How to Contract at LU
The contact team is dedicated to assisting your departments contract needs from beginning to end. In addition, get all our policies and procedures on anything contracts in one place.
Independent Contractor Information – ICA is now in affect! Please visit the Human Resources webpage for more information. 11/8/2022
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Liberty University Contract Policy
In the simplest terms, there are a very limited number of positions that are authorized to enter into contracts on behalf of Liberty University. Signing authority rests with the following:
- Executive Vice President for Finance
- Designated Procurement & Contract Administration personnel
The reasons for this are complex but the university must ensure that new contracts do not violate the terms of existing contracts, are in compliance with federal, state and local laws and conform to NCAA and accreditation rules and regulations as well as effectively supporting Liberty University’s mission.
If you are in a discussion or negotiation with a supplier, vendor or other entity that may involve the purchase of goods or services by Liberty University, the proposed contract should be forwarded to Contract Administration for review through BuyLU Contracts, a contract module within BuyLU. If the potential contract is for any other activity that involves a commitment by Liberty University, the contract should be forwarded to Contract Administration through BuyLU Contracts. It is usually a benefit to involve Procurement in the process at an early stage in order to avoid duplication of effort. The accepted version of the proposed contract will then be forwarded to Finance and Administration for the appropriate signatures. Please, do not sign any contract on behalf of Liberty University.
Please forward all contracts to Contract Administration through BuyLU Contracts. Quotes with terms and conditions attached or linked also need to be reviewed by the Contract Administration.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request training for BuyLU Contracts.
Liberty University has developed standard contract templates for use by university personnel when conducting business. If selected, they must be used as is with no alterations. Contract Templates available in the Document Library are as follows: General ICA; LUCOM ICA; Master Purchasing Agreement; Statement of Work; and Short Form Services Agreement for Guest Speakers & Performers.
Please visit our link below to direct you to the Procurement Document Library.
There are a series of other standard contracts that the university has developed that are normally issued directly by Contract Administration and/or Procurement upon execution of a Purchase Order. If you need a copy of any contracts other than the ones provided in the Procurement Document Library, contact the Contracts Team.
Independent Contractor Information – ICA
Please follow the link to our HR webpage explaining the rules for the ICA agreements.
It is standard business practice to obtain Nondisclosure (a.k.a. “Confidentiality”) Agreements when sharing confidential information about Liberty University with third parties or vice versa. If you intend to share Liberty University confidential information or if a third party requests a Nondisclosure Agreement, please contact Contract Administration for the most recent version. Liberty University employees should discourage third parties from requesting revisions to Liberty University’s standard Nondisclosure Agreements. However, questions regarding changes may be directed to Contract Administration at email@example.com.
buyLU Contract Requests
Please use the Contract Request Form for all general contracts.
Please use the Affiliation Agreement Request Form in buyLU for all non-dollar contracts.
Please use the Contract Termination Request Form to terminate an existing contract.
Please use the Travel Contract Request Form for all your hotel and transportation needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
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