Signature Authority

Who is authorized?

UCSD Procurement & Contracts has the delegated authority for signing all contracts or agreements that commit UCSD to purchase, rent, lease, license, subscribe to, or use goods or services. This delegation comes from the president of the University through the UCSD chancellor.

Generally, individual faculty members and employees are not authorized to sign on behalf of the University or to bind the university in any manner. Individuals who are not authorized, and who enter into an unauthorized agreement, may be held personally liable for the cost of the goods or services purchased.

Why is authorization necessary?

Contracts and agreements often contain terms and conditions that are in conflict with the business rules and policies of the university. Professional buyers understand these possible areas of disagreement and can negotiate with you to come to a mutual agreement.

Obtain an authorized signature

To be sure an authorized person is the one signing your form of agreement, send it to the professional buyer responsible for the purchase, or to:

UCSD Procurement & Contracts
9500 Gilman Drive Mail Code 0914
La Jolla, CA 92093-0914