54.An associate deputy minister and an assistant deputy minister may designate, in writing, a member of the personnel or a holder of a position to act as an administrative officer of a branch under their responsibility. An administrative officer is authorized to sign, for the units for which he or she provides administrative support and in his or her sector of activities:
(1) supply contracts up to $5,000;
(1) contracts for services up to $5,000, except contracts pertaining to advertising and workforce development activities.
To be valid, the designation must be made on the form determined by the deputy minister.