I have the contract template and I understand everyhting . There is "CONFIDENTIALITY" point , "PAYMENT SCHEDULE" and the other points.
And there is "DESCRIPTION OF WORK" point with text :
"A separate Proposal will describe the Work that is required of Consultant for the Client."
My question is : Do I really have to have the seperate proposal desribing the design work or may I have only text that states that I will do the website design for my client ?
Do you *have* to include a separate proposal describing what you plan to do?
No. A good contract will always include a scope of work but that criterion does give you a lot of leeway.
Should you include detailed information about the design work, either as a separate proposal (to which you refer), an appendix to your contract or as a detailed list within it?
Probably. The more information you include--the more specific your contract may be--the less likely it is that your client will misinterpret what you intend. Removing misunderstandings is one purpose for having a contract in the first place.
There are many ways to handle this however, from a detailed and highly specific proposal, to a laundry list of everything you might ever do with a check off box to indicate which items are covered. If you do that, though, don't forget to leave space to add notes about details: if. for example is supplying some but not all images, hotographs you want to make sure that number and type are specified...
Hello. Thank You very much for Your answer Lowengard.
You wrote " There are many ways to handle this however, from a detailed and highly specific proposal, to a laundry list of everything you might ever do with a check off box to indicate which items are covered. "
So as I assume I can make proposal with list of items to create for client.
May I do it by myself creating checkboxes or should I do it with help of lawyer ?
However, if you want to be sure your contract is valid according to the laws where you work you certainly should find a local lawyer who can help you.
In general it is less expensive if you draft something and present it for review. The alternative -- you find a someone who knows enough about your type of business to understand its ins and outs, or you sit down with the lawyer to explain in detail--can be pricey, time consuming or both.