Policies and Procedures
Policies and Procedures
The University of North Texas System Board of Regents establishes
the authority for the System, the System Administration, and the Institutions
to approve and execute contracts pursuant to Texas Education Code § 105.108.
All contracts entered into by the System, UNT or UNT Health Science Center must
comply with State of Texas requirements, and adhere to the requirements of the
Regents Rule on Delegation of Authority for Contracts and
The Fiscal Manual provides
the following policy statements:
- The authority to contract on behalf of UNT Health Science
Center exists with the Board of Regents, the Chancellor, the President,
and the duly authorized Vice Presidents.
- The Board of Regents has delegated specific authority to the
President of UNT Health Science Center to enter into certain contracts
including clinical affiliations with hospitals, health care agencies, and
other educational institutions on behalf of UNT Health Science Center.
- The Vice President for Finance & CFO shall sign all
contracts concerning administrative matters or requiring the receipt,
disbursement, or obligation of funds, unless otherwise specified in
writing. Contracts containing fiscal obligations but also concerning
academic matters must first be reviewed and signed by the Provost &
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. A contract may need review
by other departments such as BSC Purchasing, Information Resources and
Technology, or Facilities Management and Construction, depending upon the
nature of the contract.
- A contract related to a purchase must not be sent to the
vendor without an attached and approved purchase order or other proper UNT
System BSC Purchasing procedure being completed.
- No employee (faculty and/or staff) has the authority to incur
any obligation or enter into a contract and/or agreement on behalf of UNT
Health Science Center unless authority to do so has been expressly
delegated in writing by a duly authorized representative of UNT Health
- No student may be delegated any authority to contract on
behalf of UNT Health Science Center.
- Oral contracts are prohibited.
- Individuals who violate this policy by entering into
contracts and/or agreements without proper authority, or by forwarding a
contract and/or agreement to a vendor without the required purchase order
or other approved purchasing procedures, may be personally liable for the
contract and/or agreement. Violations of this policy may be further
punishable by disciplinary action which may include suspension and/or
termination under applicable UNT Health Science Center policies. Due
process procedures must be followed in the implementation of said
- This policy is in addition to and not in lieu of any other
UNT Health Science Center policy(s).
Please visit the Training link to see the
procedures for routing business contracts at UNT Health Science Center.
This page last updated 12th Aug 2014