Building Partnerships, RFPs, MOUs, Scopes, and Contracts

Following the EPIC Model means building real partnerships between communities and universities. To do so EPIC programs generally rely on an RFP and contracting process.

Request for Proposal

The University of Oregon’s request for proposal helps community partners indicate they are invested in a big way. Download the example here.

Partnership Agreement Contract

Programs use many variations of this form of partnership agreement. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville uses this version to insure every stakeholder is on the same page before starting a partnership. Download the example here.

More Resources to Help Build Partnerships

EPIC-N categorizes different strategies and forms of partnerships. The EPIC-N Toolbox for members contains many other examples of these resources to help build partnerships. Fill out this form to request other examples and learn more about joining as a member here.