University Contracts - Carnegie Mellon University

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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.


The United States Department of Labor recently issued new guidance regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act classification of Independent Contractors and Employees. As a result of this new guidance, all requests for Agreements involving individuals and LLCs will undergo additional scrutiny, and in some cases, individuals may be required to be hired as employees. As a result of this new process, buyers will have to build in additional time for review. The UCO estimates that review may add up to seven days from request to resolution. If you have any questions, please contact UCO Director, Matthew D’Emilio.

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 2-25-2015)

city of pittsburgh online event-related transactions

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