Contract Signature Authority

In accordance with University Bylaws, all Northwestern University contracts (including purchase orders for the purchase or leasing of supplies, materials or equipment) must be executed by the President or, by delegation, the Provost or a Vice President of the University. With the President's prior written approval, the Provost and Vice Presidents may delegate authority to execute general contracts within certain, defined categories to persons under their supervision.

If you have questions about who is authorized to sign a contract on behalf of the University, please contact the Office of General Counsel.