Before using a standard contract, however, you should always check with the department responsible for the type of transaction you are considering to find out which contract you should use. (The responsible department can be identified by reviewing the Transaction Authority Contact Sheet.) Certain transactions require the use of a modified version of a standard contract or the use of a specialized contract that is not available on this website, and in such cases use of any other contract will not comply with University requirements.
Whenever using a standard contract, in addition to contacting the department responsible for your particular transaction, other important resources include the Checklists page, which contains the Contract Provisions Checklist, and Contract Provisions and Explanations, which provides sample language and helpful background for many types of contract provisions.
Note: This website is for your general information and education only and does not constitute legal advice. Please feel free to contact the Office of the General Counsel with specific questions regarding contract law as it applies to your University contracts.