Departments are not authorized to sign contracts on behalf of the University. Contracts for the purchase of goods or services must be reviewed by Contracts and Purchasing Services. In addition to University Contracts, several state and cooperative contracts are available for use by the University.
Consulting and Independent Contractor Agreements must be reviewed and renewed by Contracts and Purchasing Services and executed within the Division of Finance and Administration.
Purchases of equipment, data processing software and equipment, and all contracts for consulting or professional services either in total or through time purchase or other financing agreements, between two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) and five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) require prior approval by the executive director. The Executive Director of the State Board of Education must be expressly advised when the recommended bid is other than the lowest qualified bid. Purchases exceeding five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) require prior State Board of Education approval.