PO Email Fraud Alert
We want to alert you to an active email scam involving purchase orders and email requests for product quotes that purport to originate from UC Davis, but are in fact fraudulent. While the university cannot prevent this illegal activity, we are actively working with law enforcement to investigate these fraudulent email contacts. To verify authenticity of an order, please contact Contracting Services at (530) 752-0370.
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Business Agreements ExplainedA contract is an agreement between two or more entities which creates an obligation to do or not do a particular thing (Black's Law Dictionary, fifth edition). At UC Davis a business contract/agreement is one of a variety of formats used to document and carry out the business relationships of the campus.
A Business Agreement might be a written or oral agreement, a memorandum of understanding (MOU), a Purchase Order/Business Agreement (PO) containing terms and conditions, a permit, or an application that is signed to accept terms and conditions. To protect the interests of both parties and to reduce misunderstandings, the university requires that all of its agreements be put in writing in advance.
A legally enforceable agreement requires three elements:
Visit the Processing a Business Agreement page for instructions on how to process business contracts.