Website Design and Development Contract Template

Website Design and Development Agreement (+ Contractor + Software)


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This Website Development & Design Agreement is designed for use in website development projects that also involve the provision of software. This agreement caters for third party software, contractor’s software, and new software created by the contractor specifically for the client. In this agreement the contractor grants a licence in respect of the third party and contractor's and assigns the new software and content.

This template has been updated to include references to a final project acceptance form. It has also been given a broader range of applicability by replacing references to “the Company” with references to “the Client”.

In a web development transaction, this document should constitute the main agreement between the client and contractor. The project as a whole can be supported by further documents such as a project specification, a project proposal, and forms for project milestones, project acceptance, and project release.

Optional clauses/phrases are enclosed in square brackets.

This Website Development & Design Agreement (+ Contractor + Software) contains the following clauses:

1. Definitions
2. Interpretation
3. Principal Duties of the Contractor
4. Project Management
5. Principal Duties of Customer
6. Variations
7. Testing and Acceptance
8. Training
9. Price and Payment
10. Third Party Software
11. Contractor Software
12. New Software and Content
13. Contractor's Undertakings
14. Warranty
15. Intellectual Property Rights Indemnity
16. Confidentiality
17. Liability
18. Termination
19. Non-Solicitation of Staff
20. Assignment
21. Force Majeure
22. Dispute Resolution
23. Waiver
24. Invalidity
25. Remedies
26. Notices
27. Entire Agreement
28. Announcements
29. Relationship of the Parties
30. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
31. Exclusion of Third Party Rights

and the following Schedules:

1. The Development Programme
2. The Functional Specifications
3. The Price and Terms of Payment
4. The Contractor Software
5. The Third Party Software
6. The Contractor Scale
7. The Project Team

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