Electronic Payment Process
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) uses two forms of electronic payment.
If a grantee participates in the ONR electronic payment system, or ONR PayWeb, the grantee shall submit an electronic request for payment to the administrating contracting officer at the Administrative Office in Block 23a of the award document using ONR PayWeb. All payments shall be made via funds transfers per the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Vendor/Miscellaneous Payment Enrollment Form (SF 3881) recorded under the EDI/EFT vendor number in block 13c of the award document. To access PayWeb, users will be required to log in to the secure ONR PayWeb site at https://payweb.onr.navy.mil.
If a grantee does not participate in ONR PayWeb, payment requests shall be submitted by the grantee using the Standard Form (SF) 270. The signed SF 270 shall be faxed to the administrative contracting officer at the administrative office in block 23a of the award document for certification and transmittal to the disbursing office.
For commercial entities, any request for advance payments must be approved by the administrating contracting officer at the administrative office shown in block 23a.
Wide Area Workflow
All parties doing business with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) are strongly encouraged to register to participate in the Department of Defense's (DoD's) Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) program. The WAWF program serves as ONR's primary system for electronically processing invoices and receiving reports. By submitting your invoices and receiving reports online, through electronic data interchange (EDI) or file transfer protocol (FTP), invoices and reports are routed, reviewed and processed electronically, resulting in more efficient payment to vendors. Vendors are not required to participate in the program, but the benefits are substantial. You are not required to participate in the WAWF program, but the benefits are substantial.
The DoD requires all commercial invoices to be submitted via the WAWF website or another acceptable electronic form in accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Subpart 232.70 — Electronic Submission and Processing of Payment Requests.
Educational and nonprofit institutions that are administered by any ONR regional office will continue to submit invoices as directed by the ONR regional office administrative contracting officer. ONR PayWeb is a DFARS-compliant system for educational and nonprofit institution electronic submissions.
For additional resources on setting up a WAWF account, refer to the following: