The UT System Regents’ Rules and Regulations require that all contracts be approved by the chief administrative officer or his/her official, authorized delegate (ref. Rule 10501). Only an individual with a written delegation of authority from the President of UTSA may execute and deliver contracts on behalf of the University. A University contract without an authorized signature may be invalid and unenforceable.
Currently, the President has delegated to the following positions the authority to sign business contracts:
- Vice President of Business Affairs
- Director of Business Contracts, up to $100K
- Contracts Manager, up to 15K
- Vice President for Student Affairs, only in the extended absence of the VPBA, up to $1M
For UTSA’s full delegation listing, see http://www.utsystem.edu/documents/docs/delegation-authority/delegations-authority-academic-institution.
Note that all business service agreements must be approved by the Business Contracts Office prior to final review and determination by the above positions.