Consultancy agreement: company (project-based)

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This Consultancy Agreement template is for the appointment by the client of a service company to provide consultancy services in relation to a specific project.  The agreement will terminate once the project has been completed.

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Consultancy Agreement: company (project-based)

Agreement for the appointment of a service company to provide consultancy services for specific project

Background

About this Consultancy Agreement

This Consultancy Agreement template is for the appointment by the client of a service company to provide consultancy services in relation to a specific project.  The agreement will terminate once the project has been completed. The service company agrees to procure that a named individual provides the services and that the individual complies with other applicable provisions of the agreement. The agreement provides for the services to include the delivery by the consultant of agreed project deliverables in accordance with a specified timeframe.  Payment of the consultancy fees is based on the delivery of the project deliverables. 

The consultancy agreement template also contains provisions which, in case of doubt, should help avoid the relationship being considered as an employment relationship for the purpose of IR35.  These include the ability of the consultant to nominate a substitute to carry out the services and an obligation on the consultant to carry insurance for liability resulting from the performance of the services. 

Often, this type of Consultancy Agreement is also accompanied by a letter from the named individual to the client containing undertakings from the individual to the client with regard to certain matters, including:

  • control of the service company by the individual
  • continued employment of the individual by the service company
  • ownership of intellectual property in materials/work product generated during the consultancy
  • performance of the Consultancy Agreement by the service company

We have a form of this letter available separately from the Consultancy Agreement – see Consultancy Agreement: company (individual side letter). 

Document features

Features include:

  • Consultancy agreement template: 24 clauses over 15 pages
  • Project-based appointment, terminable on completion of the project and also by notice by either client or consultant
  • Obligation on the consultant company with regard to the performance of the services by the named individual
  • Framework for project milestones and timeframe
  • Ability for consultant to nominate a substitute to perform the services
  • Fees payable on the basis of achievement of project milestones in accordance with agreed timeframe
  • Data protection provisions
  • Ownership of Intellectual Property rights arising from the services
  • Liability for the consultant and contractual limitations on liability
  • Status of the consultant as an independent contractor and consultant indemnity for tax arising from the appointment
  • Early termination for breach and other circumstances

Explanatory guidance

As with all of our document templates, your purchase will include access to clear explanatory guidance on the document and its use. 

Alternative Consultancy Agreements

For a form of consultancy for a service company on a time basis, see Consultancy Agreement: company (time-based).  For forms of consultancy agreement with an individual consultant, see Consultancy Agreement: individual (time-based) and Consultancy Agreement: individual (project-based).

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