Consulting Agreement

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Consulting Agreement

If you are consulting to any other entity, whether it be for a fixed term, or indefinitely, our Consulting Agreement is an absolute must have.

Our Consulting Agreement is a contract that establishes a set of deliverables or services that a consultant is required to deliver or render to another. It helps ensure that a client and a consultant are on the same page in terms of standards, services, timelines, payments and the like.

Included in this Contract

This Consulting Agreement includes all the basic aspects of a Consulting Agreement, including:

  • Clear descriptions of the Services that the Consultant will be offering;
  • The fees payable to the Consultant;
  • The commencement date, the duration that the contract is set to run, how and when the agreement may be terminated;
  • Descriptions of a Service Variation Process;
  • Procedures to follow in the instance of an Interruption Event;
  • Intellectual Property;
  • Dispute resolution.

How does it work?

When you start the questionnaire, you will be guided through the questions with the help of information and explanation. Based on your answers, the Consulting Agreement will be tailor-made by our system. If you log in or create an account, you can also save the progress of the questionnaire and come back later.

How does it differ to the Service Level Agreement ?

Our Consulting Agreement is very similar to the Service Level Agreement , and it is more a matter of preference as to whether you consider yourself a consultant or a service provider, which will necessitate your choice between the two documents, as the substance of each document is identical.

How does it differ to the Independent Contractor Agreement ?

While an Independent Contractor Agreement could be considered in some instances to be a form of Consulting Agreement, we would suggest only choosing the Independent Contractor Agreement if you are outsourcing work or services to another party, and are not rendering the work or services yourself.


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Further Reading

Read more about the Definitive Guide to Freelancer/Independent Contractor Agreements in South Africa (for both the Contractor and Principal), click here

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