When agreeing upon arrangements between two or more parties, consider establishing a Contract Proposal for Services in writing.
This sample form does just that without much work on your part.
A potential business relationship is beginning to bloom and both parties involved want to make sure they each get all they came from the arrangement.
This is easily achievable. A good place to start is with a form just like this.
Whether you are the party providing the service, or seeking a service by the other party, this form is fitting and easily amenable to necessary changes.
We hereby propose to furnish all materials and perform all labor necessary for the completion of Davit Installation of the following specifications:
One No. 1000 lb. galvanized davit installed on seawall
Four-way lifting bridle
Three 2"x8" wood fenders anchored to the wall with 5'
rubber bumper strip on each.
This work is to be performed on Lot_____Blk________Sub. Div.____ for [name of owner] , Owner, in accordance with the drawings and specifications submitted for the above work. The total cost including state tax is [amount]
Payments to be made as follows: the sum of [amount] to be paid upon the approval of this contract and the balance of [amount] upon the completion of the work.
Any alteration or deviation from the above specifications involving extra cost of material or labor will only be executed upon written orders for same and will become an extra charge over the sum mentioned in this contract. All agreements must be made in writing.
Property lines shall be designated by substantial marks, by owner or his certified engineer. The contractors shall not be liable, as regards to the completion of the work, for any delay which may be caused by reason or on account of any strike of workmanship, any Act of God, unavoidable accidents, inability to secure materials or to use materials in the performance of the work by reason of laws or regulations of the United States of America or the State of [state], or any other circumstance beyond their control, other than the want of funds. No such delay shall be deemed a default on the part of the contractors, and, in the event of any such delay, the contractor's time limit for performance of the work shall be correspondingly extended. Workmen's Compensation and Public Liability Insurance on the above work shall be provided by the Contractor.
This Contract shall be deemed null and void if not signed within thirty days.