Building construction and maintenance—templates

The  contract you need to use for building construction and maintenance works depends on the:

  • value of the works
  • type of works, e.g. construction, consultancy, maintenance
  • risks and their impacts, e.g. delivery timeframes, quality, innovation and cost.

Government building projects

For government building projects, you’ll usually use one of the capital works contract templates below, prepared in accordance with the Capital Works Management Framework.

These are standard form contracts, and contain areas within the documents that you need to complete with project-specific details before calling tenders.

You can’t amend them in any other way without approval from Contract Services.

There are several special conditions of contract to be read in conjunction with Standards Australia’s general conditions of contract. Where this occurs, only the special conditions of contract are available below. You can purchase the Standards Australia general conditions of contract from the SAI Global web store.

Note: Maintenance is subject to internal departmental maintenance policies, under the Maintenance Management Framework, and there is no standard form of contact template.

Finding the right contract

Use the BCM contract finder to find the right contract for your government building project.

See below for capital works templates, BAS templates and other BCM templates.

For more information on:

Capital Works templates

Procurement Strategy

Contract

Template

Description

Traditional fully documented—lump sum

Use where design and documentation have been completed by the principal

Small scale minor works contracts

Tender form (DOCX, 846KB)

Conditions of tender (DOCX, 838KB)

Conditions of contract (DOCX, 850KB)

Use where the contract value is less than $80,000.

 

Not suitable for asbestos removal or demolition work.

Minor works contract

Tender form (DOCX, 835KB)

Conditions of tender (DOCX, 850KB)

Conditions of contract (DOCX, 112KB)

Use where the contract value is less than $250,000.

Medium works contract

Tender form (DOCX, 896KB)

Conditions of tender (DOCX, 850KB)

Conditions of contract (DOCX, 1MB)

Use where the contract value is less than $750,000 for a project involving multiple trades or less than $1 million for a project involving a single trade.

This contract is not suitable for contracts that will likely have an accepted contract sum of $1–10 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

Special conditions of contract for Australian Standard® Minor works contract conditions (AS4305-1996)

Tender form (DOCX, 834KB)

Conditions of tender (DOCX, 843KB)

Returnable tender schedule (DOCX, 836KB)

Special conditions (DOCX, 893KB)

Use in conjunction with AS4305-1996 where the contract value is less than $1 million for a project involving multiple trades or less than $2 million for a project involving a single trade.

project bank account may be required.

Special conditions of contract for Australian Standard® General conditions of contract (AS2124-1992)

Tender form (DOCX, 832KB)

Conditions of tender (DOCX, 49KB)

Returnable tender schedule (DOCX, 837KB)

Special conditions (DOCX, 1.1MB)

Use in conjunction with AS2124-1992 where the contract value exceeds $1 million for a project involving multiple trades or $2 million for a project involving a single trade.


A project bank account may be required.

Supplementary special conditions for Australian Standard® General conditions of contract (AS2124-1992) – Federal Building Code 2016

Notice to tenderers(DOCX, 41KB)

Tender form (DOCX, 825KB)

Conditions of tender (DOCX, 850KB)

Returnable tender schedule (DOCX, 837KB)

Special conditions (DOCX, 1.1MB)

Supplementary special conditions of contract (DOCX, 836KB)

Use in conjunction with Special conditions of contract to AS2124-1992 where the contract value exceeds $1 million for a project involving multiple trades or $2 million for a project involving a single trade, and your project or work will receive Australian Government funding, and you need to comply with the project bank account may be required.

Design and Construct—Lump Sum

Use where the contractor is also required to carry out design and/or documentation work.

Minor works with design contract

Tender form (DOCX, 835KB)

Conditions of tender (DOCX, 850KB)

Conditions of contract (DOCX, 853KB)

Use where the contract value is less than $250,000.
Medium works with design contract

Tender form (DOCX, 900KB)

Conditions of tender (DOCX, 850KB)

Conditions of contract (DOCX, 1MB)

Use where the contract value is less than $750,000 for a project involving multiple trades or less than $1 million for a project involving a single trade.

This contract is not suitable for contracts that will likely have an accepted contract sum between $1–10 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 for Australian Standard® General conditions of contract for design and construct (AS4300-1995)

Tender form (DOCX, 831KB)

Conditions of tender (DOCX, 847KB)

Returnable tender schedule (DOCX, 838KB)

Special conditions (DOCX, 1.1MB)

 

Use in conjunction with AS4300-1995 where contract value exceeds $1 million for a project involving multiple trades or $2 million for a project involving a single trade.

A project bank account may required for the project.

Supplementary special conditions for Australian Standard® General conditions of contract for design and construct (AS4300-1995) – Federal Building Code 2016

Notice to tenderers (DOCX, 41KB)

Conditions of tender (DOCX, 854KB)

Returnable tender schedule (DOCX, 838KB)

Special conditions (DOCX, 1.1MB)

Supplementary special conditions of contract (DOCX, 831KB)

Use in conjunction with the Special conditions of contract to AS4300 where contract value exceeds $1 million for a project involving multiple trades or $2 million for a project involving a single trade and your project or work will receive Australian Government funding and you need to comply with the Building Code 2016.

A project bank account may be required.

Managing contractor—design and construction management Managing contractor two stage design and construction management contract (negotiated guaranteed construction sum)

Volume 1-Tender requirements (PDF, 112KB)

Volume 2-Conditions of contract (PDF, 719KB)

Volume 3-Schedules (PDF, 112KB)

Volume 4-Project brief (PDF, 271KB

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

The contract documents available for download are examples only. They cannot be used on Queensland Government building projects without first contacting Contract Services.

Consultancy

Use for the design and/or documentation of a project

Short form consultancy services contract

Offeror form (DOCX, 826KB)

Conditions of offer (DOCX, 849KB)

Conditions of contract (DOCX, 851KB)

Use to engage building industry consultants for commissions valued at less than $60,000 that have a PQC service risk rating of 1 or 2.

  Special conditions of contract for Australian Standard® General Conditions of Contract for Consultants AS4122-2010

Offer form (DOCX, 826KB)

Conditions of offer (DOCX, 50KB)

Returnable tender schedule (DOCX, 837KB)

Special conditions (DOCX, 862KB)

Use in conjunction with Australian Standard AS4122 to engage building industry consultants for commission valued at $60,000 or more, or for commissions with a PQC service risk rating of 3 or 4 of any value.

A project bank account may be required.

BAS templates

These documents are for use by Building and Asset Services (BAS) only. For more information, contact BAS at executivesupportteam@hpw.qld.gov.au.

Find out how to register as a supplier to work with Building and Asset Services

Type of work

Contract

Template

Description

Planned maintenance

General terms and conditions (works/services)

Offer form (PDF, 217KB)

Conditions of offer (PDF, 174KB)

Conditions of contract (PDF, 182KB)

For BAS use only: Use where the contract value is less than $250,000.

 

 

Supply of Goods

General terms and conditions (goods)

Offer form (PDF, 196KB)

Conditions of offer (PDF, 102KB)

Conditions of contract (PDF, 117KB)

 

For BAS use only: Use where the contract value is less than $250,000.

Other BCM templates

Type

Template

Description

Contracts Committee submission

Submission (DOCX, 249KB)

This template is for submission of proposed procurement strategies to the Contracts Committee.