SHORT FORM CONSULTING SERVICES CONTRACT GUIDANCE NOTES
The Short Form Consulting Services Contract (SFCSC) is a simplified form of contract that may be used, at the user's option, in lieu of the General Purpose Consulting Services Contract (GPCSC) for consulting services contracts where: the value of the contract is less than $30,000, the GPCSC is considered inappropriate or unnecessarily complex, the method of fee payment is an all-inclusive fixed fee (i.e. no time rate or unit rate based fees and no separately reimbursable expenses), and the services will be performed over a relatively short period of time and paid for based on a single invoice submitted upon completion of the services.
The SFCSC is comprised of: this letter template, which must be edited to include all of the particulars of the contract, and one page of standard General Conditions, in PDF format, which must be attached to the letter.
The one page SFCSC General Conditions may also be used, at the user's option, together with the Agreement Form in the GPCSC (in lieu of the 3 page GPCSC General Conditions) for contracts that meet the above-stated criteria.
Short Form Consulting Services Contract (2008-08-05 Edition)
Our File: [ Date: [ [ [ [ ] ] ] ] [ ]: [
ATTN: Dear [ RE:
[Description of Services or Purpose] [ ]
This is further to discussions between [Name of Consultant] (the “Consultant”) and Her Majesty the Queen in right of Alberta as represented by the Minister of [Alberta Infrastructure] [Other department name] (the “Minister”). This letter, including the attached General Conditions, comprises the contract between the Consultant and the Minister (the “Contract”). The Consultant agrees to perform the services (the “Services”) set out below: [ ]
The Services will commence [Commencement Date] and be completed on or before [Completion Date]. The all-inclusive fixed fee is $[00.00]. Please execute both copies of this Contract and return one copy to my attention. For further information or direction, please contact [Contact Person] at [( ) - ]. Yours truly,
[Name/Title] cc: [Contact Person]
Att: General Conditions
Name and Title
MINISTER’S REPRESENTATIVE WITH SIGNING AUTHORITY
Name and Title