Subcontracts at Los Alamos National Laboratory are the mechanism for funded research collaborations between University research faculty/staff and Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers/staff.

 Your efficient, successful completion of the Purchase Agreement is our mutual goal.

After both parties agree on a mutually beneficial research collaboration, a Subcontract Purchase Request (PR) Package must be submitted and processed to formalize the agreement: the resulting Purchase Order (PO) includes agreed-upon project scope, goals, funding agreements, schedule, and deliverables.

Once the Purchase Order is complete and formally executed work may begin – funding is provided to the university by LANL as reimbursements for work performed by the university.

Timely completion of the Purchase Request Package is essential to your proposed project. Please follow the 11 steps outlined here and you can reasonably expect an executed agreement to be processed within 6-8 weeks from submittal of the Purchase Request Package.

If you are unclear about any part of the process—or have extenuating issues arise, including unwarranted delays in documents being returned by a PI—do not hesitate to contact Carolyn Bossert. She can help you streamline the process and act as your advocate at all stages from start to finish.