FAQs

Contracts

1.  What is a contract?

A contract is an agreement between two parties that creates a binding obligation, financial or otherwise.  Examples include affiliation agreements, equipment purchase agreements, grants, intellectual property agreements, leases, memoranda of understanding, nondisclosure agreements, and professional service agreements.    

Contract Routing

1.  Where can I find a routing slip?

Routing slips are posted on the Office of Contract Administration website under the “Forms” weblink.

2.  When a department is completing a routing slip, who signs it?

The Department Head/Chair and the Contract Liaison sign the routing slip.

3.  When you have a Purchasing Contract what do you do?

Create a requisition in EIS and electronically attach the contract and the completed routing slip to the requisition.

Contract Review/Status

1.  How long will my contract review take?

Agreements are processed on a first-in first-out basis and can take up to two weeks to execute depending on the complexity and volume of contracts already in process.

Requests for Rush/Priority processing will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis, depending on workload.

2.  How do I check the status of a contract I have submitted to the Office of Contract Administration?

From the Office of Contract Administration website, select the “Links” weblink on the left. Then select the picture link to view “UNTHSC Contract Routing Status”. Once you select the link, the information contained therein is restricted. You must have an EUID and password and must be connected to the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) Intranet via dialup, VPN or on campus to access the pending contract information.

If you do not see your contract on the list, please contact us directly.

Contract Execution

1.  Who keeps a copy of the executed contract?

The initiating department keeps a copy of the executed contract and the Office of Contract Administration maintains the original. 

2.  Who can sign a contract?

Only a person who has been delegated signature authority in writing by the UNT System Board of Regents, the UNT System Chancellor, or the UNTHSC President or his/her designee is authorized to sign a contract.

To review the current UNTHSC contract signature delegations, select the “Signature Delegations” link on the Office of Contract Administration website. This section is restricted and you must have an EUID and password and be connected to the UNTHSC Intranet via dialup, VPN or on campus to access it.

This page last updated 15th Jan 2014