Western Michigan University faculty and staff engage with a variety of outside entities on a daily basis to meet the needs of the University community. This activity requires entering into contracts with these goods and service providers. This web page is intended as a resource to assist in understanding and navigating the contract process. You will find a variety of helpful tools and resources regarding contracts and the process.


The contract review process is an interactive process between the unit, Purchasing, and the Office of Legal Affairs, Risk & Compliance.  It is the requesting unit's responsibility to make sure that each group is contacted and kept up-to-date on the progress of the contract.

Find your COLT contact person

 Contract Review Overview

Useful Links

Contracts and Subawards (Pre-Award)

Grants and Contracts (Post-Award)