Ohio University

Project Initiation Guidance

Project Initiation Form

The Project Initiation Form (PIF), assists with capturing relevant information to help campus leadership prioritize facility improvements and manage the entire campus comprehensively.

Training Materials

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

How to Submit a Project Initiation Form (PIF) (Video)

How to Approve a Project Initiation Form (PIF) (Video)

Detailed Process Documentation for the PIF Process (PDF)

Quick Reference Guide for PIF Submitters (PDF) 

Quick Reference Guide for PIF Approvers (PDF)

Project Authorization Request (PAR)

The Project Authorization Request, or PAR, helps document the scope, schedule, budget, funding and intention of a capital project with a budget of $100,000 or greater. It ensures the project team, client, and executive leadership authorize the project to be implemented.

Training Materials

How to Submit a Project Authorization Request (PAR) (Video)

How to Approve a Project Authorization Request (PAR) (Video)

Detailed Process Documentation for the PAR Process (PDF)

Quick Reference Guide for PAR Submitters (PDF)

Quick Reference Guide for PAR Approvers (PDF)

Click on the menu items below for more information about the initiation and approval of a capital project.