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Policies and Procedures

Authority to Buy

Central Buyers
The Board of Trustees grants the authority to purchase on behalf of the University to the Office of Business and Finance, which delegates that authority to the Purchasing Department, responsible for central purchasing functions.
Delegated Buyers
The authority to purchase goods and services on behalf of the university (not to exceed $5,000) can be delegated to a designated buyer of a college or vice presidential area, by the Director of Purchasing, subject to certain responsibilities and restrictions.