UWF has delegated approval to execute any documents which obligate the university to performance or compliance to the University Office of the General Counsel (OGC) via RSP. Awards, contracts, purchase orders or cooperative agreements are first reviewed by RSP Grants Specialists and prepared for review. Negotiations on modifications are coordinated with the PI prior to final acceptance. Documents approved by the OGC for signature are returned to the RSP Grants Specialist and then executed by authorized University signatory officers as acceptance.
Authorized officers who may approve or execute such agreements on behalf of the university are the Provost and/or designees such as the Associate Vice President for Research. Signatures by any other individuals not approved in the University Signature Authorization Policy P-04.01-11/09 are not considered binding upon the institution. Signatures are implemented under the Division of Academic Affairs Standard Operating Procedures Signature Authority.