A. Location. The LBJ Chief Procurement Officer shall be the Chief Financial Officer. The LBJ Procurement Office shall perform the functions of procurement, contracting and policy development and review.

B. Appointment and Qualifications. The LBJ Board of Directors shall appoint the Chief Financial Officer as prescribed in Public Law 25-20. The function of the Chief Procurement Officer is delegated to the CFO.

C. Tenure and Removal. The Chief Procurement Officer shall be a full time employee of LBJ who serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.

D. Authority and Duties. The LBJ Chief Procurement Officer shall serve as the main procurement official of the Medical Center and is authorized to:

1. Develop rules and procedures governing the internal functions of procurement.

2. Adopt and maintain rules for LBJ as necessary and appropriate for the implementation of Section 13.0111 ASCA governing the procurement, management, control, and disposal of all construction, goods, and services procured by LBJ. A separate manual of all rules and procedures, and amendments to the rules and procedures, shall be maintained or caused to be maintained by the LBJ Chief Procurement Officer. The manual of rules and procedures shall be open to inspection and copying during normal business hours.

E. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Policy, in accordance with rules and policies adopted:

1. procure or supervise procurement of all construction, goods, and services needed by the LBJ Tropical Medical Center.

2. exercise general supervision and control over all inventories of goods belonging to LBJ.

3. sell, trade, or otherwise dispose of goods surplus to LBJ.

1. establish and maintain programs for the inspection, testing and acceptance of construction, goods and services.

2. Assist in providing technical assistance, including training, necessary to ensure uniform implementation of the rules of this Policy.

3. Supervise the conduct of management reviews to monitor compliance with the rules in the Policy and initiate corrective action, as required.

History: Rule 8, eff. March 3, 1999.