Guidance

School procurement: example contracts

Model documents for schools developing a contract with a supplier of goods or services.

Documents

Example contract for goods

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Terms and conditions of purchase for goods

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Example contract for services

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Terms and conditions of contract for services

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Library of clauses: special conditions for contracts

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Example contract variation agreement

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Example purchase order for ordering goods

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Detail

These documents are for schools running their own procurement process.

If you’re developing a contract for high-value goods, use the example:

  • contract for goods
  • terms and conditions for goods

If you’re developing a contract for high-value services, use the example:

  • contract for services
  • terms and conditions for services

If you need to include additional clauses in your contract for a specific type of procurement, choose the appropriate wording from the library of clauses.

If you wish to vary an existing contract, use the example contract variation document.

If you’re placing an order for a lower-value tender, you may wish to use our example purchase order.

You shouldn’t use these documents if you’re buying goods or services through a framework agreement.

You should use these model documents alongside our buying for schools guide.

More information on choosing the most appropriate procurement process based on the cost of the contract is available.