A Contract for Services is a detailed contract between a client, and an independent
contractor for services. An independent contractor is a natural person, business, or
corporation that provides goods or services to another entity under the terms specified
in a contract or under a verbal agreement. 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 allowing for customization to ensure the
specific terms of the parties’ agreement are addressed. This form is useful to a person
or entity that wishes to hire an independent contractor.
CONTRACT FOR SERVICES
This Contract for Services, hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement” is dated and in
effect as of _____________ as between ________________, located at _________________,
hereafter referred to as “Client” and _____________________, located at ________________,
hereafter referred to as “Contractor” and together hereinafter referred to as the “Parties.”
WHEREAS, Contractor has agreed to perform services on behalf of Client and Client has
agreed to retain the services of Contractor with respect to __________________ [Instruction:
Insert a general description of the services to be rendered] according to the further terms and
conditions set forth herein;
In consideration of the foregoing premises and the mutual covenants set forth in this
Agreement and other valuable consideration, the Parties hereto agree as follows:
I. DESCRIPTION OF WORK
A detailed description of the services to be performed by Contractor is attached hereto as
A. Client acknowledges and agrees that it shall pay to Contractor the sum of
_______________ dollars ($_____) (the “Fees”) per month in respect of the Services to be
performed by Contractor for and on behalf of Client.
B. Contractor shall provide a monthly invoice to Client by the ____ day of each and
every month in respect of the Services performed by Contractor.
C. Client shall pay the Fees to Contractor within ____ (___) days of receipt of
Contractor’s invoice. Payment shall be made by cash, check, wire transfer, or by such other
means as the Parties may in writing agree.
D. Failure by Client to pay the Fees due and owing to Contractor on or before the
____ day of each and every month will result in Contractor ceasing all Services for and on behalf
of Client, without notice, until such Fees due and owing are paid in full by Client.
The Parties hereby acknowledge and agree that Contractor shall provide any and all
materials and equipment that may be necessary for the performance of the Services by
Contractor. In the event that Contractor needs to incur third-party and/or out of pocket expenses,
or expenses for materials customarily within the industry paid for by Client, Client agrees to
reimburse Contractor for any such expenses provided that Contractor has informed Client in
advance of the expenses and costs associated therewith, and Client has approved said expenses;
said approval not to be unreasonably withheld.
IV. WORKMANSHIP AND QUALITY OF SERVICES.
All work performed under this Agreement shall be performed in a workmanlike and
professional manner, to the reasonable satisfaction of Client, and shall conform to all prevailing
industry and professional standards. [This section can include more detail if standard within the
Either Party may terminate this Agreement by giving ____ (___) days’ written notice to
the other of such termination. In the event that the Services are terminated at the request of
Client, Contractor shall have the right to bill pro rata for work completed through the date of that
request while reserving all rights under this Agreement. If additional payment is due, this shall
be payable within ___ (___) days of Client’s written notification to stop work. In the event of
termination, Client shall pay any expenses incurred by Contractor. Client shall assume
responsibility for all collection of legal fees necessitated by default in payment.
A. Client and Contractor are independent parties and nothing in this Agreement shall
represent that either Party is the employer, principal, or partner of the other Party. Neither Client
nor Contractor has any authority to assume or create any obligation or liability, either express or
implied, on behalf of the other.
B. The Parties agree that this Agreement shall be binding upon each of their
successors and assigns and that this Agreement may not be assigned to a third party, without the
written consent of Company.
C. The Parties agree that neither Party shall, without prior written consent, authorize
the other to disclose to any third party the terms and conditions of this Agreement, except as may
be necessary to establish or assert rights hereunder, as required by the laws of the applicable
jurisdiction, or by court order. The Parties further agree that each of them may disclose any and
all relevant information, on a confidential basis, to either Party’s attorneys, accounts, or financial
D. No assignment, modification, supplement, termination, or amendment to this
Agreement may be made unless agreed to by the Parties in writing.
E. Any notice required or permitted to be given hereunder may be effectively given by
letter delivered either by personal delivery, registered mail, or by electronic means, addressed to the
recipient as follows:
In the case of Client:
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Tel: (_____) __________________
Fax: (_____) __________________
in the case of Contractor:
Tel: (_____) __________________
Fax: (_____) __________________
F. Any Party entitled to the benefits of this Agreement may, and has the right to, waive
any term or condition hereof at any time on or prior to the time when such term or condition is
required to be fulfilled under this Agreement; provided, however, that such waiver shall be evidenced
by written instrument duly executed on behalf of such Party. The waiver by a Party of any term or
condition hereof shall not operate as a waiver of that Party’s rights under this Agreement in respect of
any other term and condition (whether of the same or any other nature).
G. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of
the State of ___________________. Each of the Parties in any suit, action, or proceeding arising
out of or relating to this Agreement, irrevocably: (1) submits to the jurisdiction of the Courts of
the State of _______ and the United States District Court for the district of ______________ in
any suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement, (2) waives to the
fullest extent enforceable under applicable law any objection it may now or hereafter have to the
above venue of any such suit, action, or proceeding and any claim that any such suit, action, or
proceeding brought in such Court has been brought in an inconvenient forum, (3) waives to the
fullest extent enforceable under applicable law any objection which it may now or hereafter have
to the above mentioned Court having jurisdiction of the Parties hereto and to the subject matter
of this Agreement, and (4) acknowledges that a final judgment in any such suit, action or
proceeding brought in such Court, after all appropriate appeals, shall be conclusive and binding
upon it. In any suit or arbitration regarding the Agreement, the prevailing Party shall be entitled
to reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.
H. To the extent that any provision herein is deemed unenforceable, all remaining
provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall remain in full force and
I. This Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between the Parties and will
supersede all prior agreements, representations, warranties, statements, promises, information,
arrangements, and understandings, whether oral or written, express or implied, with respect to the
subject matter hereof . The Parties shall not be bound or charged with any oral or written agreements,
representations, warranties, statements, promises, information, arrangements, or understandings not
specifically set forth in this Agreement.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have duly executed this Agreement as of the
day and year first written above.
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DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
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