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Policy Name: Guideline and Model Contract for water services authority to enter into a contract with a community based organization as a water services provider

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This document has been opened: 1 274 times to date.
Date Of Release: 01 Apr 2001
Date Of Expected Review: 01 Dec 2007
Date Last Updated: 14 Feb 2007
Policy Type: Strategies and Guidelines
Policy Level: National
Department: Department of Water Affairs: Water Services Policy and Strategy
Contact Name: Mbentse Bekubuhle / Ndlovu Siboniso
Phone Number: 012 336 7451 / 336 7391
Fax Number: 012 336 6560
Email: MbentseB@dwa.gov.za / Ndlovus2@dws.gov.za
Directorate: Water Services Sector Development
Contact Name: Phindile Mlangeni / Humbulani Nevondo
Phone Number: (012) 336 6503 / 336 6612
Fax Number: (012) 336 6672 / 6560
Email: mlangenip@dwa.gov.za / Nevondoh@dws.gov.za
Topics covered:
WS Tools and Guidelines
Policy Precis:

This document is a guideline for the drawing up of a contract between a Water Services Authority and a Community Based Organisation as a Water Services Provider, using the model contract supplied by DWAF.

Section Summary

  Section Number Section Heading Section Description
1. Introduction The introduction explains the format of the document and explains the context of the model contract in terms of applicable legislation
2. Model Contract This section lays out the assumptions that the model contract is based on and states that the model contract is in line with DWAF’s regulations for contracts between WSAs and WSPs
3. Using the Model Contract This section states that clauses that are not applicable should be removed from the model contract when used, and where copies can be obtained.
4. Disclaimer This section states that the guidelines and model contract should not be regarded as a substitute for legal advice and that the use of the model contract is not compulsory.
This section states that the guidelines and model contract should not be regarded as a substitute for legal advice and that the use of the model contract is not compulsory.

This section states that the guidelines and model contract should not be regarded as a substitute for legal advice and that the use of the model contract is not compulsory.
5. Functions of CBO WSP and support services This section explains which functions are performed by the CBO and which functions performed by the WSA as support services to the CBO WSP vary in certain cases and that a contract between two specific parties should reflect this.
6. Contract with a new CBO This section explains the difference between a contract with an established CBO providing water services and one with a new CBO, and the procedure to be followed in each case.


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