Preceding official award notification may by a negotiating call from the Grant’s office of the funding agency. The purpose of this call will be to discuss budget items, modifications in the scope of work, and/or to discuss a lower award than was requested. The institutional indirect rate cannot be negotiated by the PI/PD. When the PI/PD receives the negotiation call, they must contact the Grants Officer who will review, in consultation with the appropriate vice president, the negotiation elements with the PI/PD to determine 1) if the goals and objectives of the project can be met with the negotiated budget, and 2) if there is additional institutional impact or commitment being requested by the funding agency. The Grants Officer will review with the PI/PD the required documentation to be sent back to the agency. Once the review is completed, the PI/PD will complete the revised budget and any other documentation required by the funding agency. The revised documents will then be reviewed by the Grants Officer, endorsed by the appropriate vice president, and will then be forwarded to the funding agency.