Authority to Contract Policy
You must have specific authority to obligate the University to pay for products and services. Campus departments have been delegated the authority to purchase only those products and services that qualify for:
- Direct Payment
- Employee/Student Reimbursement
- Petty Cash
- Registration Payment Request
- Travel Reimbursement
All other purchases must be made by Contracts & Purchasing Services, including those products and services that must be processed through:
Authority to Sign Contracts
Please do not sign any contracts or agreements with a vendor, even a no cost $0 contract.
Instead, send all contracts to Contracts & Purchasing Services for review. Buyers are familiar with state laws governing the CSU system's authority. Also, buyers may be able to negotiate a better contract for you.