Sample ASP.NET Development Contract
1. Client Information.


2. Authorization. The above-named Client (hereinafter referred to as "Client") is engaging Syfertek, a Limited Liability Company, (hereinafter referred to as "Syfertek"), as a contractor for the specific purpose of designing an website (hereinafter referred to as "the project") to be published on the Client's hosting account located either on the Syfertek web server, provided on diskette at the Client's request or on the clients web server. The Client hereby grants Syfertek "full access" to the Client's hosting account, merchant account (For SIM or AIM projects) and any other programs needed to complete this web project.

3. Web Hosting. If client wishes to be hosted on Syfertek servers, Under this contract client is also agreeing to the terms of use and policies located on the Syfertek website regarding appropriate uses of web servers. The client understands that all Web Hosting Service providers require separate policies and agreements for use of said web servers. Client is free to move the web project to another web hosting provider at any time.

4. The Design. After signing this contract the client will be issued an invoice and development shall commence for the project. Client must approve the design before any programming or database work begins. If major changes are requested Syfertek reserves the right to re-evaluate this quote. Any additional programming not discussed prior to the signing of this contract is subject to additional fees. If client wishes to change the layout, graphics or colors after the design is approved by the client, additional charges may apply depending on the amount of work needed to change such design. (number of pages already generated.. and so forth)

5. Content. Client must provide all text content to be inserted into the web project. Dummy text used in the graphic design will be replaced with clients content. The designer will collect additional information from the client regarding this web project over the developmental phase of the project.

6. Expected Completion Date. Syfertek agrees to complete the project within a reasonable amount of time and set forth this expected completion date agreed to by both the client and Syfertek. The expected completion date is dependant on whether information from the client or other 3rd party contractor is available to Syfertek upon request. The expected completion date for this project is: ______________. The client will be notified if the expected completion date changes or is in danger of being missed.

7. Payment of Fees. A deposit of ($__________) shall be remitted upon signing this contract. This deposit is needed in the event the client would like to pay on a schedule instead of all at once. Any fees associated with a payment schedule will be issued individual invoice numbers. Acceptable payment types for fees under $200: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express (Secure processing terminal via Authorize.Net) over $200: Check, Money Order, Purchase Order.

8. Payment Schedule.

  • $1000.00 Initial Deposit
  • $1000.00 Phase 2
  • $1000.00 Phase 3
  • $1000.00 Project Completion
    Total Project Payoff: $4000

    9. Project Breakdown.

  • Site Template: $500
  • Markup for Masterpage and Navigation: $1000
  • Content entry for all pages: $500
  • Database Programming: $2000

    10. Copyrights and Trademarks. The client represents to Syfertek and unconditionally guarantees that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork furnished to Syfertek for inclusion in Web pages are owned by the client, or that the client has permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements, and will hold harmless, protect, and defend Syfertek and subcontractors from any claim or suit arising from the use of such elements furnished by the client.

    11. Copyright. Upon final payment of this contract, the client is free to register all or any portion of the completed work with the US Copyright office. Syfertek does not actually file the copyright on behalf of the client unless it is specifically noted here. If a copyright registration is requested an additional fee of $300 shall apply. Under this particular agreement, the client grants Syfertek privillage to display screenshots and links to the client website as part of the Syfertek portfolio.

    12. Sole Agreement. The agreement contained in this "Service Agreement" constitutes the sole agreement between Syfertek and the client regarding the project outlined above. Amendments can be made to this contract as long as both parties agree and sign the amendment. This agreement does not include Syfertek Managed Solutions. Managed Solutions is a seperate service and must be agreed to seperatly.

    13. Development Environment. Syfertek will publish the project often to a temporary holding place on the web known as the development environment. This environment is used to allow the client access to the website during the development phase and is needed for collaboration efforts between the developer and the client. Often there will be questions about programming functions that can only be answered by the client after they see the function in action.

    14. Bug Fixes and Typos. This agreement allows for minor website maintenance to pages over a 1 month period including updating links and making minor changes to a sentence or paragraph in order to correct any spelling/grammar mistakes made by the web designer during production. It does not include major page or database reconstruction/changes, major redesign, entirely new pages or sections, navigation structure changes, or anything not agreed upon during the design phase of your project as those items would have been approved via the development environment. This 1 month period begins on the date the Client's fully functioning web site is published to the live location on the web. Syfertek reserves the right to determine the definition of a major and minor change.

    15. Initial Payment and Refund Policy. This agreement begins with an initial payment of $_________. If the client halts work and applies for a refund in writing within 30 days, to Syfertek, work completed shall be deducted from the initial payment, the balance shall be returned to the client. If, at the time of the request for refund, work has been completed beyond the amount covered by the initial payment, the client shall be liable to pay for all work completed. That work will then be turned over to the client and may not be fully functioning. No portion of this initial payment will be refunded unless written application is made within 30 days of signing this contract.

    16. Legal Notice. In no event will Syfertek be liable to the Client or any third party for damages to the completed web project, including, but not limited to, service interruptions caused by Severe Weather, Power outages or any other circumstances beyond our reasonable control, any lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential, punitive, or special damages arising out of the operation of or inability to operate this web project, failure of any service provider, of any telecommunications carrier, of the internet backbone, of any internet servers, your or your site visitor's computer or internet software, even if Syfertek has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Client understands they should keep a backup copy of this web project on diskette or CD to minimize damages in the event of a server loss of data caused by but not limited to any of the above mentioned circumstances.

    17. Confidentiality. All correspondence and documents regarding this web project will be treated as confidential between the client and Syfertek unless consent has been granted by all parties involved.

    The undersigned agrees to the terms of this web design contract on behalf of his or her sole proprietorship, organization or business.

    On behalf of the client:

    _______________________________________ Date ________________

    On behalf of Syfertek:

    _______________________________________ Date ________________