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ITpedia Solutions, LLC Independent Contractor Agreement
as of Date
This Independent Contractor Agreement (“AGREEMENT”), dated as of Date is between ITpedia Solutions, LLC, a Maryland Limited Liability Company ("ITPS"), with offices at:
10304 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
and Name of CONTRACTOR, a CONTRACTOR Jursdiction Business Type - Sole Proprietor, Individual, Partnership, Corporation (“CONTRACTOR”).
CONTRACTOR Street Address
CONTRACTOR Street Address 2
CONTRACTOR City, CONTRACTOR State CONTRACTOR ZIP Code
WHEREAS, ITPS requests CONTRACTOR to perform services for it and may request CONTRACTOR to perform other services in the future; and
WHEREAS, the ITPS and CONTRACTOR desire to enter into an agreement, which will define respective rights and duties as to all services to be performed;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of covenants and agreements contained herein, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Consulting Services
Effective SERVICES COMMENCEMENT DATE ITPS shall retain CONTRACTOR and CONTRACTOR shall provide ITPS with services (the "SERVICES"), which shall include, without limitation:
DESCRIBE SERVICES OR REFERENCE ATTACHMENT HERE.
(a) Change Orders. ITPS, without invalidating this AGREEMENT, may order changes in the work within the general scope of the AGREEMENT consisting of additions, deletions, or other revisions.
(b) Change Order Requirements. All changes order shall be a written order signed by ITPS and shall specify:
(i) the elements of the Services to be changed change,
(ii) the reason for the requested change, and
(iii) the impact, if any, that the requested change will have on (A) the compensation, (B) time for performance or (C) any other terms or conditions of this Agreement.
(c) Adjustments to Compensation. In the event that any such changes materially impact the cost to the CONTRACTOR of performing the Services or the time required for such performance, the parties shall negotiate in good faith a reasonable and equitable adjustment in the applicable Fees and schedule, as applicable.
(a) Amount. The work performed by CONTRACTOR shall be performed at the rate set forth below, and not exceed the total estimated amount specified below:
Hourly fee: $HOURLY RATE
Total amount: $CAP AMOUNT
(b) Payment. Invoices shall be issued to ITPS by CONTRACTOR monthly after performance of the Work, and payment shall be due 30 business days after receipt of invoices.
(c) Taxes and Fees. ITPS shall not be responsible for federal, state, local, and any jurisdictional taxes or fees derived from the CONTRACTOR's net income or for the withholding and/or payment of any federal, state, any jurisdictional local income and other payroll taxes and fees, workers' compensation, disability benefits or other legal requirements applicable to Contractor.
(a) Payment. ITPS shall reimburse CONTRACTOR for all pre-approved, reasonable and necessary expenses, including, without limitation, domestic and foreign travel, lodging and meal expenses incurred in connection with the Consulting Services. Before tbe expenses are incured, the CONTRACTOR will notify ITPS of any expens that will need to be reimbursed to the CONTRACTOR. ITPS will state in writing what expenses will be reimbursed
(b) Substantiation. The CONTRACTOR shall provide ITPS with documentation supporting all expenses.
(c) Payment. ITPS shall reimburse CONTRACTOR within 30 days upon receipt of a request for reimbursement from the CONTRACTOR.
5. Independent Contractor Status
(a) Status. CONTRACTOR is an independent contractor of ITPS. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed to create the relationship of employer and employee, principal and agent, partnership or joint venture, or any other fiduciary relationship.
(b) No Authority. CONTRACTOR shall have no authority to act as agent for, or on behalf of, ITPS, or to represent ITPS, or bind ITPS in any manner, unless permission is granted to do so in writing by ITPS.
(c) No Employee Benefits. CONTRACTOR shall not be entitled to worker's compensation, retirement, insurance or other benefits afforded to employees of ITPS.
6. Representations and Warranties. ITPS and the CONTRACTOR respectively represents and warrants to each other that each respectively is fully authorized and empowered to enter into the Agreement and that their entering into the Agreement and to each parties' knowledge the performance of their respective obligations under the Agreement will not violate any agreement between the ITPS or the CONTRACTOR respectively and any other person, firm or organization or any law or governmental regulation.
7. Confidential Information
CONTRACTOR and its employees shall not, during the time of rendering services to ITPS or thereafter, disclose to anyone other than authorized employees of the ITPS (or persons designated by such duly authorized employees of the ITPS) or use for the benefit of CONTRACTOR and its employees or for any entity other than the ITPS, any information of a confidential nature, including but not limited to, information relating to: any such materials or intellectual property; any of the ITPS projects or programs; the technical, commercial or any other affairs of the ITPS; or, any confidential information which the ITPS has received from a third party.
8. Intellectual Property
(a) Work Product. During the course of performing the SERVICES, CONTRACTOR and its directors, officers, employees, or other representatives may, independently or in conjunction with ITPS, develop information, produce work product, or achieve other results for ITPS in connection with the SERVICES it performs for ITPS.
(b) Ownership. CONTRACTOR agrees that such information, work product, and other results, systems and information developed by CONTRACTOR and/or ITPS in connection with such Consulting Services (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "WORK PRODUCT") shall, to the extent permitted by law, be a "work made for hire" within the definition of Section 101 of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. 101), and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of ITPS.
