Definitions - Performer
A performer is either an intramural group or organization carrying out an
operational function or an extramural organization or person receiving support or
providing services under a contract or grant.
- Intramural performers are the agencies of the Federal Government.
Their work is carried on directly by agency personnel. Obligations reported under
this category are for activities performed or to be performed by the reporting
agency itself or represent funds that the agency transfers to another Federal
agency for performance of work as long as the ultimate performer is that agency
or any Federal agency. If the ultimate performer is not a Federal agency, the
funds so transferred are reported by the transferring agency under the appropriate
extramural performer category (universities and colleges, other nonprofit
institutions, or industrial firms).
NOTE: Intramural activities cover not only the actual intramural R&D
performance, but also the costs associated with the planning and administration of
both intramural and extramural programs by Federal personnel. Intramural
activities also include the costs of supplies and equipment, essentially of an
"off-the-shelf" nature, that are procured for use in intramural R&D. For example,
the purchase from an extramural source of an operational launch vehicle (i.e., one
that has gone beyond the development or prototype stage) that is used for
intramural performance of R&D is reported as a part of the cost of intramural R&D.
- Extramural performers are organizations outside the Federal sector
that perform R&D with Federal funds under contract, grant, or cooperative
agreement. Only those costs associated with actual R&D performance are reported,
but these costs would include costs of materials and supplies to carry out R&D
activities. Note, however, that the costs of off-the-shelf supplies and equipment
required to support intramural R&D and procured from extramural suppliers are
considered as part of the costs of intramural performance and not as part of the
costs of extramural performance.
Extramural performers are identified as follows: