Professional, Specialty and Consulting Services
Click here for guidelines for processing and submitting requisitions for Professional, Specialty and Consulting Services (PSC).
Click here to view a processing flow chart for PSC services in the amount of $2,000 and less.
Click here to view a processing flow chart for PSC services for contract amounts of $2,001 - $49,999.
Required contract forms(s) may be reviewed and downloaded from Forms.
A profession is a vocation founded on advanced specialized study and training which
enables its practitioner to provide particular services. Procurements of professional
services shall be made using procedures determined by the CPO. These include services
that are rendered by an independent contractor who has a professed knowledge of some
department of learning or science used in practical applications to the affairs of
others or in the practice of an art founded on it, which independent contractors shall
include and not be limited to lawyers, doctors, dentists, psychologists, advance practice
nurses, veterinarians, architects, engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects,
accountants, actuaries, claims adjusters, pharmacists, visiting professors and scientists.
Procurement of services rendered by individuals which require the use of graphic artists,
sculptors, musicians, entertainers, photographers, and writers or which require the
use of highly technical or unique individual skills or talents, such as, but not limited
to, paramedics, therapists, handwriting analysts, foreign representatives, expert
speakers, trainers within a continuing education program and expert witnesses for
adjudications or other court proceedings shall be made using procedures determined
by the CPO.
Consulting services include work, other than professional or specialty services, rendered
by an independent individual or firm contracting with the university to perform a
service or render an opinion or recommendation according to the consultant’s methods
and without being subject to the control of the university except as to the result
of the work. The university monitors progress under the contract and authorizes payment.
Under no circumstances should an individual sign an agreement with any proposed contractor.