DESIGN & BUILD STATEMENT OF WORK & CONTRACT
Between “us”, GlobalSpex, Inc., and “you”, «Company»
You, «Company», are hiring GlobalSpex, Inc. located at 19901 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX, to design and develop a web site for the estimated total price as outlined in the above proposal.
We create look-and-feel designs, and flexible layouts that adapt to the capabilities of many devices and screen sizes. We create designs iteratively and use predominantly HTML and CSS so we won’t waste time mocking up every template as a static visual. We may use static visuals to indicate a look-and-feel direction (color, texture and typography.)
You’ll have two or more weekly opportunities to review our work and provide feedback. If, at any stage, you’re not happy with the direction our work is taking, you will pay us in full for everything we’ve produced up to that that point and then cancel this contract.
1.2 TEXT CONTENT
Writing or inputting any text copy is not included in this contract. If you’d like us to write new content or input text for you, we’re happy to provide a separate estimate for that.
You’ll need to supply graphic files to us in an editable, vector digital format. Photographs must be in a high resolution digital format. If you choose to buy stock photographs, we can suggest stock libraries and style of photography/images. Your estimate includes research for photos and we will provide up to 15 photos.
1.5 WORDPRESS INTEGRATION
We’ll setup, install and configure WordPress on your hosting server as described in the scope of work section. WordPress is a third-party tool and therefore we can’t be responsible for any bugs associated with WordPress or it’s plugins. If any bugs are found during the development phase or 30 days after launch we’ll fix it (if possible) or update WordPress or the faulty plugin if it’s available, but after the 30 days we’ll charge at our hourly rate of $110.
1.6 BROWSER TESTING
Browser testing no longer means attempting to make a website look the same in browsers of different capabilities or on devices with different size screens. It does mean ensuring that a person’s experience of a design should be appropriate to the capabilities of a browser or device.
1.7 DESKTOP BROWSER TESTING
We test our work in current versions of major desktop browsers including those made by Apple (Safari), Google (Chrome), Microsoft (Internet Explorer), and Mozilla Firefox. We’ll also test to ensure Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 for Windows users get an appropriate, possibly different, experience. We won’t test in other older browsers unless you specify otherwise. If you need an enhanced design for an older browser, we can provide a separate estimate for that.
1.8 MOBILE BROWSER TESTING
Testing popular small-screen devices is essential in ensuring that a person’s experience of a design is appropriate to the capabilities of the device they’re using. We test our work in:
Android 4.1: Google Chrome, Firefox
We currently don’t test Blackberry OS or Blackberry QNX, Opera Mobile, Symbian or other mobile browsers. If you need us to test using these, we can provide a separate estimate for that.
1.9 TECHNICAL SUPPORT
We’re not a information technology company so we don’t offer support for email or other services relating to setting up your company servers and email. If you choose your own hosting, we reserve the right to charge a setup fee in case we encounter any technical issues related to the hosting account or their technical support.
1.10 CHANGES AND REVISIONS
We know from experience that fixed-price contracts are rarely beneficial to you, as they often limit you to your earliest ideas. We don’t want to limit your ability to change your mind or make decisions later when you might be better informed. The price at the beginning of this contract is based on the length of time we estimate we’ll need to accomplish everything you’ve told us you want to achieve, but we’re happy to be flexible. If you want to change your mind or add anything new, that won’t be a problem as we’ll provide a separate estimate for to cover the additional work.
We can’t guarantee that our work will be error-free (we’re human!) so we can’t be liable to you or any third-party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages, even if you’ve advised us of them.
2.0 MUTUAL COOPERATION
We agree to use our best efforts to fulfill and exceed your expectation on the deliverables listed above. You agree to aid us in doing so by making available to us needed information pertaining to your website and to cooperate with us in expediting the work.
3.0 CHARGES FOR SERVICES PERFORMED
Functionality or feature requests above and beyond those listed in the budget and/or the functionality specs may be considered out-of-scope and an amendment to the budget will be recommended. Projects that go dormant for longer than 45 days will incur fee to resume work at the discretion of GlobalSpex, Inc.
4.0 TERMS OF PAYMENT
4.1 BILLING SCHEDULE
We’re sure you understand how important it is as a small business that you pay the invoices. We’re sure you understand how important it is as a small business that you pay the invoices that we send you promptly. We’re also sure you’ll want to maintain a positive working relationship and keep the project moving forward, so you agree to stick to the following payment schedule.
GlobalSpex, Inc. will invoice «Company» for fifty per cent (50%) of the initial fees at point of this signed contract agreement which will act as the deposit. The remaining 50% will be billed monthly as the service hours are spent or when the project is launched.
If you are paying on a monthly basis, we will require that we have a credit card on file which will be charged monthly for the minimum term to complete the full cost of the website.
«Company» will supply GlobalSpex, Inc. with all necessary purchase order numbers and other internal information required for invoice processing before the close of the month of work (if applicable).
4.2 CLIENT AGREEMENT TO PAY
You agree to pay our initial (1st) invoice upon receipt which will act as a deposit for the project. Every invoice after that will have 15 day payment terms. In the event payment is not made within 15 days, GlobalSpex, Inc. will charge a late payment fee of 1% per month on any overdue and unpaid balance not in dispute, to cover the manpower, interest, and other costs GlobalSpex, Inc. pays for carrying overdue invoices from «Company». In addition, GlobalSpex, Inc. reserves the right to stop work until payment is received.
