Governmental Entity Addendum

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Governmental Entity Addendum

This Governmental Entity Addendum (the “Addendum”) is entered into as of last signature date below (the “Addendum Effective Date”), by and between Utah Valley University, a body politic and corporate of the State of Utah (“University”), and [Company Name] (“Contractor”), each a “Party” and collectively, the “Parties”.

For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties agree as follows:

  1. PRELIMINARY. This Addendum amends and is an integral part of that certain agreement and all attachments thereto between the Parties attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference (the “Main Agreement”). In the event of any conflict, inconsistency or discrepancy between the Main Agreement and this Addendum, this Addendum shall govern. The Main Agreement, as amended by this Addendum, is hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”.

  1. UNIVERSITY A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY AND THEREFORE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LAWS. Contractor is hereby informed that University is a governmental entity and thus subject to the Government Records Access and Management Act of the Utah Code, Section 63G-2-101 et seq., 1953, as may be amended (“GRAMA”). Pursuant to GRAMA, certain records within University’s possession or control (including the Agreement) may be subject to public disclosure. University hereby informs Contractor that any person or entity that provides University with records that such person or entity believes should be protected from disclosure for business reasons must, pursuant to Section 63G-2-309 of GRAMA, provide to University, with the record, a written claim of business confidentiality and a concise statement of reasons supporting such claim. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the Agreement, University may disclose any information or record to the extent required by GRAMA or otherwise required by law, and to University’s attorneys, accountants, consultants on a need-to-know basis.

Contractor further acknowledges that University is a governmental entity under the Governmental Immunity Act of Utah, Utah Code Ann., Section 63G-7-101 et seq., as amended (the “Act”). Nothing in the Agreement shall be construed as a waiver by University of any protections, rights, or defenses applicable to University under the Act, including without limitation, the provisions of Section 63G-7-604 regarding limitation of judgments. It is not the intent of University to incur by contract any liability for the operations, acts, or omissions of the other Party or any third party and nothing in the Agreement shall be so interpreted or construed. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, and notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary in the Agreement, any obligations of University in the Agreement to indemnify, hold or save harmless, and/or defend contained in the Agreement are subject to the Act, are limited only to claims that arise from the negligent acts or omissions of University, and the total amount of any such obligations, inclusive of attorney’s fees, are limited to the amounts established in Section 63G-7-604 of the Act.

University is insured through its participation in the Risk Management Fund of the State of Utah, see Utah Code 63A-4-101-104, 201. Nothing in the Agreement shall require University to carry different or additional insurance, and any obligations of University contained in the Main Agreement to name a party as additional insured shall be limited to naming such party as additional insured with respect to University’s negligent acts or omissions. If University is required to defend, indemnify or hold harmless Contractor, a defense shall be provided by the State of Utah Division of Risk Management through its contracted Assistant Attorneys General.

  1. REASONABLE DISCRETION. To the extent the Main Agreement permits Contractor to undertake any action, or refrain from undertaking any action, in the exercise of Contractor’s discretion, or based on any belief held by Contractor, Contractor shall exercise its discretion only in a good faith reasonable manner and shall act on its beliefs only if Contractor has a reasonable good faith basis for those beliefs.

  1. NOTICE. If not already specified in the Main Agreement, for purposes of providing notice under this Agreement, the parties hereby designate the following individuals. Notice shall be sufficient under this Agreement if notice is mailed, in writing, via first-class, prepaid postage to the following:

If to University: If to Contractor:

Utah Valley University

Attn: [Buyer Name] _____________________________

800 W University Pkwy

Orem, UT 84058 _____________________________



  1. UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY NAME. Nothing in the Main Agreement establishes in Contractor any right or interest in Utah Valley University’s names or marks, including such names as “Utah Valley University”, “UVU” or any derivation thereof. Notwithstanding any provision of the Main Agreement, Contractor agrees not to use, attempt to use, or assert ownership or any interest in any University intellectual property, including any name or mark.

  1. CONTRACTOR NOT AN AGENT. Notwithstanding any provision of the Main Agreement, Contractor shall not be appointed the University’s officer, agent, or attorney-in-fact and shall not have authority to execute documents or take action with the legal force and effect as if those actions were taken by the University.

  1. MISCELLANEOUS. The Main Agreement, as amended by this Addendum, constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements, oral or written and all other communications relating to the subject matter hereof. The provisions of this Addendum will survive the expiration or earlier termination of the Agreement. This Addendum shall not be deemed to amend or modify the Agreement in any manner except as specifically provided herein. Any provision in the Main Agreement purporting to vest Contractor with authority or discretion to modify the Main Agreement at will shall have no force or effect. The Main Agreement, as amended by this Addendum, shall remain in full force and effect, and is enforceable in accordance with its terms. The electronic or facsimile transmission of this Agreement, and the retransmission of such, shall be the same as the delivery of an original document. Upon request of either Party, each Party shall deliver an original of the Agreement with its original signature thereon.

The Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Utah, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. Venue for any lawsuits, claims, or other proceedings between the Parties relating to or arising under the Agreement shall be exclusively in the State of Utah.

Any limitation or exclusion of liability or remedies in the Main Agreement for any damages other than special, indirect or consequential damages, shall be void and unenforceable.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Addendum to be executed by their duly authorized representatives effective as of the Addendum Effective Date.
By: _________________________ By: _________________________

(Signature) (Signature)

Name: ______________________ Name: __________________________ (Please Print) (Please Print)

Title: ________________________ Title: ___________________________

Title: ________________________ Title: ___________________________

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