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Contracting authority on Campus is derived from a CSU Trustees delegation to the Chancellor who delegates authority to each campus President who in turn delegates within the campus. Delegation of Authority to duly authorized Contract Services staff includes, but is not limited to Leases, MOU's, Revenue Agreements, Public Works Contracts, Student Placements and Academic Internships & Service-Learning Agreements.
The roles and responsibilities for the development and administration of Business contracting process are defined to ensure the following basic functions are accomplished:
- Policy compliance and approval of exceptions
- Preparation of the contract document
- Negotiation with the contracting entity if required
- Legal review if required
Contractual agreements which would bind California State University, Sacramento must be reviewed by the Contract Services Section of Procurement and Contract Services. This review is required regardless of monetary considerations. Proposed contracts and/or agreements and subsequent changes to contracts and/or agreements must be submitted to Procurement & Contract Services for review and coordination of agreement approval.
(Agreements associated with a CFS requisition/purchase order should be forwarded to the Procurement Services Staff member assigned that requisition.)
Contracting occurs whenever the University executes an agreement or contract with an entity outside to the University or a University Auxiliary Organization.
A Contract includes things as simple as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to as complex as the construction of a major facility on campus. Examples of contracts and agreements handled by the Contract Administration Services section as follows:
- Land and Property Lease Agreements
- Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
- Revenue Agreements
- Student Placement and Academic Internship & Service Learning Agreements
- Partnership Agreements
- International Student Agreements
- Construction Agreements and Construction Related Services
- Agreements to Borrow Artwork
- Inter-Departmental Service Agreements
- Campus Space Use Agreements (through Space Management)
- No Cost Agreements
The list below contains the most common types of agreements.
Academic Internship and Service-Learning Site Agreements
All University students being placed at an off-campus Learning Site as part of their coursework under the Academic Internship and Service-Learning Policy must be covered under a Site Agreement.
Student Placement Agreements (Nursing, Allied Health Programs, Social Work, and Teacher Preparation)
A student placement agreement formally integrates the student's academic study with practical experience in a cooperating organization. It is an off-campus activity designed to serve educational purposes by offering experience. Different types of agreements are use for clinical placement, field work as well as teacher preparation placements.
International Activities Agreements
Agreements for International Activities involving students. All requests are to be submitted through Campus International Programs and Global Engagement (IPGE).
Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a document describing an agreement between parties. It expresses a common interest. It is often used in cases where the parties wish to state an agreement in writing. A MOU may be used to define a relationship between campus departments, auxiliaries or other agencies.
Inter-Departmental Service Agreements
A binding agreement between the University on behalf of a campus department and another party that defines the terms under which revenue will be received.
Land and Property Lease Agreements
Agreements for long term leasing of space (offices, classrooms, etc.) from commercial companies or auxiliaries. Also includes the lease of campus facilities to off campus entity or auxiliary, the lease of campus land and auxiliary organization operating agreements.
Agreements to Borrow Artwork
Agreement between the University on behalf of a department or gallery to borrow artwork from the artist or other lender for exhibition or display at the University for a specific timeframe.
Campus Space Use Agreements Leases
A License Agreement or a Presidential Agreement is used for campus and are coordinated through the campus Space Management Office who submits to Contract Services for processing of the agreement.
Suzanne Swartz, Contract Management Specialist,
Contract Services Supervisor
Leah J. Davis, Contract Specialist II
Tiffany Tsang, Contract Specialist I