Guidance

Model Services Contract

The template Model Services Contract is for high value, complex services.

Documents

Model Services Contract - Guidance (version 2.0)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

List of changes for Model Services Contract version 2.0 (England and Wales)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Model Services Contract Combined Schedules, version 2.0 (England and Wales)

This file is in an OpenDocument format

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Model Services Contract Combined Schedules, version 2.0 (England and Wales)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Model Services Contract Combined Schedules, version 2.0 (Scottish Law)

This file is in an OpenDocument format

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Model Services Contract Combined Schedules, version 2.0 (Scottish Law)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Model Services Contract Core Terms, version 2.0 (England and Wales)

This file is in an OpenDocument format

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Model Services Contract Core Terms, version 2.0 (England and Wales)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Model Services Contract Core Terms, version 2.0 (Scottish Law)

This file is in an OpenDocument format

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Model Services Contract Core Terms, version 2.0 (Scottish Law)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

The Cabinet Office produces template contracts for use by government bodies during their procurements.

The Model Services Contract:

  • has been developed for services contracts valued over £20 million
  • has been developed for complex and high-risk contracts
  • reflects current government priorities and recommended ways of doing business at the time of publication
  • aims to aid assurance and reduce administration, legal costs and negotiation time
  • is suitable for use with the range of business services that government purchases and contains applicable provisions for contracts for business process outsourcing and/or IT delivery services

The documents are intended for use by procurement specialists and lawyers. You should carefully assess whether the provisions contained are appropriate for your project requirements and tailor the documents appropriately if required. Any specific and/or specialist legal advice should be sought from your legal advisors.

April 2022 update

We have published an updated version of the Model Services Contract. This version reflects developments in government policy, regulation and the market. The Model Services Contract forms a set of model terms and conditions for complex services contracts that are published for use by government departments and many other public sector organisations.

If you have any feedback on the use of the Model Services Contract, have any queries, or you would like a zip file containing all documents from this page, please email modelservicescontract@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

Published 1 April 2014
Last updated 11 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. We have published version 2.0 of the Model Services Contract. Read 'List of changes for Model Services Contract version 2.0' for a full list of updates.

  2. PDFs updated and body text change

  3. New versions of the documents have been uploaded.

  4. Added new paragraph with contact details

  5. Updated all page attachments to latest versions.

  6. Updated Model Service Contract attachments for England & Wales, and Scottish Law.

  7. Updated attachments.

  8. Updated versions of model services contract, combined contract and list of changes added for both England & Wales and Scotland.

  9. New attachments added.

  10. Guidance added.

  11. new documents uploaded, text amended

  12. Updated text and attachments added.

  13. First published.