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This website publishes administrative rules on their effective dates, as designated by the adopting state agencies, colleges, and universities.

Rule 3344-65-21 | Approval of purchase orders and change orders.


(A) Purchase orders are evaluated and approved by project, by vendor. Purchases over the bid threshold require a competitive bidding or selection process pursuant to rule 3344-65-16 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Purchase orders, including modifications, require the following approvals:

$99,999 or lessassociate director of purchasing operations or if position is vacant, an employee in purchasing services designated by the controller
$100,000 - $200,000Controller
$200,001 - $649,999senior vice president for business affairs and finance
$650,000 - $999,999university president
$1,000,000 or moreboard of trustees

(C) Approval authority is based on the total amount of the purchase.

(D) Execution of contracts for purchases are governed by rule 3344-66-01 of the Administrative Code.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 111.15
Amplifies: 3344
Prior Effective Dates: 11/12/2013, 10/10/2016, 1/28/2017