Are you an electrical contractor and you need help to draft a contract agreement? If YES, here is a sample electrical contract agreement template to help you.
When an electrician is to provide a repair, installation or any other service for a home owner or a building contractor, they make use of an electrical contract to explain some specifics of the project such as agreement’s terms, the project’s start date, associated fees and costs, and an official statement to perform all work as discussed within the electrical contract.
The electrical contract agreement is a contract and as such it can be tendered at a law court as an evidence in a lawsuit. Therefore, before you sign any legal document, it is best to consult your lawyer and have him go through the document. Here are the components of a typical electrical contract agreement in the United States of America.
Components of an Electrical Contract Agreement Template
1. Parties involved: an electrical contract agreement must have the name of the parties involved (i.e. the name of the electrical contractor and the homeowner or company who is hiring the contractor). The contract should specify the name of the contractor in full followed by the term “Contractor.” In the same vein, the name of the individual hiring the contractor should be written in full followed by the term “Employer.”
2. Scope of work: the next component would be to state the scope of the electrical project. This section should explain exactly what type of electrical work that will be done, identified as “the Works.” Ideally, this should be written in paragraphs or bullet points.
3. Identify the Plans and Specifications and the Location: if the project should be one that will require the electrician to consult the blueprint or specifications that will not be listed in the agreement, make a statement after the “Works” section about their location.
This component explains the location in which the electrical project will take place. It should include the property’s address and the name of the owner or person in charge of the property.
4. Payment schedule and Other Expenses: this section states how much the electrical contractor will be paid, when they will be paid, the sum and invoice terms. Some electricians charge per hour of work while others charge per project. This section should also include any expenses that the project owner will need to pay for.
5. Completion Dates and Schedules: the specific date when the electrical project is to be completed should be outlined here. Some electrical contract agreement include the caveat that the contractor will not be responsible for delays outside of his control.
6. Termination: this section includes the start date of the project and option available should the contractor or the owner wish to terminate the agreement.
7. Dispute Resolution: this component states that all disputes will be settled according to the rules of the American Arbitration Association.
8. Who Will Pay for Licenses and Fees: this section deals with who will take care of the fee for licenses and other such expenses. This should be a between the two parties on who will foot the charges for the licenses or fee expense that may arise during the course of the electrical project.
9. Safety Protocol: this section should specify the electrical contractor’s safety protocol and statement of intent. It should specify that the contractor will use his skill to the best of his ability, show diligence and care when performing the work. You may also include the contractor’s satisfaction guarantee and other information about the quality of the work performed.
10. Indicate Responsibility for Losses or Damage: in projects like this, at times, there may be an unforeseen circumstance that lead to losses or damages. This is why you have to specify a liability protection. This component specifies who will have to pay in the event of a loss or damage at the site or even in cases of injury to the contractor that came as a result of working on the site. Also the electrician’s insurance information should be added here.
11. Signature Section: at the end of the page, there should be spaces where the two parties can sign and leave contact information. Ideally, this section with the terms, “In Witness Whereof, the parties have signed this Agreement on this day and year as indicated in this contract and agreed to all terms.”
A space should be created for the name of the two parties, signature, address and phone. List the names of the contractor and employer, leaving spaces for signatures, addresses and phone numbers.
Typically, an Electrical contracts agreement in the United States of America is about a page or two. However, a photocopy of the electrician’s insurance card can be added to the contract.