All contracts/agreements, including maintenance agreements, must be sent to the Purchasing department for review and upper management's signature.
Once Purchasing has reviewed the contract, it is forwarded to General Counsel for approval.
The recommended modifications are reviewed with the department and/or vendor. The modified contract is sent to the vendor first for signature.
After obtaining vendor signature, the contract is forwarded back to Purchasing to be signed by an authorized individual which includes the V.P. & General Counsel, Provost, V.P. & CFO, the University President and those with presidential delegated permission.
A final, signed copy is made and forwarded to the department.