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iCS Resource Page

Illinois Contract System (iCS)

The Illinois Contract System (iCS) is the University of Illinois System's web-based contract management system. System contracts may be developed, routed, reviewed, approved, and executed within iCS. It also serves as the electronic repository for all fully executed system contracts.

This "iCS Resource Page" is designed to provide resources to use iCS effectively.

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Getting Started

This section contains information about the navigational structure, tabs, buttons, icons, and folders within iCS.

Contract Development

For a detailed explanation of how to create, import, and modify contracts in iCS, click the links below to access "How-To" job aids that provide specific steps for each of these functions.

Contract Routing

Contracts are routed for review, approvals, and signatures in iCS using Checklists. Click on the links below to access job aids for selecting and applying checklists, assigning tasks to others, and managing the task from other users.

Executive Approvers (Unit Heads, Deans, Directors, VP's, Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, AVP's)

In iCS, users with a role of unit head, or higher, are referred to as "Executive Approvers." In this section, you will find links to training and job aids specific to Executive Approvers.

Business Office Functionality

This section contains information necessary to gain system access, perform user maintenance, and manage contract administration and user activity/workload. Click the links below to access related job aids.

Last Updated: May 21, 2019

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