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(Jan. 27, 2014) -- The UTSA Office of Business Contracts in the Department of Purchasing and Distribution Services is now more than ever your go-to office for business contracts.

Direct your questions to Business Contracts regarding completing, routing or processing service agreements, participant/speaker agreements, entertainer and artist agreements, interagency contracts, athletics agreements, software/technology agreements, hotel agreements and all other agreements that are not contracts for sponsored research or sponsored projects.

New routing requirements are now in effect. Send all business contracts being routed for execution to the Office of Business Contracts, Central Receiving Warehouse, Main Campus. With the new procedure, do not send contracts to the Office of the Associate Vice President for Administration. Once approved, Business Contracts will return the contract to the department with additional information to complete or manage the contract.

If the agreement was signed on behalf of UTSA before the other party signed, you will, as always, receive a note indicating that it is your responsibility to see that UTSA receives the fully executed agreement. Return the fully executed document, once received, to Business Contracts.

As always, all requests for goods and services exceeding $5,000, along with all software/technology agreements, must first be submitted via purchase request to the Purchasing Office to ensure compliance with competitive procurement policies. Departments are not authorized to issue a purchase order or use a procurement card for any purchase exceeding $5,000, nor issue a contract other than a purchase order in any amount.

For more information, visit the UTSA Office of Business Contracts staff directory website or email business.contracts@utsa.edu.

 

 

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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