Short form ICT contract

Core& agreement (Low Risk) is used for all ICT Procurement that is low risk and up to the value of $500,000 (excluding GST).

It is called Core& because it’s built around a set of core terms that contain NSW Government’s minimum ICT legal terms. These core terms combine with your ‘solution requirements’ to create the Core& agreement (Low Risk).

Core& agreement (Low Risk) is current and replaced the old 'short form agreement' on 1 November 2018.

Download Core& agreement (Low Risk)

For more information on key changes, please download the Core& agreement (Low Risk) Guidelines (PDF, 257 KB). 


Core& agreement (Low Risk) is part of the Procure IT Framework. NSW Government agencies must use the Procure IT Framework to buy ICT related goods and services. This is mandated by Procurement Board Direction 2017-02

Transitional arrangements

Pre 1 November 2018 contracts

All current contracts executed prior to 1 November 2018 will continue on the same terms until expiry, unless and until the supplier and agency vary the contract under the Core& agreement (Low Risk) 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& agreement (Low Risk) contract - where there are no remaining options to extend.  


Understand the requirements under Core& agreement (Low Risk) terms and conditions in this training video.


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* Note: All the documents above apply to contracts with suppliers registered on the ICT Services Scheme.