Delegated Contracting Authority

Purchasing and Contracting Services (PCS) will no longer be maintaining the DAA portal. PCS is currently working on integrating Delegated Contracting Authority information into our UO Purchasing Portal.  

If you need to obtain Delegated Contracting Authority during this interim period, please email uop2help@uoregon.edu.


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