Resources: Contract Guidance

A contract is required if the answer to any of the following questions is Yes:

  • Is the supplier a one-person operation?
  • Will the supplier services involve modification to the interior or exterior of a building?
  • Will the supplier services require use of hazardous chemicals or involve disturbance or removal of hazardous materials such as asbestos or lead?
  • Are the purchases charged to sponsored funds and are the services for clinical research, material transfer, or do they involve human subjects?
  • Is there a requirement for milestone deliverables and/or specific milestone deliverable dates?
  • Is there a requirement for services to be completed in accordance with a firm schedule?
  • Are the services for a commissioned work?
  • Are there data usage and ownership requirements?
  • Is the expenditure for loan of equipment or other tangible items?

See Resources: Checklist for Purchases Requiring a Contract (Purchase of Certain Services or Construction-Related Work).

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