Restrictions for Contracting with Independent Contractors/Consultants

The California Contract Code regulates our use of independent contractors/consultants and imposes penalties on individuals and entities that violate its restrictions in the following areas:

Public Contract Code - Section 10515-10518 (formerly Senate Bill 1467) established new restrictions, with severe penalties for violation in the areas of:

Employee contractors

To view examples of typical situations, please see Examples of Restrictions for Contracting with UC Faculty/Staff

Successor contracts

Contractors who are former UC employees

Public Contract Code - Section 10515-10518 restricts contracting with former UC employees based on the following:


There are serious penalties, including personal criminal sanctions, for non-compliance with Public Contract Code - Section 10520-10526. They include the following: