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Document Name: Statement of Work

document type Jurisdiction UK

This free statement of work template (SOW template), can be used to set out the scope, timeline, milestones, targets, budget, payment schedule and deliverables for a project. 


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Similar to a project plan, an SOW is often used in the field of project management as a framework on which to build the details of a project. Both the supplier and the customer should agree to the SOW before commencing work, as it acts as a legally binding agreement of deliverables.

How to prepare a statement of work

When creating a statement of work you first need to consider whether there is already a contract in place, which sets out any specific requirements or format for a statement of work.

The headings in this document cover the key areas of a standard SOW. If you do not have a pre-existing agreement in place you can use these headings as a structure. These heading cover the following areas;

  • Introduction and context
  • Scope of works / project scope
  • Project delivery
  • Project support
  • Payment terms

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