Frequently Asked Questions
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Please refer to University Business Policies and Procedures Manual (UBPPM) Policy 2010 referenced immediately above for information on who is designated authority to sign contracts on behalf of UNM. Signature authority depends upon the nature of contract. Please contact UNM’s Procurement Office if you are buying equipment, software, consulting services, or any other type of purchase on UNM’s behalf; the Office of Sponsored Research if the contract relates to a research program, proposed research collaboration, or the acquisition of biological or other materials needed for your research (for example, a material transfer agreement); or STC.UNM if the contract relates to the license of UNM’s intellectual property. If it is unclear whom to contact, the OUC would be happy to assist you. Contracts may be signed on behalf of the University only by:
- A person in a position specifically authorized by the University Board of Regents.
- The Chancellor for Health Sciences, an executive vice president, Provost, or vice president to whom the President has delegated the authority delegated to the President by the Board of Regents, as specified herein.
- The Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President for Human Resources, as specified herein.
- A person who has received a sub-delegation in accordance with this policy.
Before you pass the contract on to the appropriate office for review, you need to read the contract carefully to identify any terms you think may be inconsistent with your goals.