DA 1058

December 30, 1991


Delegation of Authority--Execution of Agreements

The authority granted to the President under Section 100.4(dd) of the Standing Orders of The Regents is delegated to you, within your areas of jurisdiction, as it pertains to the execution of the various service agreements required with outside organizations, agencies, and individuals to implement approved programs and activities, whether the University is the supplier or recipient of the service covered by the agreement. Within the scope of this delegation, you are authorized to negotiate and execute all such agreements except those which contain provisions falling within the restrictions and limitations set forth in Standing Order 100.4(dd), or require approval of The Regents because of specific Regental policy, or require approval by the President pursuant to specific memoranda issued from time to time. Notwithstanding Standing Order 100.4(dd)(10), you may execute State of California Standard Agreements (Form STD 21) which include an indemnity clause under which the University assumes liability for the conduct of persons other than University personnel.

This delegation is not to be used for transactions which are covered under those authorities delegated in the August 8, 1985, delegation concerning the execution of purchase contracts, subcontracts, and standard purchase orders for goods and services to be supplied to the University (DA 0878); the December 21, 1987, delegation concerning real property rental agreements (leases) (DA 0951); the March 29, 1988, delegation to solicit and accept or execute certain extramural grants and contracts (DA 0957); the December 8, 1986, delegation concerning affiliation agreements with other institutions or hospitals (DA 0916); the March 24, 1986, delegation to solicit and accept gifts (DA 0894); and those delegations established in Business and Finance Bulletins such as BUS-34, Securing the Services of Independent Consultants, or in University policies such as the University of California patent policy or the University copyright policy.

This delegation to negotiate and execute service agreements includes, but is not limited to, the following types of agreements:

All agreements under this delegation must be executed in accordance with the applicable University policies and procedures governing the particular transaction, including, but not limited to, Business and Finance Bulletins, University policies, and relevant guidelines issued by the appropriate functional areas within the Office of the President. All agreements must be approved as to legal form by the General Counsel prior to execution unless previously approved by that office and issued without revision.

The authority provided by this delegation is broad and should be exercised with discretion. Therefore, redelegation should be limited to appropriate levels of authority. Any redelegation shall be in writing, with a copy to the appropriate Vice President, the Special Assistant--Coordination & Review, the General Counsel of The Regents, and the Secretary of The Regents.

This delegation is effective immediately and supersedes President Saxon's April 25, 1980, delegation to Chancellors, the Vice President--Agriculture and University Services, the Executive Assistant to the President, and the Vice President--Financial and Business Management on the same subject (DA 0668).

David Pierpont Gardner

Laboratory Directors
Members, President's Cabinet
University Controller
Special Assistant--Coordination & Review
Principal Officers of The Regents

1 Form STD 2 is no longer in use.