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<br />Board Policy No. 19 <br />Delegation of Authority to the Executive Director <br /> <br />Page 1 of 6 <br />Summary <br /> <br />This policy establishes delegation of authority from the North County Transit District (NCTD, <br />District) Board of Directors (Board) to the Executive Director, pursuant to Resolution No. 19-03 <br />dated April 18, 2019. <br /> <br />Policy <br /> <br />As a recipient of public funds, NCTD is responsible for ensuring proper expenditure of funds for <br />public purposes for which they are intended, adherence to all applicable standards and <br />regulations as established by federal and state law, and full and open competition and equitable <br />treatment in all transactions. The NCTD Board establishes the following delegation of authority to <br />the Executive Director: <br /> <br />General Responsibilities <br /> <br />The Executive Director may: <br /> <br />1. Delegate functions delegated by the Board to NCTD staff when necessary and/or <br />appropriate. <br /> <br />2. Execute a contract or contract change order within the parameters of the law and Board <br />direction and/or as established in this Board Policy No. 19. <br /> <br />3. Ensure that written contracts and procurement procedures are developed in accordance <br />with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements delineated in the most current <br />version of FTA Circular 4220.1, the FTA Best Practices and Lessons Learned Manual <br />and Master Agreement, California Public Utilities Code §§125221, 125222, 125223, and <br />125224, and the California Public Contract Code §§20350, 20351, et seq. <br /> <br />4. Approve revisions to contracts and procurement policies and procedures, with the <br />exception of procurement polices established in this Board Policy No. 19. <br /> <br />5. In the event of emergency or an exigent circumstance, take all necessary actions to <br />prevent significant unnecessary loss to NCTD or a shut-down of public services, or to <br />address a situation threatening the health and/or safety of persons or property, including, <br />but not limited to, authorization to contract with a contractor or consultant on a sole <br />source basis, consistent with applicable state or federal law without prior approval from <br />the Board. In the event such an emergency or urgent need occurs, the Executive <br />Director will consult with the Chair of the Board as necessary, and, regardless of contract <br />value, the Executive Director will submit a report to the Board at its next regular meeting <br />to obtain ratification for those actions, in accordance with all applicable provisions of law, <br />including but not limited to the requirements of California Public Contract Code §22050. <br /> <br />6. Approve all design plans, specifications, and estimates for authorized capital projects. <br />