All contracts can be submitted for review and signature using the appropriate request in Service One.
For each contract to be signed, the officer recommending that the contract be signed is required to sign the Section B Recommendation of the Report of Entry into Contract for referral to the authorised signatory with the contract for signature.
This form confirms that the officer signing the contract has the required authority and that any risks associated with the Contract have been addressed. The Authorised Signatory should sign the contract and the Section C Declaration of the Report on Entry into Contract form at the same time.
All research contracts must be submitted through the Research Development and Support office for review and formal recommendation to be signed. The top of the ROEC form has provision for the ResearchMaster ID. Research Master is a database used by the Research Development and Support Office to support their research project and contracts administration activities.
The officer who recommends the contract be signed should be an appropriate officer commensurate with the contract value and/or level of risk, or there should be documentary evidence on the record that an appropriately senior officer has also approved the contract being entered into.