University Contracts - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to the University Contracts Office Website!

UCO and Carnegie Mellon

The UCO reviews, drafts, and executes documents, contracts, and licenses related to Carnegie Mellon business affairs.  The UCO team assures that all university and governmental requirements have been met in relation to the business affair and that any other university department, which may have an interest in the business affair, is notified and consulted.

The UCO Director is authorized to sign documents on behalf of Carnegie Mellon.  Before signing, each document receives legal review for accuracy, risk reduction, and terms favorable to Carnegie Mellon.

UCO and Carnegie Mellon Buyers

Carnegie Mellon Buyers need to consult the UCO before a service is to be provided to the University.  "Service" is defined as the performance of labor for the benefit of the university.

Submitting a Request

All contract requests should be sent to the UCO's inbox at

For information regarding the contracting process, please visit out FAQ page.


We have updated the process for hiring Independent Contractors. Please visit our new Independent Contractor page to learn more.


Click here for a pdf list of Master Services Agreements due to expire on 12/31/15. If you would like to renew an agreement with any of these vendors, contact us at

newest! honorarium form

Honorarium Form [doc]            (rev 8-19-2015)

Both AMOUNT and CURRENCY are now required.

Ex: $100 US, €100 EUR

Honorarium Guidance [pdf]     (rev 1-11-2016)

city of pittsburgh online event-related transactions

See UCO's review & approval for Online Event-Related Transactions, including NEW Park Shelter Permitting.