Policies & Instructions
A subrecipient agreement is an agreement made by the University to a third party for the performance of a substantive portion of the work of a sponsored project. In most cases, a subrecipient award will be for a particular phase or area of a sponsored project which has been identified in both the proposal and subsequent agreement of the prime grant or contract and where the University maintains overall scientific, administrative, and financial responsibility (as opposed to covering the use of professional or consulting services).
In most cases, subrecipeint agreements will be to other universities for services similar to those performed by the University (research, instruction, and public service). The subrecipient agreement document will be referenced as either a subcontract, subgrant, or sub-agreement. This determination will be based on the prime award being issued as a contract, grant, or agreement.
Upon full execution of the subrecipient agreement, the Accounting staff of the Sponsored Programs Administation Office will assure the establishment and maintenance of appropriate accounting records pertaining to the subaward, monitor the financial obligations of the sub-awardee, and act as the central depository for all documentation for audit purposes including the receipt of the final technical, patent, property and financial reports.
Subrecipient Monitoring Procedures
UNH is responsible for the programmatic and financial monitoring of its Sponsored Programs subrecipients. The procedures outlined in the documents above are intended to define specific responsibilities around subrecipient monitoring and to assist in defining appropriate ways in which monitoring may be accomplished.