Course Description

475.608 - Procurement and Award Process

This course provides a detailed examination of request for proposal (RFP) as well as RFAs, RFQs, and other proposal submission requests. It examines the procurement processes of the government through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The course also focuses on award processes from the perspective of those planning and offering them. Students compare and contrast these processes in different environments, including federal and foundation grant-making and private sector funding for specific projects. In the final segment of the course, these same processes-solicitation of proposals, and negotiation and acceptance of awards-will be examined from the perspective of the research administrator at the grantee institution.