Joe Lendall is the Department Manager of the Sponsored Programs and Procurement Department, which is separated into the following activities:
Export Compliance Section
The Export Compliance Section is responsible for export compliance at SAO and ensures that SAO complies with the applicable export control laws and regulations that pertain to the conduct of its research and other activities, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). Learn more...
In general, the Purchasing Section is responsible for procurements that are at or below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (currently $150,000), have a period-of-performance less than one year in length, and
use the Terms and Conditions of a Fixed-Price Supply or Service type contract.
Sponsored Programs Section
The Sponsored Programs Section coordinates, reviews, and submits all SAO proposals; negotiates, executes,
administers, and closes out all incoming contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and other awards that are
received from our various sponsors; and provides assistance with export control compliance regulations.
The Subawards Section provides support in the following two areas:
- Subgrants, which is responsible for issuing and administering through close-out all Chandra X-ray
Observatory Center (CXC) subawards. Learn more...
- Subcontracts, which in general, procures services, supplies, and equipment that have a value greater
than $100,000, have a period-of-performance greater than one-year in duration, and/or require special
Terms and Conditions such as those required for Cost Reimbursement, Research & Development, Time & Materials,
or Labor-Hour type contracts. Learn more...
Travel assists members of the SAO community with all of their travel and special events needs.