What is a Professional Service and when do I need an agreement?

  • September 5th, 2019
  • in News

Professional Services are services which require a high degree of specialized skill or knowledge, for which a fee is charged. Some common examples include:

  • Guest speakers
  • Consultants
  • Artists
  • Attorneys

Professional Services are exempt from the State of Alabama Competitive Bid Law, but if the fee charged to your department is over $5,000.00, a formalized agreement must be in place prior to the services being rendered. The type of agreement and supporting documentation required is determined by the service provided. For step by step instructions on executing a Professional Services Agreement you can visit our website and click on the Professional Services Guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Contact Management at (205) 348-5230 or email contracts@ua.edu.