The Contracts Office manages a majority of those non-procurement related contracts that don’t fall within the purview of Construction Contracts, Property Management or the Research Office. While it doesn’t include all types of contracts that the Contracts Office reviews and develops, the following list represents a majority of those contract types managed by the Contracts Office:

  • Affiliation Agreements
  • Athletic Competition Agreements
  • Intergovernmental and Interagency Agreements
  • Internship and Exchange Agreements
  • Memorandums of Understanding
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Testing Agreements

These types of agreements can be very complex and unless using an OSU contract template, they require a great deal of coordination and negotiation by the Contract Officer. In many cases where a need for a template agreement or contract is identified, the Contracts Office can work with colleges and departments in developing those templates.

In a quandary about whether the agreement you need to submit should go to Business Affairs (Procurement Services or Contract Services) or Research (Sponsored Programs or Commercialization and Corporate Development)?  If you do not know which office should handle your contract, feel free to contact Contract Services.  We are happy to work with you to determine which office should handle your contract.