Contract for selling goods and services to another business

What’s a contract for selling goods and services to another business and when do you need it?

This is a straightforward supply of goods and ongoing services agreement. It will give you a great basis to agree more detailed terms if you wish to do so.

For example, you might want to:• include not just a description of the Services, at Annex 3, but a table setting out a full Scope of works document with a breakdown of individual costings and delivery dates

• reserve the right to appoint or sub-contract others in substitute to or in addition to yourself as the Supplier

• negotiate more detailed or complex ownership of intellectual property provisions

If you’d prefer an agreement that is more project-driven or one-off in relation to the service(s) to be provided, this agreement can also be tailored to accommodate that situation.

Contracts for goods and services are not the same as terms as conditions. Although both documents are contracts, terms and conditions tend to be used in different contexts. For example, repeated or ongoing custom arrangements or those that are expected to be relatively swift and of a low enough value that it is not necessary or desirable to negotiate terms or change your sales position from one customer to another.

So, where goods and services are of a higher value and the risks involved are higher and/or the sale of goods or services is more customised or negotiable or fewer and further in between you’ll likely want to put the specifics together in a contract for goods and services.