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Procurement Policies and Procedures


Only certain University officials are authorized to bind the University by contract for the procurement of goods or services. If you are unsure whether you are authorized to sign a contract, contact the Director of Materials Management & CPO or the Office of General Counsel.

A written contract is required when the business arrangement is for services and annual payments are expected to exceed $100,000.

Written contracts should be considered and may be required for business arrangements with annual payments expected to be less than $100,000. These arrangements should be reviewed by the Purchasing Department, the Finance Office, and the Office of General Counsel.

The Purchasing Department, the Office of Research Administration and the Office of General Counsel will coordinate, as appropriate, to ensure contractor compliance with procurement terms and timely follow-up of all purchases.

All written contracts should include: