"Cooperation Agreement Template"

What Is a Cooperation Agreement?

When two parties are interested in working on a business opportunity or project together, a Cooperation Agreement should be written up to lay out what the duties of each party will be and how payment (if applicable) will be shared. A Cooperation Agreement template can be downloaded through the link below.

Alternate Name:

  • Cooperative Agreement.

The contract will ensure that all aspects of the work are clearly identified and will help reduce the risk that part of the project goes unfinished or work is duplicated. You may also find it helpful to keep a Cooperation Agreement template on file to save time and effort on future projects with outside parties.

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How to Write a Cooperation Agreement?

To create a Cooperative Agreement sample for your organization, you will want to include the following information:

  1. Names of the people or organizations entering into the agreement. Note, it is possible for more than two separate parties to be part of the agreement. You will also want to briefly explain the purpose of the project.
  2. Explain in detail what the scope of work will entail, the start and end dates for the project, and an agreement that any extensions will be agreed upon by all parties.
  3. Define the duties of each party and outline the structure of the authority of the project. Depending on the scope and complexity of the work, it may help to have a chart listing each person working on the project, their title, and a hierarchy of responsibilities.
  4. How the funds for the project will be allocated to each party. All parties must agree to a fair division of the payment for the project and whether the people completing the project will be paid directly from the funding, or by their respective organizations through normal wages. Any parties acting as subcontractors on the project must also agree to the division of funds allocated.
  5. Resources to complete the project will need to be listed, including manpower, physical materials, machinery, or digital tools (such as software programs). Each party will need to describe what resources they will be providing, as well as listing who will be in charge of making sure all resources are properly allocated. Safety supervision and any means of measuring risk assessment should also be listed in this section.
  6. Accountability for each party and how each party will be kept on track for their portions of the project. You will also want to describe how problems that may arise during the project will be solved to the satisfaction of all parties.
  7. An agreement of termination terms or extension if the original deadline will not be met. Should one of the parties be unable to complete their portion of the project you will want to include a statement allowing for a third party to join to complete the work that will be agreed upon by all parties in the agreement.
  8. Final signature and date section with a representative from each party and their title listed.

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Cooperation Agreement
This Cooperation Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is entered
into as of ___________________, by and between _________________________, with a
mailing address of ________________________________________________________
_________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Company One”)
and _________________________, with a mailing address of _____________________
______________________________________________________________ (hereinafter
referred to as the “Company Two”), collectively referred to as the “Parties,” both of
whom agree to be bound by this Agreement.
1. Background and Purpose. This Agreement concerns the cooperation on the
following:
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Describe Purpose
The Parties have therefore agreed on the following:
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Describe Cooperation
This is a voluntary collaboration between the Parties as individual companies and not a
joint company, joint venture or other legal entity, and each Party shall continue to bear
responsibility for each Party's own business and may not legally commit or bind the other
Party without further agreement.
2. Duties. The Parties must each be loyal to the other Party and seek a healthy
cooperation.
Company One must do the following: ___________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
Obligations of Company One
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Cooperation Agreement
This Cooperation Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is entered
into as of ___________________, by and between _________________________, with a
mailing address of ________________________________________________________
_________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Company One”)
and _________________________, with a mailing address of _____________________
______________________________________________________________ (hereinafter
referred to as the “Company Two”), collectively referred to as the “Parties,” both of
whom agree to be bound by this Agreement.
1. Background and Purpose. This Agreement concerns the cooperation on the
following:
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Describe Purpose
The Parties have therefore agreed on the following:
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Describe Cooperation
This is a voluntary collaboration between the Parties as individual companies and not a
joint company, joint venture or other legal entity, and each Party shall continue to bear
responsibility for each Party's own business and may not legally commit or bind the other
Party without further agreement.
2. Duties. The Parties must each be loyal to the other Party and seek a healthy
cooperation.
Company One must do the following: ___________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
Obligations of Company One
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Company Two must do the following: ___________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
Obligations of Company Two
3. Payment.​ In respect of the cooperation, the Parties have agreed on the following:
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Payment Structure
Payments are to be made on ___________________. All prices above are exclusive of
VAT.
4. Term and Termination. ​ T he Agreement is concluded for an unlimited period, but the
Parties may terminate the Agreement with _______ months' notice to the end of a month.
If one of the Parties is in material breach of this Agreement, the Agreement may be
terminated immediately by the non-breaching Party.
5. Liability. ​ E ach Party shall be liable for any damage they may make or liability they
might incur.
6. Insurance. ​ T he Parties are required to have taken out professional indemnity insurance
with a recognized insurance firm. A Party may demand to see documentation to that
effect by the other Party.
7. Confidentiality. ​ C ommercial information which the Parties may obtain or possess
concerning the other Party, shall be considered confidential and shall not be disclosed to
third parties without the relevant Party's prior written consent. Breach of this clause
triggers a penalty of $________________ per breach. Payment of penalty does not make
the breach legal.
The above prohibitions shall not apply to information, which is publicly available, as a
Party comes into possession of good faith from a third party, as a Party is required to
disclose under the law.
8. Other Provisions. ​ T he Parties act as independent entities and are not entitled to
conclude agreements on the other Party's behalf, or otherwise to bind the other Party.
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The Parties are not entitled to transfer rights or obligations under this Agreement to
others.
Changes or additions to this Agreement requires consensus among the Parties, and
changes or addition attached this Agreement as a supplement, and this supplement is
signed by both Parties.
8. Governing Law. ​ T he Parties agree that this Agreement shall be additionally governed
by the laws of _____________________.
State
The Parties agree to the terms and conditions set forth above as demonstrated by their
signatures as follows:
_________________________________
_________________________________
Printed Name of Representative
Printed Name of Representative
of Company One
of Company Two
_________________________________
_________________________________
Signature of Representative
Signature of Representative
of Company One
of Company Two
_________________________________
_________________________________
Date
Date
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