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May 2016 Subawards Release 1

The new Subawards section in SAGE marks a change in both business process and system usage.

Former State:

  • All subaward intake actions managed through Ariba

New State:

  • Subaward intake initiates through SAGE, provides OSP the ability to issue agreements at an earlier stage
  • Procurement setup & invoicing for subawards continues to initiate through Ariba

An Outgoing Subaward Workflow Diagram is available for your reference.

New in SAGE: Subawards

For this initial release, the following new capabilities and features are available to campus users through SAGE:

  • A new SUBAWARDS tab

new subawards tab in sage

  • Create a new subaward request and submit to OSP
  • Create a new modification request and submit to OSP
  • Search/View subaward requests and current status from My Subawards tasklist
  • View a detailed summary of all subaward modification history
  • Help documentation available through the “?” icons

Important ASTRA Permissions

Users must have the “SAGE Subaward Preparer” role to create new subaward and modification requests. ASTRA: Who Can Authorize me?

Outgoing Subaward Resources

Upcoming Releases

Over the next few months additional releases will provide other functionality, such as:

  • returns and resubmit capability
  • visibility to OSP comments and hold details

Based on your feedback, enhancements will be prioritized following this initial release.

Maintenance Release – April 2013

The following updates were released on April 25th, 2013:


  1. Attachments are viewable in SAGE:
    1. SAGE will display Subcontracts Actions (SA) attachments in the Related Documents section of the Attached Documents page on the eGC1 if the  SA is in Active or Closed Out status and if the attachment type is other than To/From Communications.
    2. Recommendation: Use a file name that make it clear to the user what this attachment is related to (for example PO#857757SubcontractAGreement.doc.).
  2. Notes sections are now available:
    1. The Subcontract team now has the ability to type in Notes as needed for all status changes.
    2. These notes are required for changing to Denied or Duplicate status. A standard validation message will appear if you forget.
  3. SA has a new default status.
    1. Upon creation, an SA will have the default status of “pending”.
    2. You will not be able to close out a Subcontract if it has any SA  with the status  of pending or active. A validation message will appear when you try to do this.

ASTRA PAGE instead of error page

When people attempt to log in to a tool within the SAGE Suite (SAGE, SPAERC, and SERA) without the required ASTRA role, a page will display a list of people in their unit who can authorize access to it. Users will be able to choose an authorizer and send him or her a message to request access to the tool.

SAGE Updates SPAERC Users should know about:

New EH&S Compliance question in SAGE

  1. New question #7 :  Will the project involve scientific diving?
  2. Explanation: Anyone diving under the University of Washington’s auspices must have current certification as a University of Washington Scientific Diver and adhere to the standards set forth in the UW’s Diving Safety Manual. EH&S will contact you to assist in meeting Diving Safety Program requirements prior to diving.
  3. The link to the diving safety program is. http://www.ehs.washington.edu/rbsdiving
  4. Answering “yes” to question 7 will add a watcher node to the approval graph. Sam Sublett and Pema Kitaeff are the EHS Diving watchers, and they will follow up with the PI.

Preliminary Benefit Rates are now available to SAGE Budget users.

  • GIM 3 has been updated to allow Sage Budget preparers to choose between using current benefit rates or preliminary benefit rates for future budgeting. Users will also be able to look up rates within the revised GIM to view current and future rates as they become available.
  • SAGE Budget will use the correct rate based on the period start date when using current and preliminary rates or current-only rates.
  • Budget preparers can use a global update feature to update their budgets quickly when preliminary rates become available.
  • The period entry page for a given person will indicate whether the rate is current or preliminary for that period.