When it comes to contracts and agreements, it`s important to ensure that all parties involved are on the same page. This is especially true when it comes to modifying the terms of a statement of work (SOW) – the agreement that outlines the scope of work to be performed, timelines, deliverables, and expectations for a project.
But which agreement should be used to capture these modified terms? The answer is the SOW amendment or change order.
An SOW amendment or change order is a written agreement that outlines any changes to the original SOW. It can be used to modify various aspects of the project, such as timelines, budgets, scope, or deliverables. This document is especially important when changes are made later in the project, as it provides a clear record of any modifications that have been agreed upon.
An SOW amendment or change order should include the following:
1. Introduction: Clearly state that this document is a change order or amendment to the original SOW, and reference the date of the original SOW.
2. Description of Changes: Provide a detailed description of the changes being made. This can include changes to timelines, budgets, scope, or deliverables.
3. Impact on Other Terms: Explain how the changes will impact other terms of the original SOW, such as payment milestones, timelines, or deliverables.
4. Signatures: All parties involved in the project should sign the SOW amendment or change order to demonstrate their agreement to the changes.
By using an SOW amendment or change order to capture modified terms of a statement of work, all parties involved in a project can ensure that they are on the same page and avoid any misunderstandings or disputes down the line. As a professional, it`s important to remember that clear, concise language is key when drafting these types of agreements. Effective communication will help prevent any confusion and ensure that all parties involved can move forward with the project with confidence.