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Building construction and maintenance—templates

The contract you use depends on the:

  • value
  • type of work.

If you are working directly with Building and Asset Services (BAS) and your works, services or goods are less than $250,000, you will generally use the BAS General Terms and Conditions. For building projects, you need to use the Capital Works contracts. The contracts are standard form contracts and contain sections which must be completed with project specific details before tenders are called. They must not otherwise be amended in any way without prior consultation and agreement with Contract Services.

We (the department of Housing and Public Works) will send you the relevant contract conditions at the time of a request for quote or invitation to tender.

BAS templates

Type of work

Template

Description

General terms and conditions (works/services and goods)*

Use for contracts up to $250,000

*These documents are for Building and Asset Services use only. For more information, contact us.

 

General contract conditions (professional services)

General Goods and Services template—General Contract Conditions (PDF, 19KB)

For contracts less than $30,000 with a service risk rating of 1 or 2

Use the Building Consultancy Contract for capital works.

For contracts over $30,000 with a service risk rating of 3 or 4

 

Capital works templates

Type of work

Template

Description

Minor works

Small Scale Minor Works (DOCX, 849KB)

Use where the design and documentation have been completed by the principal and the contract value is less than $80,000. Not suitable for asbestos removal or demolition work

Minor Works Tender Form (DOCX, 78KB)

Minor Works Conditions (DOCX, 112KB)

Use where the design and documentation have been completed by the principal and the contract value is less than $250,000

Minor Works with Design Tender Form (DOCX, 835KB)

Minor Works with Design Conditions (DOCX, 853KB)

Use where the contractor is also required to carry out design and/or documentation work and the contract value is less than $250,000

Medium works

Medium Works Tender Form (DOCX, 896KB)

Medium Works Conditions (DOCX, 1MB)

Use where the design and documentation has been completed by the principal and the contract value is less than $750,000 for multiple trades or less than $1 million for a single trade. 

Note: This contract is not suitable for contracts that will likely have an accepted contract sum between $1 million and $10 million (incl GST), and meet other requirements of a project bank account under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF Act).

The medium works contract is also unsuitable where an accepted contract sum will be less than $1 million (incl GST) but could require variations to the contract value that equals 30% or more and increases the contract value to $1 million (incl GST) or more. Such variations, amongst other requirements of the BIF Act, could mean a project bank account is required for the project.

Medium Works with Design Tender Form (DOCX, 900KB)

Medium Works with Design Conditions (DOCX, 1MB)

Use where the contractor is also required to carry out design and/or documentation work and the contract value is less than $750,000 for multiple trades or less than $1 million for a single trade.

Note: This contract is not suitable for contracts that will likely have an accepted contract sum between $1 million and $10 million (incl GST), and meet other requirements of a project bank account under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF Act).

The medium works contract is also unsuitable where an accepted contract sum will be less than $1 million (incl GST) but could require variations to the contract value that equals 30% or more and increases the contract value to $1 million (incl GST) or more. Such variations, amongst other requirements of the BIF Act, could mean a project bank account is required for the project.

Special Conditions of Contract and Annexure

Find out about Project Bank Accounts

 

Minor Works

Use in conjunction with Australian Standards AS4305 where the contract value is less than $1 million for multiple trades or less than $2 million for a single trade. Design and documentation work may be carried out by either the principal or the contractor.

Construct Only

Use in conjunction with Australian Standards, AS2124 where the design and documentation has been completed by the principal and where the contract value exceeds $1 million for multiple trades or $2 million for a single trade.

Design and Construct

Use in conjunction with Australian Standards, AS4300 where the contractor is also responsible for design and documentation work, and where the contract value exceeds $1 million for multiple trades or $2 million for a single trade.

Managing contractor

Managing Contractor

Use for major or complex projects where early contractor involvement is required, using a 2-stage design and constuction process.

Consultancy

 

Building Consultant

Use in conjunction with Australian Standard AS4122s to engage building industry consultants.

Find out about Project Bank Accounts.

Short Form

Use to engage building industry consultants for commissions valued at less than $60,000.

Contracts Committee

Submission to the Contracts Committee (DOCX, 249KB)

This proforma is for submission of proposed procurement strategies only.