Information for service providers contracted by us, about the additional responsibilities and obligations of subcontracting, and the requirements for obtaining consent to subcontract.
How to obtain written consent to subcontract
To obtain the department’s consent to subcontract, you must complete an application for consent to subcontract.
There is a different application form for each type of subcontracting arrangement:
- Use the Application for consent to subcontract to another organisation form if you’re applying to subcontract an organisation in a consortium or fee-for-service arrangement, but not for labour hire.
- Use the Application for consent to subcontract to individuals form if you’re applying to subcontract individuals, either directly or through another organisation, in a labour-hire arrangement.
- Use the Application for consent to subcontract - Independent Assessor form if you’re applying to subcontract a third party to undertake an independent assessment.
We only consider applications that have used the current applicable form.
Your application must satisfy us that:
- each third party has the required capability and capacity, and is suitable to deliver the services
- each third party is willing and able to deliver the services on terms and conditions consistent with those you have agreed in the contract with us
- the proposed subcontracting arrangement won’t compromise your responsibilities and obligations under the contract with us.
You must answer all questions truthfully and sign the declaration at the end of the application form.
You’re not required to attach any supporting documents referred to in the application form’s declaration. We may request copies of the supporting documents while reviewing your application or at any time during the term of the contract if we consent to your application.
Once you’ve completed all required details in the application form and signed the declaration, submit the application by email to your DCJ contract manager.
We strongly recommend you obtain independent legal advice in relation to the application before submitting it to us.
What to do if the circumstances change before you receive a decision from us
If, during your negotiations with the proposed third parties, there are substantial changes to your proposed subcontracting arrangements, you must notify us as soon as the changes occur so that we may advise you of how to proceed.
Depending on the circumstances, we may ask you to submit a revised application for consent to subcontract.