What is the definition of a professional service?
The Regents Policy Manual defines “professsional services” as unique, technical, and/or infrequent functions performed by an independent contractor qualified by education, experience, and/or technical ability to provide services. In most cases, these services are of a specific project nature, and are not a continuing, ongoing responsibility of the institution. The services rendered are predominately intellectual in character even though the contractor may not be required to be licensed. Professional service engagements may involve partnerships, corporations, or individuals. Some examples of “professional services” typically utilized at the University include consulting, marketing analysis, banking services, medical/physician services, auditing, software development/design, and editing services. Speakers and entertainers do not require a university Professional Services Contractual Agreement (PSA), unless they represent a conflict of interest.