Contract Review & Approval

The Office of the General Counsel (“OGC”) reviews and approves, as to form only, the legal terms of a contract. The submitting Department is responsible for the review and approval of the business terms of a contract. Business terms include, but are not limited to, services to be provided, fees, payment term and deliverables. In order for the OGC to review and approve and/or draft of a contract the request should be submitted a minimum of four weeks prior to the time it is needed. OGC attorneys make no guarantee that your request will be accommodated within the requested time frame due to the volume of contracts.

If you wish to request a contract drafting or review by the OGC, you must submit the Request for Contract Draft, Review and Approval (Brown login required) web form.

If you are requesting a Release and Waiver, you must submit the Request for Release and Waiver (Brown login required) web form.

The instructions for submitting a request are as follows:

  1. Submit the Request for Contract Draft, Review and Approval web form. Be sure all fields are filled in with information required.
  2. Once submitted, an automatic message acknowledging receipt will be sent to you.
  3.  You will be asked to email to the Information Coordinator the pertinent documents, such as the third party contract to be reviewed and all related documents, the details and/or statement of work for drafting an agreement.
  4. Once all pertinent documents are received, a determination is made whether the request can proceed. If yes, your request will be assigned a contract number and the review and/or drafting process will begin. The Contract Specialist will be the liaison between the various departments of Brown University and the attorneys in the OGC through to the finalization of the agreement, stamp approval, and when applicable, signature processing with senior administrative officers.