What is it?

A Contract is any document that creates a binding, legal relationship between the university and one or more third parties.  There are many different categories of Contracts, including purchase, research proposals, research, general, insurance, gift agreements, construction, and employment.

What you need to know BEFORE you begin Contract negotiation.

Why is this important?

  • If you haven’t followed the procurement process BEFORE Contract negotiation, you may be required to restart the process and discontinue your relationship with the vendor.
  • Signing a Contract where you don’t have the authority could expose the university to significant risk and liability.

Where do I find more information?

For more information, visit the University Policies site (Procurement Policy, Signing Authorities Policy), or email ProcurementServices@carleton.ca.