When reading, make sure you understand each point or condition before moving on to the next point. Take notes on each point in your own words, so that you have a clear and understandable structure of what you commit to sign. The “inability to negotiate a resolution” clause could be difficult. How long do you have to try to negotiate before throwing in the towel? And how long do you have to go before you make good faith efforts? For example, should you call an external mediator? This type of question makes the need for complete clarity all the more obvious. For example, a diverse group of organizations, including a women`s crisis centre, an organization for the elderly, an adult literacy program, a community-run theatre, a family planning program and a youth service provider, came together to look for funding that could affect two or more of them. Their goals were to generate creative programs and find new and different sources of funding for all organizations. They drafted a Memorandum of Understanding detailing their relationships and describing how they would seek common funding and how common funding could work in different circumstances. As a general rule, you won`t go wrong by being too detailed. The trick is not to limit the activity so that no innovation or flexibility is possible. The contract should not be seen as a micro-management opportunity, but should at the same time be specific enough for all parties to do what they should do and for each party to have a conscience if there is a problem. Please consider the scope of the services, products or other interchanges, which must be involved, how to carry it out, when it needs to be done (the deadline for the contract) and where it will take place if it is relevant. Put exactly what the contractor expects to do.
For example, if there is a service, the service description should include, if any: Ask your administrative assistant at the VC or provost level to check the database to determine if the UAF has already entered into an existing agreement with the entity concerned.