What do I need to contract with a person, or company, for services?
If you want to make a purchase of services from a single person, that is a contract with an independent contractor. If you want to make a purchase of services from a company, that is also a contract. The IRS, not the University, mandates Independent Contractor Determinations. You will need all of the following documents: •Purchase Request (PR) •Short Form Contract (SCF) •Scope of Work (SOW) (aka Memorandum of Agreement/Understanding) •Current W9 (A new one is required every fiscal year. Use a fresh W9 downloaded here for each contract to assure you have the most recent version and avoid delays in processing. Always offer to the vendor as well because they may have updated their name, address, or business type which changed their federal identifier.) And included for an **independent contractor:** • Independent Contractor Status DeterminationYou may find additional information on the UAA Procurement webpage.