IT Contracts & Procurement

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A key issue in IT procurement is the complicated, technical nature of the contracts and documentation required. Working with lawyers who do not have a good understanding of the technology, terminology and jargon can be a frustrating and potentially risky process.

Our commercial lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of the technology and jargon involved and the demonstrated experience and expertise necessary to ensure contract review, preparation and negotiation is a smooth process. 

Our expertise includes:

  • Reviewing, preparing and advising on IT procurement contracts and issues including: 
    • maintenance, support and service level agreements
    • subscription and SaaS agreements
    • hosting agreements
    • cloud agreements
    • e-commerce transactions
    • website and app T&C's
  • Advising on software licensing audits and compliance
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Our notable and relevant experience includes:

  • Advising national agribusiness with transition to Telstra hosted and managed enterprise IT service - company wide migration to cloud solution
  • Prepared suite of procurement contracts for an international Tier 1 data centre provider - Australia wide
  • Prepared suite of software licencing, maintenance and support (including service level) contracts for Tier 1 mining and energy software vendor
  • Prepared suite of software licencing, maintenance and support agreements for spatial software developer (Australia and USA)
  • Reviewing standard form procurement contracts offered by BHP, Rio Tinto and FMG
  • Advising ASX listed property company in relation to deployment of Microsoft Dynamics enterprise software
  • Advised large private industrial company in relation to Oracle software licence audit, including compliance with licensing terms and challenging licence fees demanded for virtual machines and multiple software instances
  • Prepared and reviewed software maintenance and support agreements and SaaS agreement for many clients
  • Prepared numerous website and app T&C's

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