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This Grants QSMO Marketplace is under construction and will continue to be updated.

Grants Quality Service Management Office Marketplace

The Grants QSMO seeks to transform grants management by empowering and enabling federal awarding agencies, applicants, and recipients with modern tool to efficiently and effectively deliver on the federal grants mission. The Marketplace is an online catalog of Grants QSMO validated federal grants management shared solutions/services that provide high quality, innovative, and trusted services that cover functions and activities across the grants lifecycle, as aligned to the Federal Integrated Business Framework (FIBF) for Grants Management (GRM). The Marketplace also provides federal agency customers with detailed information about each solution offering to support and inform decisions regarding adoption of these shared solutions/services, as well as information regarding mandatory federal solutions/services utilized in the grant management lifecycle. The Grant QSMO will continue to expand and mature the Marketplace over time to provide solution offerings that address the varying needs of all federal awarding agency customers.

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  • Solution leverages Login.gov for single sign-on authentication
  • Validated
    Solution has completed the Marketplace Validation Process and has been validated by the Grants QSMO
  • Approved
    Solution addresses an activity within the grants lifecycle

Grants Management: Externally Shared Federal Solutions

Solution Name
electronic Research Administration (eRA)
GrantSolutions
Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP)
Payment Management System (PMS)
Program Support Center Cost Allocation Services (PSC/CAS) Indirect Cost Rate Negotiation Service
Validation Status Under Review Under Review Under Review Under Review Under Review
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eRA provides mission-critical IT infrastructure to manage the receipt, processing, review, award and monitoring of research and non-research grants.

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GrantSolutions supports Federal agencies throughout the full grants lifecycle - from pre-award planning through application, award, and closeout. As a shared service provider, GrantSolutions offerings solve for shared mission needs across agencies while incorporating unique business and regulatory processes for grant programs.

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The Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) is a completely electronic system that federal agencies use to quickly and securely transfer money to recipient organizations.

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Payment Management System (PMS) is a secure, online grants payment platform which provides awarding agency and grant recipient customers with efficient grant and grant-like payments, cash management, and personal grant accounting support services.

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Program Support Center's Cost Allocation Services (CAS) is responsible for reviewing and negotiating facility and administrative (indirect) cost rates, fringe benefit rates, special rates as determined to be appropriate, research patient care rates, statewide cost allocation plans and public assistance cost allocation plans. In addition to the aforementioned negotiations, CAS is responsible for resolving audits that involve indirect costs and cost allocation issues and methodologies, and provides technical assistance and guidance to both Federal departments and agencies and the recipient community.

Provider Agency HHS NIH HHS TREAS HHS PSC HHS PSC
Website URL https://era.nih.gov/ https://home.grantsolutions.gov/home/ https://fiscal.treasury.gov/asap/ https://pms.psc.gov/ https://rates.psc.gov/fms/dca/negotiations.html
Contact Details eRAinfo@mail.nih.gov Renee.Lobanovskyy@hhs.gov asaphelpdesk@fiscal.treasury.gov PMSSupport@psc.hhs.gov CAS-Bethesda@psc.hhs.gov
Agency Customers HHS, DOC2 DHS1, DOI, DOT1, GCERC, HHS, HUD1, SBA, SSA, TREAS1, USDA1, DOL2, EAC2 DHS/CGFC, DOC, DOE, DOI, EPA, GCERC, NRC, SSA, TREAS, USDA/FNS, USDA/NIFA, DOJ ASC, HHS, AmeriCorps, DHS, DOD, DOL, DOS, EOP, NASA, SBA, TREAS, USAID, USDA, VA HHS, AmeriCorps, DHS/FEMA, DOD/WHS, DOT/NHTSA, EAC, HUD, MCC, USDA/FSIS, USDA/NASS
Pricing Methodology Under Review Under Review Under Review Under Review Under Review
Customer Satisfaction TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Notes    
GRM.010 - Grant Program Administration
GRM.010.010
Grant Program Set-up & Maintenance

