The Design Services Contract (DSC-1) templates are used for the engagement of a Design Services Consultant on a fixed time, lump sum basis.

It includes an option for 2 phase delivery of the services - an initial planning phase and, subject to achievement of requirements and approvals, a subsequent delivery phase.

Contract and tender documents

Invitation to register (DOCX, 116.86 KB)

Tender documents (DOCX, 305.87 KB)

Conditions of contract (DOCX, 337.32 KB)

Disclaimer and confidentiality agreement (DOC, 220 KB)


Update summary May 2023 (DOCX, 44.1 KB)

Update summary February 2023 (DOCX, 46.02 KB)

Summary of amendments 2003 to 2021 (DOC, 240.5 KB)

Schedule of collateral documents

Deed of Covenant – Consultant (DOCX, 33.16 KB)

Deed of Covenant – Subconsultant (DOCX, 32.13 KB)

Deed of Novation – Consultant (DOCX, 32.16 KB)

Deed of Novation – Subconsultant (DOCX, 32.18 KB)

Design Certificate – Consultant (DOCX, 25.49 KB)

Design Certificate – Subconsultant (DOCX, 25.43 KB)

Delivery phase agreement minutes (DOC, 82 KB)

Expert Determination Agreement (DOCX, 33.67 KB)

Moral Rights Consent single author (DOCX, 40.21 KB)

Moral Rights Consent multiple authors (DOCX, 41.58 KB)

Payment claim (DOCX, 61 KB)

Payment statement (DOCX, 45.02 KB)

Proforma notices

Proforma notices (DOC, 181 KB)

Design services subcontract

Design Services Subcontract (DOCX, 383.43 KB)

Previous version

The previous version of the Design Services Contract templates can be accessed via the Government web archive. It is to be used for the purpose of contract management only.


Tender documents – Tax Residency (DOC, 80.5 KB)