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.
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 Exhibit “A.” II. PAYMENT 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. III. EXPENSES 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 specific industry] V. TERMINATION 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. VI. GENERAL 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 institutions. 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: _____________________________ _____________________________ © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 3 Tel: (_____) __________________ Fax: (_____) __________________ Email: _______________________ 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 effect. 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. © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 4 (Client) (Contractor) _____________________ ___________________ Name: Name: Title: Title: © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 5 EXHIBIT “A” DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 6
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