Commonwealth Contracting Suite (CCS)
The CCS streamlines procurement processes under $200,000 for government and business. The documents reduce process costs by removing repetition and ambiguity, by simplifying liability, insurance and indemnity requirements and by creating consistency. The CCS forms part of the Government's deregulation initiatives and replaces the Basic Contract Suite (BCS).
The CCS is mandatory for all non-corporate Commonwealth entities except for specific situations as outlined in Resource Management Guide No. 420 – Mandatory use of the Commonwealth Contracting Suite for procurement under $200,000 (effective from 1 January 2016). Corporate Commonwealth entities are encouraged to use best endeavors to apply the policy.
The CCS includes; the Approach to Market (ATM), the Response to ATM, and the Commonwealth Contract. The CCS has a Glossary covering all documents.
Note: The Commonwealth ATM Terms, Commonwealth Contract Terms and the Commonwealth Purchase Order Terms may not be changed and are non-negotiable. The Additional Contract Terms may be negotiated but any cost you incur for negotiation should be part of your value for money assessment.
The Commonwealth Contract Terms - Highlighted provides a visual approximation of the responsibilities of the parties.
Send queries and comments to CCSDesk@finance.gov.au.
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Last updated: 20 May 2016