The Office of General Counsel assists and advises the system office and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities campuses on various transactional matters including professional/technical/consultant contracts, construction and procurement contracts. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities enters into a high volume of contracts each year and contracts which provide sound legal protection are essential to the contracting and procurement system.
You can find additional information, instructions and forms on the MnSCU Contracts and Purchasing page. The MnSCU approved contract forms should be used in preparing contracts and complying with MnSCU policies and procedures as well as public contracting laws.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities contract forms have been approved by the Minnesota Attorney General's Office and any modifications to the contract form require additional legal review and approval. If you have any questions about a contract, please call the Office of General Counsel.
You can view Board Policy 5.14 relating to contracts and procurement at www.mnscu.edu/board/policy/514.html.