When to Use an Independent Contractor Agreement
This subcontractor contract governs the relationship between a Consultant and a Subcontractor hired to perform services. It should be used whenever you
hire a subcontractor to perform duties on your behalf for a client.
Statement of Work Template Included
A Statement of Work template is included as Exhibit A to help you clearly define the scope of services the subcontractor is performing on your behalf.
It establishes the rights and responsibilities of each party in providing consulting services for a third-party client.
What It Protects
The Consulting Subcontractor Agreement helps ensure that any subcontractor you hire to perform services relating to an engagement for your client
performs according to clear specifications. It sets the scope of services the subcontractor must complete, specifies price and payment terms, and
provides you remedies in the event you are dissatisfied with the level of services provided. This Agreement also helps protect your intellectual
property rights and any confidential information the subcontractor is privy to. It establishes the subcontractor’s relationship to your firm as an
independent contractor and gives you clear authority to terminate the Agreement with or without cause.
Agreement Provisions Included
Scope of Services
Price and Payment Terms
Term and Termination
Intellectual Property Ownership
Subcontractor’s Duties and Obligations
Limitation of Liability and Indemnification
Relation of Parties
Exhibit A: Statement of Work
Key Tasks and Milestones
Time and Cost Estimates
Price and Payment
Project Organization and Personnel Requirements
Sample Text from the Subcontractor Agreement Template
4. Intellectual Property Ownership
All work or materials developed or provided by Subcontractor under this Agreement will be deemed to be “work made for hire” and owned exclusively by
Consultant. To the extent that Subcontractor’s Work is not properly characterized as “work made for hire,” Subcontractor hereby irrevocably grants to
Consultant all right, title and interest in and to Subcontractor’s Work (including but not limited to the copyright therein)
6. Subcontractor’s Duties and Obligations
A. Subcontractor agrees to cooperate with Consultant's reasonable requests with respect to the scheduling and performance of the Work, and will keep
accurate records of its activities undertaken in performance of the Work. Subcontractor will provide Consultant with a written report of work completed
and time spent thereupon every , and will also provide Consultant with such other reports
8. Subcontractor Warranties
Subcontractor warrants that it has the knowledge, experience and skill to perform the Work, and that it will perform the Work according to the
specifications described in this Agreement in a professional and workmanlike manner.
Advice for Reading/Accepting Contractor Agreements
Properly Protect Your Business & Interests with Subcontractor Contracts
Whether you work as an independent contractor, entering into agreements with other companies or if you are one of the companies doing the hiring, it is
important to protect your interests by utilizing a subcontractor agreement. Make sure you have a well prepared agreement in place before the work is
performed – ContractEdge legal agreement software is exactly what you need.
The Importance of the Independent Contractor Agreement
The independent contractor agreement is arguably the most crucial IT agreement you can employ. If you are a niche independent contractor, it’s so
important to have agreements that are specific to the job you’re hired to do. Make sure to use our built-in roadmap to help you create the
subcontractor agreements and to ensure that you don’t edit or leave out any vital details. It might also be a good idea to have an attorney look over
the agreement briefly once it has been created.
Read the Fine Print Before Signing Contracts
Often times, as a subcontractor, the company that hired you will have prepared legal documents for you to sign. This saves you the hassle of having to
generate them yourself, but make sure you read all of the fine print and everything that is being asked of you. If you wish, you can make additions to
the contract with clauses or amendments before signing the final agreement. Protect yourself as an independent contractor by only signing the contract
once you are 100% satisfied with the terms.
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