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Date Last Amended
Office(s) Responsible for Rule
Office of Business Affairs
Minor Construction and Repair and Rehabilitation Projects
2. Rule and Regulation
Sec. 1 Delegation of Authority. Subject to Sections 2 and 3 immediately below and the general provisions of Rule 10501 of the Regents’ Rules and Regulations and except as otherwise specified in these Rules and Regulations, each institutional president or the Executive Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, as appropriate, is authorized to appoint architects, approve plans and Construction Documents, and execute and deliver contracts, agreements, guaranteed maximum price or stipulated sum proposals, and other documents on behalf of the Board of Regents for all Minor Projects.
Sec. 2 Review and Approval. Minor Projects shall be subject to review as directed by the appropriate Executive Vice Chancellor. If the Minor Project is to accommodate facility program changes requiring System approval, then (i) necessary facility program approvals must be secured in advance of requests for construction approval; (ii) funds must have been approved through standard System budgetary procedures; and (iii) the project must have been approved by the institution director of physical plant, chief business officer, and president.
Sec. 3 Standardized Contracts. Contracts with architects and engineers shall comply with guidelines and uniform general conditions issued by the U. T. System Administration Office of General Counsel and shall be written on a standard form approved by the Office of General Counsel. Construction contracts shall comply with guidelines issued by the U. T. System Administration’s Office of General Counsel and shall be written on a standard form approved by the Office of General Counsel. Payment and performance bonds, when required by law or contracts, shall be on a standard form approved by the Office of General Counsel.
Minor Project – New building construction and road, paving, and repair and rehabilitation projects with a total project cost of less than $10 million.
4. Relevant Federal and State Statutes
5. Relevant System Policies, Procedures, and Forms
Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Rule 10501 – Delegation to Act on Behalf of the Board
Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Rule 80402 – Major Construction and Repair and Rehabilitation Projects, Section 6, regarding Contract Management
6. Who Should Know
Chief Budget Officers
7. System Administration Office(s) Responsible for Rule
Office of Business Affairs
8. Dates Approved or Amended
Editorial amendment to Section 3 made May 4, 2018
August 20, 2015 (effective September 1, 2015)
Editorial amendment to Number 3 made December 3, 2012
August 20, 2009
Editorial amendment to Number 5 made December 5, 2008
Editorial amendment to Number 3 made March 18, 2008
May 10, 2007
November 10, 2005
December 10, 2004
9. Contact Information
Questions or comments regarding this Rule should be directed to: