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Consulting Agreements with Foreign Organizations for General Business Services

Agreements in which the University retains a foreign individual or company to consult on a particular project, perform a particular task, or provide expert advice for a limited time period. There is usually a set scope of work that is performed independently, with only general direction by the hiring individual.

This is a sub-set of the full Signature Authority Policy. Please be sure to review the  Signature Authority Policy before proceeding.

Also refer to Business Policies & Procedures

Final Signature Authority:

  • ≤ $100,000 Dean, Assistant/Associate Vice President, or Assistant/Associate Provost
  • ≤ $250,000 Vice President or Provost
  • > $250,000 President

Additional Information and Requirements:

  • Associate Provost for International Initiatives (TBD) reviews;
  • Consider legal counsel review for all international agreements in excess of $100,000 or with new/special provisions;
  • Copy Controller's Office on agreements > $5,000 for 990 reporting requirements;
  • Consult with E-Commerce Compliance Officer if agreement involves the electronic transfer of payment information.


Contact Payroll Department regarding Non-Resident Alien reporting.

Last Updated: July 1, 2011

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