Following the conclusion of the Preparatory Meeting, ETSI will establish a service contract (template) with the Organizations providing experts.
During the execution of the work, the expert remains an employee of his/her Organization, which will continue to pay salary, social security, secondment allowances and comply with any other legal obligation of an employer. ETSI will compensate the Organization for the work done according to the conditions stated in the service contract.
Contractors for STFs funded by EC/EFTA must also sign an "Accession Form", as required by the EC/EFTA contract:
According to Article I.5 of the Framework Partnership Agreement between ETSI and the European Commission of 2014-06-26, the Partner’s Members and STF members participating in actions co-funded by the Commission (“co-beneficiaries”) shall sign an agreement with the Partner (“beneficiary”) reflecting the conditions applicable to them under the Framework Agreement.