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This Electrical Subcontractor Services Agreement is between a contractor and a subcontractor who will perform electrical services on either a home or commercial building. It is imperative that this agreement be set out in writing as it details the scope of the work and how much the subcontractor will be paid.

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This Electrical Subcontractor Services Agreement is between a contractor and a subcontractor who is hired to perform electrical work. This subcontractor agreement sets out the terms of the arrangement including the scope of the work, job location and the days and hours the electrical work can be performed and the quality of the workmanship. This agreement also sets forth how much the electrical subcontractor will be paid for the project. It is imperative that this service agreement be set out in writing. A written Electrical Subcontractor Services Agreement will be invaluable if there are disagreements or miscommunications as to the scope of the work to be performed by the subcontractor.

This Electrical Subcontractor Services Agreement contains the following provisions:
  • Parties: Sets forth the name and address of both the contractor and subcontractor;
  • Scope of Work: Sets forth the scope of work to be performed which is set out in specific detail in Schedule 2 to this agreement;
  • Quality: Sets forth that the subcontractor shall use trained and experienced workmen and perform all work according to industry standards;
  • Payment/Other Expenses: States how much the electrical subcontractor will be paid and any expenses which will be paid by the contractor;
  • Insurance: Sets forth the insurance requirements of both the contractor and subcontractor;
  • Warranty and Indemnity: Subcontractor warrants the workmanship and materials for a period of five years;
  • Term/Termination: Sets out the commencement date and options if either party desires to terminate the agreement;
  • Signature: Both the contractor and electrical subcontractor must sign the agreement.

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This attorney-prepared package includes:
  1. General Information
  2. Instructions and Checklist
  3. Step-by-Step Instructions
  4. Electrical Subcontractor Services Agreement
State Law Compliance: This form complies with the laws of all states
Number of Pages13
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#43444
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Electrical Subcontractor
Services Agreement

This Packet Includes:
1.  General Information
2.  Instructions and Checklist
3.  Step-by-Step Instructions
4.  Electrical Subcontractor Services Agreement

General Information
Electrical Subcontractor Services Agreement

This Electrical Contractor Services Agreement is between a Contractor and a Subcontractor who is hired by the Contractor to perform electrical work.  It is important that this agreement be set out in writing and clearly specify the electrical services the subcontractor will perform.  This agreement sets out the specific terms of the arrangement including the scope of the work, the hours the electrical subcontractor may work and how the subcontractor will be paid.  
It is important that this type of services agreement be in writing rather than by oral agreement.  A written Electrical Subcontractor Services Agreement will prove valuable in the event there are disagreements or misunderstandings as to the scope and extent of the electrical services the subcontractor is to provide.


Instructions and Checklist

Electrical Subcontractor Services Agreement

   Both parties should read the agreement carefully.

   Insert all requested information in the spaces provided on the form.

     This form contains the basic terms and language that should be included in similar agreements.  

     This form includes exhibits which should be attached and incorporated as part of this agreement.  

   This agreement includes an arbitration provision.  If you prefer to settle any disputes through the court system, simply remove this language from the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration provision and replace with applicable language.  
     Both the Contractor and Subcontractor must sign the Agreement.

   Both parties should retain either an original or copy of the signed agreement.

   All legal documents should be kept in a safe location such as a fireproof safe or safe deposit box.  


Step-by-Step Instructions

Electrical Subcontractor Services Agreement

The following instructions will walk you through each provision to help you fully understand the terms of your agreement.  The numbers below correspond with the respective provision within the Agreement.

Heading: Fill in the date that the Agreement is entered into and the name of each party (both the Contractor and Subcontractor).

Section 1: Scope of Work: Describe in detail the electrical services the Subcontractor will provide and the specific hours in which the contractor may work.

Section 2: Quality. Specify the quality of the electrical work and Subcontractor will guarantee that all materials and work are done according to industry standards.  

Section 3: Payment. Specify the exact amount of any advance payments to the Subcontractor, amount of payment when 50% of the work is complete and the amount of final payment when the work is 100% complete.  

Section 4: Insurance. Specify the type of insurance that both Contractor and Subcontractor must carry.

Section 5:  Warranty and Indemnity.  Contractor warrants all materials and workmanship for a period of five years.  Specify otherwise if this is not the case.  

Section 6: Term and Termination.  Fill in the length of time for which the agreement is in effect and any termination procedures and effects of termination.

Section 7:  Expenses. Subcontractor agrees to bear all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and costs.  Specify otherwise if this is not the case.

