Which OSP team should process a proposal if it is unclear whether it will be awarded as a federal grant or a contract?
When a federal solicitation (funding opportunity) states that the proposal may be awarded as either a grant, cooperative agreement, or procurement contract, you should work with your designated Grants and Contracts Officer on the Grants Management Services Team if:
- The solicitation has an Assistance Listing Number (formerly known as a CFDA), AND
- The solicitation does not include FAR clauses or provisions.
However, if the solicitation states that the proposal may be awarded as an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), you should work with your designated Federal Contracts Officer on the Federal Contracts Services Team to submit the proposal.