Updated Guidelines Regarding Submission of Contracts to the Office of the General Counsel and/or the Office of the Attorney General

 

  1. Contracts valued at $25,000 or less.
    • Effective immediately, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has increased the threshold value for contracts that must be submitted to the AGO for review and approval to $25,000.
    • All contracts with a value of $25,000 or less no longer require approval of the AGO.
    • No terms within the contracts should reference approval by the AGO and there should be no signature line for the AGO.
    • Except as provided in Section 2, below, please continue to submit contracts with a value of $25,000 or less, including no-cost contracts, to the OGC Contract website: http://uconncontracts.uconn.edu/contract-submission-prereview/.
    • OGC will not approve these contracts, so no signature line is required. However, the OGC will continue to review and advise on contracts of this value.
  2. Templates.
    • UConn and the AGO recently entered into an agreement to exempt certain contracts (of any value) on approved templates from review and approval by the AGO.
    • The approved templates are posted on our website.
    • If you use the approved templates, with no modification, your contract, regardless of value, will not require submission to this office
    • A chart detailing submission requirements appears below.
  3. Retention of Contracts.
    • All University Departments must retain copies of all executed contracts and accompanying forms according to the State of CT records retention schedules, see: http://records.compliance.uconn.edu/.
    • The contracts and forms are subject to audit by UConn, the AGO and the State of Connecticut.
    • Copies of all fully executed Facilities Use Agreements must be submitted to the OGC as the University’s central retention site. Please email executed copies to: uconncontracts@uconn.edu.
  4.  Revised State Terms.
    • We have updated the State Required Contract Provisions document on our website. Please be sure to always check the website and use the latest version of these terms in all contracts.Contract submission chart