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Independent contractors/consultants

Professional services solicited from independent contractors or consultants are ordered through Workday. An independent contractor is an individual or organization having no connection or relationship with the university engaged to perform a specific service not readily available from within the university workforce. Please read the WPI Independent Contractor Policy prior to placing an order with an independent contractor or consultant.

Professional Services Agreement (PSA)

When the services of an individual working as an independent contractor are retained the requesting department should complete a Professional Services Agreement (“PSA”) if the fees are expected to exceed $2,000. (Note: For agreements greater than $10,000, three [3] competitive bids or a sole source justification will be required, in accordance with the university’s competitive bidding procedures).

The completed PSA must be attached to the purchase order prior to the first payment being made to the contractor.