As an institution of the University of Texas System, UTMB follows contracting requirements of the State of Texas and of the University of Texas System. These rules are summarized in UTS145. The University of Texas System Office of General Counsel provides valuable contracting resources.
UT System OGC Contract Review Procedures provides detailed information regarding contracting requirements and process for acquiring UT
UT System OGC General Procedure Contract Checklist This checklist addresses requirements listed in policy UTS145 Processing of Contracts.
UT System OGC Standard Contracts and Agreements contains templates for a variety of systemwide agreements, including educational affiliation agreements, non-disclosure
agreements, interagency agreements.
The legal authority to bind the University resides with the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System in accordance with Regents Rule 10501. The
Board of Regents delegates to the president of each institution the authority to execute and deliver contracts, agreements, and other documents on behalf of the Board of Regents. The president of each institution may further delegate his or her authority
to a secondary delegate. Any such delegation of authority must be in writing and copies of the written delegations are submitted to the University of Texas System. Only those individuals who have been delegated the legal authority to execute and deliver contracts, agreements, and other documents by The Board of Regents may sign contracts on behalf of the University. See
a list of UTMB Delegations of Authority.