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Contract Services

Our role

Contract Services is a unit under Building Contract Management, Asset Management Policy and Strategy, Building Policy and Asset Management.

We advise on contractual (technical and quasi-legal) issues mainly arising out of government building projects (under the Capital Works Management Framework).

Our role includes:

  • managing major disputation, default and insolvency matters arising out of building construction contracts, including:
    • major disputation – where a Principal’s decision is required under the contract and the Principal is not in a position to adequately resolve the dispute
    • litigation – where an action is brought by or against the Principal during or after contract completion
    • insolvency – all instances of contractor insolvency, including contract termination and takeover, and communication with administrators and liquidators
  • developing and implementing best-practice tendering and contract formulation, including drafting and maintaining building construction and consultancy contracts for use on government building projects
  • seeking innovative and cost-effective approaches to project delivery in consultation with industry
  • providing expert advice on building procurement and contract-related matters to ensure that decisions on building assets are informed, cost effective and in the Queensland Government’s long-term interests.

See our range of construction contract templates for use on government building projects.

For more information, email Contract.Services@hpw.qld.gov.au.​



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