NO INDIVIDUAL IN FACILITIES SERVICES ADMINISTRATION HAS AUTHORITY TO SIGN A CONTRACT ON BEHALF OF UTK.
All agreements should be submitted to Richard Johnson (974 -7794) when they are first received, and allow sufficient time for the review process. This can be done weeks or even months before the start date.
The Business Services Office will review the agreement, prepare the appropriate documentation, and submit to the campus contracts office for legal review and the appropriate signature.
Purchase of any good(s) or service(s) equal to or over $10,000 requires a contract or purchase order, and must be acquired through the university competitive bid process or approved by purchasing through non-competitive justification. Additional lead time is required to process either the bid or the non-compete justification.
The same procedure for processing contract invoices should be followed as for regular invoices except the contract number should be referenced on the invoice and GL Account 437500 should be used.