An unauthorized purchase is defined as the obligation of payment for goods and services made by any person without the requisite authority to do so by an appointment or delegation under the provisions of the South Carolina Procurement Code and Francis Marion University guidelines. When an individual without that authority commits the University to a contract, State law requires that the agency head ratify that contract. This is accomplished by having a Ratification of Unauthorized Procurement form completed and signed by the individual. The form should then be routed through those responsible for the budget for signature, then to the President for final approval.
Last Published: April 13, 2004 8:15 AM