Letter of Agreement (LoA) for Microsoft Partners
Why you need a Letter of Agreement (LoA)
A Letter of Agreement (LoA) is a four page document for consulting work less than £25,000. The LoA is ideal for short-term consulting projects that don’t require a lot of negotiation and ensures you still maintain a contractual footing.
What is a Letter of Agreement (LoA)?
A Letter of Agreement is our short, neat and sweet document for transactions under £25,000. The LoA acts like a small contract that outlines simple terms and conditions for you and your client to follow when initiating a project.
This letter, when combined with a Statement of Work (SOW), is a great way to get the ball rolling on projects that pose less risk but still require legal protection. View our sample table of contents below to see what you should include in a Letter of Agreement, or request our "key facts" to get a more detailed breakdown of what should be included in a Letter of Agreement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When does a Letter of Agreement go into effect?
A: Unless it is otherwise stated, the agreement comes into effect when both parties sign.
Q: When do you write a Letter of Agreement?
A: You should write your letter when both parties have mapped out the arrangements of a project, perhaps when the Statement of Work is drafted. The Letter of Agreement is a formal acknowledgement that both parties’ consent to the deal/project.
Q: Is a Letter of Agreement the same as a contract?
A: A Letter of Agreement is a legally binding document exactly like a contract. LoAs tend to be shorter, with less provisions and clauses.
With less detail than a huge 50+ page contract, parties could be more exposed to risk when using a Letter of Agreement. They are best suited for business deals with less value (£25,000 or less).
Letter of Agreement (LoA) document contents
1. Terms and conditions
2. Supplier obligations
3. Client Obligations
5. Confidential information
9. Data protection
10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
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For these Microsoft Partners
- Managed Services Provider
- ISV, Software, Apps and IP
- System Integrators Professional Services Consultancy Partners
- Hosting Partners
- Licensing Partners
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