Contract Services is responsible for supporting departments in the development, execution, and management of expense contracts (also referred to as procurement contracts).
UAMS uses Ntracts to manage and file expense contracts. Contract Services receives Ntracts submissions, then manages the contract execution process by:
- Ensuring contract terms align with applicable laws and regulations,
- Supporting negotiation of contract terms as necessary,
- Routing the contract to all applicable reviewers/approvers
- And securing authorized signatures for a fully executed contract.
An agreement whereby UAMS purchases and receives goods or services is an expense contract, though different contracts and agreements go by different names.
Below are examples of contracts and other services under the purview of Contract Services:
|Consultant or Administrative Services Contract||Professional Services Contract (PCS)||Technical General Services Contract (TGS)|
|Legal services, including immigration||Business Associate Agreement (BAA)||Lease of real estate property (contracts and purchase orders)|
|Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between UA campuses||Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)||Shared services with affiliate hospitals|
|Executive and Clinical Search Firm Agreements||Capital Equipment Leases (including lease-to-purchase and Master Lease Contracts)||Medical Contract labor services for clinical professionals such as nurses, therapists (OT, PT, SLP), radiologists, residents, and physicians.|
|Sign/language interpreter services (on-site and remote)||Prime vendor contract for laboratory relocations||Vendor Performance Reporting to the State|
Location & Contact Information
1123 S University Ave., Ste. 717
Little Rock, AR 72204
Supply Chain Contracting
4301 W. Markham St. #542
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199
Supply Chain Contract Services Department’s mission is to support and collaborate with our customers and to ensure legally sufficient and valuable contractual relationships for all departments in support of UAMS vision, mission and core values. Contract Services is required to review, negotiate, and execute all expense contracts to ensure compliance with Arkansas Procurement Law, U of A Systemwide Policies and Procedures, and UAMS Policy and Procedures by ensuring proficient, accurate, and timely processing of expense contractual documents.
Supply Chain Contract Services strives to be a trusted department who delivers outstanding customer service, promotes collaborative relationships and optimizes the opportunity presented to better serve our stakeholders.