Contract Types and Templates

Current Signature Authority List 

Contract Type Description / Examples


Do you already have a contract in place but wish to make a change or extend the terms? An amendment can easily make a change to a pre-existing contract. Please make a note of the existing contract number on the contract routing web form.

Architecture & Engineering

Facilities design and construction consulting services.


Federal grants and other grant-related contracts. Please contact Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) at 360-650-3220


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


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.


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.


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 Business Services (x3340).

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.

RN-BSN Practice Experience Agreement

Student education programs, affiliation agreements and internships.

Page Updated 02.10.2016