Texas A&M AgriLife Contract Office: Policies and Regulations

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  • TAMUS Policy 25.07 governs contracting and provides for the levels of approval required for different types of contracts.
  • TAMUS Regulation 25.07.01 lists contract administration procedures and delegations.
  • TAMUS Policy 15.01 provides a structure for conducting research and defines members’ research-related duties and administrative responsibilities.
  • TAMUS Policy 15.02 lists all the United States export control laws and regulations.
  • TAMUS Policy 07.03 provides statutory requirements that employees must follow to ensure no conflicts of interest exist while they carry out their public duties.



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State of Texas Contract Management Guide offers state agency contract managers recommendations on improving existing contract management processes and practices.



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Grants and Cooperative Agreements: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars are the documents that govern all federal grants. The following are relevant to research conducted at educational institutions.

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation.

The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) is a cooperative initiative among 10 federal agencies and 92 institution (university) recipients of federal funds; its purpose it to reduce the administrative burdens associated with research grants and contracts.



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The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) govern all federal contracts. Agency specific contract regulations can also be accessed from the FAR.



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