Service Contract Template (Free Download)

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  • Easily customized agreement for service between a service provider and customer
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Service Contract

This Service Agreement (“Agreement”) is being made between [Service Receiver] (that’s “You” or “Your”) located at [Street Address, City, State] and [Service Provider] (that’s “We” or “Our”) located at [Street Address, City, State] on [Month DD, 20YY]. [Service Receiver] and [Service Provider] may also be referred to as “Party” or together as the “Parties”.  This Agreement will become effective on [Month DD, 20YY] (“Effective Date”).

1. Services

We agree to perform the services (“Services”) listed in this Section 1.  The Parties acknowledge that their obligations pursuant to this Agreement serve as good and valuable consideration for this Agreement.

a. Services

    i. We will…

    ii. We will…

    iii. We will…

    2. Compensation

    They say nothing good in life is free, and Our work is no exception.

    Total Cost of the Services:        ___________________________

    Amount Due at Signing:                  ___________________________

    Amount Due at Completion:           ___________________________

    3. Expenses

    We will be reimbursed by You for any reasonable and necessary expenses (not including Our daily lattes) incurred in providing the Services.  You must pre-approve all expenses.

    4. Payment

    Invoiced amounts must be paid by You within (number) (#) days of receiving the invoice.  As much as We like cash money, payments must be made by [credit card]/[check].  Check payments must be made to:

    [Service Provider]

    [First Name Last Name]

    [Street Address]

    [City, State Zip Code]

    5. Term

    The term of this Agreement is [number] (#) months from the Effective Date, unless terminated earlier for other reasons available in this Agreement.

    6. Termination

    a. If either Party wants to terminate the Agreement before the termination date, they must provide the other Party a [number] (XX) day written notice.  If You terminate the Agreement before the Services have been completed, You will be liable to Us for a pro rata share of the total cost of the Services as outlined in Section 2.

    b. This Agreement will automatically terminate when both Parties have performed all of their obligations under the Agreement and all payments have been received.  Our work here is done. 

    7. Relationship of the Parties

      a. No Exclusivity. The Parties understand that this Agreement is not an exclusive arrangement (i.e. – the Parties aren’t “going steady”). The Parties agree that they are free to enter into other similar agreements with other parties.

      b. Independent Contractors. The Parties to this Agreement are independent contractors which means there are no strings attached. Neither Party is an agent, representative, partner, or employee of the other Party.

      8. Waiver

      Neither Party can waive any provision of this Agreement, or any rights or obligations under this Agreement, unless agreed to in writing by the Parties.   If any provision, right, or obligation is waived, it’s only waived to the extent agreed to in writing.

      9. Amendments

      This Agreement may be modified as needed.  To make a modification, the Parties have to agree to the modification in writing (an "Amendment"). The terms of this Agreement will apply to any Amendment the Parties make.

      10. Assignment

      The Parties may not assign the responsibilities that they have under this Agreement to anyone else unless both Parties agree to the assignment in writing.

      11. Dispute Resolution

        a. Negotiation. We want to work this out.  In the event of a dispute, the Parties agree to work towards a resolution through good faith negotiation.

        b. Mediation/Arbitration. If talking it over doesn’t go well, either Party may initiate mediation or binding arbitration in the State of [State].

        c. Litigation and Choice of Law. We hate fighting, but if litigation is necessary this Agreement will be interpreted based on the laws of the State of [State], regardless of any conflict of law issues that may arise.  The Parties agree the dispute will be resolved at a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of [State].

        d. Attorney’s Fees. The prevailing party, also known as the winner, will be able to recover its attorney’s fees and other reasonable costs for a dispute resolved by binding arbitration or litigation.

        12. Entire Agreement

        This Agreement puts the Parties entire understanding of the Services to be performed and anything else the Parties have agreed to in black and white (literally).  This Agreement supersedes any other written or verbal communications between the Parties.

        13. Severability

        If any section of this Agreement is found to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the rest of the Agreement will still stand.

        14. Notices

        All notices under this Agreement must be sent by email with read receipt, or by certified or registered snail mail with return receipt requested.

        Notices must be sent to:

        [Service Receiver]

        [Service Provider]

        [First Name Last Name]

        [First Name Last Name]

        [Street Address]

        [Street Address]

        [City, State Zip Code]

        [City, State Zip Code]

        [Email Address]

        [Email Address]

        Let’s Shake Hands

        Ink (blue or black, please) is the official handshake of business.  By signing below, the Parties agree to the terms of this Agreement.

        [Service Receiver]

        Signed:            ___________________

        Name:              ___________________

        Title:                ___________________

        Date:                ___________________

        [Service Provider]

        Signed:            ___________________

        Name:              ___________________

        Title:                ___________________

        Date:                ___________________

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