Professional, Specialty and Consulting Services
- Guidelines for processing and submitting requisitions for Professional, Specialty and Consulting Services (PSC).
- View a processing flow chart for PSC services in the amount of $2,000 and less.
- 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.