A Contractor and service provider agreement is to execute the service contract between contractor and service provider smoothly by satisfying all the conditions and technical services at the prescribed standard.
Sample Format of Independent Contractor and Service Provider Agreement is given below.
AGREEMENT BETWEEN CONTRACTOR AND SERVICE PROVIDER
This Agreement is entered into as of the ________ day of ________________, 20____,
______company Ltd having registered officer at _______________(Hereinafter referred as "the Company")
_____________ Services Ltd (Hereinafter referred as the "the Contractor" for the sake of brevity).
1. Independent Contractor
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Company hereby engages the Contractor as an independent contractor to perform the services set forth herein, and the Contractor hereby accepts such engagement.
2. Duties, Term, and Compensation
The Contractor's duties, term of engagement, compensation and provisions for payment thereof shall be as set forth in the estimate previously provided to the Company by the Contractor and which is attached as Exhibit A, which may be amended in writing from time to time, or supplemented with subsequent estimates for services to be rendered by the Contractor and agreed to by the Company, and which collectively are hereby incorporated by reference.
During the term of this Agreement, the Contractor shall bill and the Company shall reimburse [him or her] for all reasonable and approved out-of-pocket expenses which are incurred in connection with the performance of the duties hereunder.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, expenses for the time spent by Contractor in traveling to and from Company facilities shall not be reimbursable.
4. Written Reports
The Company may request that project plans, progress reports and a final results report be provided by Contractor on a monthly basis. A final results report shall be due at the conclusion of the project and shall be submitted to the Company in a confidential written report at such time. The results report shall be in such form and setting forth such information and data as is reasonably requested by the Company.
Any and all inventions, discoveries, developments and innovations conceived by the Contractor during this engagement relative to the duties under this Agreement shall be the exclusive property of the Company; and the Contractor hereby assigns all right, title, and interest in the same to the Company. Any and all inventions, discoveries, developments and innovations conceived by the Contractor prior to the term of this Agreement and utilized by [him or her] in rendering duties to the Company are hereby licensed to the Company for use in its operations and for an infinite duration. This license is non-exclusive, and may be assigned without the Contractor's prior written approval by the Company to a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.
The Contractor acknowledges that during the engagement [he or she] will have
access to and become acquainted with various trade secrets, inventions,
innovations, processes, information, records and specifications owned or
licensed by the Company and/or used by the Company in connection with the
operation of its business including, without limitation, the Company's business
and product processes, methods, customer lists, accounts and procedures. The
Contractor agrees that [he or she] will not disclose any of the aforesaid,
directly or indirectly, or use any of them in any manner, either during the term
of this Agreement or at any time thereafter, except as required in the course of
this engagement with the Company. All files, records, documents, blueprints,
specifications, information, letters, notes, media lists, original artwork/creative, notebooks, and similar items relating to the business of the Company, whether prepared by the Contractor or otherwise coming into [his or her] possession, shall remain the exclusive property of the Company. The Contractor shall not retain any copies of the foregoing without the Company's prior written permission. Upon the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement, or whenever requested by the Company, the Contractor shall immediately deliver to the Company all such files, records, documents, specifications, information, and other items in his possession or under [his or her] control. The Contractor further agrees that he will not disclose his retention as an independent contractor or the terms of this Agreement to any person without the prior written consent of the Company and shall at all times preserve the confidential nature of his relationship to the Company and of the services hereunder.
7. Conflicts of Interest; Non-hire Provision.
The Contractor represents that he is free to enter into this Agreement and
that this engagement does not violate the terms of any agreement between the
Contractor and any third party. Further, the Contractor, in rendering his duties
shall not utilize any invention, discovery, development, improvement,
innovation, or trade secret in which he does not have a proprietary interest.
During the term of this agreement, the Contractor shall devote as much of his
productive time, energy and abilities to the performance of his duties hereunder
as is necessary to perform the required duties in a timely and productive
manner. The Contractor is expressly free to perform services for other parties
while performing services for the Company. For a period of six months following
any termination, the Contractor shall not, directly or indirectly hire, solicit,
or encourage to leave the Company's employment, any employee, consultant, or
contractor of the Company or hire any such employee, consultant, or contractor
who has left the Company's employment or contractual engagement within one year
employment or engagement.
