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Procurement Methods
  1. Procurement Methods
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Step Lesson 1 of 5 Procurement Methods


Common Procurement Methods

There are a variety of procurement methods used when goods and services are purchased with federal grant funds. Grantees are required to have procurement policies which follow the guidelines in 2 CFR 200 to set standards and processes for each procurement method.  The dollar value of the individual item usually determines the procurement method to be used. However, the availability of the item in the marketplace or unique type of service required can also drive the type of method used. All goods and services procured must be for allowable costs outlined in the federal guidelines.

These are the commonly used methods used to obtain goods and services for your tribal entity using federal funds:

  1. Micro-Purchases
  2. Small Purchases
  3. Competitive Bids: Sealed and Ne gotiated
  4. Non-Competitive Awards (Source Awards)

Commonly Used Methods

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Tribal Sovereignty

One important consideration is to keep in mind tribal sovereign immunity. For a detailed review about the implications of this, please visit this resource.


2 CFR 200.320, Code of Federal Regulations. Title 2: Grants and Agreements. Subpart C: Pre-Federal Award Requirements and Contents of Federal Awards, https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2014-title2-vol1/pdf/CFR-2014-title2-vol1-sec200-320.pdf

Resource Links

Guide To Procurements Under DOJ Grants and Cooperative Agreements https://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/GuideToProcurementProcedures.pdf

OVC Tribal Financial Management Center

The OVC Tribal Financial Management Center (TFMC) provides training, technical assistance, and resources to support American Indian and Alaska Native communities as they successfully manage the financial aspects of their federal awards. OVC TFMC also offers support via our Virtual Support Center (VSC) to Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) grantees and those seeking federal funding from OVC for the first time. Email questions or requests for grant financial management technical assistance to TFMC@ovctfmc.org. Visit OVCTFMC.org for additional resources and information.


 Course Description  Lesson 2 - Request for Proposal