This Computer Programming Agreement is an agreement between a company and a
computer programmer, whereby the company pays a sum to the computer programmer
for services associated with the creation of computer program(s). This agreement
provides that the computer programmer is an independent contractor and not an
employee of the company. This document should be used by small businesses or other
entities that wish to hire an independent contractor to create computer programs.
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AGREEMENT
This Computer Programming Agreement (this “Agreement”) is hereby made on this
________________ day of ____________, ____ (the “Effective Date”) by and between
____________________ (“Programmer”) and _____________________________ (“Client”),
each of which are at times individual referred to herein as a “Party” and collectively as the
WHEREAS, Client is desirous of obtaining computer programming services (the “Services”)
from Programmer; and
WHEREAS, Programmer has agreed to provide such Services to Client on the terms and
conditions contained herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, of the mutual promises and covenants
contained herein, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby
acknowledged, the Parties hereto agree as follows:
1.01 Programmer has agreed to provide the following Services to Client:
(i) To design and develop all or part of various software on behalf of Client,
including but not limited to, the designing, development, and programming of the
software itself (the “Software”);
(ii) To design Software for Client, including but not limited to, all user manuals,
instructional tutorials, and guides in relation to the use of the Software;
(iii) To perform any and all necessary testing of the Software;
(iv) To perform the installation of the Software on Client’s network, computers, or
(v) To provide to Client a source code for the Software designed and developed by
(vi) To provide to Client any and all information and documentation in relation to
Programmer’s design and development of the Software; and
(vii) To provide to Client any and all other services as set forth in this Agreement.
1.02 Client and Programmer hereby agree that Programmer shall complete all Services for
Client by the _____ day of _________________, ________, or by such other time as the Parties
hereto may agree to in writing.
2.00 CONSIDERATION FOR SERVICES
2.01 Client and Programmer hereby agree that the consideration for all Services provided by
Programmer to Client shall be the sum of ____________________ dollars ($_____) (the
2.02 Client shall deliver the Consideration to Programmer upon the following schedule of
(i) [enter how Client shall pay Consideration to Programmer if Client is to
advance portions of the Consideration in intervals]
2.03 Client shall deliver the Consideration to Programmer (upon completion of the Services)
by way of certified check, bank draft, direct deposit, wire transfer, or by such other means as the
Parties hereto may agree to in writing.
2.03 Client hereby agrees to reimburse Programmer for any and all reasonable out-of-pocket
expenses incurred by Programmer in respect to or associated with Programmer’s completion of
2.04 Upon the request of Client, Programmer shall deliver to Client copies of invoices for all
reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by Programmer in respect to or associated with
Programmer’s completion of the Services.
3.00 TERM OF AGREEMENT
3.01 Client and Programmer hereby agree that the term (the “Term”) of this Agreement shall
commence upon the date of execution of this Agreement and shall continue for a period of
___________ (___) months/years.
3.02 Client shall have the option to renew this Agreement upon the expiration of the Term,
unless this Agreement is terminated in writing by either Party giving the other Party ________
(___) days notice and for as long as either Party is not in default of this Agreement.
4.00 PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES
4.01 The Services contemplated herein shall be completed by Programmer in a professional
and timely manner and in accordance with the specific hours to be worked by Client or such
other hours as Client and Programmer may agree to in writing.
4.02 Programmer hereby agrees that it shall work as many hours as may be reasonably
required to complete the Services contemplated herein.
5.00 LIMITED LIABILITY AND WARRANTY
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5.01 Upon completion of the Services to be provided by Programmer for Client, Programmer
hereby acknowledges that, to the best of its ability, the Services will be free and clear of defects
or imperfections for a period of ________ (____) days from the date of completion of the
5.02 Programmer shall only be responsible for errors that are reproducible in the Services as
delivered by Programmer and not for any errors that are a result of other programs or hardware