BCM contracts—templates

The contract you need to use for building construction and maintenance (BCM) 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 construction contract templates below, prepared in accordance with the Capital Works Management Framework and Building Policy Framework, as applicable.

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 Standards Australia web store.

Note: Maintenance is subject to internal departmental maintenance policies, under the Maintenance Management Framework.

Finding the right contract

Use the BCM contract finder to find the right contract for your government building project. You can also refer to the Procurement Strategy and Contract Selection (PDF, 360KB) guideline for more assistance.

See below for construction templates, QBuild templates and other BCM templates.

Under the new Building Policy Framework, where Best Practice Principles applies, a two-stage managing contractor form of contract (or two-phase variant) is required to be used.

For more information on:

Construction templates

Contract Contract Value (exclusive of GST) Form of Contract Contract Templates
Minor Works contract with Option for Design* For use where the contract value is up to $250,000.

Fully documented—lump sum (where design and documentation have been completed by the principal)

OR

Design and construct—lump sum (where the contractor is also required to carry out design and/or documentation work).

*As nominated in the Annexure.

Medium Works contract with Option for Design* For use where the contract value is up to $1 million.

Fully documented—lump sum (where design and documentation have been completed by the principal)

OR

Design and construct—lump sum (where the contractor is also required to carry out design and/or documentation work).

*As nominated in the Annexure.

Special conditions of contract for Australian Standard® General conditions of contract (AS2124-1992) For use in conjunction with AS2124-1992 where the contract value exceeds $1 million.

Fully documented—lump sum.

Use where design and documentation have been completed by the principal.

You can also use this contract if your project or work will receive Australian Government funding and meets the other requirements described in this table. Where Australian Government funding meets the thresholds for the Australian Government Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme, the relevant Annexure items should be completed accordingly to reflect this.

Special conditions of contract for Australian Standard® General conditions of contract for design and construct (AS4300-1995) For use in conjunction with AS4300-1995 where the contract value exceeds $1 million.

Design and construct—lump sum.

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

You can also use this contract if your project or work will receive Australian Government funding and meets the other requirements described in this table. Where Australian Government funding meets the thresholds for the Australian Government Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme, the relevant Annexure items should be completed accordingly to reflect this.

Managing contractor two stage design and construction management contract (negotiated guaranteed construction sum) Under the new Building Policy Framework, where Best Practice Principles apply, a two-stage managing contractor form of contract (or two-phase variant) is required to be used.

Managing contractor—design and construction management.

Use for major or complex projects where early contractor involvement is required, using a two-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@epw.qld.gov.au.

Short form consultancy services contract For 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.

Consultancy.

Use for the design and/or documentation of a project.

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

Consultancy.

Use for the design and/or documentation of a project.

QBuild templates

These documents are for use by QBuild only. For more information, contact QBuild at executivesupportteam@epw.qld.gov.au.

Find out how to register as a supplier to work with QBuild.

Type of work

Contract

Template

Description

Planned maintenance

QBuild General Terms and Conditions (Works/Services)

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

Supply of Goods

QBuild General Terms and Conditions (Goods)

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

Other BCM templates

Type

Template

Description

Contracts Committee submission

Submission (DOCX, 254KB)

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