Statement of Work (SOW)

A Statement of Work is a document that describes what needs to be done in the agreed contract. Usually, the SOW is written in a precise and definitive language and This prevents any misinterpretations of terms and requirements.

An SOW covers the work requirements for a specific project and addresses the performance and design requirements at the same time. Whenever requirements are detailed or contained within a supplementary document, SOW makes reference to the specific document. The SOW defines the scope and the working agreements between two parties, typically between a client and a service provider. Therefore, SOW carries a legal gravity as well. In international trade, Statement of Work are used mainly with International Supply Contracts and International Services Contracts. See Vendor Agreement.

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