Approved Approved      
GRM.010.020
Grant Program Funding Opportunity

Approved Approved      
GRM.020 - Grant Pre-Award Management
GRM.020.010
Grant Application Support and Receipt

Approved Approved      
GRM.020.020
Grant Application Review and Selection

Approved Approved      
GRM.030 - Grant Award Management
GRM.030.010
Grant Award Issuance

Approved Approved Approved Approved  
GRM.030.020
Grant Award Payment Processing

Approved Approved Approved Approved  
GRM.040 - Grant Post-Award Management and Closeout
GRM.040.010
Grant Award Modification

Approved Approved      
GRM.040.020
Grant Award Performance Review

Approved Approved      
GRM.040.030
Grant Award Financial Review

Approved Approved Approved Approved  
GRM.040.040
Grant Award Compliance Review

Approved Approved      
GRM.040.050
Grant Award Risk Management

Approved Approved      
GRM.040.060
Grant Award Closeout

Approved Approved Approved Approved  
GRM.050 - Grant Program Oversight
GRM.050.010
Grant Program Reporting and Review

Approved Approved Approved    
GRM.050.020
Grant Program Closeout

  Approved      
GRM.060 - Grant Recipient Oversight
GRM.060.010
Grant Recipient Indirect Cost Rate Negotiation

  Approved     Approved
GRM.060.020
Grant Recipient Single Audit

  Approved      
  • 1Solution is leveraged by specific programs and offices within the agency.
  • 2Customers that are migrating to a shared services provider, as of 11/23/2021

Grants Management: Mandatory Solutions

Solution Name
Grants.gov
SAM.gov
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) Subaward Reporting System (FSRS)
Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS)
Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC)
Entity Registration
Assistance Listings
Solution Description View Description

Grants.gov is the single government point of entry for publishing Federal government discretionary grant and cooperative agreement Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)/Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs).

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Entity Registration in SAM.gov provides entities the ability to apply for federal grants or loans or bid on government contracts. On SAM.gov, entities can register, update or renew entity registration, and check the status of entity registration. Anyone can search public entity registration information by creating and signing into a SAM.gov account.

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Assistance Listings, formerly Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA.gov), transitioned to SAM.gov in May 2018. This is now the authoritative site for assistance listings. Assistance listings provide detailed public descriptions of federal programs that provide grants, loans, scholarships, insurance, and other types of financial assistance awards. including information on eligibility, how to apply, and matching requirements.

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FSRS is the reporting tool federal prime grants recipients use to capture and report sub-award and executive compensation data regarding their first-tier sub-awards to meet FFATA and DATA Act reporting requirements.

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FAPIIS is composed of an input and an output module. The input module is located in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) at www.cpars.gov. FAPIIS Data Entry users input records via FAPIIS' CPARS input module. The FAPIIS output module provides users access to integrity and performance information from the FAPIIS reporting module in CPARS, proceedings information from the Entity Management section of SAM.gov, and suspension/debarment information from the Performance Information section of SAM.gov.

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The Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC) operates on behalf of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and its primary purposes are to: distribute single audit reporting packages to federal agencies, support OMB oversight and assessment of federal award audit requirements, maintain a public database of completed audits, and help auditors and auditees minimize the reporting burden of complying with Single Audit requirements.

Provider Agency HHS GSA GSA GSA GSA DOC
Website URL Grants.gov https://sam.gov/content/entity-information https://sam.gov/content/assistance-listings https://www.fsrs.gov/ https://www.fapiis.gov https://facweb.census.gov/
Contact Details support@grants.gov IAEOutreach@gsa.gov IAEOutreach@gsa.gov IAEOutreach@gsa.gov IAEOutreach@gsa.gov govs.fac.ides@census.gov
Customer Satisfaction TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Notes
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OMB directs all Federal grant-making agencies to publish funding opportunity announcements – called "synopses" – on Grants.gov. These announcements allow the public to identify funding opportunities for which they can apply. Grants.gov is part of the extended implementation of the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-107).


