Consultants / Service Providers

 

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Columbia University hires Consultants and Service Providers  to accomplish the objectives of the University when such Services are specialized, highly technical, and commercially available and cannot be economically or satisfactorily performed by University employees as part of their normal duties.

 

Some examples of Service Providers:

Business Consultants / Strategic Consultants / IT Consultants / Auditors / PR & Marketing/ Architects / Engineers / Graphic Designers / / Photographers / General Research / Recruiting Agencies / Technicians / Ancillary Medical Professionals / Software companies / Database Management / Video Editors / Curators / Business coaches

 

Performers (actors, musicians, orchestra ensembles, disk-jockeys, dancers, magicians) that we process in a streamlined manner when the risk profile is low.

 

For a comprehensive list, please refer to the Procurement Mechanism guide. We manage vendors through three different processes, reflecting risk levels:

 

1. Voucher – No Central Purchase order required.

2. PO Only – the Purchase Order is the agreement.

3. Agreement – Require a separate agreement suitable to address the main risk profile of the provider category.

 

How to Hire a Consultant

University schools and departments may contract for the purchase of Professional Services to accomplish the objectives of the University when such Services are specialized, highly technical, and cannot be economically or satisfactorily performed by University Employees as part of their normal duties.

Below are a number of areas to consider when hiring a consultant or service provider:

 

1. Overview - Service Providers and Other Contractors for Professional Services

2. Independent Contractors versus Employees

3. Types of Contracts

4. How to Contract for Professional Services

5. Publication Agreements with Specified Freelancers (Writers, etc.)

6. Editing Standard Columbia Agreements

7. Competitive Bidding / Sole, Single Sole Source

8. Professional Services under a Sponsored Agreement

9. Process – Consultants Service Providers

 

 

Life Cycle

 

Life Cycle for Serivce Providers/Consultants in Workflow format:

 

Purchasing Life Cycle in ARC - Service Provider

For Questions Contact

Ken Campbell

Director

kc3012@columbia.edu

212-854-3664

 

Sean Bahrami

Contract Officer III

sb3845@columbia.edu

212-853-0727

 

Michael Bracken

Contract Officer II

mb4004@columbia.edu

212-851-7346

 

Fatima Suarez

Contract Officer I

fs2257@columbia.edu

212-854-7551

 

Angela Ramos

Administrative Coordinator

ar3@columbia.edu

212-854-1750