The University Contracts Office 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.
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.