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Business Development Services - UIC

OBDS Contract Process

Contract Process Overview

There are several steps in preparing and developing an agreement

  1. Complete the Contract Approval/Routing Form (CARF) and Revenue Generating Information Worksheet (RGIW), (for all new revenue agreements) in its entirety and send it to the Office of Business Development Services (OBDS) mail code (MC078). The completed RGIW may be emailed to
  2. OBDS assigns a contract number and contract coordinator who will prepare the contract for Legal Counsel review and approval, when applicable.
  3. Once the necessary approvals are obtained, the OBDS Contract Coordinator finalizes the contract and forwards to Client for signatures. Upon receipt of Client-signed contract, obtains the University Comptroller signature and binds the University to the agreement. 
  4. The contract is fully executed when both parties' signatures are affixed. One original is returned to the Client/Other Party, another original to the Contract Records Office in Urbana and a scan of the fully executed contract is emailed to the Department.

Instructional Contract Process

For the development of instructional contracts (for credit) the Office of Business Development and UIC Office of Continuing Education developed a process to provide early-stage assessment of proposed program ideas to assure academic and financial viability.

Contact Nancy Downs in UIC Office of Continuing Education at (312) 996-5749, or email

Download the instructional contract process to view the process steps and budget development template:

Instructional Contract Process and Budget Development Process

Last Updated: December 29, 2014

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