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What is a ‘sweep clause’ in an outsourcing or IT services agreement?

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Published on LexisPSL on 01/02/2016

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  • What is a ‘sweep clause’ in an outsourcing or IT services agreement?

What is a ‘sweep clause’ in an outsourcing or IT services agreement?

Sweep clauses supplement detailed statements of work by obliging the supplier to perform: (a) functions not specifically described in the statement of work or service descriptions schedule but an inherent part of the services described in general terms, and (b) related functions formerly performed by transferred staff, or with assets, budgets or other resources transferred to the supplier. They are a catch-all intended to ensure that the supplier is obliged to perform certain services even if they have not been included in the services description.

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