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Research Operations Office


Published on Fri, 07/10/2022 - 14:48

Following the Funding Assurance Programe (FAP) audit by UKRI, recommendations were made regarding procurement procedures and flight costs.

  • Procurement - departments should ensure that for each award, funder’s terms and conditions for the procurement process are met, even though these requirements may sometimes be different to the University’s standard procurement processes.
  • Flights - departments to ensure that air travel should be economy class for short or medium haul flights and premium economy for long haul flights. Any exceptions should follow the University’s travel policy as well as UKRIs T&Cs and consideration given to the best use of public funds. Any exceptions should be clearly justified and documented with a clear written audit trail.

Further details about these areas were presented at the RGUG meeting on 29th September and the slides and recording are available on the ROO website