University System of New Hampshire

12 - 002 Contracting and Purchasing Delegations


The following chart shows the flow of the delegation of authority from RSA 187.A (the establishment of the University System of New Hampshire) which is described in the USNH Charter to the Board of Trustees to the Treasurer (See: It also shows the delegation of authority from the Treasurer to other officials within USNH or at the constituent institutions of USNH.

Contracting Policy Purchasing Policy
A. Delegation of Authority A. Delegation of Authority (from contracting policy) to USNH Director of Purchasing
  Charter - Board of Trustees - Treasurer  
  • To campus purchasing managers
  • Set bid limits
B. Treasurer's Delegation of Authority    
  1. Procurement Related - See A. Purchasing Policy
  2. Sponsored Programs Administration
  3. All Other
    • Senior Contract Officer
    • Campus Chief Financial Officers


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