Upcoming Changes to the Professional Services Contract (PSC)

Nov 07 2019


To clarify and improve the payment process to independent contractors, Purchasing, in collaboration with the MSU Office of the Controller, is making updates to the Manual of Business Procedures (MBP) Section 76. The changes will be effective Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Summary of changes
  • Professional Services Contract will be called Personal Services Contract
  • The PSC will be used for individuals only, not companies
  • The "minimum" threshold to use a PSC will increase from $600 to $2,500
  • MBP Section 76 will include examples and a clarification of services that should not use a PSC
Choosing the appropriate payment method
A graphic has been developed to aid in determining the appropriate method of payment based on dollar amount and the services to be rendered, as of September 5, 2017.
Contractual Services Decision Tree

If you have questions regarding this change, please email Lauren Meinburg or call (517) 884-6173.