The Office of General Counsel provides specialized legal and professional services to UT System Administration and the UT System institutions in many areas including procurement, service contracts, real estate contracts, construction contracts, software licenses, material transfer agreements, as well as other intellectual property contracts. These legal and professional services include advice on data security matters; review and negotiation of contracts; development of standard contracts and contract templates; and advice and counsel regarding procurement matters, new and innovative methods of construction project delivery, contract disputes, and other contract matters. To request OGC review of a contract, please complete the OGC Contract and Procurement Solicitation Intake Form found in Checklists, Forms, and Guidelines.
Standard contracts are forms approved by the Board of Regents or the Office of General Counsel pursuant to UT System Policy UTS145. Using a standard contract form will expedite UT System review and approval. OGC review is unnecessary unless substantive changes have been made in the new agreement. A standard contract form may be executed prior to submitting it to UT System for review and approval. Go to Checklists, Forms, and Guidelines to search for a Systemwide Standard Contract or Release and Indemnity Agreement.
A standard contract may be used Systemwide or it may be applicable to only one institution. Criteria for standard contract designation include:
Model contracts are agreements that have not been designated as standard contracts but are examples of good drafting and treatment of a given subject matter. A contract based on a model contract must be approved by OGC and the appropriate Executive Vice Chancellor. Use of model contracts, however, should expedite the approval process in most instances. Go to Checklists, Forms, and Guidelines to search for a Constructiton Contract and/or Procurement Soliciation or go to The University of Texas Purchasing Council web page.
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