Overview of our Standard Contract Templates

Overview of our Standard Contract Templates

WaterNSW has a suite of standard contract suites, which we typically adopt when approaching the market to procure goods and services, including construction. We adopt the contract form that we consider suitable for each relevant procurement. As a guide, below are the typical circumstances in which each contract within the Standard Contract Templates may be used:

Purchase Order Contract

The Short Form Purchase Order Contract is intended for simple, low risk and/or low value procurements of goods and/or services. As a guide, it can be used for:

  • Repeat ordering of low risk goods or services with a total value of no more than $250,000 (ex GST)
  • Ad hoc, low risk goods or services with a total value of no more than $250,000 (ex GST)

WaterNSW Short-Form Purchase Order Contract (PDF, 311.62 KB)

Goods and/or Services

The Goods and/or Services Contract Template is intended to be used for the procurement of medium to high value goods and/or services. As a guide, it can be used for:

  • manufacture and supply of ‘off the shelf’ equipment
  • manufacture and supply of bespoke equipment requiring design or cleaning services.

The template can be used for standalone procurements, or, in conjunction with the Standing Offer Deed, for the periodic supply of goods and/or services.

WaterNSW Standard Form Contract - Goods and/or Services (PDF, 1517.83 KB)

Professional Services

The Professional Services Contract Template is intended to be used for the procurement of professional services by WaterNSW, of any value (including small value projects). Professional Services include:

  • design services
  • engineering services
  • other specialist consulting services.

The template can be used for standalone projects, or, in conjunction with the Standing Offer Deed, for the periodic supply of professional services.

WaterNSW Standard Form Contract - Professional Services (PDF, 1758.44 KB)

For low value professional or consulting services, we may also consider engaging under the terms of the NSW Government Performance and Management Services Scheme SCM0005.

Construction Works

The Construction Works Contract Template is intended to be used for the procurement of construct only or design and construct projects by WaterNSW. As a guide, types of projects might include:

  • design and construction of new WaterNSW infrastructure
  • installing goods or equipment in or on a new building (e.g. signage, air conditioning, lighting) excavation or demolition.

The template can be used for standalone projects, or, in conjunction with the Standing Offer Deed, for the periodic supply of services for construct / design and construct projects.

WaterNSW Standard Form Contract - Construction Works (PDF, 1469.99 KB)

Maintenance Services

The Maintenance Services Contract Template is intended to be used for the procurement of maintenance services over a specified term (rather than ad-hoc services). As a guide, it can be used for:

  • maintenance of plant or equipment
  • maintenance of buildings.

The Standing Offer Deed cannot be used with this template.

WaterNSW Standard Form Contract - Maintenance Services (PDF, 1544.46 KB)

Standing Offer Deed

Where WaterNSW seeks to procure any works, activities, goods and/or services on a standing offer basis, the Standing Offer Deed will be used in conjunction with the above contracts to establish such an arrangement. The Standing Offer Deed does not function on its own – it must sit in front of a Goods and/or Services Contract, Professional Services Contract or a Construction Works Contract.

WaterNSW Standard Form Contract – Standing Offer Deed (PDF, 688.34 KB)

Generic Appendix

The Appendix forms part of each Contract. It contains additional requirements in relation to policies, codes and standards, and the form of various ancillary documents such as the deed poll, unconditional undertaking, parent company guarantee, subcontractor warranty and statutory declaration that are required to be provided to WaterNSW under the Contract.

WaterNSW Standard Form Contract – General Appendix (PDF, 1193.87 KB)

Bespoke contracts and whole of Government Contracts (including procurement of ICT related goods and/or services)

WaterNSW may, in our absolute discretion, determine to use bespoke contracts (instead of the Standard Contract Templates) or whole of government contracts and associated schemes to procure relevant activities, works, goods and/or services. In particular, for the procurement of ICT related goods and/or services, we may use bespoke contracts or the NSW Government Core& or ProcureIT contract suites.

ICT contractors are encouraged to become registered suppliers under the ICT Services Scheme to ensure they are best placed and well prepared to participate in relevant procurement events. Further details in respect of the ICT Services Scheme and the Procure IT Framework are available at https://buy.nsw.gov.au/schemes/ict-services-scheme

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