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Board of Regents Purchasing Authority for Construction/Public Works

  • Last Updated: 11/02/2015
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Policy Statement
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 DOAS purchasing regulations in this area; however, BOR regulations must be followed.  The DPA for construction and public works projects handled by the UGA Procurement Office is $5,000,000.
Reason for policy
To provide information on the purchasing authority for construction/public works services held by the UGA Procurement Office.
Procedures
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 regulations.
Additional contacts
Jessica Beri, UGA Procurement
Policy definitions

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

Responsibilities

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.