Contracts can be an effective risk transfer tool. A contract is a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties that creates obligations to do - or not do - something. Well written contracts can also define relationships and roles and bring clarity to an activity or transaction. Contracts can take the form of purchase orders, waivers, use permits, leases, memorandums of understanding (MOU), grants, etc.

Few campus positions have authority to sign agreements or contracts. Units should seek help with contracts as early as possible. 

Risk Services works with Procurement and Business Contracts, the Real Estate and Contract Services and the Contracts and Grants offices regarding insurance and indemnification.

The Regents of the University of California Standing Order 100.4(dd)(9) 

Legal Advisory - CA Cases Reaffirm the Value of Contractual Indemnification 

BUS-63: Insurance Requirements and Certifications of Insurance

BUS-81: Insurance Programs

UC Procurement Services Systemwide Templates & Documents (including Appendix - Data Security & Privacy)