Testing Services Agreements (TSA) and Fabrication Services Agreements (FSA) are contracts that offer external firms and agencies the opportunity to capitalize on the occasional unused capacity of specialized services and facilities of the University. These services and facilities include but are not limited to panels of trained subject-area experts, machine shops, specialized scientific and analytic instrumentation. These services are driven by protocols and specifications normally established by external firms and contain no experimental design.
The agreement terms of testing services are generally non-negotiable. Below are approved contract forms:
- Special Guidance on Export Controls for TSAs
- SOP for Testing and Fabrication Services (v. 11-18-2015)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- TSAs and FSAs Presentation to RSC (11-10-2015)
Any contracting with outside sources by NC State service centers must contain a contract signed by an authorized official of SPARCS.