Professional Services Definition


Professional Services are defined as infrequent, technical, and/or unique functions performed by independent contractors/consultants whose occupation is the rendering of such services. While not limited to licensed occupations, the services are considered "professional," and the contract may be awarded to partnerships, firms, or corporations as well as individuals.

Such professional services include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting and Billing Services
  • Appraisal Services
  • Artists
  • Communications: Graphic Design
  • Consulting Services
  • Data Processing Assessments
  • Environmental Studies
  • Financial and Operational Audits
  • Industrial Planning and Human Engineering
  • Legal Services, except witnesses or consultants retained for litigation or potential litigation
  • Management Information Systems Studies
  • Organizational Studies
  • Personnel, Job Classification, and Benefit Studies
  • Planning and Budgeting Studies
  • Property Management Services
  • Quality Improvement and Process Analysis Studies
  • Surveys and Feasibility Studies
  • Technology Implementation Services
  • Training Services
  • Translation Services

Any questions regarding the classification of services should be referred to the Finance Department, Purchasing Division.