.317-.326)
  • How to meet key challenges relating to hiring staff named in proposals, free and open competition, conflict of interest, sole source, cost principles and contract type
  • Procurement options for shared services and cost-allocation plans
  • How to select the appropriate award instrument (i.e., contract or sub-award)
  • Tips to include in a procurement policy

Don’t miss this opportunity to avoid last-minute compliance mistakes that can lead to devastating cost disallowances and audit findings.

Register now for Procurement Under the Uniform Guidance.

This webinar is of value to any nonfederal entity receiving and spending federal funds.

Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Grant managers
  • Project directors
  • Procurement offices
  • Accounting and finance offices
  • Compliance offices
  • Auditors


Karen Norris

Karen Norris is nationally recognized in the grants community as a consultant and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for k4rnoco - a k4ren norris company in Gaithersburg, MD. She has experience in grants and contracts for more than 20 years, previously as a grants administrator for educational institutions in the State of Maryland, as an author and managing editor for grants publications, and currently as a consultant. Norris has served on the Board of Directors of professional associations and editorial advisory boards. She is an invited annual presenter at national conferences and training events, including the Grant Professionals Association, National Grants Management Association, Management Concepts, Maryland Governor's Grants Office, Thompson Information Services/Columbia Books, and others. Norris conducts webinars, virtual classes, eLearning, and onsite grants training for federal, state, local and territorial governments and other nonfederal entities. The White House Conference on Aging published her white paper about health grants. Norris has advised and responded to information requests about the grants process for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management and provided testimony to the Maryland General Assembly about state legislation for the de minimis indirect cost rate. Norris has served as a federal reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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