Professional/Technical Services Agreement - PTSA
A Professional/Technical Services Agreement (PTSA) is a contract that is executed for professional and/or technical services with individuals that are not current or recent employees of the District. A PTSA contract means that the person/company is functioning as an independent contractor. Schools, departments and various programs within schools and departments often use professional services in areas of special needs which require individuals/companies who are trained, certified, licensed or who have expertise and experience in areas where there is no in-house staff to perform these services.
Listed below is an abbreviated list of some (not all) of the services used by the school district which should be contracted through a PTSA:
Contracts must be approved by the Director of Purchasing prior to services being provided. A PTSA must be completed by the requesting department or school and forwarded to the Purchasing Department. Proof of Liability Insurance must be provided with the PTSA or a waiver must be submitted. If the services provided under a PTSA are anticipated to exceed $50,000.00 in a fiscal year, the PTSA must be presented to the School Board for approval.
All PTSA contracts must be signed by the vendor, the School/Dept. Administrator and the appropriate Divisional Director or Assistant/Deputy Superintendent. The Purchasing Director will provide the final review/approval prior to the issuance of a purchase order.
PTSA contracts may not cross fiscal years with the exception of contracts that are funded by grant monies with deadlines for encumbrance/expenditure which extend beyond June 30th.
Services requiring a PTSA should not be paid for using a district purchasing card in order to circumvent the contract process.
In addition, please note: