Category: News


In the last month we had the opportunity to celebrate the retirement of one of our colleagues, Trip Farmer.  Over his 26 years of service to The University of Alabama System, Trip has served as the Director of Contract Administration on our campus, Treasurer and Controller of The UAB Educational Foundation, and Assistant to the Director of Campus Maintenance at UAB.

Trip joined the newly created Contract Administration department in 2005, and with his background and experience, created policies and procedures that established a level of quality and control which guides the University in maintaining compliance with the Alabama Public Works Law today. He has set the bar, and we are fortunate to have his example and work ethic to guide the department as we strive to maintain the consistency and professionalism he worked so tirelessly to uphold.

It is always bittersweet when we have to say goodbye to one of our co-workers, but we wish Trip well in his retirement.

New to Procurement Services

Effective April 1, 2015, the department of Contract Administration became a new member of the Procurement Services family. This addition allows Procurement to provide service for all construction projects over $50,000 on campus. Contract Administration is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Alabama Public Works Law, Title 39, as well as timely and accurate processing of pay applications, construction contracts, change orders, and various architectural agreements.  To learn more about Contract Administration, please visit our website.

Departmental Changes

Spring is often a time of renewal and change.  Our campus blooms with the new flowers of the season and the sun begins to peak through the clouds.  We also have some exciting changes happening in the Office of Procurement Services.

Effective April 1, the staff in Contract Administration will become part of Procurement Services. They  will continue to provide excellent service to the University while administering all contracts and agreements related to construction projects.  This change will allow for all procurement of goods, services, and construction to be under one umbrella.

Kevin R. Stevens


  • Reminder: When submitting forms, always use the most current version which can be found on Estus.
  • The Supplementary Instructions to Bidders has recently changed and now requires a list of all subcontractors be turned in with bid proposals.
  • Article 28 of the General Conditions has recently changed. Please note changes made in paragraph four.