Resources: Contract Guidance

Requisitions will be routed to the Contracts Team if they are for one of the following types of services:

  • Construction (any change to a building's interior or exterior)
  • Architectural engineering/design
  • Catering
  • Charters (buses, planes, boats, etc.)
  • Consulting (e.g., coaching, writing and editing, providing advice or guidance to the university, tax guidance)
  • Speakers, entertainers or performers whose appearances have negotiated terms (as opposed to paying honororia)
  • Software licensing
  • Web design
  • Any supplier who will access, create, store or transmit any Prohibited, Restricted or Confidential data, as defined by the Stanford Data Classifications
  • Rental of space
  • Projects conducted outside the U.S.
  • Hotel agreements
  • Removal of hazardous materials (e.g., asbestos, lead, pesticides)
  • Material Transfers
  • Reimbursement to another entity, such as a hospital or academic institution (e.g., for visiting doctors and professors)

See Purchases Requiring a Bilateral Contract.

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