1     Introduction

Presubmissions, whether Letters of Intent (LOIs) or Preproposals, may be required for various Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). At times, SC may also require (based on FOA guidelines) that a user with the institution’s Submit to DOE privilege provide a countersignature on the presubmission as a final step of the submission process.

The purpose of this document is to provide step-by-step instructions for users to follow to countersign a Preproposal in PAMS.

2     Prerequisites

Before you can countersign a Preproposal in PAMS, the following criteria must be met:

  • The user is associated to an Institution in PAMS and possesses the Submit to DOE privilege for that Institution.
  • A user who does not posses the Submit to DOE privilege for the Institution has submitted a Preproposal for countersignature.

3     Countersign Preproposal

1. Log in to the PAMS external website at: https://pamspublic.science.energy.gov/webpamsepsexternal/login.aspx

2. Navigate to the Tasks tab. (Figure 1)

Figure 1. PAMS Homepage, Tasks

3. PAMS will navigate to the Pending Tasks – List page, which displays all tasks currently assigned to you in PAMS. Browse the list or use the filters or advanced search above the grid to find the Countersign Preproposal task you would like to complete. Once you have found the task, click Submit Preproposal in the Options column. (Figure 2)

Figure 2. Pending Tasks – List, Submit Preproposal

4. PAMS will navigate to the Countersign Preproposal page, which displays all the information about the Preproposal. Select the “Approve and Submit to DOE” or “Disapprove” radio button. (Figure 3)

Figure 3. Countersign Preproposal

If you select “Disapprove”, you must provide comments in the Comments field. These comments will be viewable by the submission requestor.

5. When you are finished, click Submit Decision in the bottom right corner of the page.

6. PAMS will navigate to the Countersign Preproposal – List page and display a green success message confirming that the decision has been recorded successfully. (Figure 4)

Figure 4. Countersign Preproposal – List, Success

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