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The GSA/Integrated Award Environment (IAE) uses an innovative design and development approach to improve processes and implement policies for those who award, administer, or receive federal awards. Until recently, the IAE managed ten online systems for people who make, manage, and receive federal awards. Today, the number of IAE systems has been reduced to six. In the long run, it will be reduced to one in what is known today as SAM.gov. Part of the SAM.gov modernization effort will be to incorporate FSRS onto their site.


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The GSA/Integrated Award Environment (IAE) uses an innovative design and development approach to improve processes and implement policies for those who award, administer, or receive federal awards. Until recently, the IAE managed ten online systems for people who make, manage, and receive federal awards. Today, the number of IAE systems has been reduced to six. In the long run, it will be reduced to one in what is known today as SAM.gov. Part of the SAM.gov modernization effort will be to incorporate FAPIIS onto their site.


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For inclusion in the Marketplace, the Grants QSMO requires all externally shared federal solutions/services to complete its 3-step Marketplace Validation Process (MVP):

  • Step 1: Solution/service owners complete the Grants QSMO's Federal Shared Service Provider MVP Questionnaire, an in-depth list of standardized questions and associated validation criteria that drive toward a more transparent and detailed understanding of each offering. The MVP Questionnaire helps the Grants QSMO evaluate and ensure each solution offering aligns to the Grants QSMO's Seven Guiding Principles for Grants Technology Modernization:
    • Central focus on customer experience and improved mission delivery
    • Adoption of business and data standards
    • Adherence to security & technology standards
    • Making purposeful and strategic investments
    • Commitment to balancing innovation with stability of operations
    • Employment of agile development of interchangeable, interoperable solutions
    • Use of data as a strategic asset
  • Step 2: Upon completion of the MVP Questionnaire, the Grants QSMO conducts a rigorous review of the submitted responses and supporting documentation, and then meets with each of the federal shared service providers to discuss their responses, provide recommendations, and further explore areas of significant interest and/or impact.
  • Step 3: Following the Grants QSMO's evaluation and review of the MVP Questionnaire responses, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is prepared and signed to govern the relationship between the Grants QSMO and the solution/service offering, as well as formally onboard the Grants QSMO validated solution's current offerings to the Marketplace. Grants QSMO-validated solutions above are indicated with a green checkmark.
  • Note: The processes described above are the first step towards creating a high-quality foundation for the Grants QSMO Marketplace. The MVP process and the Marketplace itself will continue to evolve as we develop and implement a Marketplace maturity framework.

If you are interested in learning more about Marketplace Validation Process, and/or would like to provide suggestions or ideas to help shape the future of the Marketplace, please contact our team at GrantsQSMO@hhs.gov.

The Grants QSMO supports and advises federal awarding agencies on potential adoption of shared solutions/services and/or planned grants IT system investments to address agency needs and help them align with the guiding principles and decrease duplicative technology investments across the government. The Grants QSMO team has consolidated best practices for agencies considering investing in grants IT (available here); after reviewing the investment guidance, agencies with grants IT needs should review the QSMO-validated federal grants management shared solutions/services on the Marketplace to see how they align with identified agency needs and contact the Grants QSMO team for additional information.

Please contact the Grants QSMO team at GrantsQSMO@hhs.gov if your agency or organization is:

  • interested in acquiring a Marketplace offering
  • planning to invest in new or existing grants IT
  • considering becoming a Federal Shared Service Provider
  • wanting to provide feedback about one of the current Marketplace providers
  • wondering why your current shared service provider is not listed here
  • looking for more information about the Grants QSMO (visit our homepage here)

The Grants QSMO is currently surveying the Federal awarding agencies' grants technology needs to best determine the demand for additional shared solutions/services in the Marketplace. The Grants QSMO team expects to engage with commercial providers on future Marketplace solution needs later in FY22. Please contact us at GrantsQSMO@hhs.gov with any questions or feedback.

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