Work awarded to Digital Marketplace sellers will be on the basis of the Master Agreement. Each award will form a separate contract between the government buyer and the successful seller. This is called a work order and it will contain specific details of the work to be provided including the cost. More complex awards, and 'as-a-service' awards, may need additional terms and conditions. The Master Agreement allows for these additions within a work order.
Rights we reserve
Our goal is to make the Digital Marketplace and its processes simple and transparent, for the mutual benefit of our buyers and sellers. But we do need to reserve some basic rights in addition to those we set out elsewhere.
We reserve the right to:
- Add or remove sellers from the Digital Marketplace.
- Make changes to the way content is displayed on the Digital Marketplace.
- Determine the size and composition of the Digital Marketplace Panel.
- Add, remove or amend any areas of expertise.
- Publicise the Digital Marketplace, and this invitation, widely to sellers, their representative bodies and others.
- Publish outcomes of opportunities in line with the provisions of the Open Contracting Data Standard.
- Change the process for becoming a registered seller or an approved seller.
- Reassess sellers on a regular basis or following any significant changes to the process for becoming a registered seller or an approved seller.
- Respond to and publish answers to questions from sellers.
- Require additional information from any seller.
- Publish summary or detailed information to different Digital Marketplace stakeholders and audiences.
- Publish data and commentary about activity in the Digital Marketplace.
- Amend, clarify or withdraw all or part of the documentation at any time.
- Send notifications to buyers and sellers on the Digital Marketplace via email, on AusTender via notices or other means.
- Use any information obtained through the Digital Marketplace to design an enhanced or new Digital Marketplace.
- Use additional information in the assessment of offers, including references from third parties, whether nominated by the seller or not.
- Not consider a seller’s offer if the seller becomes insolvent or subject to administration of its affairs or if the offer is incomplete, false or misleading.