1: Subrecipients are defined in Circular A-133 Subpart B__.210(b) Subrecipient and vendor determinations.
Characteristics indicative of a subrecipient are when the organization:
(1) Determines who is eligible to receive what Federal financial assistance;
(2) Has its performance measured against whether the objectives of the Federal program are met;
(3) Has responsibility for programmatic decision making;
(4) Has responsibility for adherence to applicable Federal program compliance requirements; and
(5) Uses the Federal funds to carry out a program of the organization as compared to providing goods or services for a program of the pass-through entity.
Entities that do not meet the eligibility criteria cannot apply as prime recipients or subrecipients.
Vendor/subcontractor as defined in Circular No. A-133 means a dealer, distributor, merchant, or other seller providing goods or services that are required for the conduct of a Federal program.
Entities that do not meet the eligibility criteria may only be utilized as a vendor/subcontractor for testing purposes.
2: National Laboratories may not apply as prime recipient or sub-recipient, therefore a principal investigator cannot be from a National Laboratory.