Principal Investigator Responsibilities in the Subcontracting Process
The principal investigator is responsible for preparing and sending the "Request for Subcontract" form (PR-033) to Procurement along with the documents requested on the form.
- Acceptance of deliverables including acceptance of technical program or final report
- Authorization of payments of invoices for subcontracts
- Requesting amendments for any changes, continuations, or cancellations on a "Request for Subcontract" form
To request a change in a subcontract, principal investigators must submit a new "Request for Subcontract" form to their sponsored program officer requesting an amendment to the subcontract. The sponsored program officer will prepare the amendment and obtain all necessary approvals and authorized signatures of both parties to the subcontract. The sponsored program officer will then forward the "Request for Subcontract" and the amendment to Procurement. Competitive bidding requirements based on the aggregate total of the subcontract, if applicable, must also be met. Purchasing will then issue a change order in accordance with the approved amendment.