We have entered into Apple`s contracts and confidentiality agreements and have selected a few strengths: Premium beneficiaries are required to pass on certain administrative and national requirements for sub-primes or related agreements to their sub-recipients. These requirements are outlined in the announcement of funding opportunities and Schedule 1 of the ARPA-E Association Agreement. The clauses relating to cooperation agreements that must be paid to sub-recipients are clearly stated in the agreement. For example, for all forms of Appendix 2 (intellectual property provisions), recipients must remove the corresponding IP clauses to their sub-recipients, and Schedule 6 (national security) contains several requirements that must be passed on to sub-recipients. In addition, ARPA-E beneficiaries may wish to pass any clause in cooperation agreements that would impose an obligation on the principal beneficiary that could be affected by the actions of a sub-recipient. Some examples of Schedule 1 are Clause 9 (foreign work and travel), clause 10 (purchases), clause 13 (publications), clause 19 (audits) and clause 26 (applicable cost principles). – Work authorization – Financial instrument used when a federally funded research and development centre (FFRDC) is a DEE laboratory in a project team. The work authorization is executed directly with the DOE laboratory separately from the cooperation agreement with the other team members. – Inter-institutional agreement (ILO) – Agreement between two government agencies (excluding DOE National Labs). If a lab (non-DOE) is a member of the project team, ARPA-E can run an ILO directly with the non-DOE National Lab entity. A unique, separate cooperation agreement is implemented with the other entities of the project team. – Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) – An agreement between a non-federal entity (i.e. the private/scientific sector) and a federal laboratory.
All federal funds go to the premium recipient and the premium recipient is responsible for making the funds allocated to the sub-receiver (laboratory) available. ARPA-E mainly funds projects through cooperation agreements. Under cooperation agreements, ARPA-E and Prime Recipients share responsibility for project management, control, management and implementation.