Simple Software Services Contract Template

Posted by Kevin Brady on Tue 11th August 2009 at 11:25 PM, Filed in Document Templates & ToolsLegals

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What is this?

The attached download is a tried and tested simply software services contract. This contract contains the following list of key clauses:-

1. Statement of Work

• Statement of Requirements
• Obligations of Software Vendor
• Acceptance Tests
• Acceptance Criteria
• Third party License Costs
• Key Personnel
• Client Dependencies
• Change & Charges

2. Agreement

• Definitions
• Fees & Expenses
• Orders & Obligations of the Client
• Acceptance
• Payment
• Retention of Title
• Intellectual Property
• Commencement & Termination
• Confidentiality & Solicitation of Staff
• Warranty
• Force Majeure
• Liability
• Changes to order or Specifications
• General

Why it’s useful?

If you are in the process of setting up your own software development business it is important to match the contract to the type and size of work you are being invited to deliver. This contract and associated statement of work is a short and simple contract to be used   for the delivery small scale projects. Typically I have used such a document to sign-up clients wanting software enhancements to existing software system. I would not use this kind of agreement for works with a value above £10,000. 

This will become premium content in the new year and as such a chargeable item so get this while you can.

How to use it?

Many parts of this contract must be changed in order to adapt it for your own use. These are highlighted in RED. Many of the words highlighted can be replaced using Words find and replace function saving lots of time.


Clarety Project Templates have been developed and published by a group of dedicated and passionate Project Manager Professionals.  Queries on the application of the template, comments in usage and any remarks are welcomed, please email them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or post a comment. Good luck and thank you for choosing to use the Simple Software Services Contract template.

Copyright @ Clarety Consulting 2009

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