Pay Individual Service Providers

Depending on the specifics of your engagement with an individual service provider, purchases and payments may involve either the requisition/PO process or the Non-PO payment process. However, the first step is to ensure the individual should be a contractor rather than hired as an employee.

Assuming the individual will be a contractor, the Services Agreement provides the most legal protections and provides the best approach to ensuring suppliers meet departmental and project objectives. However, other alternatives may be available. Consider the following:

A Services Agreement is required when any of the following conditions apply:

  • The services require a licensed provider
  • A vehicle is integral to the work to be performed
  • There is risk of injury or property damage
  • The service is not academic in nature
  • Insurance is required