Biomedical Research Foundation Little Rock, AR Loretta Phillips, Executive Director Approval of Payments: Excerpt from Policy Manual: Purchasing Procedures “All supplies purchased to support research/education activities such as chemicals, animals, laboratory supplies, office supplies, etc. must be requested by the Principal Investigator/Educator by submitting a BRF Purchase Order Form Exhibit (C) to the BRF Administrative Office. Purchase Orders must be signed by the Principal Investigator/Educator authorizing the expenditure of funds, and certifying that the purchase is related to their research or education activities. All orders will be delivered to the BRF Administrative Office unless prior arrangements have been made and approved by the Executive Director. The Principal Investigator/Educator will be notified when the order is received and will be responsible for seeing that the order is picked up in a timely manner. If it is more practical to make a purchase directly (such as by credit card) the Principal Investigator/Educator can make the purchase and submit a request for reimbursement along with their original receipts (credit card receipts are not acceptable). Reimbursement request will be reviewed by the Executive Director. If there is any question as to the legitimacy of the purchase, i.e. the relationship to a research or education activity prior approval must be obtained from the from Executive Director. All direct purchases in excess of $200.00 must be approved by the Executive Director prior to purchase. No funds will be expended from a Research or Education account without the prior written approval of the Principal Investigator/Educator.” Additionally, all requests for travel reimbursements, payments of patient travel pay, payments for study participation, etc. must be submitted over the Principal Investigator’s signature. Such requests are then reviewed and approved by the Executive Director.
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