Professional Service Agreement
This agreement dated ____________________________________________, 20_________________ is between Morris Investigations and __________________________________________________________, Client. The parties hereby agree that Morris Investigations will provide Client with investigative findings which may include written reports, documents, electronically recorded statements, video and or photographic materials. The aforementioned is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement.
The Client hereby agrees to pay Morris Investigations for investigative services at the standard hourly rate of $ ____________, and expenses. Expenses may include, but not limited to, rental vehicles, mileage, travel expenses, and commercial database usage fees, photographs and video. Client further agrees to pay a $ ______________________ retainer [deposit] before services are rendered. Any unused portion of the retainer will be refunded. Any final payment by the Client shall be due upon receipt of Morris Investigations' invoice. If the unpaid balance is not remitted within thirty (30) days, a finance charge (late fee) of 1.5% per month will be assessed on the unpaid balance. This agreement shall commence on the date first written above and shall continue until terminated by either party for convenience by giving a ten (10) day written notice or upon final remittance by Client. [Note: The hourly rate is based on one (1) investigator. Each additional investigator is at the applicable hourly rate.]
Morris Investigations warrants to Client that Morris Investigations is duly licensed, as required by law, to perform investigative and related services. Morris Investigations warrants to Client that the services shall be performed with the degree of skill and care that is required, and in conformity with the accepted professional standards prevailing in the private investigative industry at the time the services are performed. Morris Investigations further warrants to Client that in performing the services it will comply with all applicable local, sate and federal laws, regulations, and rules including, without limitation, those pertaining to the confidentiality of sensitive information and or information. Except as specifically provided by above, Morris Investigations disclaims all other warranties, expressed or implied.
All investigative findings furnished to Client are exclusively for Client's own use. Client agrees to restrict the dissemination of said findings to only third parties who have a legitimate need to know, and/or authorized by law. Client will hold Morris Investigations harmless from damages, losses, cost or expenses, including attorney fees, suffered or incurred in connection with arising out of claims based on investigative findings provided to Client, and for which Client fails to keep strictly confidential. Morris Investigations will keep findings strictly confidential and will not disseminate or release any findings to third parties unless authorized by the Client, or court ordered.
Client agrees to give prompt written or telephonic notice of any legal proceedings, including, without limitation to, any civil action, administrative hearing, arbitration, in which the findings of Morris Investigations or any portion thereof are to be a material issue in dispute. Morris Investigations is an independent investigative contractor provider and shall not be deemed any employee, agent, partner, or co-venture of Client. Neither party shall have the authority to make any binding representation or agreement on behalf of the other.
This instrument (including any exhibits) contains the entire contract between parties, and any agreement or representation respecting the services or the duties of either party in relation thereto not expressly set forth in this instrument is null and void. Any amendment or modification of this instrument shall be in writing and duly executed by the parties. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the applicable State (USA) having jurisdiction.
|Morris Investigations: ||Client:
|By: _____________________________ ||By: _____________________________
|Name: __________________________ ||Name: __________________________
|Title: ____________________________ ||Title: ____________________________