Types of Contracts
Click on the links below to learn more about the different types of contracts available at SJSU.
- Agreements for Sale of Goods
- An Agreement for Sale of Goods is an agreement between two or more parties agreeing on the sale of goods, including the quantities of goods, price per unit, total price, and payment terms.
- Agreements for Services
- An Agreement for Services is an agreement between two or more parties agreeing to the performance of a task or service. Similar to an Agreement for Sale of Goods, an Agreement for Services specifies the service to be performed and sets an agreeable standard of completion for these services.
- Athletic Contest Agreements (Guarantee-Game Contracts)
- An Athletic Contest Agreement or Guarantee-Game Contract is made between the university and another institution (whether they are hosting or visiting the campus for an athletic event or game), and establishes player eligibility, financial considerations, and other appropriate and applicable rules and regulations governed by the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the host institution’s conference.
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Agreements for Goods and Services
- Similar to Agreements for Sale of Goods and Services, but must also comply with applicable Section 508 (accessibility requirements) and data security standards.
- Intra-Agency Agreements
- An Intra-Agency Agreement is between two or more university divisions for the purpose of providing reimbursed services or an exchange of services. The use of an MOU or other appropriate form may be considered.
- Interagency Agreements
- An Interagency Agreement is a negotiated contract between government agencies for the purpose of conveying one agency’s services to the other agency for a price, for exchanged services, or for some other consideration.
- An International Agreement involves an agreement with a partner, where the University makes a commitment of resources to engage in activities with international students, universities or other persons or entities doing business outside of the United States. They include: degree programs offered abroad; articulation agreements; agreements with agents or partnerships to recruit international students; student, staff and faculty exchange; and study abroad. They do not include agreements that are solely expressions of shared values that do not commit financial or other campus resources.
- Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)
- A Material Transfer Agreement is a legal agreement that governs the transfer of tangible research materials between two organizations. MTAs cover non-commercial research, evaluation, and testing related to the materials.
- Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
- A Memorandum of Understanding is a standard agreement that often times has a simple arrangement, describing the broad outlines of an agreement that was reached through negotiations between the involved parties.
A Multi-year contract is negotiated for a designated multi-year term that does not exceed 3-5 years. This can be especially helpful for IT software that requires Technology Requisition Impact Assessment (TRIA) review.
When submitting a Requisition for a Multi-year contract, please clearly state the desired term (Ex. ACME Software Agreement period 2021-2026). Executed multi-year agreements only require TRIA in the 1st year. You will need to submit a new requisition each fiscal year, but you can refer to the original TRIA approval.
- Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA)
- A Non-Disclosure Agreement is a legal agreement between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for certain purposes, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties.
- University Affiliation Agreements (or Internship Affiliation Agreements or Student
- University Affiliation Agreements are utilized for academic programs that require an internship as part of the course requirement, and are used to secure a student’s access to the site and ensure that the site’s personnel will supervise the student and provide a meaningful experience. The agreement also defines the relationship between the university, the site, and the student.
- Zero Dollar
Zero Dollar contracts are terms or agreements that the university is being asked to sign, but they do not have any financial impact.
Only authorized employees (per Presidential Delegation) can sign zero dollar contracts on behalf of the university. See the Authority to Contract Policy.
You may submit a $1.00 Requisition and upload the contract for review by Contract Services.