13-800 Office of the President Authority for DOE Laboratory Prime Contract

The Department of Energy Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is managed by The Regents, under the direction of a Laboratory Director (see Chapter 10 of this Manual). The prime contract for LBNL is solicited and executed under specific approval of The Regents.

While the negotiation of the Laboratory prime contract between the Department of Energy and the University of California is reserved to staff in the Office of the President, the Laboratory Director does have a delegation of authority to enter into other contracts and grants for work to be performed at the Laboratory, similar to the Chancellors' contract and grant authority.