Executive Memo 14

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Revised 07/17/2020

EXECUTIVE MEMORANDUM NUMBER 14
Delegation of Administrative Authority to Approve Certain Types of University Contracts
Per Board of Regents Policy 6.3.1
Authority to Approve and Execute Contracts at UNMC

Subsection of RP 6.3.1 Description Board of Regents Approval Required UNMC Campus Signature Authority*
4.a. Any contract with a public utility or similar organization for the purchase of public utility services routinely used in the course of business in operation of the University. Delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance; Director of Procurement and Materials Management; Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Facilities
4.b. Any contract for the purchase of fuels (including but not limited to gasoline, oil, diesel fuel, propane, etc.) routinely used in the regular course of business in operation of the University. Delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance; Director of Procurement and Materials Management
4.c. Any contract relating to the staging, performance, or sponsorship of any cultural, performing arts, recreational, or intercollegiate athletic event. Delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance; Director of Procurement and Materials Management
4.d. Any contract for the procurement of construction services for a building, structure, or other improvement to real property which does not exceed $5,000,000 in the aggregate. Up to $2,000,000 delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance; Director of Procurement and Materials Management; Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Facilities
4.e. Any contract of any nature, not otherwise described in Section 6.3.1(4); provided that the contract does not exceed $5,000,000 in the aggregate over the term of the contract. Up to $2,000,000 delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance; Director of Procurement and Materials Management; Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Facilities; Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Student experience agreements, both revenue generating and/or zero-dollar); Vice Chancellor for Research (*Any contract, agreement, or memorandum of understanding relating to or collateral to public service, basic research, applied research and development, or student internships or traineeships including research components); Director of Sponsored Programs Administration*; Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs Administration*
4.f. Any amendment of or change order to a contract for the procurement of construction services for a building, structure, or other improvement to real property, if such contract is duly approved by the Board of Regents or duly approved and executed pursuant to Section 4d, provided all such amendments or change orders for the project do not exceed, in the aggregate, the greater of $1,000,000 or 1.25% of the total project cost. Up to $1,000,000 delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance; Director of Procurement and Materials Management; Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Facilities
4.g. Any contract for the procurement of professional services, except services of a licensed architect, engineer, landscape architect, or land surveyor, where the total fee for services, including contractor expenses, will not exceed $2,000,000. Up to $1,000,000 delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance; Director of Procurement and Materials Management
4.h. Any contract for the procurement of professional services of an architect, engineer, landscape architect, or land surveyor, where the firm has been selected in accordance with RP-6.3.2. Delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance; Director of Procurement and Materials Management; Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Facilities
4.i. Any contract granting to a party a lease or license to use University real property, provided (1) the term of the lease or license does not exceed twenty (20) years, or (2) the total aggregate rents or license fees payable over the term of the lease or license do not exceed $5,000,000. Up to $2,000,000 delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance
4.j. Any contract for or grant of an easement encumbering University real property where the value of the encumbrance of the easement and associated damages does not, in the reasonable judgment of the University, exceed a commercial value of $1,000,000. Up to $1,000,000 delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance; Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Facilities
4.k. Any contract granting a license or assigning the right to grant a license in any University technology as part of the transfer of such technology for commercial purposes. Delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; President and CEO, UNeMed Corporation; Director of Intellectual Property, UNeMed Corporation
4.l. Any contract of employment with a University faculty or staff member, including UNMC Terms of Employment Agreements with clinical faculty and UNMC Supplemental Compensation Agreements, for appointments and salary obligations that may be approved by the President or his or her designees under Section 3.2 of the Bylaws. Delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance; Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
4.m. Any contract for the disposal of real property that the President is authorized to approve in accordance with RP-6.2.3. Delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development
4.n. Any contract relating to acceptance of a gift or grant that the President or a Chancellor is authorized to accept in accordance with RP-6.6.7. Delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance; Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Vice Chancellor for Research; Director of Sponsored Programs Administration; Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs Administration; Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research
4.o. Any subcontract awarded in accordance with a grant to the University in the normal course of business. Delegated to the campus. Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance; Vice Chancellor for Research; Director of Sponsored Programs Administration; Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs Administration
Subsection of RP 6.3.1 Description Board of Regents Approval Required
4.e. Any contract granting a license or assigning the right to grant a license in regard to the marketing or sale of any University class or course of instruction. Retained by the President, NOT delegated to the campus
4.e. Any contract for services relating to the marketing or sale of any University class or course of instruction by a licensee or assignee of the University. Retained by the President, NOT delegated to the campus
4.g. Any contract with an accounting/auditing firm. Requires Pre-approval by Board of Regents' Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee

Footnote:

  1. Chancellor has approval authority and has delegated it as noted.
  2. Proposed changes to the tables shall be submitted to the Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Business Development.

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