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Contracts and Agreements


A written contract should be used any time an organization is buying, selling, or lending substantial goods, services, or real estate. They should also be used when employing professionals such as consultants or accounting firms, or when entering into an agreement with another governmental entity to provide services.

In order to contract in the name of an entity, such as a second class city, the entity must first be formally organized with the authority to commit resources under the contract. For example, once a community is incorporated as a municipality, it can enter into contracts in the name of that municipality.

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Updated 3/10/2015