An Independent Contractor subcommittee comprised representatives from each business service center, and the University Tax Office completed its review of the process for identifying independent contractors (ICs) and selecting contracts for services. Based on the subcommittee’s recommendations, we met with the Tax Office and all the BSC directors. As a result of these efforts, the service provider questionnaire has been reformatted to ensure that service providers respond to ownership type and conflict of interest questions. The service provider evaluation worksheet is a new simplified form with only eight questions. Correspondingly, the Contracts for Services page on the Procurement website and Buying Manual have been updated to provide better guidance on the process.
The Buying Manual updates are as follows: