Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards

Policy Number: 
Reason for Policy: 

The purpose of this Policy is, as required by federal law, to document the University’s decision to delay the implementation of new procurement standards set forth in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (the “Uniform Guidance”) until July 1, 2016, as permitted under 2 CFR § 200.110(a).

Entities Affected by this Policy: 

Purchasing and Contracting Services

Responsible Office: 

Purchasing and Contracting Services: (541) 346-1000 or contract@uoregon.edu

Enactment & Revision History: 

12/15/15: Extended by President Michael H. Schill

06/18/15: Approved as an emergency policy by Interim President Scott Coltrane


The Federal Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) issued Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, 2 CFR Chapter I, Chapter II, Part 200, et al. (the “Uniform Guidance”), in the Federal Register on December 19, 2014. The Uniform Guidance was generally effective December 26, 2014.


Section 200.110 of the Uniform Guidance states that non-Federal entities may continue to comply with the procurement standards in previous OMB guidance, instead of the procurement standards found in the Uniform Guidance, for one full additional fiscal year after December 26, 2014.  A non-Federal entity must document its decision to continue to comply with previous OMB guidance for a full additional fiscal year in its internal procurement policies.  Previous OMB guidance refers to OMB guidance described in 2 CFR § 200.104 inasmuch as that guidance relates to procurement.


The University of Oregon (the “University”) has elected to follow previous OMB guidance related to procurement standards in effect prior to December 26, 2014, for one full additional fiscal year.  Therefore, the University will follow previous OMB guidance for procurement through the end of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.  The University will take steps to ensure that the procurement standards found in the Uniform Guidance are properly implemented and effective on July 1, 2016.


This policy is adopted as an emergency policy pursuant to section 9 of the Policy on University Policies, Policy 1.03.01.  As a result, this policy shall have a duration of six months unless a showing of necessity warrants a longer duration.

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