The Service Provider Agreement Template (Short-Form) is between you or your company and an independent contractor, freelancer or subcontractor who performs services for you or your company. If you’re an independent contractor, freelancer, or subcontractor, it can also be used by you as your template for performing services for others.
The template covers, among other things, the scope of services to be performed, deliverables, ownership and assignment of intellectual property created as part of the deliverables, confidentiality and termination. The Service Provider Agreement (Short-Form) version of the template is intended to address services provided on an individual project basis. If you want to address multiple projects performed by an independent contractor, freelancer or subcontractor, use our Service Provider Agreement (Long-Form) Template, which includes a Master Services Agreement/Statement of Work format, instead.
If you’re hiring an employee and paying them a salary, our Employment Agreement template would be more appropriate.