With the Project Contract (Co.Co.Pro.) A subject undertakes to carry out one or more specific projects determined by the client with mainly personal work.
The project collaborator is not an employee of the client, but always maintains complete decision-making autonomy in organizing the work.
From 25 June 2015, the Jobs Act repealed the Co.Co. Pro, which is, therefore, today a name often used improperly to refer to a work performance contract, pursuant to art. 2222 cc, for the realization of a project by a natural person.
The borderline between this agreement and dependent work is thin (in fact, we speak of para-subordinate work). In order not to incur significant penalties, it is important that companies do not abuse work performance contracts (still defined as Co.Co.Pro.) By using them only for jobs that are linked to real defined projects and in which collaborators remain independent.
When using a project collaboration agreement
In order to have a work performance, pursuant to art. 2222 of the civil code, the contribution of work for the realization of the project must be provided mainly by the supplier himself, possibly also with the help of collaborators. The supplier will therefore generally be a natural person, a self-employed person with a VAT number, a craftsman, a professional or a sole proprietorship. If the work is carried out by a company, it will be referred to as a procurement contract.
The supplier must be able to freely determine the management of his time and the methods of organization for the execution of the work. He must operate within the limits of the instructions received from the client and in compliance with the delivery terms set out in the agreement, but he is not linked to the client with an employment contract and must therefore not be subject to any subordination constraint.
This model is used for the realization of a defined project, which must be delivered by a specific date set by the parties. If the service lasts over time without any delivery deadline, it is possible to use the Para subordinate contract of Co.Co. Co (Continuous Coordinated Collaboration).
The document is applicable to a very broad application field and can be used in many different situations, both to carry out manual work (such as renovation work, on plants or machinery) and for intellectual works (such as a photoshoot, software or a website, or advice).
What the facsimile of the project contract contains
The project contract model meets all legal requirements. The main clauses concern:
- Object: the description of the work, which may include any attachments, drawings and additional technical specifications
- Fee: the possibility of indicating fixed or hourly fees, with any advances and payments staggered over time
- Start and delivery: a date for the start of the work can be set, and a delivery deadline must always be indicated
- Penalties: the option to enter a penalty in case of late delivery
- Reimbursement of expenses: for particular costs incurred by the supplier
- Verification or testing period: in which the client checks the correct execution of the work
- Exclusive: to bind the supplier not to enter into business with the client’s competitors
- Confidentiality: To prevent the provider from disclosing confidential information
- Intellectual property: to manage the intellectual property rights inherent to the work.
Furthermore, after the purchase, we will guide you step by step through all the subsequent formalities necessary for your document to be valid and effective.
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The realization of a project includes a wide spectrum of different situations and can therefore be regulated by more than one type of contract, taking on different names, for example:
- Consultancy contract
- Creation of a software, a website or an app
- Freelance work
- Agreement for private or construction works
Other useful templates and facsimiles
- Work contract: in the event that the supplier is not a natural person, a professional, a craftsman or a sole proprietorship
- Continuous coordinated collaboration contract (Co.Co. Co): in the event that the relationship between the client and the collaborator does not include the delivery of a project but the supply of a continuous service over time
- Employment contract for employees: to hire an employee, worker or manager