UC IRVINE DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

IDA187 - Solicit and Accept or Execute Extramural Grants and Contracts for Construction of Facilities

IDA 187

October 9, 1996

VICE CHANCELLOR-ADMINISTRATIVE AND BUSINESS SERVICES
VICE CHANCELLOR-RESEARCH

RE: Delegation of Authority to Solicit and Accept or Execute Extramural Grants and Contracts for Construction of Facilities

The authority to solicit and accept or execute extramural grants and contracts for construction of facilities was delegated to Chancellors by Presidential Delegation of Authority DA0693, April 7, 1981. Effective immediately, I am redelegating that authority to the Vice Chancellor-Administrative and Business Services, and in the Vice Chancellor's absence, the Associate Vice Chancellor-Administrative and Business Services, for construction projects related to general academic and administrative facilities; and to the Vice Chancellor-Research, or in the Vice Chancellor's absence, the Director-Office of Research Administration, for projects originating in academic or research units. The authority includes the signing of related documents as necessary, except those grants, contracts, or related documents which:

  1. contain provisions which fall within the restrictions and limitations set forth in Standing Order 100.4 (dd); and/or
  2. would result in amendments to the Capital Improvement Program beyond the authority delegated to Chancellors in Presidential Delegation of Authority, DA1029, August 6, 1990, or DA1083, May 3, 1993.

The preparation of proposals for extramural support for the construction of facilities, the acceptance or execution of construction grants or contracts, and the reporting of these actions shall be in accordance with the Grants Procedures published in the Facilities Manual.

When the construction of facilities is part of a grant or contract for research, scholarly or professional instruction, or related public services programs, this authority is subject also to the terms of Presidential Delegation of Authority, DA2036, March 10, 1995, concerning extramural grants and contracts.

This delegation does not include authority for siting, design, or any aspects of construction of such facilities.

This authority may not be redelegated further.

Laurel L. Wilkening
Chancellor

Attachments: DA0693, DA1029, DA1083, DA2036

C: Secretary of The Regents
General Counsel of The Regents
Senior Vice President-Business and Finance
Special Assistant, Coordination and Review
Executive Vice Chancellor
Associate Vice Chancellor-Administrative and Business Services
Director, Office of Research Administration
Counsel to the Chancellor
Director, Internal Audit
Coordinator, Campus Administrative Policies


Attachment DA1029

August 6, 1990

CHANCELLORS
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT--ADMINISTRATION
VICE PRESIDENT--AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Delegation of authority--Amendments to the Capital Improvement Program for Non-State Funded Minor Capital Improvement Projects

Effective with the 1990-91 fiscal year, the following authority to approve amendments to the Capital Improvement Program for minor capital improvement projects funded from non-State sources (total project cost not to exceed $250,000) is delegated to you in your areas of responsibility.

Chancellors, the Senior Vice President--Administration, and the Vice President--Agriculture and Natural Resources are authorized to approve any amendment to the Capital Improvement Program for any non-State funded minor capital improvement project which does not involve: (1) the addition of a new project with a total cost in excess of $250,000; (2) any modification in project cost which results in a project costing in excess of $250,000; (3) any substantial program modification of a project previously approved; or (4) any project which was denied funding by the State.

Section 100.4(q) of the Standing Orders of The Regent,; also requires that any Project having a significant environmental impact be subject to approval by the Board. This level of approval-will rarely need to occur. At the early developmental stages at which projects are usually added to the Capital Improvement Program, existing University of California procedures require preparation of an environmental impact classification form (EIC-1) which states either (1) that there will be no impact or (2) that further study is required. Therefore, a determination that a proposed project will have a significant environmental impact will rarely have been made at this stage. It is important to note that amendment of the Capital Improvement Program does not constitute an irrevocable decision to proceed with a project. The decision to proceed occurs at design approval and must be accompanied by appropriate environmental information at that time. The delegation of authority for design approval remains as stated in my letter of April 5, 1984 (DA 0810).

The above authority to amend the Capital Improvement Program may be exercised provided that funds for the approved project are available to you from non-State sources and will not require Presidential or Regental funding approval under applicable policies governing use of such funds.

Any redelegation of this authority shall be subject to conditions which are at least as restrictive as, but which may be more restrictive than, the conditions of this delegation to you. Any such redelegation shall be in writing with copies furnished to the Vice President--Budget and University Relations and the Director--Coordination & Review.

This supersedes the Delegation of Authority--Amendments to the Capital Improvement Program for Non-State Funded Minor Capital Improvement Projects issued to Chancellors, the Senior Vice President--Administration, and the Vice President--Agriculture and Natural Resources on September 12, 1984 (DA 0819).

David Pierpont Gardner

cc: Members, President's Cabinet
Assistant Vice President Bocchicchio
Assistant Vice President Smith
Director-Coordination & Review
Principal Officers of The Regents