4.12 Contract Signature Authority

Last Revised Date
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 12:00 am

Policy Information

Policy Number: 4.12 Effective Date: February 1996
Responsible Unit: Financial Services - Purchasing Last Revised Date: August 2006
Phone: 520-621-1747 Email: contactpacs@fso.arizona.edu

Purpose and Summary

The purpose of this policy is to outline who is authorized to sign purchasing agreements.


This policy applies to all University locations and units, including all University extensions, satellite locations, and off-site campus units, both domestic and international.


  1. All contracts, vendor agreements, software license and other documents containing terms and conditions binding The University of Arizona require the approval and signature of the University Contracting Office, or a Buyer who is delegated signature authority from the Chief Procurement Officer.
  2. Documents that are signed without proper authority may result in both legal and financial difficulties for the signor, the department, and the University.
  3. If you have questions regarding this requirement or have been asked to sign a contract, please call the Contracting Office at 626-3919.

Contracting Office

* Please note that sections titled Frequently Asked Questions and Related Information are provided solely for the convenience of users and are not part of the official University policy.