NAU is governed by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and receives the authority for NAU to enter into binding contractual relationships on behalf of ABOR through ABOR policy 3-103. ABOR was established pursuant to Article 11, Section 5 of the Arizona Constitution and receives its power to contract from Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) § 15-1625.
The Contracting and Purchasing Services’ contracting office was established to ensure university contracts:
- Comply with Arizona state law.
- Conform to current NAU and ABOR policies.
- Are in the best interest of the University.