Short Form Contract: Miscellaneous Services
To expedite these types of agreements and to protect the University contractually, the University has a short form contract for miscellaneous services. The one page contract contains the many items to be agreed upon between the University and the service provider, including such things as the date of the engagement, compensation and terms of payment.
For these typically small dollar purchases, departments may download the contract, fill in the pertinent information and have the service provider sign. However, the contract is subject to final review by Procurement Services and must be signed by a University procurement officer prior to the engagement to be valid.
Short Form Contracts should not be used for services that exceed $5,000. For contracts greater than $5,000 total dollar value a professional services or non-personal contract should be issued by Procurement Services. See section on website Purchasing Policies and Procedures on professional and non-personal services contracts.
A purchase order funding the services must also accompany the contract.
To expedite contract issuance and payment, have the guest speaker or performer also complete IRS Form W-9 needed to certify their tax status and submit it with the short form contract to Procurement Services.