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Register of Contracts
In accordance with Part 3, division 5 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act) Western Sydney University is required to maintain a publicly available register of contracts on the University's website.
The University Register of Contracts publishes information about contracts between the University and private sector entities valued at or above $150,000, where one of the parties has agreed to:
- undertake a specific project (for example construction, infrastructure or property development)
- provide specific goods or services (for example 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.
Classes of Contracts
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 be made available by contacting the Right to Information Officer
The University's Register of Contracts (opens in a new window) is available as a downloadable file.
The following contracts are not required to be included on the register:
- agreements with no legally binding obligations
- a document giving of a gift to WSU
- employment contracts.
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
WSU does not list on the register any contract for research or consultancies with private sector entities where WSU is engaged by the private sector to undertaking the research or consultancy.
The Register provides concise data on all contracts subject to this function of the Act. Members of the public are free to contact the University's Right to Information Officer regarding any further information on any of the listed contracts.