Contract Management

What is a UW Contract?

A UW contract is an agreement with specific terms between two or more persons or entities in which there is a promise to do something in return for a valuable benefit known as consideration and must include specific elements. A contract may be in the form of an agreement, proposal, statement, notice, resolution, letter, memorandum of understanding (MOU), memorandum of agreement (MOA), purchase order, license, indenture, grant, cooperative agreement, etc. In addition, such documents may go by other names as well.


Who is Authorized to Create, Amend, or Terminate a Contract at UW Bothell?

Only the UW Seattle Procurement Services Department has delegated signature authority for contracts to purchase goods and services on behalf of the University. Non-procurement contracts are also subject to specific delegated signature authority.

Signing a contract without delegated signature authority can subject an employee to personal liability for the contract.

UW Bothell Contract Review and Approval Flow

Review the UW Bothell Contract Review and Approval Flow [download].

Administrative Policies & Procedures

Please review Administrative Policy and Procedure 3.2 specific to UW Bothell.

Contact for Questions

Please submit a FAS service request form and select the relevant topic: Procurement or Non-Procurement Contracts.