Service Agreement (Consultant)

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Used when hiring a Consultant. This agreement specifies the services the consultant will provide, if the services are ongoing or for a one-time project, employment status and how much consultant will be paid.

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A Consulting Services Agreement is an agreement between a contractor/ consultant and a client. This type of service agreement is helpful because it provides the terms and conditions of the arrangement. Is the agreement for a fixed term or ongoing? How much will the contractor get paid, and when? How will the arrangement end? What types of services will the contractor be expected to perform? These are all questions that will be answered in the agreement. In addition, the agreement will reaffirm that an employer/employee relationship is not created.

The following Consulting Services Agreement can be used for a one-time project or for on-going services.

This form can be used in all states.
Number of Pages5
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#27980
This is the content of the form and is provided for your convenience. It is not necessarily what the actual form looks like and does not include the information, instructions and other materials that come with the form you would purchase. An actual sample can also be viewed by clicking on the "Sample Form" near the top left of this page.











Consulting Services Agreement













This Packet Includes:
1. Instructions & Checklist
2. General Information
3. Consulting Services Agreement







Instructions & Checklist
 Consulting Services Agreement

   Both the client and contractor must sign the Agreement.  Because both parties will want to keep an original copy, two originals should be signed.

   This Agreement should be signed at the beginning of the term of service.

   This Agreement should not be used if the contractor is considered an employee of the client.

   You can erase the italicized statements on the Agreement; these are just instructions to help you complete it.

   Laws vary from time to time and from state to state. This form is not intended to be and is not a substitute for legal advice. This form should only be a starting point for you and should not be used or signed before first consulting with an attorney to ensure that it addresses your particular situation. An attorney should be consulted before negotiating any document with another party.

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General Information
Consulting Services Agreement

A Consulting Services Agreement is an agreement between a contractor/ consultant and a client.  This type of service agreement is helpful because it provides the terms and conditions of the arrangement.  Is the agreement for a fixed term or ongoing?  How much will the contractor get paid, and when?  How will the arrangement end?  What types of services will the contractor be expected to perform?  These are all questions that will be answered in the agreement.  In addition, the agreement will reaffirm that an employer/employee relationship is not created.  

The following Consulting Services Agreement can be used for a one-time project or for on-going services.  In a few cases, you will need to choose the provision that applies to your situation.  

If you like, you can erase the italicized statements on the agreement.  These are just instructions to help you complete it.

Employment relationships are governed by both federal and state law.  Many of the state laws differ dramatically, therefore the client and the contractor should become familiar with the laws of their specific state and the federal government before entering into this type of arrangement.  In addition, before using the form you should always consult with your attorney to ensure that it addresses your specific situation.





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Consulting Services Agreement


This Consulting Services Agreement (the “Agreement”) is dated as of __________, 20____, by and between _________________________________________ (“Contractor”) and _______________________________________ (“Client”) (collectively the “Parties”).

The Parties agree as follows:

1.   SERVICES:  Contractor will perform the consulting services described below (the “Services”):                                                                                                                                                                                     .
(attach an appendix if you require more space to detail services)
 
2.  TIME OF COMPLETION:  (mark the applicable provision)

   The Services shall be commenced on or before _________________, 20__, and shall be substantially completed by ______________________, 20__.  The Services shall be performed between the hours of __________ a.m. and _________ p.m. Time is of the essence.  (more appropriate for one-time service)

   The Services are ongoing, and shall be completed _______________ (e.g. weekly, bi-weekly, daily, etc.), commencing on ________________, 20__.   The Services shall be performed on       (insert day of the week)    between the hours of _____a.m. and _____p.m. (more appropriate for on-going service)

   The Services are ongoing, and shall be performed as requested by Client for the duration of the term of this Agreement.  (more appropriate for on-going service)

3.  EQUIPMENT:  (mark the applicable provision)

   Client shall provide the following equipment for Contractors use when performing the Services: _____________________________________________.  Contractor will provide all other equipment necessary to perform the Services.

   When performing the Services, Contractor will use his/her own equipment.

4.  PAYMENT:  (mark the applicable provision)

   Client shall pay Contractor for the material and labor to be performed under this Agreement the sum of  ________________ Dollars ($__________).  (This is more appropriate for a one-time service)
   Client shall pay Contractor for the material and labor performed under this Agreement the sum of __________________ Dollars ($__________) per ___________.  ( e.g. week, month, hour, per session, etc.--this is more appropriate for ongoing services)

The payment(s) shall be paid in the following manner: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Here you will need to describe how the payments will be made.  Will you make the payments weekly, at the completion of the project, etc.?)

5.  OTHER EXPENSES/ACCOMODATIONS:  Client shall reimburse Contractor for the following expenses only:                                                                                                 . (If none, write “none.)

   Client shall be responsible for providing only the following accommodations to Contractor in connection with Contractors performance of the Services:                                                                                  . (If none, write “none.”)

6.   TERM:   (mark the applicable provision)

   The term of this Agreement shall begin on          , 20   , and shall expire on                , 20   .  (more applicable for one-time services)
   The term of this Agreement shall begin on          , 20   , and shall continue until terminated by either Party.  Termination requires the terminating Party to give prior written notice to the non-terminating Party. (more applicable for ongoing services)

7.  NOTICE:  Any notice required to be given to either Party under this Agreement shall be sent via registered U.S. Mail to the appropriate address below:
   
If to Client:
                                                                                    
If to Contractor:
                                                                                    

8.  GENERAL PROVISIONS:

(a)  All work shall be completed in a professional and workmanship like manner, and if applicable, in compliance with all building codes and other applicable laws.

(b)   To the extent required by law all work shall be performed by individuals duly licensed and authorized by law to perform the work.

(c)   Contractor warrants that it is adequately insured for injury to its employees and others incurring loss or injury as a result of the acts of Contractor or its employees.

(d)   In the event Client shall fail to pay any periodic or installment payment due hereunder, Contractor may cease work without breach pending payment or resolution of dispute.
(e)  Contractor shall not be liable for any delay due to circumstance beyond its control.

(f)  Contractor is an independent contractor and not an employee of Client.

(g)   Any changes to this document must be signed by both Contractor and Client.
(h)   This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the state of __________________________.        
(i)   Neither the Client nor the Contractor may assign this Agreement without prior written consent from the non-assigning party.
(j)   The headings of the sections herein are for convenience only, and shall not affect the meaning of the provisions of this Agreement.
(k)   This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Client and the Contractor, and supersedes any prior understanding or representation of any kind preceding the date of this Agreement.  There are no other promises, conditions, understandings or other agreements, whether oral or written, relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Parties have executed this Agreement on the date first written above.


CLIENT:                  CONTRACTOR:

_______________________________      ______________________________
Signature                        Signature

_______________________________      ______________________________
Name (please print)                  Name (please print)

_______________________________      ______________________________
Title (if applicable)                  Title (if applicable)

_______________________________      ______________________________
Date                           Date

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