Representations and Certifications

Representations and certifications (Reps & Certs) are written guarantees to sponsoring agencies that affirm Harvard’s compliance with various federal requirements. While Harvard submits annual updates to the System for Award Management (SAM), some Federal agencies and pass-through entities may require additional representations and certifications at the time of proposal submission. When a form is required, the OSP Proposal Review team enters the form in JIRA for routing to the Grants and Contracts Officer team. Representation and Certification forms are reviewed by the Grants and Contracts Officer team and signed by an authorized signatory.