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Purchase Authority/Execution of Contracts

Purchasing and Payment Processing

View policy pdf: Purchase Authority Execution of Contracts Policy

Purchasing authority is granted to the University of Georgia, College and University Procurement Officer (CUPO),  by the State Department of Administrative Services (DOAS), State Purchasing Division (SPD) and the Board of Regents (BOR).  In accordance with O.C.G.A. Section 50-5-69, SPD may, at its discretion, delegate purchasing authority to State Entities to permit those State Entities to make purchases on their own behalf.


Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration

Responsible University Administrator: Procurement Officer

Policy Owner: Procurement

Policy Contact: Robert Currey

Phone Number: 706-542-2361


Responsibilities: It is the responsibility of the requesting department to identify the estimated annual expenditure when a yearly contract with renewal options will be pursued. 

Responsibilities: It is the responsibility of Procurement personnel to determine the appropriate method of purchase and determine if the purchase is within UGA’s DPA.

Date Issued: 01/01/2016

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