As noted above, the consortium partners are jointly liable to the employer. The employer can automatically go after each of the existing entities that have signed the contract. In the Polish legal system, the legal nature of the consortium agreement is controversial. According to the dominant approach, a consortium is a form of cooperation, which differs from a civil partnership between economically independent companies that already operate in the market, in order to carry out a specific business, which is a segment of the regular activities of these enterprises, which is based on an unsted contract and characterized by a temporary nature, the minimization of institutionalization and the absence of separate ownership, the need to determine the participation of the parties in the joint venture and the intention not to create a “community” with its own interests. According to this approach, the partnership agreement, despite the very broad formula of a civil partnership for companies that commit to cooperating in a certain way to achieve a common economic objective (which is a common element for both types of contracts), is not to exploit all forms of cooperation and automatic qualification of consortium contracts, because partnerships are not allowed.  A joint venture is set up with the entire project team, including support functions such as human resources. The joint venture can “purchase/rent” resources from consortium partners or third parties. An informal partnership between organizations could be described as a consortium or a bulk network. All agencies agree to pursue common goals. There may be a written partnership agreement and/or a steering group. The network would not have its own legal status outside its members. Organizations should launch a tender as independent entities to the governing bodies. Do you need help setting up a consortium contract? Are you looking for a neutral third party between union partners? Or just to get some advice? Please note that Jan Bouckaert at the firstname.lastname@example.org A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a contract between two or more parties who are considering creating a research or education partnership.
The agreement describes the nature of the relationships that are created, the purpose of the relationship and the responsibilities of each party. The agreement is not a legally binding agreement and should therefore not deal with formal compensation, confidentiality or intellectual property and licensing plans. These types of agreements are sometimes referred to as “gentlemen`s agreements” and are generally concluded between universities, individuals or local school districts and may sometimes be a precondition for the introduction or grant application. The planned activity may or may not be used, as described in the agreement, but there is no penalty for failure.