Draft contract means that it’s a discussion document. It isn’t agreed.
That’s not to say that the terms in it are not agreed.
Remember that even a verbal contract can be binding in certain circumstances if the terms of the verbal contract agreed and they could be as agreed in the draft.
If they have issued a draft order, it is not an order. It’s a discussion document which would be subject to eventual confirmation.
There is already caselaw which says that a “memorandum of understanding” is not enforceable as a contractual agreement.
Therefore, if you had done work under the terms of this Draft Order, you may or may not be entitled to be paid for it under the terms of that Order BUT you may still be entitled to be paid under the terms of a verbal order.
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