The Board of Trustees has updated the guidebook policies pertaining to Purchasing. Please review Policy 3-01 Purchasing and Policy 3-04 Contract Compliance/Administration for changes. These policies can be found at the Budget and Finance policies website.
The Contract Compliance/Administration Policy designates Procurement Services as the central repository for all University Contracts.
Procurement Services has prepared several guides to answer contract questions. The Contract Compliance and Administration Guide* answers questions such as, “when do I need a contract?”, “how do I initiate a contract?” and other helpful information.
The Professional Services Guide* provides instructions for preparing contracts for businesses which perform services to the University. The Professional Service Agreement Form (PSA) (see Procurement Forms under Contract Management) is the contract form to be used when entering into a business relationship with the University. Please note that a Professional Service Agreement is not required if the cost is less than $1,000.
The Independent Contractor Guide* covers work performed by individuals on campus such as speakers, performers, and officials, and it answers questions related to the payment of travel for non-employees. Please review for valuable information such as “when do I need a Standard Independent Contract Agreement (SICA)?”, “who is authorized to sign on behalf of the University?”, “what forms do I use?”, “where do I route the forms?”, “who can answer my questions?” and other helpful information.
See the Quick Guide to Independent Contractors for a step-by-step guide through the Independent Contractor process.
The following Independent Contractor forms can be found on the Procurement Forms webpage under Contract Management:
- Independent Contractor - SICA Packet forms
- OPERS Acknowledgement Form for Independent Contractors
- Payment Authorization Form for Multiple Payee List (PAF for MPL)
- Professional Services Agreement Form
- SR-6 Re-employed Retiree
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