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COFAR Frequently Asked Questions

What clarification can OMB and COFAR provide regarding changes to the term contractor and the elimination of the term vendor?

• In existing guidance, the COFAR has found that some confusion results from the fact that OMB Circular A-133 makes a distinction between subrecipients and “vendors” while other circulars describe either subawards or “subcontracts”.

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• Likewise, any Federal awards that meet the criteria under section § 200.330 for the non-Federal entity to be considered a contractor, whether the non-Federal entity providing the funds calls it a “vendor agreement” or a “subcontract”,

 


What clarification can OMB and COFAR provide regarding changes to the term contractor and the elimination of the term vendor?

• In existing guidance, the COFAR has found that some confusion results from the fact that OMB Circular A-133 makes a distinction between subrecipients and “vendors” while other circulars describe either subawards or “subcontracts”.

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