Washington State University Delegation of Authority

Delegation of Authority

  • The Contracts Office manages the process for granting delegated contractual authority to WSU employees:
    • The Dean or Vice President of the requesting unit must fill out the Memorandum of Request Regarding Delegation of Contractual Authority and forward it to contracts.intake@wsu.edu.
    • The employee for which delegated authority is being requested must complete the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) mandated Procurement Training available on HRS’s website.
    • The employee for which delegated authority is being requested must complete Contracts Training with the Contracts Office.
    • The Contracts Office will draft the delegation letter in conjunction with other University stakeholders, and route it for review and approval.
    • Once a final determination has been made on the request for delegated authority, the Contracts Office will communicate that decision and any associated documentation to the requesting department, and the affected employee.
  •  Memorandum of Request Regarding Delegation of Contractual Authority
  • Contractual Delegation is specific authority given to some WSU employees via a letter of delegation signed by the University President.
  • The delegation letter is explicit about what authority has been granted.  If the delegation does not grant authority in a specific area (i.e. interagency agreements), the delegate does not have the authority to sign those agreements.
  • Only those individuals who have been granted a delegation of contractual authority may sign contracts on behalf of the University.
  • See BPPM 10.10 for policy guidance.
  • Current Contract Delegation Table