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Delegation of Authority: Other Delegations - Purchase of Services

Delegation of Authority

The delegations below provide University signature authority to commit to the Purchase of Services under Chapter 36 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. This will normally take the form of a PIR (Payment to Individuals Report) or an Academic Support Services Agreement. It will also include contracts for entertainers, performers, speakers, and special features. The positions listed below are delegated authority to commit the campus to such purchases. Original contracts must be forwarded to the Purchasing Department so funds may be encumbered through the issuance of a Purchase Order.

Note that Academic Support Service Agreements are limited to providing instruction, research or public service-related support.

DELEGATION TO: Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, Limit $500,000

COMMENT: Delegated authority to approve purchases up to $500,000. Contracts greater than $500,000 must be reviewed by UW System General Counsel prior to execution. Contracts greater than $1,000,000 require formal approval by the Board of Regents prior to execution.      


DELEGATION TO: Executive Director Student Life and Development; Limit = $50,000

COMMENT: Authorization to sign agreements with entertainers for Student Life related events. Executive Director of Student Life and Development must sign historically unique contracts, long-term contracts or contracts over the limit.

Original contracts must be forwarded to the Purchasing Department so funds may be encumbered through the issuance of a Purchase Order.

DELEGATION TO: Assistant Provost Michael Compton; Limit = $5,000

COMMENT: Authorization to sign agreements that address the operations of the branch campuses.

The Provost must sign historically unique contracts, long-term contracts or contracts over the limit. Delegation expires June 30, 2021.

Original contracts must be forwarded to the Purchasing Department so funds may be encumbered through the issuance of a Purchase Order.


DELEGATION TO: Director of Athletics & Recreation; Limit = $5,000

COMMENT: Authorization to sign contracts and agreements relating to normal athletic functions and contests. Original documentation will be maintained by the Athletic Department. Agreements which are not part of the normal operation of the Athletic Department are not covered by this delegation.

Original contracts must be forwarded to the Purchasing Department for information and so funds may be encumbered through the issuance of a Purchase Order.


DELEGATION TO: Director of Event Services; Limit = $20,000

COMMENT: Delegated authority to sign normal operational contracts for the Center for Fine Arts facility up to a maximum limit. The Vice Chancellor for University Relations must sign historically unique contracts, long-term contracts or contracts over the limit.

Original contracts must be forwarded to the Purchasing Department for information and so funds may be encumbered through the issuance of a Purchase Order.


DELEGATION TO: Executive Director of Student Life and Development Limit = $50,000

COMMENT: Delegated authority to sign normal operational contracts in Student Services programs. Historically unique or long-term contracts are to be reviewed by the Provost prior to signature.


DELEGATION TO: Director of the Markee Pioneer Student Center Limit = $25,000 

COMMENT: Delegated authority to sign normal operation contracts.

-May further delegate signature authority to program directors within Students Services, but such delegation must be noted on this document.

-Original Contracts must be forwarded to the Purchasing Department for information and so funds may be encumbered through the issuance of a Purchase order.


DELEGATION TO: Director of the Highway Technician Certification Program, Limit = $15,000 

COMMENT: Delegated authority to sign hotel reservation contracts to host Highway Technician Certification Program classes at locations throughout Wisconsin.





Keywords:Purchase of Services, delegation of services, delegations, delegation of authority   Doc ID:58285
Owner:Sarah V.Group:UW Platt Admin Services
Created:2015-11-17 12:31 CDTUpdated:2021-08-24 10:44 CDT
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