The Head Contract (HC-1) templates are used for traditional fixed-time construction contracts. Pricing is determined based on a lump sum, a schedule of rates, or a combination of both.

Depending on the extent of the design completed prior to engagement, the HC-1 can be used for:

  • construction only
  • design and construction
  • document and construction delivery.

Contract and tender documents

Invitation to register (DOCX, 146.02 KB)

Tender documents (DOCX, 247.32 KB)

Conditions of contract (DOCX, 461.16 KB)

Disclaimer and confidentiality agreement (DOCX, 88.91 KB)


Update summary March 2024 (DOCX, 74.93 KB)

Schedule of collateral documents

Approved security unconditional undertaking (DOCX, 30.19 KB)

Collateral warranty (DOCX, 28.64 KB)

Deed of covenant - Consultant (DOCX, 48.69 KB)

Deed of covenant - Subcontractor (DOCX, 53.69 KB)

Deed of guarantee, undertaking and substitution (DOCX, 37.7 KB)

Deed of novation - Consultant (DOCX, 30.77 KB)

Design certificate - Consultant (DOCX, 27.93 KB)

Design certificate - Contractor (DOCX, 29.99 KB)

Design certificate - Subcontractor (DOCX, 29.54 KB)

Expect determination agreement (DOCX, 35.74 KB)

Moral rights consent single author (DOCX, 40.48 KB)

Moral rights consent multiple authors (DOCX, 40.61 KB)

Payment claim (DOCX, 67.24 KB)

Payment statement (DOCX, 45.32 KB)

Proforma notices

Proforma notices (DOCX, 57.71 KB)

Previous version

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