Office of General Counsel

Contracts Manual

The outline below contains valuable information and links to help ASU staff negotiate, prepare, and maintain legal and effective contracts. Every employee participating in University contracting is obligated to be familiar with this manual and the University's policies and procedures. If you have any questions about this manual, please contact the Office of General Counsel.

  1. Background
  2. Contract Signature Authority
  3. Definition of a Contract
  4. Contracting Basic Principles
  5. The Basic Requirements for all ASU Agreements
    1. Contracting Parties
    2. Basic Terms and Conditions
    3. Indemnification, Insurance and Choice of Laws
    4. University and State Required Provisions
  6. Contract Routing (and Form)
  7. Contract Forms
    1. Facilities Use Agreement
    2. Independent Contractor/Consultant Agreement
    3. Student Placement Agreement
    4. Participation Agreement
  8. Contract Filing and Maintenance
  9. Related Legal Information for Contracts:
    1. ASU Conflicts of Interest Policy
    2. Intergovernmental Agreements and Interagency Service Agreements
    3. Special Rules Regarding the Use of Affiliated Entity Funds
  10. Available Training

Some of the legal material found at this site has been abridged from laws, regulations, court decisions, administrative rulings, ABOR and ASU policies and other sources. Further details may be necessary for complete analysis and understanding in particular matters. The information contained at this site, and related links, is not a substitute for professional legal counsel. Any discrepancy between the information at this site and ASU policy is not intended to alter or amend official ASU policy or procedure.

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