Contracts are a form of risk management. They define the terms and conditions under which goods, services, or other considerations of value are exchanged among parties involved in a transaction.

The Purpose of Contracts

  • Contracts state the obligations of the parties involved in the transaction, and the course of action should any of the parties fail to meet the stated and agreed upon obligations.
  • Contracts allocate the risk among the parties involved in a transaction based on which party is in the best position to manage the risk.

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231 Forest Street
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Contract Management

Information regarding the College’s contract management process:

Contact Procurement, Risk Management, or General Counsel’s Office if you have questions about contracts or contract management.

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