Category: News

Vendor Signature Applications

  • February 3rd, 2017
  • in News

As more and more companies are moving to their own electronic signature applications, please note that we need their contracts outside of their signature system in order to properly review it. Once the review is complete, we will upload it to the University’s DocuSign system and route it for signatures. If you receive a contract in this way, please request it as an email attachment outside of their system in order to expedite our review and signature process.

Submitting a Contract for Review

  • January 5th, 2017
  • in News

As a new year begins, please keep in mind these important reminders when submitting a contract for review and signature:

  • Make sure all blanks are filled in prior to submission.
  • Ensure the signature block is left blank and we will populate with the authorized university signatory.
  • Allow adequate time for review; if you are curious as to what happens during review, we encourage you to complete our newly created course, Understanding UA Contracts.
  • Provide the vendor signatory’s name and email address when submitting contracts.
  • For additional tips and reminders, please visit our website.

Let’s make it a great year!

New Contract Course

  • December 9th, 2016
  • in News

Understanding UA ContractsWhat happens after I submit my contracts for review and signature? We have created an e-learning course that will answer that question and much more. Understanding UA Contracts is available now through SkillPort. The course provides an overview of commonly used contract clauses and terms, and helps to explain why certain provisions must be addressed in contract negotiations. This interactive course should serve as a useful tool to guide you through the contract management process, and participation is strongly encouraged. The more you understand, the more efficient the process will be for you and your department. A certificate will be awarded upon your completion of the course.

Contract Submission

  • October 4th, 2016
  • in News

Did you know that the Contract Management department processes around 650 contracts each month with an average turnaround of less than 24 hours? We are dedicated to processing your contracts in an efficient, timely manner, but we need your help. In order to make sure that nothing gets missed, we need to have all contracts submitted for review per the instructions provided on our Contract Processing page. Please do not send any contracts directly to our staff through their individual email addresses. Your cooperation will help us continue to serve you effectively. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email at

One Year With DocuSign

  • April 5th, 2016
  • in News

We have reached the one year anniversary of utilizing DocuSign for the electronic routing and signing of contracts, and we are thrilled to report over 4,600 contracts have been submitted through the system!

President Clinton signed into law the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act on June 30, 2000. The federal ESIGN Act created a vast opportunity for companies of every size and industry to benefit from the speed, security, and convenience of eSignatures through software such as DocuSign over the last 15 years.

Thank you for embracing the change to DocuSign which has resulted in more streamlined processes, less redundancy, and greater efficiency.

Signatory Information

  • January 7th, 2016
  • in News

External parties to contracts often assume that you, as their contact person, are authorized to sign, and they may pre-fill your name in the signature block. Before submitting contracts for review, please ensure that the signature block contains one of the University’s authorized signatories based on who you are submitting the contract to for review.  Otherwise, please leave the section blank, and we will fill it in.


  • December 3rd, 2015
  • in News


The Photography Agreement should be utilized for photography services.  More information can be found on the contract management website.

Please remember to attach the completed and approved Independent Contractor form when submitting a Professional Services or Guest Speaker Agreement.

Professional Services FAQs

  • September 1st, 2015
  • in News

Still have questions regarding the new Professional Services process?  
Please check out the FAQ section  for additional information.

PSA vs. Personnel Action Form

  • August 3rd, 2015
  • in News

Professional Service Agreements and Guest Speaker Agreements are not needed in situations where a UA employee is being hired to complete services outside of his or her primary job. A Personnel Action Form should be completed instead. Instructions on completing the form are located on the Payroll website.