Drafting Master Services Agreement

A master service agreement usually contains detailed insurance requirements that service providers must comply with, including the obligation to lift and maintain certain types of insurance in specified amounts, the designation of the customer as supplementary insurance or insurance status, and the provision of confirmation documents attesting to their compliance. It is important that the insurance advisors of the client and the service provider understand the relationship between the parties, where and what services are provided, what types of services are involved and the allocation of risks between the parties. In many cases, insurance is the main source of funding for risks shared between the parties through the Master Service Agreement, such as for example. B certain compensation obligations. If you offer services to clients, it is quite common for your clients to return for work in progress or additional work. Ultimately, the form of the agreement often depends on the leverage, the size of the agreement, and the negotiating position of the parties. If the service provider is large and the customer or the size of the agreement is small, the service provider has a better chance of using its “paper”. If the agreement is large and the service provider is small, there is a better chance that the form of the customer`s framework contract will be used as a starting point. Master Service Agreements are important for companies that offer a number of services and want to standardize their terms and conditions of sale for easy use, especially among repeat customers.

For example, for some technology transactions, the parties enter into a separate technology licensing agreement dealing with technology licensing, and then a master-service agreement to process all related services. If there are related agreements with your MSA, you must ensure that the entire structure cooperates and that contractual remedies are coordinated.. . . .