Every contract has risks that must be reviewed from the perspective of protecting Northwestern University from financial loss.
- Risk Management staff are available to review insurance requirements, hold harmless agreements, and indemnification language in contracts or agreements.
- Generally speaking, indemnification refers to one party agreeing to fully reimburse the other party for claims, costs or damages arising from the contract.
Please keep in mind that only authorized university officials can sign contracts or agreements legally binding the University. Please refer to Procurement and Payment Services website for more information on signature authority and University purchasing policies.
For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Marshall Hammer, Director of Risk and Insurance, at 847.491.5084 or firstname.lastname@example.org.