Section 8: Assignment. The Subcontractor may not assign or delegate any of its duties under this services contract to another party without the prior written consent of the Contractor.
Section 9: Miscellaneous. Specific provisions related to waiver, notices, governing law, agreement content, severability and counterparts.  Specific otherwise if any of these provisions are subject to change.

Section 10: Dispute Resolution and Arbitration.  The parties agree to settle any disputes by arbitration according to the rules of the American Arbitration Association.  If the parties desire to settle any disputes through the court system, specify the particulars in writing.    

Signature Blocks.  Both Contractor and Subcontractor must sign this agreement.

Schedule 1/Property Description.  Set out a detailed legal description of the property where the work is to be performed.

Schedule 2/Scope of Work.  Set out a detailed description of the specific electrical work to be performed by the Subcontractor.

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THIS ELECTRICAL SUB-CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") is made as of this [date] day of [month], 2011 (the "Agreement Date") by and among

[name], of [address] (the "Contractor"), and

[name], a [address] corporation (the "Sub-Contractor")

WHEREAS, Contractor has obtained contract from the Owner for the installation of electrical equipment at the Property, whose description is stated in Schedule 1-Property Description; and

WHEREAS, Contractor desires certain electrical installation work to be carried out at the Property as per the Scope of Work specified in Schedule 2 and Sub-Contractor has agreed to perform such work, on the terms and conditions mentioned herein below;

Now, therefore, the Parties agree as follows:


1.1   Sub-Contractor will perform the work as per specifications mention in Schedule 2-Scope of Work.

1.2   Sub-Contractor will provide the service during normal business hours Monday thru Friday ___ am to ___ pm.

1.3   This agreement is an electrical installation for the purpose of installation of electrical equipment at the Property.


2.1   Sub-Contractor shall use trained and experienced workmen having all necessary skills needed to satisfactorily complete the work. Sub-Contractor shall finish the work on schedule.

2.2   Sub-Contractor shall guarantee all material to be as specified.

2.3   Sub-Contractor shall perform the work in a workmanlike manner according to industry standard practices. Any deviation from agreed specifications, involving extra costs, will be executed only after written confirmation of Contractor is obtained in advance.


3.1   Contractor shall pay an advance payment of $ ____ to Sub-Contractor ___ weeks prior to the commencement of the work. Another payment of $ ___ will be paid, upon completion of 50% of the work. The balance of $___ will be paid upon full and satisfactory completion of the work.

3.2   Any pre-approved additional cost will be paid as per agreement between the Parties.


4.1   Prior to the execution of any work, Sub-Contractor will obtain General Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance and will provide Certificates of Insurance to Contractor, with Contractor named as Certificate Holder.


5.1   Sub-Contractor warrants the quality of all materials and workmanship for a period of five years. Any defects in the materials or workmanship will be repaired or replaced at no cost to Contractor.

5.2   Sub-Contractor shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Contractor against all claims, liabilities, expenses, costs, loss or damage of whatsoever nature (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis incurred by Contractor) brought against, suffered or incurred by Contractor, and defend any suit brought against Owner, arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing:
a.   Any breach of the terms and conditions of this Agreement by the Sub-Contractor;
b.   Any act, omission, fraud and negligence or default whatsoever of Sub-Contractor, employees or agents employed by Sub-Contractor to perform its obligations hereunder;
c.   Any wrongful, incorrect, dishonest, criminal, fraudulent or negligent work, misfeasance, bad faith, disregard of its duties and obligations hereunder, service, act or omission of /by Sub-Contractor or any of its personnel.


6.1   Term. This Agreement shall commence from the Commencement Date specified in Schedule 1, and continue for a period of ___ years, unless terminated earlier by the Contractor.

6.2   Termination. Contractor shall have the option to terminate this Agreement, 
a.   in the event that the Sub-Contractor fails to complete any part of the work on the deadlines agreed with Contractor, and as agreed in Schedule 1;

b.   in the event that the Sub-Contractor is in material breach of any of its covenants under this Agreement and where capable of remedy, fails to remedy such breach within fifteen (15) days of being notified by Contractor to remedy the breach.

6.3   Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies it may have, Contractor shall have the right at any time to terminate the Agreement forthwith by serving a written notice of termination on  Sub-Contractor:

a.   Sub-Contractor becomes insolvent or ceases to trade or enters into any composition with its creditors; or
b.   A bankruptcy order is made against Sub-Contractor; or
c.   A Receiver or an Administrative Receiver is appointed in respect of any of Sub-Contractor 's assets; or
d.   An order to wind up Sub-Contractors business is made or a Liquidator is appointed in respect of Sub-Contractor (otherwise than for the purposes of reconstruction or amalgamation).
e.   If Sub-Contractor is prevented from providing the services by any court, other judicial, quasi-judicial, governmental orders, for any reasons attributable to Sub-Contractor.

6.4   Effect of Termination. Notwithstanding any other rights and remedies provided elsewhere in the Agreement, on termination of this Agreement with effect from the effective date of termination and thereafter:

a.   Neither Party will represent the other Party in any of its dealings.
b.   The expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever shall not affect any obligation of either Party having accrued under the Agreement prior to the expiration or termination of this Agreement and such expiration or termination shall be without prejudice to any liabilities of either Party to the other Party existing at the date of expiration or termination of this Agreement.


7.1   Sub-Contractor agrees to bear all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and costs (including reasonable attorney and other professional fees and expenses) incurred in connection with the transactions contemplated by Agreement.


8.1   This Agreement may not be assigned by Sub-Contractor without the prior written consent of the Contractor. Subject to the foregoing, all of the terms and provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the successors and assigns of the parties. Any attempted assignment of this Agreement by the Sub-Contractor in violation of this section shall be null and void.


9.1   Waiver. Any term or provision of this Agreement may be waived at any time by the party entitled to the benefit thereof by a written instrument executed by such party.
 9.2    Notices. Any notice, request, demand, waiver, consent, approval or other communication which is required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed given only if delivered personally (to the attention of the person identified) to the address of such person maintained on the book and records of the party sending the notice, or sent by telecopy, telegram or by certified mail, postage prepaid, or to such other address as the addressee may have specified in a notice duly given to the sender as provided herein. Such notice, request, demand, waiver, consent, approval or other communication will be deemed to have been given as of the date so delivered or telegraphed or, if mailed, three business days after the date so mailed.
9.3    Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by, and interpreted and enforced in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of _________.

9.4   No Benefit to Others. The representations, warranties, covenants and agreements contained in this Agreement are for the sole benefit of the parties hereto and their executors, legal representatives, successors and assigns, and they shall not be construed as conferring and are not intended to confer any rights on any other persons.

9.5   Contents of Agreement. This Agreement together with any documents referred to herein set forth the entire agreement of the parties hereto and supersede any prior agreement or understanding of the parties with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby. This Agreement may not be amended except by an instrument in writing signed by each of the parties hereto, and no claimed amendment, modification, termination or waiver shall be binding unless in writing and signed by the party against whom or which such claimed amendment, modification, termination or waiver is sought to be enforced.

9.6   Severability. Any provision of this Agreement which is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without invalidating or rendering unenforceable the remaining provisions hereof, and any such invalidity or unenforceability in any jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction.

9.7   Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, which when taken together, shall constitute but one and the same instrument. Any and all counterparts may be executed by facsimile.


10.1   The Parties agree to negotiate in good faith to resolve any dispute between them arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement. In the event the negotiations do not resolve the dispute to the reasonable satisfaction of the Parties, then each Party shall nominate a person of respectable professional standing and unimpeachable conduct as its representative.  These representatives shall, within thirty (30) days of a written request by any Party to call such a meeting, meet in person and shall attempt in good faith to resolve the dispute.

10.2   Upon the Parties being unable to appoint the representatives as aforesaid, or if the disputes cannot be resolved by such representatives in such meeting as aforesaid, then in such an event, the disputes or differences shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration at the request of either Party upon written notice to that effect to the other Party. In the event of such arbitration:

a.   Such arbitration shall be in accordance with the rules of American Arbitration Association (or any amendment thereof) (which are deemed to be incorporated in this Agreement by reference). All proceedings of such arbitration shall be in the English language.  The venue of arbitration shall be _______.
b.   The arbitration panel shall consist of three arbitrators, one arbitrator to be appointed by each of the Parties and the third arbitrator to be appointed by two arbitrators so appointed.
c.   Arbitration awards rendered shall be final and binding and.  The losing Party, as determined by arbitrators, shall pay all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys fees) incurred by the prevailing Party, as determined by the arbitrators, in connection with any dispute unless the arbitrators direct otherwise.
d.   Nothing shall preclude a Party from seeking interim or permanent equitable or injunctive relief, or both, from any court having jurisdiction to grant the same. The pursuit of equitable or injunctive relief shall not be a waiver of the duty of the Parties to pursue any remedy for actual monetary damages through the arbitration described in this Section.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each Party hereto has signed, or caused to be signed by its officer thereunto duly authorized, this Agreement as of the date first above written.





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