The University of Newcastle, Australia

Government Information Public Access (GIPA)

Register of Contracts

The University is required to maintain a publically available register of contracts under Part 3 Division 5 of the NSW Government Information (Public Access) Act (GIPA Act), for contracts that are valued at, or are likely to have a value of, $150,000 or more.

Contracts required to be disclosed in the register include contracts in which a party agrees to:

  • undertake a project (eg construction, infrastructure or property development);
  • provide specific goods or services, (eg information technology services);
  • transfer real property to another party;
  • a lease of real property; or
  • any material variation to an existing contract.

Exemptions:

  • Employment/Temp Labour do not need to be included, and
  • Research related contracts are not recorded on this register on the basis that disclosure may reasonably affect the University's legitimate business interests.

The University is not required to publish certain confidential information as detailed in Section 32 of the GIPA Act.

Classes of Contracts

The Act identifies three classes of contracts.

Class 1 Contracts  entered into by the University following the usual tendering process.

Class 2 Contracts are primarily a Sole Supplier or by Direct Negotiation. No Tender process required.

Class 3 Contracts have a value of more than $5 million and meet the requirements of a Class 2 contract.

*  Click on the Contract Register button to view our current contracts *


Updating Contract Register Information

To add a new contract to the register or submit a variation to an existing contract, please submit details via serviceUON as follows:

To access the form, log into serviceUON and either:

  1. search GIPA in the search bar; or
  2. under Financial Services,
    1. Click Request Services
    2. Choose Procurement in the Service Catalogue Categories
    3. Click on the Contract Information Register (GIPA) tile.

Please complete the form and click submit. This will then come to Strategic Procurement for uploading the details to the University’s contracts register.


Further information

For further information on specific contracts listed in this register, or the procurement process please contact Strategic Procurement by emailing StrategicProcurement@newcastle.edu.au

For further information on access to University information and the GIPA Act please contact the University Complaints & Information Officer by emailing gipa@newcastle.edu.au