The only persons authorized to sign contracts on behalf of the college are those to whom signatory authority has been granted. The president automatically grants signatory authority to all vice presidents, who in turn may delegate signatory authority to others under their supervision in order to increase the efficiency of the College's operations. For more information, refer to the Contract Review and Approval Policy.

Insurance Requirements for Vendors

Ithaca College requires Certificate(s) of Insurance be on file with our Office of Risk Management for review and approval prior to the commencement of any work by your firm.

  • Vendors should send the requested Certificate(s) of Insurance to the Ithaca College employee who is requesting the contract. The employee will then upload documents to the internal system for Risk Management review.  
  • Subject to change depending on the scope of work. These requirements do not apply to construction projects

Standard Insurance Requirements

The standard insurance requirements are as follows:

Vendor agrees to obtain and maintain in full force and effect the following insurance (at Vendor's own expense to cover activities of Vendor and its agents, subcontractors, and/or employees) before the commencement of any awarded work and throughout the duration of the Agreement:

  • Commercial General Liability insurance on an occurrence form, including broad form blanket contractual liability coverage, for claims arising in connection to this Agreement for personal injury, bodily injury, and property damage, including products and completed operations, with available limits not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit per occurrence and $2,000,000 general annual aggregate.
  • Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance covering all owned, non-owned, and hired vehicles with limits of liability not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit each occurrence for bodily injury and property damage and $1,000,000 aggregate.
  • Umbrella/Excess Liability Insurance overall underlying exposures with limits of not less than $5,000,000 per occurrence.
  • Workers’ Compensation policies, including Coverage B Employer’s Liability, in full compliance with the Workers’ Compensation Laws of the State of New York and all states where the work is performed or in which a claim shall be presented.  If the employer is located or resides outside the State of New York, the certificate must evidence the policy coverage applies to All States.