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The Award section of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is responsible for processing Subaward agreements and amendments that are issued by the University to collaborating entities (Subrecipients). These Subrecipients will perform a portion of the research required under a prime award to the University. 

Whereas, OBFS Purchasing is responsible for processing agreements to obtain goods or routine services from Vendors. These agreements are subject to all relevant University procurement policies. Please consult the Subawardee/Vendor Check List for guidance:



Performs part of the “scope” of the research project and has its performance measured against such

Provides goods and services to many different purchasers

Uses the funds to carry out a portion of the scope of work of the University’s research project

Provides goods and services that are ancillary to the operation of the research project

Selected for intellectual merits or related research

Operates in a competitive market

Responsible for compliance and flow down reporting requirements of the prime award

Not subject to compliance issues (monitoring) or reporting requirements of the prime award

Has input into the decision making process regarding the direction of the research project

Responds to specifications

Authors or co-authors publications

Not applicable

May present papers/results of research at conferences

Not applicable

May seek patent protection for inventions

Not applicable

Retains title to Intellectual Property Rights

Work for Hire – Rights belong to Buyer


The Subaward Agreement and Amendment procedures are required in accordance with Section 16.1.5 of the Office of Business and Financial Policies and Procedures Manual.