The University of Texas at Dallas must abide by University and UT System policy when making purchases and entering into other contractual obligations for UT Dallas. While we have delegated purchasing authority to many individuals, especially for small-dollar purchases, only a very few are authorized by the University President to sign or otherwise enter into contracts on UT Dallas's behalf. Please note that ONLY the University President has the power to make that authorization, and it is SEPARATE from the authority to make purchases for the University.
We invite you to review UT System's Policy UTS145 regarding the processing of contracts. (UT System policy is what drives and shapes the creation of UT Dallas policy; if something in UTD policy seems arbitrary or without reason, you'll probably find the reason when reviewing UTS policy.)
This Word document and this Powerpoint show contain thorough summaries of current UT Dallas purchasing contract guidelines. You can also download a handy PDF from the Office of Audit & Compliance, which contains summaries of all UT Dallas's policies regarding contracts and agreements, purchasing-related and otherwise.
LINKS WITH IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE HANDLING OF CONTRACTS: