Research Administration Office

University of California

Memo

No. 5-76

The University of California

Office of the Vice President--Business and Finance

August 11, 1975

I-1. State of California - Exchange of Certificates of Insurance for Insurance for Liability Coverage

Attachment 1 is a notice to campus Insurance and Risk Management Coordinators from Irvin D. Nicholas, Insurance and Risk Manager, Systemwide Administration, advising of the recent completion of an exchange with the State of California of Certificates of Liability Coverage. Mr. Nicholas' July 9, 1975 memo attaches the exchange of Certifications (Attachments la and lb). Attachment la should be referenced when any contract between The Regents and the State requires that a certificate of insurance be furnished.

A certificate of insurance is not generally required in our research or training agreements with the State. Such insurance provisions are more usual in contracts for use of premises, leases, and similar agreements. Contract and Grant Offices should be aware of this blanket certification and should confer with campus Insurance Coordinators in those cases that require its application to extramural support agreements with the State.

Refer: P. Klenz

Index: California, State of

Insurance


INSURANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT COORDINATORS:

Subject: Certification of Liability Coverage

OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT--ADMINISTRATION

July 9, 1975

In an effort to streamline the exchange of Certificates of Insurance between the State of California and the University of California, we have reached an agreement with the State Insurance Officer, Mr. Eugene D. Marquart, to exchange a Certificate of Liability Coverage which will be applicable to all contracts negotiated by authorized personnel between The Regents of the University of California and the State of California.

When your campus negotiates a contract involving the State of California, the attached Certification can be referenced. should preclude the need for a separate Certificate of Insurance for each contract. It should be noted that this procedure does not modify any other University requirements and guidelines regarding contract negotiations.

Attachments

cc: General Counsel Reidhaar

Irvin D. Nicholas

ATTACHMENT 1 to C& G MEMO 5-76


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Office of the President

Berkeley, California 94720

July 7, 1975

Mr. Eugene D. Marquart

Insurance Officer

Department of General Services

State of California

915 Capitol Mall, Room 117

Sacramento, California 95814

Dear Gene:

Subject: Certification of Liability Coverage

The University of California, a public entity under the California Tort Claims Act, is liable for injury proximately caused by the negligence of its officers, employees and servants while acting in the course and scope of University employment.

The University has elected to cover its exposure to general liability and professional liability in the health sciences by commercial insurance to a limit of $50 million.

The University has delegated the authority to negotiate contracts on the University's behalf to selected people at campus and departmental levels.

Tort liability assumed by authorized personnel under contract, lease or other written agreement on behalf of the University is also covered by the University's liability coverage.

Should any claim arise by reason of such operations under an agreement with the State of California, they should be forwarded to General Counsel of The Regents, 590 University Hall, Berkeley, California 94720.

Sincerely yours,

Irwin D. Nicholas

Insurance and Risk Manager

ATTACHMENT la to C& G MEMO 5-76


State of California

Memorandum

TO: Irv Nicholas

University of California, Berkeley

2200 University Avenue

Berkeley, California 94720

Agriculture and Services Agency

June 2, 1975

From: Department of General Services Insurance Office

915 Capitol Mall, Room 117

State of California

Certification of Liability Insurance and Self Insurance

The State of California has elected to be insured for its non-motor vehicle general liability exposure through a combination of self insurance and commercial insurance. The commercial insurance extends coverage from $2,000,000 to $50,000,000 and under $2,000,000, the State Attorney General administers the program through use of annual appropriations for the tort liability fund.

Under this combined form of insurance the State, its employees and servants are insured for any tort liability that may develop through carrying cut official operations, including State official activities on non-owned property. This includes liability, if any, which is assumed by the State under contract, lease, or other written agreement. Should any claims arise by reason of such operations under the agreement, they should be referred to the Attorney General, State of California, Tort Liability Section, 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 550, Sacramento 95814.

If there are any further questions, please contact this office.

CHARLES W. SCARCLIFF

Assistant Insurance Officer

ATTACHMENT lb to C& G MEMO 5-76