The Commonwealth of Australia has particular requirements in all of its contracts. There are numerous policies and legislative obligations that mean Commonwealth contracts are the way they are (or need to be the way they are). We understand the commercial business drivers facing the Commonwealth.
If you are a supplier looking to supply services to the Commonwealth you may not be used to dealing with the Commonwealth contracts and some of these contractual terms may take you by surprise and even leave you scratching your head.Some of these contractual clauses are ones there that ordinarily you would not sign up to, but which are close to being ‘mandated’ by the Commonwealth and from which they will be unwilling to budge, or at least unwilling to move too far from their opening position.
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The key is knowing which causes they will most likely move on and how far they will move. Information that only comes from experience.
The Contract Company has that experience from dealing both for and against the Commonwealth. We have assisted:
- Department of Finance
- Department of Defence
- Department of Home Affairs (Immigration)
- Prime Minister and Cabinet
- the Australian Federal Police
- Airservices Australia,
- Australian Electoral Commission and
- an Intelligence Agency
We have also acted against the Commonwealth for a couple of very large private sector suppliers, Leidos and Dimension Data.
Have a look at our experience.When it comes to Commonwealth contracts we know what we are doing.
We know how to push, which clauses to push on, and how far to push.
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