4.3 COLLECTION COSTS
In the event that we incur legal fees, costs and disbursements in an effort to collect our invoices, in addition to interest on the unpaid balance, you agree to reimburse us for these expenses.
5.0 CANCELLATION OF PLANS
You have the right to modify, reject, cancel or stop any and all plans or work in process. However, you agree to reimburse us for all costs and expenses we incurred prior to your change in instructions, and which relate to non-cancelable commitments, and to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless for any liability relating to such action. We agree to use our best efforts to minimize such costs and expenses.
6.0 RESPONSIBILITIES OF GLOBALSPEX, INC. AND «Company»
6.1 GlobalSpex, Inc. RESPONSIBILITY FOR RELEASES
We shall obtain releases, licenses, permits or other authorization to use testimonials, copyrighted materials, photographs, art work or any other property or rights belonging to third parties obtained by us for use in performing services for you (If applicable).
6.2 CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR RELEASES
You guarantee that all elements of text, images, or other artwork you provide are either owned by your good selves, or that you have permission to use them. Then when your final payment has cleared, copyright will be automatically assigned as follows:
You’ll own the visual elements that we create for this project. We’ll give you source files and finished files and you should keep them somewhere safe as we’re not required to keep a copy. You own all elements of text, images and data you provided, unless someone else owns them.
We’ll own the unique combination of these elements that constitutes a complete design and we’ll license that to you, exclusively and in perpetuity for this project only, unless we agree otherwise. We can provide a separate estimate for that.
6.3 CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACCURACY
You shall be responsible for the accuracy, completeness and propriety of information concerning your products and services which you furnish to us verbally or in writing in connection with the performance of this Agreement.
GlobalSpex, Inc. acknowledges its responsibility, both during and after the term of its appointment, to use all reasonable efforts to preserve the confidentiality of any proprietary or confidential information or data developed by GlobalSpex, Inc. on behalf of «Company» or disclosed by «Company» to GlobalSpex, Inc..
8.0 TERM AND TERMINATION
8.1 PERIOD OF AGREEMENT AND NOTICE OF TERMINATION
This Agreement shall become effective as of DATE HERE and shall continue until terminated by either party upon not less than 60 days’ notice in writing given by either party to the other.
8.2 TERMINATION FOR CAUSE
Either party to this Agreement may terminate the Agreement if the other party defaults in the performance of any of its material duties and obligations and the default is not cured within thirty (30) days of the receipt of notice of said default, or if the default is not reasonably curable within said period of time, unless the defaulting party commences cure within said period of time and diligently proceeds to cure the default.
In addition, either party may immediately terminate this Agreement by giving written notice to the other party if the other party is insolvent or has a petition brought by or against it under the insolvency laws of any jurisdiction, if the other party makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors, if a trustee, or similar agent is appointed with respect to any property or business of the other party, or in the case of the Client, if the Client materially breaches its obligations to make payment pursuant to this Agreement.
8.3 PAYMENT FOR NON-CANCELABLE MATERIALS?
Any non-cancelable materials, services, etc., we have properly committed ourselves to purchase for your account, (either specifically or as part of a plan such as modules, photography and/or external services) shall be paid for by you, in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement. We agree to use our best efforts to minimize such liabilities immediately upon written notification from you. We will provide written proof, upon request of the «Company», that any such materials and services, are non cancelable.
8.4 MATERIALS UNPAID FOR
If upon termination there exist any materials furnished by us or any services performed by us for which you have not paid us in full, until such time as you have paid us in full you agree not to use any such materials, in whole or in part, or the product of such services.
8.5 TRANSFER OF MATERIALS
Upon termination of this agreement, provided that there is no outstanding indebtedness then owing by «Company» to GlobalSpex, Inc., GlobalSpex, Inc. shall transfer, assign and make available to «Company» all property and materials in its possession or control belonging to «Company». «Company» agrees to pay for all costs associated with the transfer of materials.
9.0 GENERAL PROVISIONS
9.1 GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province/ State of STATE/PROVINCE.
9.2 REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
The parties each individually represent and warrant that each has full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform all of their obligations hereunder without violating the legal or equitable rights of any third party.
9.3 ENTIRE AGREEMENT
Except as otherwise set forth or referred to in this Agreement, this Agreement constitutes the sole and entire Agreement and understanding between the parties hereto as to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior discussions, agreements and understandings of every kind and nature between them as to such subject matter.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable under any present or future law, then that provision will be fully severable. In such instance, this Agreement will be construed and enforced as if the illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision had never comprised a part of this Agreement, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
Please read the contract on the previous page to make sure you understand all the details involved with us working together. It’s really important to us that everything is transparent and understood from the beginning so that we lay a solid foundation for a great working relationship.
If you have any questions at all, please let us know. We’re happy to clarify any points and there may be some items that we can sort out together. We’re committed to finding the best way to work together.
Once you feel confident about everything and are ready to move forward, we will resend the proposal and contract for digital signature.
Once we receive notification of your acceptance, we’ll contact you shortly to sort out next steps and get the project rolling.
We’ll email you a separate copy of the signed contract for your records. If you’d like to speak to us by phone, don’t hesitate to call 281-201-4527.
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