Who can use this contract?
You can use this Supply and Installation Contract template for a wide variety of projects such as a conservatory, a kitchen or a swimming pool. It is designed from the point of view of the client rather than the contractor. Although prepared originally for a homeowner, it can be used by any individual or company who is engaging a supplier/installer.
What is this contract for?
The contract comprises a one-page Form of Agreement, Terms & Conditions (7 pages). There are also some Schedules to be completed. These will set out details of the equipment to be supplied and installed plus the contract price and payment terms.
What are the main issues?
Scope & standard of work & materials are important in this type of project. So we have some general quality standard wording in the T&Cs to support the description of work that is going to be inserted in a schedule.
Price & payment. A payment schedule can be useful; especially if it has a list of activities to be completed with a fixed sum or a percentage of the contract price to be released at each stage.
Work at site. It is sensible to have some rules for site activities – regular working during agreed hours, storage, leaving the site clean etc. plus compliance with client instructions etc.
Change & Delay. You need a procedure for pricing changes before they are implemented. And the contractor should give notice of anything beyond its control that might delay the work, and a new completion date can then be fixed, if necessary.
Handover & Liability. The work should be properly tested before it is accepted, and any manufacturer’s warranties handed over. The contractor will then have a defects period of 6-12 months in which it has to remedy any problems for which it is responsible.
What detailed terms does the contract contain?
The main points cover:
- general obligations of supplier
- general obligations of client
- work at client premises
- contract price and payment
- change and delay
- completion, testing and defects
- insurance and liability
- risk and property
- intellectual property
- a general clause detailing notices, assignment, subcontracting, the scope of the agreement, amendment, severance and waiver
You need this document if you are a home owner entering into an agreement with a company to supply and install equipment.
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When I download the document, can I change it and/or use it more than once?
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This contract is for use by a Home Owner or Self Builder who is entering into an agreement with a company to supply and install equipment. The contract can be used for a wide variety of supplies e.g. a conservatory, a kitchen or a swimming pool.
This is a fairly comprehensive document designed from the perspective of the client rather than the supplier. The contract comprises a one-page Form of Agreement, Terms & Conditions, and Schedules setting out details of the equipment to be supplied and installed plus the contract price and payment details. The Terms & Conditions contain 13 clauses dealing with such matters as work on site, price and payment, changes and delay, completion and defects, insurance and indemnity, termination, and resolution of disputes.
The contract terms are easy to read and largely self explanatory. The Schedules need to be completed with all relevant details and our template contains some indicative sample wording.
For general guidance on issues that need to be considered in the contracts for a building project, see our free document Guidance Notes for a Home Builder Z165.