Fleet, or Exclusive Use Contract Arrangements
Historically, NAFC has awarded contracts based upon a Specimen Contract template which included general contract terms applicable to all and bespoke schedules which reflected accepted tendered information.
In 2024, NAFC will commence a new contract template called a Master Services Agreement (MSA). This is a Three-part document, forming the total contract executed with a successful tenderer.
- The Fleet Master Services Agreement, a generic agreement amended from time to time as advised and in accordance with its terms. The MSA is available here by clicking on the link and downloading the PDF file.
- A Participation Deed which includes confidential and bespoke terms and conditions accepted at procurement. An example Participation Deed is available here clicking on the link and downloading the PDF file.
- Any other documents referred to in the Participation Deed or the MSA as being incorporated into the Contract, e.g. NAFC Standards, Member requirements such as SOP. The Contractor is also bound by its representations in its Tender response as to the contracted Services and Aircraft.
New tenderers are advised to download and review both documents to gain an understanding of how accepted tenders will be contracted, noting that some clauses in the final contract may be varied by agreement.
Existing contractors will continue with their existing contracts executed before 31 December 2023. New contracts executed from 2024 onwards will be based on this Three-part document format.
Call When Needed Contract Arrangements
Historically, NAFC has awarded Call When Needed contracts based upon a modified version of the Fleet Specimen Contract.
The Three-part MSA structure described above will apply to all CWN contracts executed in 2024.
Existing CWN Contractors will continue with their existing contracts executed before 31 December 2023. NAFC intends to transition CWN contracts to a new two-part MSA agreement later in 2024.