Please carefully read the following announcements from the Office of Procurement Services:
- A new policy pertaining to the procedures for obtaining professional services was recently approved and is effective immediately. Departments should refer to the policy when making arrangements for services that are not available through a standing contract. Contract Management has created a Professional Services web page to serve as a reference for your convenience. The site contains links to the new templates for Professional Service and Guest Speaker Agreements, a new Professional Service Matrix, the updated Independent Contractor Form, and the new Professional Services Policy. All Professional Service and Guest Speaker Agreements should be routed through Contract Management for review and signature. Departments will no longer be authorized to sign these agreements.
- The independent contractor (IC) approval process, managed by the Tax Office, has also been updated. The new IC Form is a user-friendly fillable PDF which can be automatically submitted by email to the Tax Office, then electronically signed and returned by email to the department. The new IC Form includes more thorough questions which will reduce the need for follow-up inquiries. In addition, the new Independent Contractor Policy provides a useful reference for understanding the IC approval requirements. Please visit the Tax Office-Independent Contractors webpage for more information.
- We are pleased to announce that Contract Management has new simpler web addresses: http://procurementcontracts.ua.edu. Please make sure to update any bookmarks in your browser.