Infographic: Pre-award Risk Assessment for Sub recipient(s) ADS 303.3.21

Policy Update: Pre-award Risk Assessment for Subrecipient(s) ADS 303.3.21

What’s New

Mandatory Pre-award Risk Assessment for subrecipient(s), prior to obtaining Agreement Officer’s (AO) approval

Prime Recipient to confirm compliance with risk assessment requirements for subrecipient(s)

Why

To Prevent Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons from receiving the U.S. Government funds

Responsibility

Prime Recipients of USG awards are now responsible for the following pre-award risk assessment checks on their Subrecipient(s):

  1. No active exclusions in System for Award Management (SAM)
  2. No appearance on SDN and Blocked Persons List maintained by the U.S. Treasury for the Office of Foreign Assets Control, sometimes referred to as the “OFAC List”
  3. Not listed on United Nations Security designation List

Required Tasks for the Prime

SAM Check:

The name of the Sub recipient can be checked via SAM website; by clicking on the Tab: “Data Access - Exclusions Extract Data Package” Website Link: https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/DATA_ACCESS

Note: SAM provides a comprehensive list of firms & organizations that are ineligible to receive the U.S. Government funds. The sub awardee is NOT required to register in SAM.

SDN and Blocked Persons List maintained by the U.S. Treasury for the Office of Foreign Assets Control Check:

The name of the Sub recipient’s Key Personnel can be checked via link: https://sanctionssearch.ofac.treas.gov/

United Nations Security Designation List Check:

The name of the Sub recipient and Key Personnel can be checked via below link: https://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list

Results

Upon conducting the above checks, Prime Recipients must confirm compliance with risk assessment to the Agreement Officer 

For More Information Please Refer To:

• Automated Directive System (ADS) 303.3.21 – Sub awards

• USAID/INDIA Implementing Partner Notice (IPN) - Notice 1 - ROAA-IPN-2018-01, Policy revision in ADS 303.3.21

Issuing Country 
Date 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:45pm

Last updated: August 21, 2018