Fixed Term Subcontractor Agreement Template

Fixed Term Subcontractor Agreement


This Fixed Term Subcontractor Agreement is designed for use by a main contractor wishing to take on other independent trades-people on a fixed term, for example where only a single task is required, or where the main contractor itself is operating on a time limit.

This document is compliant with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). 

The Data Protection clause in the document reflects GDPR requirements. It refers to a Privacy Notice available on request or attached as a Schedule, and you might wish to use our standard Privacy Notice for this purpose: you can find it by clicking here.

In this document, the appointment of the sub-contractor is non-exclusive. The work order is at his discretion. He is free to engage the services of others at his own expense. Faulty work must be put right at his expense. Equipment must be provided by him .Payment is to be made on completion of work.

The drafting of this template aims to reduce the risk that the individual sub-contractor might be deemed a de-facto employee of the main contractor rather than a self-employed sub-contractor, but whether in law he is self-employed rather than an employee will depend on all of the circumstances (not just on the terms of this sub-contract agreement).

If the subcontractor is deemed to be an employee, he will be subject to different levels of tax and National Insurance Contributions. Furthermore, the payment of income tax and National Insurance will be the responsibility of the main contractor that hired the sub-contractor.

Further guidance on tax and employment status of individuals who act as sub-contractors can be found on the information page for the sub-contracts in this subfolder but we recommend that you take professional legal and tax advice before using this template.

This agreement is written from the perspective of a company as the main contractor. The contractor does not have to be a company and any references to this can be changed without altering the meaning or purpose of the document.

This Fixed Term Subcontractor’s Agreement contains the following clauses:

1.       Engagement of the Sub-Contractor
2.       Indemnity
3.       Provision of Equipment and Protective Clothing
4.       Status of the Sub-Contractor
5.       Consideration
6.       Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation
7.       Termination
8.       Data Protection
9.       Miscellaneous
10.   Governing Law and Jurisdiction
11.   Schedule [Privacy notice]

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