Brandeis University
Independent Consulting Agreement
1. Name of Consultant:
Description of consulting services and proposed payment terms (attach additional information as
Proposed maximum dollar amount of Contract pending final university approvals and authorized signature:
4. Proposed Term of Agreement:
5. Consultant’s Last 4 SSN/Individual Tax Identification Number:
6. Mailing address of payee:
Street Apt. No. City State Zip Code
Country Telephone Number (with area code)
7. Funding Restrictions: No Yes If yes, attach Addendum A.
8. By signing below, Consultant agrees to the following:
a. The relationship between Consultant and Brandeis shall be that of independent Consultant and
client, and nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as creating the relationship of
employer and employee between Brandeis and Consultant.
b. Brandeis does not provide insurance coverage or benefits to consultants. Brandeis does not
withhold federal, state or FICA taxes from payments to consultants unless required to by law.
c. All Brandeis information of which Consultant shall become aware as a result of performing
services for Brandeis, including its operations, policies or any other aspect of its business, shall
be deemed to be confidential information, and shall not be disclosed by Consultant to any other
person, company or other entity not involved in this project, without the express written
permission of Brandeis.
d. Consultant agrees to deliver to Brandeis at the termination of its relationship with Brandeis all
documents made, compiled by or delivered to Consultant in connection with the services
provided under this Agreement. Such documents shall at all times be the property of Brandeis.
e. Any work performed under this contract is considered a work for hire, and Brandeis shall have
and retain copyright and all other intellectual property rights in any and all documents, works,
products or other materials produced by Consultant in the course of the performance of this
f. This Agreement is not assignable. Consultant represents that it has no agreements with, or
obligations to, others which are inconsistent with its availability to act as a Consultant to
g. Consultant hereby certifies that it is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and that it
complies with the provisions set forth in Executive Order 11246, as amended, and with all other
applicable state and federal statutes and regulations that prohibit discrimination in the workplace,
including but not limited to Department of Labor regulations and The Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
as amended. The contract clauses set forth at 41 CFR sec. 60-1.4 (a) and (b), 41 CFR sec. 60-1.7,
41 CFR sec. 60-250.4 and 41 CFR sec. 60-741.4 are hereby made a part of this agreement.
h. Consultant agrees not to use Brandeis’s name or any other identifying characteristic in connection
with any advertising or promotion related or pertaining to the work performed under this
Agreement without the prior express written permission of Brandeis.
i. Each party agrees to indemnify, defend and hold the other harmless from any loss, liability, cost or
damages arising from actual or threatened claims or causes of action resulting from
negligence, gross negligence or intentional misconduct of the party indemnifying or its
respective officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, members, participants or
attendees (as applicable), provided that with respect to officers, directors, employees, and
agents, such individuals are acting within the scope of their employment or agency as
j. Each party may terminate this agreement upon written notice to the other, provided that no such
termination shall relieve either party from any obligation incurred prior to the date of termination.
k. This contract is subject to the provisions of the Anti-Kickback Enforcement Act of 1986, Public
Law 99-634 (41 U.S.C. sec. 51-58). By agreeing to this binding Agreement, the transacting
parties (1) certify that they have not paid kickbacks directly or indirectly to any employee of
Brandeis University for the purpose of obtaining this or any other agreement, purchase order or
contract from Brandeis University and (2) agree to cooperate fully with any federal Agency
investigating a possible violation of the Act. Copies of the statute and the pertinent regulations
may be obtained from Brandeis University upon request of the Office of Affirmative Action and
Government Regulation Compliance.
l. Consultant represents that it maintains and is covered by the following insurance:
a. Personal automobile liability insurance.
b. Corporate automobile liability insurance, if applicable.
c. Worker’s compensation and employers’ liability insurance, consistent with all
statutory regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, if applicable.
m. Consultant agrees to maintain in full force and effect a policy or policies of the required liability
insurance, in form and substance satisfactory to Brandeis, under which Brandeis is named as
additional insured. Upon request, Consultant shall provide a Certificate of Insurance.
n. Consultant certified that he/she has never been convicted of any criminal offense other than:
a. A misdemeanor more than five years ago, or
b. A first conviction for drunkenness, simple assault, speeding, minor traffic violations, affray, or
disturbance of the peace.
o. Consultant further certifies that he/she does not have any criminal charges pending or any open
arrest warrants. Consultant agrees to provide Brandeis with a copy of the results of Consultant's
own Criminal Offender Record Information check, or its equivalent, and a Sexual Offender
Registry Information check, or its equivalent upon request.
p. Consultant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Brandeis harmless from any loss, liability, cost
or damages as a result of actual or threatened claims or causes of action arising from, or related
to, Consultant’s breach of this provision.
q. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the Commonwealth of
Signature of Consultant: __________________________ Date: ______________
Brandeis University: ______________________________Date: ______________
Any changes to items 8(a) (q) of this contract requires actual signature by an authorized signatory of the
University before the work may be commenced.
Brandeis University
Independent Consulting Agreement
Funding Restrictions
Signature of Consultant: __________________________ Date: ________________