Managing University Contracts
Key features and requirements that are part of the University's Contract Management process.
New Trusts Governance Framework
This year, the Trusts Governance Framework will be implemented across the University to improve accountability and compliance with the University’s statutory obligations and donor expectations, and to prioritise the use of trust funds for the highest strategic benefit.
Managing University Contracts – recent Policy update
The revised Contracts and Agreements Policy sets requirements for the management of University agreements and applies additional procedures to “significant contracts” and those involving foreign parties.
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Deeds: Who can sign them on behalf of the University?
Did you know that there are formal requirements for signing deeds? To streamline this process, the University has recently authorised specific officeholders to sign deeds under a Power of Attorney.
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Freedom of Information: Public access to University records
The Freedom of Information Act 1991 (SA) (FOI Act) gives anyone a right to access documents held by public agencies such as universities.
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Updated contract templates for Foreign Arrangements
The Foreign Arrangements Scheme commenced on Tuesday 10 March 2021. The scheme introduces a formal notification requirement that applies to foreign arrangements entered into by all Australian state and territory entities, including public universities.
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Contract management - do you need to consult a specialist area?
Planning to buy a product or service? In many cases, purchasing decisions will require consideration of a variety of different issues which may not be apparent at the outset.
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Are you contracting for services? Some myths and regulatory truths about your contractor's entitlements.
If you are engaging an individual or a sole trader to perform, present or complete some work for you, there are some common myths about contractual relationships you shouldn’t believe.
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Contract management – checklist for ending a contract
In most cases, contracts end naturally when the agreed obligations have been performed or the contract reaches its expiry date.
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New process for contractor management
Employers have many legal obligations associated with their workers such as Pay As You Go instalments, payroll tax, WorkCover and superannuation payments. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) imposes penalties for employers who engage workers as contractors when they are really functioning as employees.