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Re: MOU and MOA Herbert B. Chermside (11 Jun 1999 12:51 EST)

Re: MOU and MOA Herbert B. Chermside 11 Jun 1999 12:51 EST

It depends on which language you and the othjer party prefer.

This is NOT sarcastic -- they are effectively the same unless one party is
in an organization which does have a differential definition.  The key
thing is that, provided it is signed by a person with contracting authority
for the organization, it meets the fundimentals of a contract:
1) agreement (as specified in the document)
2)  between (among) competent parties
2)  with consideration (the things done, the promises made, the funds
provided, etc.) flowing both ways.

Sometimes either phrase is used as meaning something less than a contract,
e.g., an agreement between two departments in the organization regarding
who will do what on some project -- but it is the same sense:  A and B
agree to do X and Y.

Chuck

At 01:18 PM 6/11/99 -0500, Gina Lee Glauser wrote:
>Could you explain the difference between the Memorandum of
>Understanding (MOU) vs. Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)?
>When do you use MOU or MOA?  Could you give an example for
>each case?
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>gina
>
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