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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Using Consultants by David Newman

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The Contents of the Consulting Contract

Here are the main components in a contract between the client and the consultant:

The definition clause (or interpretation clause). This clause serves two main functions: to define the meaning attached to key words and phrases that appear throughout the contract, and to ensure that the same meaning is attached to those words or phrases throughout the contract. Typically, the definition clause states that “The following words or phrases that appear in this agreement bear the meaning assigned to them in this section:

‘The Consultant’ means Federal Widget Consulting LLC

‘The Client’ means the Government of the United States

‘The Department’ means the Department of Health

‘The parties’ means the parties to ...

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