Preparing a Contract

This section is for guidance only and should not be relied upon in the absence of legal advice. The input of a contract lawyer is recommended when a contract is being drafted.

The contract is the written component of the agreement between the council and the contractor. The form of the contract can vary widely just as the scope of services can vary depending on the specific needs of each council.

The information below is intended to be an overview of the matters which can be considered for inclusion in a contract. Much of the information is oriented toward more significant consent processing contracts, so users will be able to 'pick and choose' those aspects most applicable to their circumstances.