Issuing a Service Agreement
OSP must have a copy of the grant budget in order to ensure that the proposed service agreement was identified as part of the grant proposal. If not originally proposed, then OSP needs to ensure that the funding agency has granted rebudget authority under the terms of the award.
- What is the recipient of the funding supposed to accomplish? Be specific. Contracts are only written to prevent relationships going bad, if you aren’t specific, you may be caught paying for something that didn’t get done.
- Do the services have to be performed in a specific way?
- When will the recipient be required to perform the services?
- Do they have to be completed at a specific time or on a specific day?
- Is time of the essence?
- Do the services have to be performed at a specific place?
- Are deliverables expected? If so, in what format and when?
- Is the scope of work outlined consistent with what was submitted in the proposal?
Program income must be managed according to the same guidelines and restrictions as the main award, so service agreements issued using program income funds must also be reviewed by OSP.