Contract Management

This policy establishes the authority for the University to approve and execute contracts.  A “contract” is an agreement between two or more parties who intend to create legally enforceable obligations.  There are many types and variations of contracts including, but not limited to: agreements, easements, grants, leases, letters of intent, licenses, memorandums of understanding, purchase orders, and terms and conditions.

This policy applies to any type of contract that binds the University and/or obligates the University to provide payment, services, goods, or use of university property, facilities or other resources, including any amendment, alteration, change, change order, correction, extension, modification, or renewal of a signed contract.  No person has the authority to bind the University contractually except in accordance with this policy.  An individual who signs a contract without having the authority to do so may be individually responsible for fulfilling the obligations required by the contract.

For Details, please see: MSU Policy & Procedures 2.24 President's Office, APPROVAL AND EXECUTION OF UNIVERSITY CONTRACTS Date Adopted/Most Recent Revision: 08/10/2012


2010 Uniform General Conditions for Construction Contracts (Updated March 2017)

Special Conditions

Contact Management Handbook (Updated August 2016)

Form 1295 Certificate of Interested Parties (via Texas Ethics Commission)

Contract Management SB20 (PowerPoint Presentation)