Prospective Offeror's and Applicant's Guide to the Non-Organization Pre-Award Survey

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In order to assess your capacity to manage USAID funds and your likelihood for compliance with U.S. federal government regulations, USAID will be conducting a Non-U.S. Organization Pre-Award Survey (NUPAS) of your organization. Below, you will learn why we -- the government -- require a pre-award survey, how the process works, what the review team evaluates, and how you can best prepare yourself for the survey process.


The NUPAS provides the Agreement Officer (AO) with the information needed to evaluate the ability of your organization to adequately fulfill the terms of an award, and serves as a selection tool to determine a potential partner’s responsibility and whether special conditions may be required within your final award document.

More specifically, the NUPAS has three main objectives:

  1. To determine whether your organization has sufficient financial and managerial capacity to manage USAID funds in accordance with U.S. Government and USAID requirements;
  2. To determine the most appropriate method of financing to use under the potential USAID award; and
  3. To determine the degree of support and oversight necessary to ensure proper accountability of funds provided to your organization.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 7:15am