(c) Assignment of Interest. To the extent any WORK PRODUCT is not deemed to be a work made for hire within the definition of the Copyright Act, CONTRACTOR, with effect from creation of any and all WORK PRODUCT, hereby assigns, and agrees to assign, to ITPS all rights, title and interest in and to such Work Product, including but not limited to copyright, all rights subsumed thereunder, and all other intellectual property rights, including all extensions and renewals thereof.
(d) Moral Rights. CONTRACTOR also agrees to waive any and all moral rights relating to the WORK PRODUCT, including but not limited to, any and all rights of identification of authorship and any and all rights of approval, restriction or limitation on use, and subsequent modifications.
(e) Assistance. CONTRACTOR further agrees to provide all assistance reasonably requested by ITPS, both during and subsequent to the Term AGREEMENT, in the establishment, preservation and enforcement of ITPS's rights in the WORK PRODUCT.
(f) Return of Property. Upon the termination of this Agreement, CONTRACTOR agrees to deliver promptly to ITPS all printed, electronic, audio-visual, and other tangible manifestations of the Work Product, including all originals and copies thereof.
During the term of this AGREEMENT and for 5 years after any termination of this Agreement, CONTRACTOR will not, without the prior written consent of the ITPS, either directly or indirectly, on CONTRACTOR 's own behalf or in the service or on behalf of others, solicit or attempt to solicit, divert or hire away any person employed by the ITPS, any customer of ITPS, or any other contractor of ITPS.
This AGREEMENT shall commence on the date and year first above written and shall continue for a period of 5 years unless earlier terminated in accordance with this AGREEMENT.
(a) Notice of Termination. This AGREEMENT may be terminated by either the ITPS or the CONTRACTOR at any time for any reason, with or without cause, by giving 1 hour written notice of termination of this AGREEMENT.
(b) Payment Upon Termination. ITPS will pay CONTRACTOR for all Services performed by CONTRACTOR through the date of termination of this AGREEMENT
(a) Indemnification by Contractor. CONTRACTOR agrees to indemnify and hold harmless ITPS and its officers, directors, employees, agents, and contractors, from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, costs, damages, judgments, penalties, fines, attorneys' fees, court costs and other legal expenses, insurance deductibles and all other expenses arising out of or relating to, directly or indirectly, from:
(i) the negligent, grossly negligent, or intentional act or omission of CONTRACTOR or its directors, officers, employees, agents or contractors,
(ii) CONTRACTOR's failure to perform any of its obligations under this Agreement, and
(iii) any act or omission of CONTRACTOR in connection with the SERVICES or WORK PRODUCT.
(b) Notification. ITPS will promptly notify CONTRACTOR of any claim for indemnification.
(c) Survival. CONTRACTOR's obligations under this Section 10 shall survive termination or expiration of this AGREEMENT.
(a) Coverage. Throughout the term of this AGREEMENT, CONTRACTOR shall maintain workers compensation insurance in the amount required by statute and comprehensive general liability insurance with coverage of at least one million dollars per occurrence for bodily injury, property damage or other losses in connection with the provision of SERVICES or WORK PRODUCT by CONTRACTOR pursuant to the terms of this AGREEMENT.
(b) Certificates. At ITPS request, CONTRACTOR shall provide certificates or other acceptable evidence of insurance evidencing the foregoing coverage and shall provide ITPS with prompt written notice of any material change to the same.
(c) Additional Insurance. The CONTRACTOR acknowledges that a given project may require additional insurance and such additional insurance shall be set forth on the applicable Statement of Work.
14. General Provisions
(a) Entire Agreement. This AGREEMENT constitutes the entire AGREEMENT between the parties related to AGREEMENT, and supersedes all prior agreements, representations and understandings of the parties related to AGREEMENT, written or oral.
(b) Counterparts. This AGREEMENT may be executed in counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which, taken together, shall constitute one and the same agreement.
(c) Amendment. This AGREEMENT may be amended only by written agreement of the parties.
(d) Notices. All notices permitted or required under this AGREEMENT shall be in writing and shall be delivered in person or mailed by first class, registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, to the address of the party specified in this Agreement or such other address as either party may specify in writing. Such notice shall be deemed to have been given upon receipt.
(e) Assignment. This AGREEMENT shall not be assigned by either party without the consent of the other party.
(f) Governing Law. This AGREEMENT shall be deemed executed in the State of Maryland, USA and it covers the global operations of all parties involved. This AGREEMENT shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland, USA without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any action arising under this Agreement is in the federal and state courts having jurisdiction over ITPS principal office, and CONTRACTOR hereby consents to such jurisdiction and venue for this purpose. CONTRACTOR surrender their rights to all legal proceeding in any other court system or jurisdiction that is outside the federal and state courts having jurisdiction over the ITPS principal office. When ITPS is found to be the prevailing party in any legal proceeding, CONTRACTOR will pay all costs and expenses (including legal fees) incurred in connection with the legal proceeding for ITPS and any company or individual affiliated with ITPS.
(g) No Waiver of Rights. A failure or delay in exercising any right, power or privilege in respect of this AGREEMENT will not be presumed to operate as a waiver, and a single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege will not be presumed to preclude any subsequent or further exercise, of that right, power or privilege or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the ITPS and the CONTRACTOR have each executed and delivered this Agreement as of the Effective Date.