DA 2037

March 10, 1995


Delegation of Authority--To Solicit and Accept or Execute Certain Extramural Grants and Contracts

The authority granted to the President in Section 100.4(dd) (1) and (2) of the Standing Orders of The Regents was amended on July 16, 1993 to increase the President's execution authority with respect to contracts or grants by removing the seven-year time limit and the dollar limit. The authority granted to the President in Standing Order 100.4(dd) is delegated to you to the extent described below, as it pertains to extramural grants and contracts for research, scholarly or professional training, or for public service programs relating either to research or to scholarly or professional training not exceeding $5,000,000 in direct costs in any one project year, solicited or received from sponsors other than the Department of Energy or any successor agency to it, by which each sponsor is willing to have the work performed consistent with the terms of Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48. For purposes of this delegation, the term grant includes grants from private sources, but excludes gifts as defined in the Guidelines for Review of Gifts/Grants for Research issued by the President on July 8, 1980.

Within the scope of this delegation, you are authorized to solicit and accept or execute such grants and contracts, including the signing of related documents as necessary, except those grants, contracts, or related documents solicited or accepted on behalf of The Regents of the University of California which:

contain provisions falling within the restrictions and limitations set forth in Standing Order 100.4(dd) however, notwithstanding Standing Order 100.4(dd) (9), you may execute State of California Standard Agreements which include an indemnity clause under which the University assumes liability for the conduct of persons other than University personnel; or

include an arrangement for indirect costs which changes the rates or the bases thereof as promulgated by the Office of the President; or


require approval by the President or designee pursuant to specific policy memoranda issued from time to time.

Laboratory procedures for preparation of proposals for extramural support and acceptance of grants or execution of contracts shall be in accordance with the University of California Contract and Grant Manual and with supplementary instructions as may be issued by the Office of the President.

A critical factor in processing contracts and grants is the review for legal sufficiency. Responsibility for accomplishing that review must be assigned specifically as a part of any redelegation by you. Attached is a copy of a pertinent Office of General Counsel memorandum dated March 27, 1974 which provides guidance on this particular point. Whenever there is any question as to whether a particular grant or contract requires legal review, General Counsel's advice shall be obtained.

This delegation is effective immediately and supersedes the October 6, 1988 delegation of authority to the Director, Lawrence LIVERMORE National Laboratory (DA 0975) delegating authority to solicit, accept, or execute certain extramural grants and contracts. This authority may be redelegated to specific designees, but may not be further redelegated Any redelegation shall be in writing with copies to the Senior Vice President--Business and Finance, the Special Assistant--Coordination & Review, the General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Affairs, and the Secretary of The Regents.

J. W. Peltason



Members, President's Cabinet
Associate Vice President--Business and Finance
Special Assistant--Coordination & Review
Acting Special Assistant--Laboratory Administration
Principal Officers of The Regents