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317:10-1-16.Delegation of authority
[Revised 09-01-17]

The authority to procure needed products and services for the Authority has been delegated to the Authority from the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, Central Purchasing Division. The Authority Board delegates authority for expenditure of funds to the CEO and other Authority officers and personnel according to the dollar limits and types of products stated in (1), (2) and (3) of this Section. Within this authority, the CEO may delegate in writing to other specific individuals the responsibility for the performance of the procurement duties.

(1) Supply and non-professional services acquisitions.  Each division director or supervisor may initiate any supply or non-professional services acquisition which is within his or her authorized division budget and approved by the CEO or designee. Any single acquisition of this kind over $5,000 up to $500,000 must be approved by the CEO, Executive Staff or designee. Any single acquisition of this kind over $500,000 must be approved by the Authority Board. A contract amendment that would increase the total original contract acquisition cost to an amount that equals or exceeds $500,000 for a supply or non-professional services contract must be prior approved by the Authority Board. Any amendment to a contract that would result in a 10 percent or greater increase in the total acquisition cost originally approved by the OHCA Board must be submitted to the OHCA Board for prior approval.

(2) Professional service contracts.  Acquisitions of professional services must be approved by the CEO or designee. All professional service contracts over $125,000 must be approved by the Authority Board. A contract amendment that would increase the total original contract acquisition cost to an amount that equals or exceeds $125,000 for a professional service contract must be prior approved by the Authority Board. Any amendment to a contract that would result in a 25 percent or greater increase or a $250,000 or greater increase in the total acquisition cost originally approved by the Authority Board must be submitted to the Authority Board for prior approval. Board approval is not required if the increase in total contract acquisition cost results from the exercise of a price increase methodology, option for additional work, or option to renew that was contained in the previously approved contract.

(3) Interagency/intergovernmental agreements. All agreements with another state agency or public agency must be approved by the CEO or designee, but are exempt from the Authority Board approval.

Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.