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Public sector licences for contractors

Use the Public Sector Contractor Licence where a contractor provides works or services under a formal agreement.

Our Ordnance Survey (OS) member licence lets you pass OS data (and derived data created using OS data) to others. This is if they’re supporting or interacting with you in the delivery of your core business - it includes third parties providing you with services or support. