Contract for Services

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Definition: Contract for Services

A contract undertaken by a person for provision of a service (i.e an intangible output) and is solely responsible for the satisfactory completion of the service. A contract for service is generally taken by a self employed person, and that person may in turn employ other people to carry out the service. In a contract for service, there is typically no employer-employee relationship between the two parties involved.

For example, a contract for service may be – a contract between a firm and a vendor for supply of tea and refreshments in the staff canteen for a period of one year.

Some of the key elements which are covered in the contract include:

• Description of service to be provided

• Terms of payment

• Duration

• Confidentiality if any

• Warranty

• Remedies

• Provision for modification


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