Contracts Subcommittee


The Contracts Subcommittee’s purpose, and main objectives, is to help the federal contracting community by identifying common procedures or practices that can streamline contract processing; designing, monitoring, and evaluating new procedures and concepts that are in response to the legal requirements of the contracts process; studying the similarities/differences between the grant and contract processes to see if gains in costs and efficiency can be generated by adapting some of the FDP grant procedures for use with contracts; and by providing a forum for discussion of and possible resolutions for contracting issues as they arise for member institutions and agencies.

Current Activities & Initiatives

Please see Work Group Descriptions below.

Recent Accomplishments

Please see Resources & Tools below.

Contracts Subcommittee Chairs

Missy Peloso, University of Pennsylvania
Janette Hannam-Hayes, Emory University
Katie Cook, Michigan State University

Working Groups

The group will review expected terms and conditions from a selected universe of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC) research and development (R&D) contracts and summarize a subset of issues universities commonly faced in matrix form as well as draft a guidance document on negotiation techniques associated with receiving awards from FFRDCs.

Working Group Leadership:
Bill Schoelwer, University of Virginia

Committee Resources & Tools

FDP Meeting Session Slides & Meeting Summaries

All meeting presentations and summaries can be located at the Meetings & Listening Sessions webpage.

Contact Information

Please contact the Contract Subcommittee at with any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns.