Service Agreement Template

We’ve worked closely with legal professionals and proofreaders to develop a simple service contract template (Word and PDF) to free up your time while also helping you to secure more clients.

Service Contract Template

We’ve worked closely with legal professionals and proofreaders to develop a simple service contract template (Word and PDF) to free up your time while also helping you to secure more clients.
What’s in the template?
  • • List of services provided
  • • Payment schedule
  • • Termination clause
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What is the purpose of a service agreement?

A service contract is a formal agreement between a service provider and a client that lays out the terms and conditions for the nature of the work to be completed.
Service providers in this context are commonly contractors across a range of industries, from pest control to logistics to vehicle maintenance.
Service contracts can be used for both one-off jobs or on-going work, depending on the client’s needs.

Download our free Service
Contract Template

We’re confident that our sample contract for services will help you plan future projects, forecast payments, save you time, and, overall, make you more professional in your business.
All you have to do is fill it out and present it to your prospective client. It’s as simple as that!
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When to use a service contract?

Keeping a full book of clients is the top priority of any service provider, as this is how you make a living.
A service contract is critical for securing more work and getting paid on time. But when is the best time to induce a service agreement to prospective clients?
It starts with the inquiry. Perhaps you get a lead from personal relationships, referrals, your website, or a cold call over the phone. Whatever the method, your potential client at this stage only cares about three things:
  • 1. Are you capable of doing the job?
  • 2. When can you start?
  • 3. How much do you charge?
It’s at this point you can start to introduce your service contract agreement to put pen to paper about all the specifics of your services.
Presenting a formal document to clients shows that you’re professional and you mean business. It also allows clients to query any terms so you can overcome their concerns and secure the deal.

The elements of a quality sample contract for services

While some service contracts can be long and intimidating, there’s only a handful of components that matter when starting or restarting a client relationship.
Below are five key elements of a service contract template doc.

1. Services

It’s best practice to include a section in your contract that details all of the services you’ll be performing for your client.
Try to be as specific as possible as it shows your client precisely what they’ll be getting from your business, and it also helps to set boundaries, so clients don’t expect more than you’ve agreed upon.
To list your services accurately, you need to understand the scope of the job by asking quality questions and listening attentively to identify your client’s goals.
It also helps to identify potential bottlenecks upfront so you can set clear expectations with your client about what is feasible and what isn’t.

2. Payment terms

This is the part of your contract where you communicate how much you charge and when you expect to be paid. It’s commonly assumed that you invoice a client for the work you perform based on a fixed fee or hourly rate.
The other thing to consider is when you expect to be paid after sending the invoice to your client. Is it 7 days? 30 days? Make that clear in your contract agreement.

3. Start date

Depending on how urgent the job is, your client is going to want to know when you can start the project. When establishing a start date, it’s essential to strike the right balance between your availability and the client’s needs. That’s why it’s worth asking the client when they hope to complete the job before drawing up the contract so you can land on an ideal timeline.

4. Termination

Whether it’s one-off jobs or on-going projects, sometimes parties need to part ways for whatever the reason.
That’s why it’s critical that each party needs to agree on the terms of termination in your contract.
What’s an adequate notice period? What’s considered a breach? How will you get paid if there are outstanding payments at the point of termination?
These are the questions to think about when drawing up your contract agreement template.

5. Signatures

A contract is not legally binding without consent from all parties. Signatures are legal proof that clients and service providers acknowledge and accept the terms of a service agreement.
We suggest you don’t commence any work without signatures. This helps protect you if there are any client disputes down the track.

Download our free Service
Contract Template

We’re confident that our sample contract for services will help you plan future projects, forecast payments, save you time, and, overall, make you more professional in your business.
All you have to do is fill it out and present it to your prospective client. It’s as simple as that!
Click below to grab a copy of our template today
Frequently Asked Questions

About our Service Contract Template

Generally speaking, a service contract template should include:
  • Parties involved
  • Project end date
  • Services to be provided
  • Payment process
  • Termination details
  • Amendments
  • Dispute resolution
  • A section for parties to sign
Service agreements can be formed verbally, written, or using other types of communication. However, we recommend you prepare a contract to be signed by all parties involved to eliminate any confusion about the nature of the work to be performed.
Yes, you can! We recognize that service agreements may need to be adjusted depending on your industry and client needs. So that’s why our template comes in a Word file format so you can make changes as you see fit.
If you make significant changes, it might be worthwhile to partner with a lawyer to look over it for compliance.
Like any contract, a service agreement may be terminated in the following circumstances:
  1. Any party breaches the conditions of the agreement
  2. Any party gives written notice to another party based on the agreed notice period
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Service Agreement

Service Agreement

Parties

– This Service Contract Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is entered into on ______________ (the “Effective Date”), by and between __________________________, with an address of ______________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Service Provider”) and _____________________ with an address of _____________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Client”) (collectively referred to as the “Parties”).

List Of Services Provided And Their Prices

– During the period of this Agreement, the Service Provider shall have the responsibility to perform and provide the following services (hereinafter referred to as “Services”):
  1. ______________________ (Price ______________________)
  2. ______________________ (Price ______________________)
  3. ______________________ (Price ______________________)
  4. ______________________ (Price ______________________)
  5. ______________________ (Price ______________________)
  6. ______________________ (Price ______________________)
  7. ______________________ (Price ______________________)
  8. ______________________ (Price ______________________)
  9. ______________________ (Price ______________________)
  10. ______________________ (Price ______________________)
The Services are to be paid for as follows:
– Amount at signing of this Agreement ______________________
– Amount at the completion of the provision of the Services _____________________

Invoices

The Parties agree that the invoiced amounts must be paid within _____________________ days after the Client receives the invoice.

Term Of Agreement

– This Agreement shall be effective on the date of signing this Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Effective Date”) and will end on _____________________.
– Upon the end of the term of the Agreement, this Agreement will not be automatically renewed for a new term.

Termination

– This Agreement may be terminated in case the following occurs:
  1. 1. Immediately in case one of the Parties breaches this Agreement.
  2. 2. At any given time by providing a written notice to the other party ______________ days prior to terminating the Agreement.
– Upon terminating this Agreement, the Client will be required to return all the Service Provider’s products or any other content (if any) at his/her earliest convenience, but not beyond ______________ days.
– This Agreement will automatically end upon the completion of the provision of the Services and payment.

Relationship Of The Parties

– Hereby, the Parties agree that this is a non-exclusive agreement and that the Parties are regarded as independent contractors.

Amendments

– The Parties agree that any amendments made to this Agreement must be in writing where they must be signed by both Parties to this Agreement.
– As such, any amendments made by the Parties will be applied to this Agreement.

Assignment

– The Parties are not entitled to assign the responsibilities that they have under this Agreement to anyone else unless both Parties agree to the assignment and provide such agreement in writing.

Entire Agreement

– This Agreement contains the entire agreement and understanding among the Parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings, inducements and conditions, express or implied, oral or written, of any nature whatsoever with respect to the subject matter hereof. The express terms hereof control and supersede any course of performance and/or usage of the trade inconsistent with any of the terms hereof.

Severability

– In an event where any provision of this Agreement is found to be void and unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then the remaining provisions will remain to be enforced in accordance with the Parties’ intention.

Governing Law

– This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of ______________.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

– Any dispute or difference whatsoever arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be submitted to ______________ (Arbitration/mediation/negotiation) in accordance with, and subject to the laws of ______________.

Signature And Date

– The Parties hereby agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement and such is demonstrated throughout their signatures below:
Service Provider
Name: ______________________
Signature: ___________________
Date: _______________________
Client
Name: ______________________
Signature: ___________________
Date: _______________________

Download our free Service
Contract Template

We’re confident that our sample contract for services will help you plan future projects, forecast payments, save you time, and, overall, make you more professional in your business.
All you have to do is fill it out and present it to your prospective client. It’s as simple as that!
Click below to grab a copy of our template today
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