Contracts of any nature may only be signed by College representatives with appropriate signatory authority.  Those individuals are listed here.

This rule applies to contracts, agreements, and MOUs of any nature, whether for goods, services, affiliations, grants, or other matters.  The full Contract Review and Approval Policy is available in the Policy Manual

    CONTRACT REVIEW - Roles and Responsibilities


    The College employee assigned to negotiate the agreement with the third party and to steward the agreement documentation through all phases of review and approval.

    Owner info page


    The individual authorized to signs the agreement on behalf of the College, in accordance with formal delegations of authority. 

    Signatory info page


    Reviews written agreement and provides advice and recommendations to the Owner and Signatory.

    Review Process page

    Contract Review Steps

    Please submit your contract for review by:

    1. Emailing the document to Bernie Murtha in the Procurement Office, at bmurtha@ithaca.edu, and

    2. Registering the Supplier (supplier/vendor/other party to the agreement) in the Finance Cloud.  Register a Supplier even when the relationship does not involve payments or accounts receivable.

    3. SCHEDULE a call with Phil Garin to discuss the purpose, history, and other circumstances surrounding the written agreement.

    4. WHEN THE INTERNAL REVIEW IS COMPLETE (including external confirmation with Suppliers for all edits) and FINAL CONTRACT TERMS are reached with the Supplier- Request that the Supplier sign a clean copy and email/send back to you for signature by an authorized College signatory.  Once you obtain the authorized Ithaca College signature, you MUST return the fully-executed (signed by both parties) agreement to bmurtha@ithaca.edu .

    All contracts MUST be reviewed for legal and insurance concerns before they can be signed on behalf of the College. Each contract should allow four weeks for review before its initial return is needed, allowing for legal, risk management, IT, and business purpose review.

    General Inquiries

    For general questions about contracts.


    Insurance Related Inquiries

    For specific questions about insurance.