More news from OPAM: The new Subrecipient Commitment Form is complete and can be found on the Research Development & Administration Forms Page, with accompanying guidance. As discussed at several RAIN presentations, this new form will replace the Letter of Intent currently required for grant proposal submissions that include outgoing subaward agreements. Currently, most other institutions are using a version of this form; it is considered an industry standard and is expected by many sponsors and subrecipients at the proposal stage.
Why change now? Although OPAM was looking to use a form aligned with current industry standards in the not-so-distant future, the change is occurring now to align with changes in federal regulations (specifically, Uniform Guidance) requiring this information at time of submission. The Subrecipient Commitment Form will be required for all (including non-Federal) grant submissions and outgoing subaward requests as of February 5th, 2015.