The Core& Contracts are contract templates available for the procurement of ICT/digital solutions that are low risk and involve expenditure of up to $1,000,000 (excluding GST). As part of the Procure IT framework, the use of the Core& Contracts is mandated by Procurement Board Direction 2020-02.
They are called Core& because they’re built around Core Terms which contain NSW Government’s minimum legal terms.
The Core& Contracts consist of 2 easy-to-use versions dependent on your procurement needs; Core& One and Core& Combined.
Core& One has been designed so you can use it when procuring one individual solution in one transaction. Core& One is made up of the Core& One - Core Terms plus a set of 4 separate individual Core& One - Solution Requirements that you can choose from.
- Core& One - Core Terms - (PDF, 234.2 KB)
- Core& One - As-a-Service Solutions Requirements - (DOCX, 82.8 KB)
- Core& One - Professional Services Solutions Requirements - (DOCX, 96.5 KB)
- Core& One - Software Solutions Requirements - (DOCX, 164.1 KB)
- Core& One - Hardware Solutions Requirements - (DOCX, 133.3 KB)
Core& Combined has been designed to be used when you are procuring more than one solution in one transaction. Core& Combined is made up of the Core& Combined - Core Terms plus Part A: Combined Common Terms & Part B Combined Solution Requirements which have been consolidated into one document for ease of reference.
All the documents above apply to contracts with suppliers registered on the ICT Services Scheme.
Pre 1 November 2018 contracts
All current contracts executed with the old short form contract format, prior to 1 November 2018 will continue on the same terms until expiry, unless and until the supplier and agency vary the contract under one of the Core& Contracts terms and conditions.
If a pre-1 November 2018 contract is extended or “renewed” in accordance with its terms after 1 November 2018, the contract continues on the terms unless the supplier and agency agree in writing otherwise.
Approval from the Department of Customer Service is required to vary a pre 1 November 2018 contract so as to extend its terms - rather than moving to a Core& Contract - where there are no remaining options to extend.
Videos are available to understand the requirements under Core& One and Core& Combined terms and conditions.
For more information on how to use the Core& Contracts, please download the Core& Contracts Guidelines DOCX, 533.73 KB.
We’re keen to hear your thoughts on our Core& Contracts. Let us know your feedback by emailing ICTServices@customerservice.nsw.gov.au.