|Soccer Buddy by Sue Bowler CBA|
The days are counting down to the 2014 World Cup and although I am not a particular fan of football/soccer I know that it will become a huge part of our lives for the next month or so!
|Soccer Buddy by Sue Bowler CBA|
|Alexandra Ventura CBA with Chelsea Gaspard, Pioneer Balloon Companies|
Marketing Communications Director.
- Client name, address & contact numbers, if you have been dealing with someone specific make sure that you include their name as well as the company if relevant.
- The date.
- Project/Work Title.
- Project/Work Description.
- Event Venue including address.
- Event Name and Event date.
- Installation date and time. If you have agreed a specific access time with the venue/organiser or preparation area, include this within your contract, stating any named parties such as the 'banqueting manager' or 'shopping mall deputy manager's' name if that's who you agreed these with.
- Removal of Installation. If you are 'striking' the event, state the date and time when this will take place. If you are not required to go back to remove the decor after the event, I would recommend stating;
The client is responsible for the removal of all provided decor and please note:
Foil balloons may conduct electricity. Do not release helium filled foil balloons outdoors or use near overhead power lines.
Foil balloons are non biodegradable and therefore should be disposed of carefully with general household waste.
Latex Balloons, Warning! Children under eight years can choke or suffocate on un-inflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep un-inflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.
- Pricing. I would recommend listing what this includes - this could include headings (not actual items) such as 'materials', 'Preparation of balloons', 'inflation and Installation', 'Delivery'', and 'removal of Installation' this will ensure that both parties know exactly what is included within the price and more importantly what's not included * see below regarding 'ownership of materials'.
- Payment Terms. Deposit and payment of final balance - how much is the deposit, when is it due, is it a refundable or non-refundable deposit? When is the balance due, make sure that you clearly state a date.
Many professionals suggest taking a down-payment or deposit of up to 50% before the start of any project, and collecting the balance by the day of completion, before turning over any goods or services to your client.
- Cancellation/ Force Majeure (unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract). What is your cancellation policy? Many companies will have cancellation fee's and terms that relates to the amount of notice given. These could read like this;
- Ownership of materials; This will cover any hire/rental items that may be included as part of the event. It is important that client is aware of all rental items and how these items will be collected or if the client is responsible for the return of the items? A return by date and any charges that the client may incur for lost or damaged items should also be included.
- Design change and bad weather policy; Weather can play a major factor especially when creating decor for outside events. I would recommend adding any agreed changes or that decor could be subject to change in the event of bad weather.
|Example 'Contract of Work' letter.|
|Elegant Entrance Decor - designed and created by Sue Bowler CBA|