Practitioners Toolkit – Standard form contracts

The following standard form contracts are available for general use.

Approved agency specific forms of contract

Agencies may have their own approved forms of contract.

Practitioners should check with their procurement leads to determine if approved agency specific contracts are available for use.

Approved standard form contracts and guidance material

The forms of contract listed below are approved for general use.

Delivery model: General construction – construct only

Indicative value of works / services: Greater than $200,000 (GST inclusive)

Approved form of contract:

  • AS 2124-1992 General Conditions of Contract (available through Standards Australia). To be used with Victorian Public Sector Special Conditions for use with AS 2124-1992.

 Delivery model: General construction – minor construction

Indicative value of works / services: Generally for engagements up to $200,000 (GST inclusive)

Approved form of contract:

Delivery model: Design and Construct and variants

Indicative value of works / services: Greater than $200,000 (GST inclusive)

Approved form of contract:

  • AS 4300-1995 General conditions of contract for design and construct (available through Standards Australia)  To be used with Victorian Public Sector Special Conditions for use with AS 4300-1995.

 Delivery model: Construction Management

Indicative value of works / services: Generally for larger projects over $5,000,000 (GST inclusive) which are complicated

Approved form of contract:

Delivery model: Design only / consulting services related to construction works

Indicative value of works / services: Greater than $150,000 (GST inclusive)

Approved form of contract:

Delivery model: Design only / consulting services related to construction works

Indicative value of works / services: Generally for engagements less than $150,000 (GST inclusive)

Approved form of contract:

Delivery Model: Early contractor involvement

Indicative value of works / services: Any value

Approved form of contract:

Delivery model: Alliance

Indicative value of works / services: Any value

Approved form of contract:

Forms of contract consistent with the requirements of the Victorian Alliancing Policy are approved forms of contract, provided that the relevant Agency has complied with the requirements of the applicable policy, including obtaining all necessary approvals.

Delivery Model: Public Private Partnership

Indicative value of works / services: Any value

Approved form of contract:

Forms of contract consistent with the requirements of the Victorian PPP Policy are approved forms of contract, provided that the relevant Agency has complied with the requirements of the applicable policy, including obtaining all necessary approvals.

VPS Special Conditions of Contract for use with AS2124-1992 and AS4300-1995 refreshed

The Special Conditions of Contract for use in association with AS2124-1992 and Special Conditions of Contract for use in association with AS4300-1995 were refreshed in September 2017 (major refresh) and again in January 2018 (minor corrections).

Practitioners should ensure that they use the current version (January 2018) of the relevant Special Conditions.

Agency staff should contact the Construction Policy Team on 03 9651 5300 or email construction.procurement@dtf.vic.gov.au if they need a summary of changes taking effect. Note that the refreshed Special Conditions do not address the Building Code. Contact Industrial Relations Victoria via email irv@ecodev.vic.gov.au if the Building Code applies to your project.

The superseded versions of the VPS Special Conditions are available for comparison purposes.

Further information

For more information in about construction contract and special conditions of contract, contact the Construction Policy Team.

Reviewed 16/05/2018
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