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Register of contracts

UTS maintains a publicly available register of contracts on the university's website, as required by Part 3, division 5 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act).

What’s included

The UTS register of contracts publishes information about contracts between UTS and private sector entities valued at or above $150,000, where one of the parties has agreed to:

  • undertake a specific project (eg construction, infrastructure or property development)
  • provide specific goods or services (eg information technology services)
  • transfer real property to another party in the contract, or
  • a lease of real property.

Contracts are listed alphabetically by contractor and each entry on the register notes the contractor, a description of the contracts purpose, a reference number and the contract class.

Contract details are made available in PDF format.

Contract classes

The GIPA Act identifies three classes of contracts (1, 2 and 3), which determine the amount of information required to be published.

Where a contract is defined as class 3, a copy of the contract will usually be included on the register.

What’s not included

Under section 32 of the GIPA Act, some types of contract information are not required to be included in the register, for example:

  • where the information is commercial-in-confidence
  • information that relates to details of any unsuccessful tender, or
  • any matter that could reasonably be expected to affect public safety or security, or
  • where there is an overriding public interest against disclosure

Where information has not been included on the register, or in parts of a class 3 contract, details will be included to explain what has not been provided and why.

The reporting of employment contracts is not required by the GIPA Act.

Reporting timeframe

Contracts reported in the register will remain publicly accessible for 20 working days or until the conditions of the contract have expired, whichever timeframe is longer. Contracts that meet both criteria will be removed from the register on a regular basis.

UTS register of contracts