Commitment of Funds and Delegated Contracting Authority

Delegated Contracting Authority - Please find the below listing of those positions with authority to enter into legal instruments on behalf of the University of Oregon:

Delegation of Contracting Authority to University Officers
Delegation of Contracting Authority to PCS Contract Officers
Delegation of Contracting Authority from PCS to University Employees 

Designation to Commit Department Funds - Designation to review and approve an intended expenditure of department funds or to provide internal approval to proceed with a department purchase. 

This is not delegated authority to sign contracts.

  • Training recommended but not required

List of Titles with Implied Authority to Commit Department Funds

Level 1 Contracting Authority (less than or equal to $5,000) - Delegation of contracting authority to purchase goods and trade services with a value of less than or equal to $5,000 using the following purchasing instruments:

  • UO Purchase Order
  • Invoice (purchases made via phone or in writing without a purchase order)
  • Banquet Event Orders under existing PCS approved contract
  • Honorarium Contract Form

Required Training:

  • Purchasing Rules and Ethics (Previously Purchasing Rules and Regulations - PRR)
  • Procurement 101 (Previously PCS Procedures)
  • Procurement 102 (Previously Contracts 101)

Level 2 Contracting Authority (less than or equal to $25,000) - Delegation of contracting authority to sign specific UO template contracts on behalf of the UO with a value of less than or equal to $25,000 using the following purchasing instruments:

  • UO Purchase Order
  • Invoice
  • Personal Services Contract
  • Facility Use Agreement
  • Banquet Event Order under an existing PCS approved contract
  • Incoming Property Loan Agreement
  • Honorarium Contract Form

Steps for Obtaining Level 2 Contracting Authority (L2CA)

Required Training:

  • Purchasing Rules and Ethics (Previously Purchasing Rules and Regulations - PRR)
  • Procurement 101 (Previously PCS Procedures)
  • Procurement 102 (Previously Contracts 101)

Please Note: Individuals seeking Level 2 Contracting Authority must be an Officer of Administration and have a position title of department manager or higher.

Each of the above Authorities have specific requirements and parameters, please see:

Find a Contractor Name
Approvals List
Text Requirements for Level 1 and Level 2 Contracting Authority PO's & Invoices