A “contract” is any agreement, whether written or oral, which is intended to create a University obligation. It is not the name or description given to a document or the specified amount that dictates the University’s requirement for contract review, but instead it is the intention of the document, i.e. to create an obligation for the University. The document may be called an agreement, contract, lease, license, memorandum of understanding, scope of work, deal memo, or term sheet.
The value of a contract is the total maximum amount spent or received over the complete term of the contract. This amount is one factor in determining whether final approval as to form is required by the Office of the Attorney General. The maximum value of your contract also determines what Connecticut Ethics forms are required to be signed by both the University and contractor, so it is very important to include a maximum value in your contract.
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Office of the General Counsel
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Storrs, CT 06269-1177
As a constituent unit within the State of Connecticut’s system of public higher education, the University must have its contractors execute certain forms mandated by the State of Connecticut. Links and instructions can be found on our “Contract Forms & Documents” webpage.
Go to the Connecticut State website for the Office of Governmental Accountability, Office of State Ethics.