We encourage you to contact the Procurement Services if your proposal requests significant funding for equipment, supplies, or services. Procurement Services can determine whether your planned purchases will be subject to bid requirements or can be justified as sole or single source to a particular supplier. They can also help you negotiate the best price and delivery and payment terms.
It is important to remember that all purchases must follow Rensselaer Procurement Guidelines, which comply with requirements of the Uniform Guide, regardless of whether your proposal budget listed specific manufacturers or model numbers.
If your proposal requires a subcontracting plan outlining planned purchases from small or minority businesses (common with New York State solicitations), Procurement Services will help you identify available sources and prepare the plan document.
New Requirements for NSF
Effective October 5, 2020, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will begin enforcing the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) requirement to use NSF-approved formats for the preparation of the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support proposal documents. The NSF-approved formats are SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae and an NSF fillable PDF.