Environmental Health and Safety

University Insurance Requirements for Contractors

Cleveland State University has set forth the following insurance requirements for Vendors and Contractors who intend to provide service to the University:

  1. Vendor or Contractor shall provide to the CSU Purchasing Department a Certificate of Worker's Compensation, in accordance with Ohio law;
  2. Vendor or Contractor shall provide to the CSU Purchasing Department documentation of Insurance/Financial Responsibility, including Certificates of Commercial General Liability Insurance and commercial automobile insurance (if Vendor or Contractor shall use vehicles in the performance of the Work).
  3. Vendor or Contractor shall name Cleveland State University as an additional insured on their general liability policy, and provide to CSU a Certificate of Insurance that includes the following information:
    1. Name and address of agent, phone number and fax number
    2. Name of insurance company, policy number and policy period
    3. Name and address of insured
    4. Description of coverage and any policy limits
    5. Lists Cleveland State University as the Certificate Holder
    6. Signature of the insurer's agent or representative
  4. The Vendor or Contractor agrees that the insurance requirements specified in this contract do not reduce the liability the Vendor or Contractor has assumed in the indemnification/hold harmless section of this contract.
  5. The Vendor or Contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless Cleveland State University and its Trustees, officers, employees, agents, and volunteers from and against all claims, actions, damages, losses, liabilities and expenses, and any reasonable attorneys' fees and legal costs arising out of or resulting from the performance of the Work, provided that any such claim, action, damage, loss, liability or expense (i) is attributable to bodily injury, sickness, disease or death or to injury to or destruction of tangible property (other than the Work itself), including the loss of use resulting therefrom and (ii) is caused in whole or in part by any negligent act or omission of the Vendor or the Contractor, any SubContractor, anyone directly or indirectly employed by any of them, or anyone for whose acts any of them may be liable for, regardless whether or not it is caused in part by a party indemnified hereunder. Vendor or Contractor shall not be held responsible for any losses, liabilities, costs, expenses, actions or claims directly, solely and proximately caused by the negligence of Cleveland State University.