Amending a Contract
Experience has shown that after a series of different amendments have been made to a contract, different persons' understanding of the resulting contract may conflict. Therefore, it is recommended that amendments be kept to a minimum.
Furthermore, if a few different amendments have already been executed when yet another amendment becomes necessary, for clarity's sake, consider redrafting the entire contract to bring the contract up-to-date with respect to all the amendments.
If the only amendment that you intend to make is to extend the term of the contract beyond its existing end date, see the prototype template Amendment to Extend Term.
Otherwise, the following prototype language may be used to begin drafting an amendment to a contract:
This amendment is made to that agreement [contract number] previously executed by and between [AGENCY NAME], hereinafter called "[AGENCY]" and TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER, [Office or School of _______, Division or Department of _______, City,] Texas, hereinafter called "TTUHSC".
It is mutually understood and agreed by and between the undersigned contracting parties to amend that previously executed agreement as follows:
[Clearly set forth changes, additions, or deletions using the following three (3) introductory phrases as examples:]
Article I, Paragraph 1 is changed [effective month day, year] to read:
To Article II, Paragraph 2, [effective month day, year] add the following:
Article V, Paragraph 3 [effective month day, year] is hereby deleted in its entirety.
All other terms and conditions that are not hereby amended are to remain in full force and effect.
[Insert the appropriate signature blocks for TTUHSC and for AGENCY here:]