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 PaCS or Sponsored Programs? The Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Post Award Administration and PaCS have collaborated to develop a matrix that was developed to help staff determine whether an agreement falls under a Sponsored Agreement or Testing Agreement. It can be confusing to know whether the agreement you have qualifies as a Sponsored agreement or a Testing Agreement. Testing Agreements should have fees published in the OSU External Fee Book and typically involve testing services that provide test results. Depending on the context, providing program development, thoughtful analysis, reporting, consulting and advisement or anything where investment of "brain power" is utilized would likely qualify an agreement as a Sponsored Agreement.