Core& agreement (Low Risk)

From 1 August 2018, the new Core& agreement (Low Risk) is available to be used for all ICT Procurement that is low risk and up to the value of $500,000 (excluding GST). It is called Core& because it’s built around a set of core terms that contain NSW Government’s minimum ICT legal terms. These core terms combine with your ‘solution requirements’ to create the Core& ICT agreement (Low Risk).

From 1 November 2018, Core& agreement (Low Risk) will be mandatory for all government agencies. For more information on key changes, please download the Core& agreement (Low Risk) Guidelines (PDF, 257 KB). 

Transitional Arrangements

During this transition period from August until November 2018, government agencies are able to still use the current short form agreement for all low risk ICT procurement up to the value of $150,000 (excluding GST). 


Core& agreement (Low Risk) is part of the Procure IT framework. NSW Government agencies must use the Procure IT Framework to buy information and communications technology (ICT) related goods and services. This is mandated by Procurement Board Direction 2017-02

All the documents above apply to contracts with suppliers registered on the ICT services prequalification scheme.