What is a FFATA Report in the Sub-Award Reporting System

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TIPS

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TIPSAccording to the United States Government,  FFATA Sub-award Reporting System (FSRS) will collect data from the Federal prime awardees on sub-awards they make: a prime grant awardee will be required to report on its sub-grants and a prime contract awardee will be required to report on its sub-contracts.

CONTRACTS

In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation clause 52.204-10 (Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards), Prime Contractors awarded a federal contract or order are required to file a FFATA sub-award report by the end of the month following the month in which the prime contractor awards any subcontract greater than $25,000. This reporting requirement will be phased-in (see below):

Phase 1: Reporting subcontracts under federally-awarded contracts and orders valued greater than or equal to $20,000,000, reporting starts now.

Phase 2: Reporting subcontracts under federally-awarded contracts and orders valued greater than or equal to $550,000, reporting starts October 1, 2010.

Phase 3: Reporting subcontracts under federally-awarded contracts and orders valued greater than or equal to $25,000, reporting starts March 1, 2011.

Although the requirement to report sub-awards is being phased-in at certain dollar levels, if you would like to start reporting prior to the start date for your subcontracts, the system is available to you for reporting

GRANTS

In accordance with 2 CFR Chapter 1, Part 170REPORTING SUB-AWARD AND EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION INFORMATION,PrimeAwardees awarded a federal grant are required to file a FFATA sub-award report by the end of the month following the month in which the prime awardees awards any subcontract equal to or greater than $25,000. The reporting requirement are as follows:

  • This requirement is mandatory for both discretionary grants awarded on or after October 1, 2010.

 

  • All sub-award information must be reported by the prime awardee.

 

  • For those new Federal grants as of October 1, 2010, if the initial award is equal to or over $25,000, reporting of sub-award and executive compensation data is required.

 

  • If the initial award is below $25,000 but subsequent grant modifications result in a total award equal to or over $25,000, the award will be subject to the reporting requirements, as of the date the award exceeds $25,000.

 

  • If the initial award equals or exceeds $25,000 but funding is subsequently de-obligated such that the total award amount falls below $25,000, the award continues to be subject to the reporting requirements of the Transparency Act and this Guidance.

     

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