Change Order Justification - is a document type in EDM, not an actual form or template. It is to be used to upload a memo, invoice/proposal/quote or email clearly stating why the change order is required. Please CLICK HERE for further details.
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.
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: