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Section 4: Project Award Life Cycle

Once awards are ready to be disseminated, the project is given a project number by RTI staff. The university or Federal agency is then notified of the award. The University or Federal agency submits a draft of the project agreement. The budget is totaled and the project agreement is inspected to ensure that State approved contract language is used. The contract is then redlined and reviewed by both the SMEs and PM. At this point Contract Services Division reviews the project agreement. The University or Federal agency then receives the project agreement and makes the required changes. The contract is then securely signed electronically. Once the contract is signed, the University or Federal agency then receives an activation letter (notice to proceed) and list of projects awarded to the University. A kick-off meeting is then set up and the project begins.

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