All contracts and agreements involving the University of Rhode Island must be submitted to the Office of General Counsel (in duplicate original) for review and approval before being submitted to the Vice President for Administration and Finance. General Counsel requires at least 30 days for review, so please allow sufficient time. Contracts and agreements will be forwarded to the Vice President for signature once they have been reviewed and approved by General Counsel. A cover memo should accompany your request for review and approval and should answer: who, what where, when and why, and include a statement confirming that 1) the agreed upon terms have been met, 2) the arrangement has been approved by the responsible dean/department head, 3) funds have been properly encumbered (if any), and 4) that due diligence has been done on behalf of the University of Rhode Island.
Please contact Louis Saccoccio, General Counsel, University of Rhode Island, Green Hall, Kingston, RI at (401) 874-4486 or Sharon Blackmar at (401) 874-2433, with any questions or concerns. Thank you.