Integrated CSU Administrative Manual

CSU POLICY

--INACTIVE HISTORICAL POLICY--

Section:  CSU POLICY MANUAL FOR CONTRACTING & PROCUREMENT

Section 5000 Policies

Policy Number:  5102.0

Policy Title: Delegation to the Campus Presidents

Policy Effective Date: March 12,2002

Last Revision Date:  
(see revision history)

POLICY OBJECTIVE

To establish system wide contracting and procurement policy as required by Education Code 89036.

POLICY STATEMENT

Campus presidents have received delegated authority from the Chancellor to purchase, sell, lease, or license personal property in accordance with Trustee policy and law.  Responsibility for the preparation of campus internal policies and procedures consistent with the provision of this manual remains with the campus presidents. Should campus presidents choose to further delegate their purchasing authority, campuses must maintain documentation of such delegation.

The delegated authority is subject to the condition that certain of these transactions be submitted to the Office of the Chancellor for review and approval. These transactions are:

  1. Any transaction which exceeds $250,000 and is awarded without the taking of competitive bids (sole source). This condition does not apply to sole brand acquisitions which are acquired under competitive procedures nor to contracts pursuant to planned purchasing activities such as CSU master agreements previously reviewed and approved by the Office of the Chancellor;
  2. Transactions which contain systemwide or multi-campus obligations, liabilities or encumbrances (requests for delegation shall be considered);
  3. Transactions which contain provisions for the tax-exempt financing of equipment or services;
  4. Contracts to obtain legal services to be performed by outside (non-CSU) counsel;
  5. Lease agreements for real property where the commitments of the Trustees, or property leased, is to be used to support the issuance of bonds, certificates of participation or notes, or where there is a transfer of interest by installment sale or other form of security;
  6. Lease agreements for real property with a term of twenty or more years or with options that result in a potential term of twenty or more years;
  7. Lease agreements for real property with any annual lease payment equal to or greater than $1,000,000;
  8. Lease agreements for real property that permit the development of real property of the CSU pursuant to policies of the Trustees on public/private or public/public development.

Transactions or requests related to the preceding conditions must be submitted with all related documentation and an explanation of the transaction to the Office of the Chancellor to coordinate program & legal reviews.


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COGNIZANT OFFICE(S)

CO Manager:

Tom Roberts
Director, Contract Services & Procurement
CSU Office of the Chancellor
troberts@calstate.edu

Subject Expert:

Tom Roberts
Director, Contract Services & Procurement
CSU Office of the Chancellor
troberts@calstate.edu

Affinity Group:

Procurement and Support Services Officers

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