This short guidance briefly summarizes advice about project management from the Federal Acquisition Institute, communicated in its Guide for Project Managers. This guidance breaks up the process of project management into discrete steps and provides a list of considerations that public leaders will find helpful as they approach projects.
Federal law requires that agreements between non-federal recipients of federal awards (including local jurisdictions receiving federal grants) and transferees (subrecipients and contractors) include certain statutory or regulatory language. This checklist is intended to provide talking points for your conversation with your legal counsel to ensure that your agreement is compliant with federal rules.
The OIG has compiled OIG Bulletin articles related to using ARPA funds, including articles about paying for supplies and services with federal funds, invoice review, data analytics and vendor audits.
These questions and answers are from the ARPA webinar presented by the OIG.
This manual contains guidance for complying with Chapter 30B of the Massachusetts General Laws, known as the Uniform Procurement Act. Chapter 30B governs the procurement of supplies, services and real property by municipal governmental bodies. Chapter 30B applies to procurements made with federal funds, including from ARPA’s Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLRF).
The Designing and Constructing Public Facilities manual describes requirements and recommendations for awarding public design and construction project contracts. Massachusetts awarding authorities conduct a variety of construction projects, including schools, police and fire stations, roads, bridges, and wastewater treatment plants. Please note that infrastructure projects using assistance from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSRF/CLRF) must meet federal eligible use requirements.
These charts are intended for local officials to use as a quick guide on public procurement procedures that must be followed pursuant to the Massachusetts General Laws. Your local rules may establish stricter or additional requirements that you must follow. Contact your chief procurement officer or legal counsel for advice on your local rules and procurement procedures.
- Practical Guide to Drafting Effective Invitations for Bids & Requests for Proposals for Supplies & Services
This guide provides information on writing and organizing clear, effective invitations for bids (IFBs) and requests for proposals (RFPs) for supplies and services. The guide includes general instructions, a model IFB, model RFP language and sample bid forms.
This guide recommends methods and identifies resources for hiring audit firms and managing audit services contracts. The guide also clarifies Chapter 30B’s narrow exemption for certified public accountants.
This video provides an overview of Chapter 30B, including legal requirements and best practices for purchasing supplies or services by local jurisdictions.
This video will help public officials, public employees, and those who want to protect the public interest understand the concept of fraud. The video also provides useful tips to detect and prevent fraud in the workplace.