Major Capital Projects (also called Major Caps) include new construction and substantial alterations, extensions, or improvements to existing structures with an estimated cost in excess of $1 million. Depending on the source of funds and the estimated project cost, Major Caps may require review and approval by the Campus Planning Committee, the Chancellor, the Office of the President, and/or the Board of Regents. The Budget and Planning Office manages the planning and approval process for Major Caps.
General Summary of Required Approvals
Multiple variables factor into the necessary approval path for any project. The campus recommends early consultation with the Capital Development team to determine the appropriate level of review.
- Projects over $70 million and all State funded projects require review and approval by the UC Boards of Regents.
- The UC Office of the President’s delegated authority may approve Non-State funded Projects under $70 million that are included in the Capital Financial Plan (CFP).
- The Chancellor’s delegated authority may approve Non-State funded projects under $20 million that are included in the CFP and have a UCOP-approved Project Planning Guide (PPG).
- The Chancellor’s delegated authority may approve Non-State funded projects under $10 million (“Mini-majors”) that are included in the CFP without a PPG.