Subaward Monitoring

UMass relies on Principal Investigators (PIs) to be the primary control point to ensure Subrecipient work progresses per the agreement. The administrator, program manager, or Principal Investigator reviews periodic reports of technical and programmatic activities, as well as reviews Subrecipient invoices for allocability, allowability, and reasonableness of costs. Subcontractor invoices should have enough detail to determine how the funds are used to meet the subaward agreement. Invoices/costs which differ materially from the approved budget, or which appear unusual or unallowable, should be held until a satisfactory explanation is received. It is the responsibility of the PI or their delegate to ensure the work/expenses included on the Subawardee invoice has been performed in accordance with the terms of the subaward.