8. Right to Injunction
The parties hereto acknowledge that the services to be rendered by the Contractor under this Agreement and the rights and privileges granted to the Company under the Agreement are of a special, unique, unusual, and extraordinary character which gives them a peculiar value, the loss of which cannot be reasonably or adequately compensated by damages in any action at law, and the breach by the Contractor of any of the provisions of this Agreement will cause the Company irreparable injury and damage. The Contractor expressly agrees that the Company shall be entitled to injunctive and other equitable relief in the event of, or to prevent, a breach of any provision of this Agreement by the Contractor. Resort to such equitable relief, however, shall not be construed to be a waiver of any other rights or remedies that the Company may have for damages or otherwise. The various rights and remedies of the Company under this Agreement or otherwise shall be construed to be cumulative, and no one of the them shall be exclusive of any other or of any right or remedy allowed by law.
This Agreement shall not be terminated by the merger or consolidation of the Company into or with any other entity.
The Company may terminate this Agreement at any time by 10 working days''
written notice to the Contractor. In addition, if the Contractor is convicted of
any crime or offense, fails or refuses to comply with the written policies or
reasonable directive of the Company, is guilty of serious misconduct in
connection with performance hereunder, or materially breaches provisions of this
Agreement, the Company at any time may terminate the engagement of the
Contractor immediately and without prior written notice to the Contractor.
11. Independent Contractor
This Agreement shall not render the Contractor an employee, partner, agent of, or joint venture with the Company for any purpose. The Contractor is and will remain an independent contractor in [his/her] relationship to the Company. The Company shall not be responsible for withholding taxes with respect to the Contractor's compensation hereunder. The Contractor shall have no claim against the Company hereunder or otherwise for vacation pay, sick leave, retirement benefits, social security, worker's compensation, health or disability benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, or employee benefits of any kind.
The Contractor will carry liability insurance (including malpractice insurance, if warranted) relative to any service that [he or she] performs for the Company.13. Successors and Assigns.
All of the provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, if any, successors, and assigns.
14. Choice of Law
The laws of the state of [______________] shall govern the validity of this Agreement, the construction of its terms and the interpretation of the rights and duties of the parties hereto.
Any controversies arising out of the terms of this Agreement or its interpretation shall be settled in [____________________] in accordance with the rules of the Arbitration and Reconciliation Act (updated time to time), and the judgment upon award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Section headings are not to be considered a part of this Agreement and are not intended to be a full and accurate description of the contents hereof.
Waiver by one party hereto of breach of any provision of this Agreement by the other shall not operate or be construed as a continuing waiver.
The Contractor shall not assign any of [his or her] rights under this
Agreement, or delegate the performance of any of [his or her] duties hereunder,
without the prior
written consent of the Company.
Any and all notices, demands, or other communications required or desired to be given hereunder by any party shall be in writing and shall be validly given or made to another party if personally served, or if deposited in India mail, certified or registered, postage prepaid, return receipt requested. If such notice or demand is served personally, notice shall be deemed constructively made at the time of such personal service. If such notice, demand or other communication is given by mail, such notice shall be conclusively deemed given five days after deposit thereof in India mail addressed to the party to whom such notice, demand or other communication is to be given as follows:
If to the Contractor :[name and complete address]
If to the Company :[name & Complete Address]
Any party hereto may change its address for purposes of this paragraph by written notice given in the manner provided above.
20. Modification or Amendment
No amendment, change or modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless in writing signed by the parties hereto.
21. Entire Understanding. This document and any exhibit attached constitute the entire understanding and agreement of the parties, and any and all prior agreements, understandings, and representations are hereby terminated and canceled in their entirety and are of no further force and effect.
22. Unenforceability of Provisions
If any provision of this Agreement, or any portion thereof, is held to be invalid and unenforceable, then the remainder of this Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first written above. The parties hereto agree that facsimile signatures shall be as effective as if originals.
(Authorized Signatory) (Authorized Signatory)
Designation :__________________ Designation :________________
SCHEDULE A DUTIES, TERM, AND COMPENSATION
The Contractor will [describe here the work or service to be performed]. [____] will report directly to [name] and to any other party designated by [name] in connection with the performance of the duties under this Agreement and shall fulfill any other duties reasonably requested by the Company and agreed to by the Contractor.
This engagement shall commence upon execution of this Agreement and shall continue in full force and effect through [date] or earlier upon completion of the Contractor's duties under this Agreement. The Agreement may only be extended thereafter by mutual agreement, unless terminated earlier by operation of and in accordance with this Agreement.
As full compensation for the services rendered pursuant to this Agreement, the Company shall pay the Contractor the sum of ____________________ [ amount], to be paid _______________ [time and conditions of payment.]