DOE does designate any preferred method of fringe or indirect rate calculations. Organizations should formulate these costs based on their standard and consistent organizational practices. The sample indirect rate proposal is an example only. The PMC 123.1 Budget Justification lists a personnel and fringe rate column with no preferred method of calculation. Please use your organizations standard and consistent methods to formulate your fringe and indirect costs.
An indirect rate proposal is not a required submission document during the application stage of the FOA. If selected and DOE is your cognizant Federal agency, these costs and methods are then proposed to DOE with an indirect cost proposal of your organizations formulation. If selected, all costs proposed to DOE will be reviewed for reasonableness, allocability, and allowability.