BASIC CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT
For the appointment of individuals & small businesses
Summary A basic Contractor’s Agreement can be used to appoint a contractor, such as an individual or small business, to deliver services. This agreement sets out the parties’ rights and obligations, establishing the terms and conditions of the independent contractor’s performance.
Who should use a Contractor Agreement? If you appoint an independent contractor to deliver services, you should use written terms & conditions to give effect to the appointment. A written contract is a useful business tool to set out the terms of relationship. This includes the terms of payment, the services required, and the contractor’s obligations.
This independent contractor’s agreement covers the necessary requirements for appointing someone to deliver services, including termination, confidentiality and dealing with customers. If you need a more comprehensive and detailed agreement, then have a look at our Comprehensive Contractor Agreement.
What does the agreement include? The contractor’s terms and conditions consists of clauses dealing with: interpretation; appointment; contractor duties and acknowledgements; principal’s responsibilities; fees; confidentiality; termination; breach; general.
How long is the agreement? This sample agreement can be printed onto six pages.
What do you need to do to use the agreement?
- Read the template contract to confirm that it suits your needs. This Contractor’s Agreement is editable, so make any changes that you may require.
- Complete the relevant details of the contractor appointment, get your contractor to sign, and you sign in acknowledgement.
What is the difference between the template Contractor Agreements? You may have noticed that we have a few different versions of Contractor’s Agreements. So what is the difference between them? Here is a brief description of the template Contractor Agreements we have available:
- Basic Contractor Agreement (this agreement): this agreement covers the basic, general terms & conditions for appointing a contractor. Recommended for use in smaller projects, or by smaller companies, or where the parties don’t want a long, complicated agreement. This agreement does make provision for sub-contracted work as well.
- Comprehensive Contractor Agreement: this agreement addresses terms & conditions for the appointment of a contractor, but is far more detailed and comprehensive than the Basic Contractor Agreement. It provides more coverage, which also makes it longer and more involved. Recommended for larger projects, larger companies, or where the parties want a document with more coverage.
- Sub-Contractor Agreement: this comprehensive agreement can be used when a company has secured an order from a customer, but needs help to deliver the products and services. The company can appoint a sub-contractor to help it fulfil the obligations of the client’s order. This agreement is a detailed document. For a simpler agreement the Basic Contractor Agreement can be used.
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