If you work with other groups, hire consultants or hire organizations to provide services for you or your target audience, it will often be helpful to « receive them in writing. » This section helps you read the two types of documents most organizations need in their dealings with others, and create contracts and memorandas of the agreement. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU or MoU) is an agreement between two or more parties, which is described in a formal document. It is not legally binding, but it indicates that the parties are ready to move forward with a treaty. The person or organization that receives the contract, that is. It – is usually called contracting, for example. This definition may or may not be presented at the beginning of the document. You will find that some clauses – those that describe how either party can withdraw from the treaty, for example with a formal announcement – appear in many of the contracts you see. All government agency contracts may have some of the same clauses in them (such as keeping your records for five years). The more familiar you are with these standard conditions, the easier it will be to read a contract. But what if she hadn`t done the job or had not done it on time? What if he spends the money on something else or if he just hasn`t held on to some or all of the programs he`s promised? For the same reason, what if she did the job, and then you did not have the money to pay? For example, when an organization agreed, at the request of a funder, to act as a pass for another organization that had not yet received a tax-exempt federal filing.
The first organization would simply ask the funder for money at reasonable intervals and transfer it to the second. In such a situation, it is advisable to design and sign a Memorandum of Understanding outlining precisely how this agreement works. A contract protocol, also known as the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), is a form that precedes a sales contract in which two parties agree on the same objective – the sale/purchase of a property. Since it is not a legal document and is generally not about money or other exchanges, a Memorandum of Understanding leaves a little more leeway than a treaty. On the other hand, the more concrete you can be, the better, for a number of reasons: this can be a problem as minor as the modification of a budget item (for which you may already have a procedure in the Treaty – see above) or the size of the change in the overall content of the activity that is covered by the treaty. In general, such changes should require the agreement of both parties and some negotiations are likely to take place. The touchstone for the development of a good contract or agreement is absolute clarity on everything covered by the document. In the case of a contract, this means describing precisely who, how, when and where the exchange, as well as: it is particularly important to include those who have participated in preliminary discussions with the contractor – to see if he is saying what you intend to do and whether he clearly covers all the details you wish to discuss.