Once the draft of the agreement is finalized, the Global Partnership Services office will route (either electronically or physically) for all appropriate signatures at the University level and the foreign partner. They will coordinate with College Staff to obtain College level signatures. Electronic signatures may only be used if the foreign partner will accept electronic signatures.
All international agreements at Texas A&M must comply with President’s Delegation of Authority for Contract Administration (https://rules-saps.tamu.edu/PDFs/25.07.01.M1.01.pdf)
which provides information about who is authorized to sign various types of agreements or contracts. These often depend on the anticipated dollar amount for the contract. The individual identified within the delegation is the only Texas A&M University signatory required for the agreement or contract. However, Colleges/Departments may want, or be required by their college/division, to add additional signatories.
All international agreements must be signed according to the University’s Delegation of Authority to be legally binding. The Dean and other representatives of the respective College, department or unit may also sign agreements as a show of support or according to their College’s processes. The Justification Statement described in earlier steps must be part of the package routed for the Vice Provost’s signature.