Business Contracts Office
Contract Delegation: Who can sign?
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. Series 10501, §§ 5 & 6). 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 $75K
- 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.
Upon completion of negotiations, the Contracts Office will route the Agreement for signature to the vendor and the authorized UTSA individuals.
Note that all vendor service agreements must be approved by the Contracts Office prior to final review and determination by the above positions (See Routing & Submission of Contractual Projects”).
The Business Contracts Office supports the educational and research missions of the University by facilitating the execution of vendor service contracts, while ensuring the protection of the University and maintaining compliance with applicable laws, policies, and procedures.