Contracts and Costings

RIE can help guide you through the internal university documentation required to conduct commercial activities.

We aim to help ensure that the University and its staff conduct business activity in a professional manner and deliver an added value service to the client, thereby benefitting the University’s external reputation. In addition to ensuring a consistent approach to commercial activity appraisal, our support helps minimise risk to both the University and individuals undertaking such activities. 

A contract is a legally binding document negotiated between the University and the client that specifies the agreed programme of work to be carried out and assigns the formal responsibilities and liabilities associated both parties in respect of the activity to be undertaken. 

Our skills can help with negotiating and drafting confidentiality agreements, consultancy and training contracts, working directly with external clients.

We also provide costing support to academic staff to enable GCU effectively allocate resources, ensuring the costing is in line with the University model.


Alan McKinnon
Research Costings Administrator
0141 273 1221

Susan Armstrong
Contracts Processing Officer
0141 331 3069