Whenever practical, UW-Madison work is to be performed by university employees. This policy addresses situations which require the university to engage in services with independent contractors.
All departments and designees with purchasing authority.
Contracting with an individual is appropriate only when an employment relationship will not be created between that individual and UW-Madison by the proposed services.
When it becomes necessary to contract with individuals or firms to provide special expertise on a short-term consultant or service basis, a written contract is required. See Business Services Processing Payments for Employees for more information.