Master Agreements

Master Agreements are agreements that embody agreed-upon terms and conditions of a basic relationship between the University and a sponsor.

Once a Master Agreement is in place, a “task work order” (TWO) is typically generated for each new project to be done under the Master Agreement. The TWO sets forth the items particular for a certain project such as dollar amount, research to be carried out, period of performance, specific deliverables and who the principal investigator for the TWO will be. These TWOs are governed by the terms and conditions of the Master Agreement. This alleviates the need to negotiate the main terms of the agreement, as the majority of the terms are agreed upon when the Master Agreement is executed and only the particulars terms that are specific for the task work order (generally programmatic and budgetary) need to be negotiated.

We currently have Master Agreements in place with the entities listed below. When dealing with the following sponsors, please inform them to use our Master Agreement.

Access to view the Master Agreement is limited to FIU employees who are credentialed via Active Directory.

Please note that any TWOs generated under these Master Agreements will require an ePRAF and all relevant compliance reviews that are required for any new project that is setup.

Sponsor Contract Number Title
Department of the Interior NPS‐SOFL‐CESU‐2020 South Florida–Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Master Agreement for all agencies
Florida Department of Transportation BDV29 Master University Agreement
General Services Administration   Federal Supply Sschedule
USF – IAE   Academic Consortium Agreement
Miami Dade County 19FIU004 Master University Agreement
MITRE Corp 134403 Master Services Agreement
MSRDC Dated 3/30/2020 Master University Agreement
National Park Service P18AC00974 South Florida and Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (SFC CESU)
ORAU Dated 3/26/2013 Memorandum of Understanding
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCL) Dated 5/12/17 Memorandum of Understanding
Seaport Next Gen IDIQ N0017821D9075 Master University Agreement
South Florida Water Management District 4600004017 Public University Work Order Agreement
SURA C2020-FIUN-01 Master University Agreement

Need Assistance?

If you have questions about a particular Master Agreement then please reach out to Robert Gutierrez, Assistant Vice President for Research at gutierrr@fiu.edu.