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'I would always hope to have AGS engaged on big projects, their resources and facilities, the ease of fit between their staff and ours, their cost consciousness, the experience and knowledge ‐ basically the value that they add is very significant.' CLIENT SURVEY 2011

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Linda RichardsonEasing the risk burden on government suppliers – a practical guide to risk:Hear Linda Richardson, National Practice Leader Commercial. + transcript

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Chris BehrensManaging problem government contracts – Chris Behrens, Senior Executive Lawyer at AGS. + transcript

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‘On every occasion, [AGS] provided timely, well considered and pragmatic advice that allowed us to progress through that difficult [procurement] stage and ultimately into contract.’ – CLIENT REFERENCE 2012

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Commercial note 35 Managing government contracts through financial distress (31 May 2012)

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Commercial note 34 The Commonwealth as a model contractor? Good faith in government contracting  (21 July 2010)

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Commercial note 32 Novation and assignment (15 July 2009)

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Commercial note 27 Termination for convenience (3 June 2008)

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Legal briefing 96 Personal Property Securities Act (9 August 2012)

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Legal briefing 93 Indemnities in Commonwealth contracting (19 August 2011) 

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Legal briefing 83 Grants and Funding Programs: Legal Issues (updated 17 August 2010)

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Fact sheet 20 The Personal Property Securities Act (September 2012)

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Fact sheet 18 Work Health & Safety – Procurement (updated May 2012) 

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Fact sheet 16 Managing problem contracts in government (October 2011)

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Fact sheet 14 Avoiding common legal pitfalls in contract management (October 2011)

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Fact sheet 8 Commonwealth legislation that may apply to Australian Government funding recipients (updated May 2012)

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Fact sheet 5 Negotiating indemnities in leases (updated April 2012)

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Fact sheet 1 Commonwealth legislation that may apply to Australian Government contractors (updated May 2012)

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Contract

AGS is at the forefront of advising on the establishment and operation of major programs with a significant contracting component. We draft thousands of commercial documents each year, ranging from simple tenders and contracts for services, consultancies, and equipment, through to major capital acquisitions.

We help agencies scope the legal issues for their programs, identifying delivery options and undertaking risk assessments. We provide strategic procurement and program advice, including assistance with tendering and application documentation, ensuring our clients can procure goods and services at the best value for money.

In addition to drafting and negotiating contracts for specific transactions, we develop template documents for procurement, funding and leasing, either for general use or for use in specific programs.

  Paul Lang Garth Cooke Linda Richardson
  Paul Lang PSM RFD
Deputy General Counsel Commercial
T 03 9242 1322
Garth Cooke
Senior Executive Lawyer
T 03 9242 1494
Linda Richardson PSM
Chief Counsel Commercial
T 02 6253 7207

  Adrian Snooks National Leader Commercial 02 6253 7192
  Simon Konecny Deputy General Counsel Commercial 02 9581 7585
  Jim Sullivan Senior Executive Lawyer 02 9581 7418
  Kathryn Grimes Senior Executive Lawyer 02 6253 7513
  Helen Curtis Senior Executive Lawyer 02 6253 7036
  Andrew Miles Senior Executive Lawyer 02 6253 7100
  Cathy Reid Deputy Chief Counsel Commercial 03 9242 1203
  Kenneth Eagle National Manager Commercial 03 9242 1290
  Teresa Miraglia Senior Executive Lawyer 03 9242 1493
  Lee-Sai Choo Senior Executive Lawyer 08 9268 1137
  Kate Brophy Senior Lawyer 02 9581 7678
  Tony Beal Deputy General Counsel Commercial 02 6253 7231