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The Perfect Contract From the Consultant’s Perspective….. April 16, 2010. GST CONSULTING Municipal Government Organizational & Financial Management. Clear & Concise Language Scope of Work & Schedule Compensation Insurance Indemnification Other Common Elements.

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The perfect contract from the consultant s perspective april 16 2010

The Perfect Contract

From the Consultant’s Perspective…..

April 16, 2010

GST CONSULTING

Municipal Government Organizational & Financial Management


The perfect contract from the consultant s perspective april 16 2010

Clear & Concise Language

  • Scope of Work & Schedule

  • Compensation

  • Insurance

  • Indemnification

  • Other Common Elements

GST CONSULTING

Municipal Government Organizational & Financial Management


The perfect contract from the consultant s perspective april 16 2010

Scope of Work & Schedule

  • Scope of Work

    • Well Defined & Specific

    • Tasks Sequenced

    • Deliverables

    • Meeting Attendance Requirements

    • Additional Work/Changes in Scope

  • Project Schedule

    • Reasonable Time Frames

    • Third Party Delays Beyond Control

    • Milestones/Noticing Requirements

  • GST CONSULTING

    Municipal Government Organizational & Financial Management


    The perfect contract from the consultant s perspective april 16 2010

    Compensation

    • Compensation Terms

      • Compensation Parameters

      • Periodic or Task Based Schedule

      • Invoice Structure

      • Payment Terms

    GST CONSULTING

    Municipal Government Organizational & Financial Management


    The perfect contract from the consultant s perspective april 16 2010

    Insurance

    • General Liability

    • Professional Liability (E & O)

    • Worker’s Compensation

      • Certification of Compliance or None Required

  • Automobile

    • Owned/Non-Owned/Rented

  • Additional Insured/Cancellation

  • GST CONSULTING

    Municipal Government Organizational & Financial Management


    The perfect contract from the consultant s perspective april 16 2010

    Indemnification

    • Hold Harmless Language

      • Negligent Acts

      • Errors or Omissions

      • Willful Misconduct

  • Responsibilities of Each Party

  • Indemnification Only for Specific Work Performed

  • GST CONSULTING

    Municipal Government Organizational & Financial Management


    The perfect contract from the consultant s perspective april 16 2010

    Other Common Elements

    • Disputes/Attorney’s Fees

    • Records/Document Ownership

    • Delays/Performance

    • Independent Contractor

    • Termination/Assignment

    GST CONSULTING

    Municipal Government Organizational & Financial Management


    The perfect contract from the consultant s perspective april 16 2010

    QUESTIONS?

    GST CONSULTING

    Municipal Government Organizational & Financial Management


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