Department Approval

The Project must be approved by a Departmental MSO or above (Approver). Management Services Officer (MSO): non-academic title, exempt, usually handles business functions for a unit, or an equivalent academic title.

This approval represents the authority of the department to enter into the proposed agreement. This approval must be done electronically via BCMS. After the Requester or Preparer has created a Project, the Project will be assigned a unique number and a Coordinator will need to approve the Project.

The Coordinator will receive an automatic notification through BCMS, but it is a good practice for you to let your Coordinator know directly. Once the Coordinator approves the Project, it will be placed in BCBP's Pending Requests queue.