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When to use the Short-Form Terms and Conditions (social services)

When buying social services, there are a few different contract templates you could use.

This guide will help you decide whether the Short-Form Terms and Conditions (PDF, 169KB) are suitable for what you want to do.

Use for contracts where:

  • the provider will give standard services or follow established processes
  • there are low risks for the member of the public if the provider doesn’t perform the services properly
  • there are no risks associated with transitioning service delivery to a new provider
  • service providers do not need to keep significant or special licences, registrations, insurance or certification.

Don’t use for contracts: