Consultation on refreshed Government Model Contract templates

Submissions closed: 12 October 2019, 5pm

We are seeking feedback on updates to the Government Model Contract templates. The original templates were issued in 2011 to provide a standard, simple, plain English set of contracts for common goods and services.

These templates are for lower value, low risk contracts.  The contract templates save effort, improve consistency and reduce legal costs for government and contracting partners and make it easier for suppliers to do business with government. 

The Government Model Contract templates are being refreshed to ensure they are up to date with current procurement Rules, and new elements such as Broader Outcomes.

There are 11 refreshed templates we would like feedback on, including:

  • A new clause to reflect the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • A new clause on the supplier’s obligations to meet employment standards
  • A new clause to refer to the Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Whether the refreshes provide the standard, simple, plain English set of conditions that are needed.

To assist you to review the documents we have given you “compare” versions of the main terms and conditions (Schedule 2).

Once all feedback on the Government Model Contract templates is received, we will review it and make changes before issuing the final versions in November 2019.  We will publish a summary of the submissions. 

If you have questions, please contact

Form one templates - Crown

The form one templates have been developed for use by agencies that contract in the name of the Crown (e.g. Her Majesty the Queen, in right of New Zealand, acting by and through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment).

For Goods

For Services

Form two templates - non-Crown

The form two templates have been developed for use by any other buyer that does not contract in the name of the Crown.

For Goods

For Services

Other contract templates