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, we recommend that amendments be kept to a minimum.
Furthermore, if a few different amendments have already been executed when yet
another amendment becomes necessary, ... please, 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 NEW 12/16/2014
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
It is mutually understood and agreed by and between
the undersigned contracting parties to amend that previously executed agreement
[Insert the appropriate signature blocks for TTUHSC and for AGENCY here:]
[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.