On a daily basis, the State enters into a multitude of contracts. Protecting the state from damages, or liabilities that arise from these contracts is a constant challenge for everyone involved. Agencies should always start with a process of evaluating the risks of the contracted service or activity. Next, contractually transfer risk through the use of appropriate contract language backed by insurance and bonds. Review each contract. Risk transfer language is generally contained within DAS Purchasing Contract Templates. However, it is important that you work with your Attorney General Counsel in analyzing the risks specific to your contract, and in considering appropriate contract clauses or wording.
Assists with risk identification, selection of type and amount of insurance, and other risk control measures.