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Buying from Independent Contractors

Independent Contractors follow the policies and procedures governed by McMaster University’s Human Resources department. For information about becoming an Independent Contractor, please visit the Human Resources website.

Below are resources for purchasers at McMaster University when engaging with Independent Contractors.

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Independent Contractor Questionnaire Download the ICQ

An ICQ is required when payments are being made to individuals for services rendered. The ICQ or Independent Contractor Questionnaire determines whether or not an employer/employee relationship exists between the individual providing the service and the University.

To determine if a supplier should be considered an Independent Contractor or not, complete the questionnaire below.

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Contract for Services Contract for Services

McMaster University has developed a template Contract for Services. This has been reviewed by the legal department and provides a general contract for service arrangements with a supplier.

The Contract for Services template and Schedule A can be downloaded from our resources page.

Engagement of Independent Contractors Policy Download the Policy

For complete definitions and procedures please refer to the Policy on Engagement of Independent Contractors.