Tips and Best Practices

Use Best Practices

To make the approval process move more quickly, please ensure that the following best practices are incorporated into all contracts and agreements before submittal to the Office of General Counsel for review.

Proof of Insurance
Most contracts and agreements require proof of insurance from the outside party in the form of a Certificate of Insurance. It is the policy of the Merrimack that all COIs name Merrimack College as an added insured and certificate holder. Please be sure all outside-party COIs contain the required information.

Many contracts and agreements contain a “Notices” section directing where any communications should be sent regarding the contract or agreement. In addition to the contact in your department, all Notices include: “cc: General Counsel, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover, MA 01845.”

Governing Law
It is the policy of Merrimack that the governing law for all contracts and agreements be the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

It is the policy of Merrimack College to not enter into any contract or agreement containing an arbitration clause.

Whenever possible, please use a Merrimack College contract/agreement template, which can be found under the “Document Downloads” page on this website.