48.       USE OF CONTRACTORS         

48.1     This clause does not apply to contracting arrangements in relation to academic staff.

The University may engage contractors (as distinct from contracts for supply and installation) where:

(a)       specific expertise is required; and

(b)       that expertise is not available within the University or not available to allow completion of the work within the required timeline; or  the nature of the work is considered to be outside the normal work expected of staff; or

(c)        In the case of an emergency or unforeseen exigency          


48.2     Consultation will take place between the University, affected staff and their Representatives should the University wish to employ contractors to perform ongoing work that is currently being undertaken by staff.   Except in the case of an emergency, such consultation will take place prior to the decision to contract out services.