Independent Contractor Agreement (Project-specific)

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A project-specific independent contractor agreement is used when a company decides to hire an outside contractor for a specific one-off project (see also General Independent Contractor Agreement). The contract should outline the terms and conditions of the agreement including but not limited to the scope of work the contractor is expected to complete, the contractor’s fees, length of engagement, payment terms, copyright ownership, non-compete and/or non-disclosure clauses.


When to Use This Form


A project-specific independent contractor agreement should be used anytime an outside contractor who is not an employee of your company or organization is contracted for a specific project to establish the terms of the engagement and protect both parties involved.


Special Considerations

For Freelancers
When negotiating a project-specific independent contractor agreement with a design studio, you may wish to consider including terms and conditions regarding portfolio usage, a list of expected deliverables, number of revisions included and a clear definition of what defines the project as complete/approved.


For In-House Designers
If an in-house department requires an outside contractor (for example a web developer or videographer) who is not an employee of your company or organization, this form would be used to set terms for a particular one-off project.