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This is an agreement for a company that is retaining a contractor to perform work or provide
a service. It contains the material terms of the agreement including the services to be
provided, the compensation arrangement and time of completion. This document in its
draft form contains numerous of the standard clauses commonly used in these types of
agreements, however, additional language may be added to allow for customization to
ensure the specific terms of the parties� agreement are addressed. This form should be
used by contractors or companies located in Minnesota when hiring a contractor.
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THIS CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) made this _____ [Month] _____ [Date],
20____, by and between _______________________ [Instruction: Insert name of contractor],
located at _________________________________________ [Instruction: Insert address of contractor]
(“hereinafter Contractor”), and ________________________ [Instruction: Insert name of owner],
located at ______________________________________ [Instruction: Insert address of owner],
WITNESSETH, that the Contractor and the Owner for the consideration named herein
agree as follows:
1. Scope of the Work
The Contractor shall furnish all the materials and perform all of the work shown on the
drawings and/or described in the specifications entitled Exhibit A, as annexed hereto as it
pertains to work to be performed on property located at:
[Instruction: Insert the location of the property]
2. Time of Completion
The work to be performed under this Agreement shall be commenced on or before _____
[Month] _____ [Date], 20____, [Instruction: Insert the commencement date] and shall be
completed on or before _____ [Month] _____ [Date], 20____. [Instruction: Insert the
completion date]. Time is the essence of this Agreement.
3. The Contract Price
The Owner shall pay the Contractor for the material and labor to be performed under the
contract the sum of ________ ($____) [One thousand dollars only ($1,000)] [Instruction:
Insert the amount payable by the Owner], subject to additions and deductions pursuant to
authorized change orders.
4. Progress Payments
Payments of the contract price shall be paid in the manner following:
[Instruction: Insert the manner by which the contract price shall be paid]
5. General Provisions
a. All work shall be completed in a workmanship like manner and in compliance with all
building codes and other applicable laws.
b. To the extent required by law all work shall be performed by individuals duly licensed
and authorized by law to perform said work.
c. Contractor may at his discretion engage subcontractors to perform work hereunder,
provided Contractor shall fully pay said subcontractor and in all instances remain
responsible for the proper completion of this contract.
d. Contractor shall furnish Owner appropriate releases or waivers of lien for all work
performed or materials provided at the time the next periodic payment shall be due.
e. All change orders shall be in writing and signed by both Owner and Contractor.
f. Contractor warrants he is adequately insured for injury to his employees and others
incurring loss or injury as a result of the acts of Contractor or his employees and
g. Contractor shall at his own expense obtain all permits necessary for the work to be
h. Contractor agrees to remove all debris and leave the premises in broom clean condition.
i. In the event Owner shall fail to pay any periodic or installment payment due hereunder,
Contractor may cease work without breach pending payment or resolution of any
j. All disputes hereunder shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the
rules of the American Arbitration Association.
k. Contractor shall not be liable for any delay due to circumstances beyond his control
including strikes, casualty or general unavailability of materials.
l. Contractor warrants all work for a period of ___________ (___) [◊ Twelve (12)] months
6. OTHER TERMS
Signed this _____ [Month] _____ [Date], 20____.
EXHIBIT – A
DESCRIPTION OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED