Free Outsourced Services Agreement

The outsourced services agreement outlines most of the general terms and conditions of an independent contractor - client relationship.

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Suppose your business needs to hire some outside help to complete a project. You’ve found a company that’ll be perfect for your task, but they’re located in another country. What you will need to hire this company is an Outsourced Services Agreement.

The Outsourced Services Agreement is a simple legal document that contains the general terms and conditions governing the independent contractor-client relationship between the parties. Once in place, this agreement acts as a “master key” for work orders executed by both client and contractor.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

The outsourced services agreement is a legally binding contract between two parties (individuals or companies) that outlines most of the general terms and conditions of an independent contractor - client relationship. 

 

 

 

If you are hiring an independent contractor that is located outside of the United States, use this agreement to set out the terms and conditions of the employment arrangement. 

 

 

Although it gives you less control over how a party conducts their tasks, hiring an independent contractor is typically a more cost effective and simple process than hiring a new employee. The independent contractor-client relationship is also the best suited for relatively short terms of employment. 

 

The outsourced services agreement is fairly straightforward and includes:

  • Recitals - This section describes the who, when and why of the agreement;

    • Who - The name and address of both parties is given;

    • When - The date of the agreement is listed; and 

    • Why - The parties are entering into the agreement because both want to establish the independent contractor-client relationship.

  • Services - The agreement then outlines how the services will be provided to the client;

    • Services will be ordered by “Work Order” (see below).

    • The contractor determines the hours and manner the services will be completed.

    • Any work product created by the contractor pursuant to the terms of this agreement will be the property of the client.

    • If the contractor cannot sign any necessary forms for the provision of services, client has the authority to sign documents as contractors’ agent.

  • Term and Termination - This section describes how long the agreement will remain in place, and how the agreement can be terminated.

  • Confidentiality Clause - Over the course of the arrangement between the contractor and the client, each may receive “confidential information” from the other. Confidential information includes information owned by either party which is not widely known or otherwise part of the public domain. Each party is to refrain from disclosing, during the term of the agreement or afterwards, the confidential information they obtain from the other party.

  • Non-Compete Clause (optional) - The contractor will not directly compete with the client within a determined geographic area.

  • Non-Solicitation Clause (optional) - The client won’t solicit the contractor’s employees  and the contractor won’t solicit customers of the client.

  • Additional Terms - The remainder of the agreement’s main body contains general terms to ensure the validity of the agreement.

  • Signatures - Each party must sign the agreement for it to be legally effective.

  • 1st Work Order - The 1st Work Order is attached to this agreement. A work order goes into detail about the tasks the client wants completed, the rate of pay for those tasks, method of delivery, and the contact person for the project.

 

 

If the tasks in the 1st Work Order have been completed and the parties want to continue their relationship, they can execute an additional Outsourced Services Work Order to assign new tasks under the main agreement.

 

 

Our propriety form generator will assist you in creating your customized Outsourced Services Agreement within minutes. Answering the questions is not complicated – you only fill in the requested information and we will put it together for you.

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Generally, this agreement does not need to be notarized – you only need to sign the document to make it legally enforceable. A witness may be helpful if the other party attempts to contest the document, but a notary is not necessary.

Please Note: The use of a notary ensures that no one challenges any signatures later and is a secure way to firmly establish the effectiveness of your document.