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Form 1 Project Initiation

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A Form 1 is required to obtain approval for most construction projects at Stanford. This form is circulated to all the appropriate University offices, which can review the project for applicable scope, feasibility, and other issues. It also ensures that Stanford’s Project Delivery Process, or PDP, is followed. The Department of Capital Planning & Space Management   administers the Form 1 system and is your resource for policy and system questions.

You must be authorized by your school or department to initiate a Form 1.

Form 1 Project Initiation tips:

  • If a project requires a permit, it usually requires a Form 1
  • Before getting started on your Form 1, you must obtain approval from your Dean or VP
  • You cannot execute a contract or pay an invoice dated prior to the approved Form 1

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