Board of Regents Purchasing Authority for Construction/Public Works
The purchasing authority for Construction and Public Works
services vested in the University of Georgia is delegated by the Board of Regents
(BOR) of the University System of Georgia. The University of Georgia is exempt from
purchasing regulations in this area; however, BOR regulations must be followed.
for construction and public works projects handled by the UGA Procurement Office
Reason for policy
To provide information on the purchasing authority for construction/public works services
held by the UGA Procurement Office.
The University of Georgia must follow the Contracts and Services, Bidding and Advertising
rules and regulations established by the Board of Regents of the University System
of Georgia, Office of Real Estate and Facilities. A link to these rules is provided
below in Related Information. It is the responsibility of the UGA Procurement Office
to determine if a project or service meets the definition of “construction” or “public
works” in order to conduct the purchase in accordance with the applicable rules and
Construction or Public Works: "Construction" or "public works" projects and services includes contracts for design,
engineering, construction, alteration, modification, demolition, maintenance and repair
of fixed assets, as well as consultant contracts relative to such activities. Public
works contracts also include all public contracts that are covered by the statutory
requirements for a payment or performance bond. As a general rule, if the contract
is to be performed on public property and involves a fixed asset, the contract is
a public works contract. For additional information regarding the definition of public
works contracts, please access Attorney General’s Informal Advice Letter of April 28, 2009.
DOAS: Department of Administrative Services
DPA: Delegated Purchasing Authority
Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration
Responsible University Administrator: Procurement Officer
Policy Owner: Procurement
Policy Contact: Annette Evans
Phone Number: (706) 542-2361
Responsibilities: It is the responsibility of the UGA Procurement Office to determine if a project or
service meets the definition of “construction” or “public works” in order to conduct
the purchase in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations.