Agreements/contracts may only be signed by those with specific delegated signature authorization to sign contracts. Department Chairs, directors, PI's, and business officers may not sign agreements or contracts on behalf of the University or the UC Regents, and if they do, the contracts may be considered unenforceable.
If the contract is found to be valid, the signatory may be held personally liable for the contract.
View a matrix of those with Delegation of Authority on campus
The University of California is a co-equal branch of the Government; many provisions in vendor contracts need to be modified to comply with State Law. Please provide a copy of the contract to Procurement using the Contract Request Form in Gateway as soon as your department has decided on the service; alterations to the contract can take many weeks to negotiate.