Make sure the agreement is complete. In particular note that you need to attach a number of Schedules to the back of the agreement before it is signed:
the Main Contract (which is being subcontracted with this agreement), under Schedule 1
the Specification of the Services that the subcontractor will be supplying, under Schedule 2
the Service Charges payable to the subcontractor, under Schedule 3
the Service Levels under Schedule 4, but only if the parties have chosen during the interview to agree service levels with the subcontractor
the Bribery Policy under Schedule 5, but only if the parties have chosen during the interview that the main contractor and/or customer of the services will provide an anti-bribery policy
You can attach the Schedules in two ways:
by attaching them to the agreement when you print off a Word or PDF version of the subcontracting agreement; or
by pasting them into a Word version of the subcontracting agreement before you print it.
Read the subcontracting agreement to make sure it meets your needs and that everyone involved agrees with the agreement.
Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.
Print a copy of the subcontracting agreement for each party along with the schedules.
Each party must sign on the line over their name and date both copies.
The date of the contract is the date on which the parties signed if that was the same day. If they signed on different days, then it is the day when the last person signed.
Each party should make a copy of their signed agreement and store the original safely away.
Review your agreement regularly, especially if there are any changes to the Specification of the Services under Schedule 2 and the Service Charges under Schedule 3. If there is a change, the parties will need to execute a variation of the agreement.