What is a contract?

§ 13-1-1. Contract Defined – Generally: An agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of some specified thing. A contract can be referred to by many different names. In the higher education world, the following are some of the most common names: agreement, license, memorandum of understanding, release/waiver, memorandum of agreement, renewal, terms and conditions, etc.

Georgia Gwinnett College's status as a state college imposes certain restrictions on its contracting activities that a private university/college or company does not face. Many standard clauses typically found in commercial contracts cannot be accepted by GGC. The restrictions are based on constitutional and statutory prohibitions.

GGC has a new contract management system to be used for routing contracts for approval. Once your contract has been finalized, please visit https://ggc.cobblestone.software/Core/ to submit your contract for approval and signature. You will use your GGC login credentials for this system.  Please send all questions and inquiries regarding contracts to contracts@ggc.edu

There are two people that have been designated by the president as having signature authority for GGC, the VP for Business and Finance/CBO and the Director of Purchasing. The GGC Foundation should be made aware of any contracts for activities and/or rental space in buildings that are owned by them. These buildings include: Buildings D, E, F, G, I, Residence Life, Parking Deck, Tennis Complex, Athletic Fields, or Intramural Fields.

General contract training and training on the new Cobblestone system is available for any area upon request. Please contact contracts@ggc.edu if you would like to schedule training for your area. Other resources regarding proper contract processes are listed below. 

person signing a contract

Documents and Forms

GGC Standard Contracts:

Note: Please download the contract before you begin filling it out.

Signature Blocks

Below are the signature blocks for the people who have signature authority and/or may need to review your contract.

Attorney General of Georgia

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