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Working with other organisations

We explain some of the different ways that organisations can work together, from informal collaborations to amalgamations or mergers.

Content last updated 22/03/2022


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What is sub-contracting?

Sub-contracting is common in the not-for-profit sector, in particular between 'lead agencies' that are funded by a government department to deliver services, and other agencies that help deliver those services.  

Often, sub-contracts need to be prepared in a hurry after news of a successful tender application. As a result, there are many subcontracting agreements in the sector that are inadequate.  

Template sub-contract agreement under the NSW Human Services Agreement

Our template sub-contract agreement has been prepared for use by prime contractors and sub-contractors in relation to the delivery of human services funded under the NSW Human Services Agreement.

Go to our resources on funding agreements to download the template.

Sub-contracting under other contracts between service providers and the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ)

Before 2017, the DCJ, previously called the Department of Families and Community Services (FACS), had other contract templates with service providers including the Funding Deed and the Program Level Agreement (PLA). 
Since 2017, DCJ has been using the Human Services Agreement (HSA) for new contracts as old contracts expire. In particular, the Funding Deed and PLA have been replaced with the HSA Standard Terms and the HSA Schedule. 
Most DCJ contracts expired in June 2020, and from July 2020 new contracts use the HSA.

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