This is a general services agreement template. It is suitable for use in relation to a wide range of different business-to-business services. It comes in both standard-form and long-form (premium) versions.
Under the services agreement, the supplier agrees to supply the services to the customer in accordance with the agreed schedule or timetable. Sub-contracting of services may be prohibited or expressly permitted.
The customer may be obliged under the services agreement to provide support and assistance to the supplier. In addition, where the services are being supplied at the premises of the customer, the agreement may be used to render the customer responsible for the health and safety of the supplier's personnel whilst they are working at the premises.
Charging under the services agreement may be by on the basis of agreed fees, or by reference to an hourly rate. The agreement includes an optional provision covering the variation of fees and rates, and another covering the payment of expenses by the customer to the supplier.
In addition to the provision in the standard agreement, the premium version contains optional provisions concerning deliverables, intellectual property rights (which may be required where a service provider is contracted to produce copyright materials) and project management.
The agreement can be adapted to be supplier-friendly, customer-friendly or to balance the interests of the parties.
NB: this agreement is not suitable for business-to-consumer services.