The University of Texas at Austin does not sign quotes, order forms, or other ordering documents. In lieu of signature on an ordering document, the university will issue a signed purchase order referencing the ordering document. If a vendor purports to require signature on any ordering document, the university department must indicate to the vendor that the university will only issue a signed purchase order.
If a vendor absolutely requires signature on an ordering document, the university treats the ordering document as a contract. Therefore, the university department must submit the Software Acquisition Review Form (SARF) and Business Contracts Office will process the ordering document as a contract. All contracts must be revised to remove and include certain provisions in accordance with Texas law, and Federal law, and university policies.