A range of Standard Agreements have been approved for use in the Griffith University context. The purpose of the Standard Agreements is to manage the University’s risks in relation to contracts that it regularly enters into. The benefits of using the Standard Agreements are:
- they establish standard terms and conditions on which the University will contract;
- they facilitate cost-effective and convenient contract preparation; and
- they may be signed by an appropriate delegate.
How do I use the Standard Agreements?
Each time you wish to use a Standard Agreement it should be downloaded from the Legal Services website, to make sure you are using the current version. Standard Agreements will be updated from time to time, so it is important that you use the version on this website.
The Standard Agreements contain prompts and explanations of how to complete the required fields. There is additional information provided about the agreements below.
Who can sign the Standard Agreements?
The Authority to Sign Contracts and Agreements Policy provides a list of delegations authorising officers to sign contracts and agreements on behalf of the University.
In relation to the provision of consultancy and commercial research (or ‘CCR’) project work performed by a staff member for an external organisation, the CCR Policy also provides details of who may sign formal written contracts governing CCR project work.
Otherwise, non-standard documentation will generally need to be passed through Legal Services to be signed by the Vice President (Corporate Services), in most instances. Instructions to Legal Services except from the Office of Research or Griffith Enterprise should be initiated through the Legal Services website.
You can contribute to the continuous improvement of this service by sending your suggestions for improvement, or further documents that could be added to the website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
View information about the relevant agreements, and the agreements themselves: