Office of Criminal Justice Grants

Third-Party Relationship Determinations

I am entering into a contractual agreement with a third-party, how do I know if they are a subrecipient, contractor, or consultant?

OCJG's Third-Party Determination Checklist is designed to assist you in making this determination. The checklist is made up of simple yes/no questions and your responses will indicate the most likely relationship determination. 

  • If you respond "yes" to question 1, you are most likely entering into a relationship with a third-party consultant.
  • If you answer "yes" to any one of the remaining questions, you are most likely entering into a relationship with a third-party subrecipient.
  • If all of your responses are "no", you are most likely entering into a relationship with a third-party contractor.

It is important to note, not all third-party contractual service relationships are crystal clear, black-and-white. There is occasionally some overlap and areas of concern. If you experience this during the course of your project, or if you are unsure if the initial determination is correct, you are encouraged to reach out to your grant manager for discussion and guidance.

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