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    Vendor "Contract" Cancelled

    I am an IT specialist. I was approached by a large (very large) South African owned international IT company to make myself available for 12 months on a R300 Million government project. I was asked to cancel all other business engagements and commit myself to this one project, full time.

    I agreed, and I did as was asked in that I made myself available full time and handed over all my other clients and potential clients to another company.
    I have been on the project for 3 months, been getting paid regularly, but I have not yet received a contract. I was told that the contract was being drawn up. I have recently been insisting on a contract and in a meeting this afternoon, I was given notice of termination. (One calendar months notice, terminating end of July). The reason given was that since I was taking instruction from the client, the big IT company believes the client should pay me.

    I have all agreements of a promise of a contract and all negotiations in writing. There is a lot of underhandedness on this project and I think one of the other vendors have put pressure on the big IT company to get rid of me.

    Any advice?

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    Perhaps as good a time as any to consult with a good fleecer?
    In search of South African Technology Nuggets(R), for sale & trading in South East Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desA View Post
    Perhaps as good a time as any to consult with a good fleecer?
    Sounds like good advice (I think).


    fleec·er noun \ˈflēsə(r)\

    Full Definition of FLEECER

    : one that fleeces


    What's a fleecer? I assume its a lawyer?

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    There are fleecers and there are fleecers. Ask around friends & family for recommendations for a good labour attorney

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