I plan to provide funds to another organization to help me develop stakeholder communications? Is that considered a subrecipient relationship or a vendor relationship under my award?

As described, this sounds like a vendor relationship where you will be seeking the help of an organization that offers such services as part of its regular business activities. The factors that distinguish a vendor relationship from a subrecipient relationship include that the organization providing the services does so as part of normal business operations; provides similar goods or services to many different purchasers; operates in a competitive environment; and provides goods or services that are ancillary to the operation of the Federal program. A vendor would not be subject to compliance requirements of the ONC award.

Content last reviewed on November 14, 2013
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