Service Contracts Costs

This line item is used for research subject reimbursement or technical research services.

Line Setup

To add consultant travel, freight charges, or membership dues, use the (03) Other Contractual Service line.

Clicking the (02) Service Contracts link and then the Add Service Contract button will open the setup modal.

The Setup modal displays with the Description and UW Sub-Object Code fields populated with default values.

The Cascade Entries checkbox will be checked if you chose “Cascade entries on non-salary items” on the Properties tab. If not, you can choose to use it for this specific line item.

Enter a description of the service to be provided and select the appropriate sub-object code. For guidance on sub-object codes, see Object Codes for Expenditures (For the Financial Accounting System–FAS).

Note: If you enabled Targets & Limits and established Service Contracts as an Auto-Adjusting line, you will see  additional fields on this page.

  • Period Minimum: Defines the minimum allowable sum for this budget line item.
  • Period Maximum: Defines the maximum allowable sum for this budget line item.
  • Priority: Defines the order in which funds will be allocated across line items based on your budget target, with funds going to Priority 1 items first.

On the worksheet, a TL icon, in place of the Delete Line button, identifies these line items.

Update Periods

When you have finished the setup, selecting Update Periods will display the Update Period modal.

Values entered in the setup step for the Description, and UW Sub-Object Code display here for reference.

The name of the period and its date range will display at the top of the period column.

The Quantity and Price fields default to the value of zero (0).

Enter your quantity and price information for this line item for the appropriate period(s). For example, 2 contracts at $1,500 each. The totals will recalculate when you click the Save icon.

At this point you can do either of the following:

  • Select Save and Return to Worksheet to save your data, close the Update Periods modal and return to the worksheet.
  • Select Line Setup to save your data and return to the Line Setup modal where you can edit any of the values, as needed.