Contracts, Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), and Insurance:
Contracts and memorandums of understanding (“MOUs”) must be negotiated, executed and approved in keeping with the Government, Public Contract, and Education Codes, as well as adopted Board Policies and Administrative Regulations. Failure to comply with these requirements may nullify the contract and/or make the person signing the contract personally liable for required payments. When in doubt, call NBSIA (707/428-1830) or your general counsel for advice.
A simplified guide to help users determine appropriate insurance coverages and requirements specific to contract/agreement type: NOTE TO USER: The following matrix is intended to provide guidelines to those who have responsibilities for reveiw or award of contracts as it is related to insurance requirements. Each contract is different, and therefore, great care must be givin to the identification and analysis of risks associated with it. These guidelines are meant to provide a basis for that process but in no way should this matrix be construed as "one-size-fits-all." When in doubt, call NBSIA (707/428-1830) or your general counsel for advice. NBSIA Contracts & Coverage Matrix
An indemnity agreement allocates responsibility for damages. One party agrees to assume responsibility for some or all claims against the other. Sample agreements can be downloaded via the link below: Sample Indemnity Agreements