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What is a General Service Agreement?A GENERAL SERVICE AGREEMENT is an agreement between a Customer and a Service Provider, setting out the services to be provided and the terms of payment or compensation.Who should use this General Service Agreement?A GENERAL SERVICE AGREEMENT can be used by a Customer who is seeking to hire an outside contractor, or by a Service Provider who is seeking to be hired to complete a task or project for the Customer.
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GENERAL SERVICE AGREEMENT

THIS GENERAL SERVICE AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") dated this 30th day of July, 2015

BETWEEN:


_________________________ of ______________________________, ______________________________, _______________
(the "Customer")

- AND -


_________________________ of ______________________________, ______________________________, _______________
(the "Service Provider").

BACKGROUND:

  1. The Customer is of the opinion that the Service Provider has the necessary qualifications, experience and abilities to provide services to the Customer.
  2. The Service Provider is agreeable to providing such services to the Customer on the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement.

IN CONSIDERATION OF the matters described above and of the mutual benefits and obligations set forth in this Agreement, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged, the Customer and the Service Provider (individually the "Party" and collectively the "Parties" to this Agreement) agree as follows:

  1. Services Provided
  2. The Customer hereby agrees to engage the Service Provider to provide the Customer with services (the "Services") consisting of:
    • _______________________________________________________________
      _______________________________________________________________.
  3. The Services will also include any other tasks which the Parties may agree on. The Service Provider hereby agrees to provide such Services to the Customer.
  4. Term of Agreement
  5. The term of this Agreement (the "Term") will begin on the date of this Agreement and will remain in full force and effect until the completion of the Services, subject to earlier termination as provided in this Agreement. The Term of this Agreement may be extended by mutual written agreement of the Parties.
  6. Performance
  7. The Parties agree to do everything necessary to ensure that the terms of this Agreement take effect.
  8. Currency
  9. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, all monetary amounts referred to in this Agreement are in USD (US Dollars).
  10. Compensation
  11. For the services rendered by the Service Provider as required by this Agreement, the Customer will provide compensation (the "Compensation") to the Service Provider of $0.00 per hour.
  12. The Compensation will be payable upon completion of the Services.
  13. Return of Property
  14. Upon the expiry or termination of this Agreement, the Service Provider will return to the Customer any property, documentation, records, or confidential information which is the property of the Customer.
  15. Capacity/Independent Contractor
  16. In providing the Services under this Agreement it is expressly agreed that the Service Provider is acting as an independent contractor and not as an employee. The Service Provider and the Customer acknowledge that this Agreement does not create a partnership or joint venture between them, and is exclusively a contract for service.
  17. Notice
  18. All notices, requests, demands or other communications required or permitted by the terms of this Agreement will be given in writing and delivered to the Parties of this Agreement as follows:
    1. _________________________
      ______________________________
      ______________________________, _______________, _________________________
      Fax: (_____) _______-_____________
      Email: ______________________________
    2. _________________________
      ______________________________
      ______________________________, _______________, _________________________
      Fax: (_____) _______-_____________
      Email: ______________________________

    or to such other address as any Party may from time to time notify the other.

  19. Modification of Agreement
  20. Any amendment or modification of this Agreement or additional obligation assumed by either Party in connection with this Agreement will only be binding if evidenced in writing signed by each Party or an authorized representative of each Party.
  21. Time of the Essence
  22. Time is of the essence in this Agreement. No extension or variation of this Agreement will operate as a waiver of this provision.
  23. Assignment
  24. The Service Provider will not voluntarily or by operation of law assign or otherwise transfer its obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Customer.
  25. Entire Agreement
  26. It is agreed that there is no representation, warranty, collateral agreement or condition affecting this Agreement except as expressly provided in this Agreement.
  27. Enurement
  28. This Agreement will enure to the benefit of and be binding on the Parties and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and permitted assigns.
  29. Titles/Headings
  30. Headings are inserted for the convenience of the Parties only and are not to be considered when interpreting this Agreement.
  31. Gender
  32. Words in the singular mean and include the plural and vice versa. Words in the masculine mean and include the feminine and vice versa.
  33. Governing Law
  34. It is the intention of the Parties to this Agreement that this Agreement and the performance under this Agreement, and all suits and special proceedings under this Agreement, be construed in accordance with and governed, to the exclusion of the law of any other forum, by the laws of the State of , without regard to the jurisdiction in which any action or special proceeding may be instituted.
  35. Severability
  36. In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, all other provisions will nevertheless continue to be valid and enforceable with the invalid or unenforceable parts severed from the remainder of this Agreement.
  37. Waiver
  38. The waiver by either Party of a breach, default, delay or omission of any of the provisions of this Agreement by the other Party will not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or other provisions.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Parties have duly affixed their signatures under hand and seal on this 30th day of July, 2015.

     
   

_____________________________

   

_________________________ (Customer)


     
   

_____________________________

   

_________________________ (Service Provider)

Service Agreement Information

Alternate Names:

A Service Agreement is also known as a:

  • General Service Contract
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Consulting Services Agreement

What is a Service Agreement?

A Service Agreement is a written document that describes the terms of a service provided by a one party to another in exchange for compensation.

When should I use a Service Agreement?

For service providers: Any time you plan to perform a service for a client and wish to protect your interests and ensure you are compensated accordingly.

For customers: Use a Service Agreement whenever you hire a service provider to perform a paid task in order to establish the exact details of the arrangement, including compensation, duties, and confidentiality, if required.

How to create a Service Agreement

Identify the customer and service provider

Include contact information for both parties.

Describe the services being provided

Include an accurate and clear description of exactly what the service provider is going to do for the duration of the agreement. The more detailed your description is, the less chance there will be misunderstandings later. Also, an accurate description of services gives the customer a clear idea of what to expect and lets the service provider know what is expected of them.

Outline a payment schedule

Determine the compensation details for your arrangement, including pay rate, whether tax is included, payment schedule, who will provide the resources and whether there are penalties for late payments or non-performance.

Establish terms about confidentiality, non-solicitation, and non-competition

You may or may not choose to include terms addressing confidentiality. This will depend on whether the customer prefers to add these clauses to protect sensitive information about themselves or their business.

Non-solicitation and non-competition clauses are also up to the customer and whether he or she wants to prevent the service provider from unfairly competing or soliciting business for a specified period of time.

Address ownership of materials

It is best practice to specify which party will retain ownership rights of the materials produced during the relationship. Rights may be retained by the service provider or be exclusively granted to the customer.

Personalize your Service Agreement

The LawDepot service contract has the option to include additional clauses regarding indemnity, return of property, liability, as well as legal expenses. Adding these terms is optional and depends on your personal situation.

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