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Finance Circular Letter No. 13/2006

16th  October, 2006

Vice-Chancellors  of Universities,
Directors of Institutes,
Rectors of Campuses.



Your reference is invited to Finance Circular Letter No. 10/2006 of 25.09.2006, on the new Procurement Manual and Guidelines - 2006.

According to Procurement Guideline 2.14.1, approval of the Chief  Accounting Officer (CAO) should be obtained, before contracts are awarded on recommendations made by the Departmental Procurement Committees (DPC).  Please refer to pages 40 and 41 of the Procurement Manual - 2006.

In terms to FR 135, this authority may be delegated by the Accounting Officer.   Accordingly, the Secretary to the Ministry of Education (Chief Accounting Officer) by his letter dated 18.09.2006, has  delegated this authority to the Vice-Chancellors of Universities, to approve the award of contracts, recommended by the following:-

Departmental Procurement Committees - Major / Minor

You may please take action accordingly.  For any further clarifications, you should contact the Additional Secretary, Ministry of Education.

Copy of the letter dated 18.09.2006, sent by the Secretary,  Ministry of Education, is enclosed for your information.

This  Circular is available for  download  on UGC website

Prof. S.V.D.G. Samaranayake



1.        Secretary/Education     
2.        Chairman/UGC           
3.        Vice-Chairman/UGC           
4.        Secretary/UGC           
5.        Financial Controller
6.        Director/IDD/UGC
7. Chief Internal Auditor/UGC
8. Accountant (Higher Education Division)
9. Registrars of Universities          
10.      Bursars of Universities                    
11.      SAR/AR/of Institutes/Campuses          
12.      SAB/AB of institutes/Campuses
13.      Accountant/UGC          
14.      Snr.Asst. Accountant/UGC          
15.      Snr.Asst. Secretary/Supplies & Administration/UGC          
16.      Auditor General 
17.      Govt. Audit Superintendent /UGC 
18.      Govt. Audit Superintendent/Universities

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