UCSF Redelegation 2036

UCSF Redelegation: 2036

September 6, 1996


Redelegation of Authority - To Solicit and Accept or Execute Certain Extramural Grants and Contracts

In his letter of March 10, 1995 (attached). President Peltason delegated to me the authority granted to the President in Section 100.4(dd) (1) and (2) of the Standing Orders of The Regents, as amended on July 16, 1993, with respect to contracts or grants.

I hereby redelegate to you, in your respective positions, the authority granted to the President in Standing Order 100.4(dd), to the extent described below, as it pertains to extramural grants and contracts for research, scholarly or professional training, or for public service programs relating either to research or to scholarly or professional training not exceeding $5,000,000 in direct costs in any one project year. For purposes of this redelegation, the term grant includes grants from private sources, but excludes gifts as defined in the Guidelines for Review of Gifts/Grants for Research issued by the President on July 8,1980.

Within the scope of this delegation, you are authorized to solicit and accept or execute such grants and contracts, including the signing of related documents as necessary, with annual direct costs not exceeding $5,000,000; except those grants, contracts, or related documents which:

  1. contain provisions falling within the restrictions and limitations set forth in Standing Order 100.4(dd); however, notwithstanding Standing Order 100.4(dd) (9), you may execute State of California Standard Agreements which include an indemnity clause under which the University assumes liability for the conduct of persons other than University personnel;

  2. include an arrangement for indirect costs which changes the rates or the bases thereof as promulgated by the President;

  3. will result in the acquisition of computer hardware, software, or systems engineering support requiring prior approval in accordance with Business and Finance Bulletin IS-8, Guidelines for Campus and Office of the President Acquisitions Involving Computing;

  4. establish or modify programs within the Education Abroad Program: or

  5. require approval by the President or designee pursuant to specific policy memoranda issued from time to time.

Note that campus procedures for preparation of proposals for extramural support and acceptance of grants or execution of contracts must be in accordance with the University of California Contract and Grant Manual and with supplementary instructions as may be issued by the Office of the President.

Also, please be aware that responsibility for accomplishing review for legal sufficiency is an integral requirement of the execution of this authority. Attached is a copy of a pertinent Office of General Counsel memorandum (dated March 27, 1974) which provides guidance on this point. Whenever there is any question as to whether a particular grant or contract requires legal review. General Counsel's advice shall be obtained.

This redelegation of authority is effective immediately, is supplementary to my redelegation to other campus personnel of February 1, 1996 (attached), and supersedes the April 12, 1993 redelegation by former Chancellor Krevans on the same subject (attached); it may not be further redelegated.

Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.


Senior Vice President — Business and Finance
Secretary of the Regents
General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Affairs
Special Assistant — Coordination and Review