Types of Contracts

Current Signature Authority List 

Contract Type Description / Examples
Architecture & Engineering Facilities design and construction consulting services.
Grants Federal grants and other grant-related contracts. Please contact Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) at 360-650-3220
Honorariums Example: A guest speakers is paid a nominal fee paid for voluntary services. Generally, the amount paid is intended to defray the cost of an appearance. Also see the Policy at POL-U5348.0
Inter-Agency Contracts with other State, Federal, City, or County agencies. Examples include Whatcom Community College, Port of Bellingham State Regional Archives, State Central Stores, Speech and Hearing Centers, Hospitals, Cross Cultural programs.
Internships Student education programs, affiliation agreements and internships. .
Leases / Rentals Equipment, utility lines, radio transmitters, outdoor venues (including Parks, Covered areas, field trips, boat trips, etc.) and/or any document containing the words: Lease, Rental, Agreement, etc.
Licenses Software, radio, press association, information services.
Performance/Service Contract This contract will cover a fee for a guest speaker or performer. If we are reimbursing a Contractor/Speaker/Performer for their travel expenses, a contract is likely required.
Personal Service Accounting services, counseling employees, executive recruitment, feasibility studies, fund raising, grant writing, management consulting, marketing services, organizational development, financial services, training for employees or any other expenses referred to as "service." Please contact Contract Admin (x7731 or x2553) for any questionable expenses.
Purchased Goods & Purchased Services Lumber, nails, plaster board, furniture, file folders, writing pads, fork lifts, moving dollies, vending service, armored car service, elevator service. Potentially any other goods or services - please contact Contract Admin (x7731 or x2553) to determine if particular goods or services require a contract.
Printing Services Printed forms, envelopes, brochures are internally offered services. Please check with Print and Copy Services at 360-650-2057 . For promotional items such as printed t-shirts, bags, etc. Please see our contracted promotional items vendors. If you still need assistance and believe a new contract is needed, please contact Barbara Lewis (x3068).
Public Works New building construction, building renovation, repair.
Real Property Purchase of property/buildings, Lease of property/buildings, Rental of property/buildings, Rental/Lease of classroom space, Rental/Lease of office campus space, Rental/Lease of on campus space for events.
Page Updated 03.19.2015