A self-employed consultancy agreement or collaboration agreement describes precisely what services you, the self-employed consultant, are to deliver to your customer. The contract will state what has been agreed, and your situation in the event of any unforeseen events. A written consultancy agreement will help protect you against possible misunderstandings and uncertainties.
The consultancy agreement and its contents can vary depending on the services offered in the specific situation. Perhaps it is a more or less permanent freelance collaboration, where you set up a general framework agreement supplemented with agreements on the scope and price of individual services. It could also be a single delivery of shorter or longer duration. In this case there will be just a single collaboration agreement containing all the terms and conditions.
You should clarify the points below when you set up a consultancy agreement:
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IDA has prepared a standard contract you can download for free:
If you, as a self-employed person, need to hire a subcontractor/subsupplier to deliver on your behalf, you can use the subcontractor agreement below.
NB: The subcontractor agreement shall only be used if you as a supplier need a subcontractor to deliver on your behalf.
If you want to be a subcontractor yourself, always use the consultancy contract, not the subcontractor agreement. Always contact IDA if in doubt about which contract/agreement should be used in your case.
You can download the agreement here:
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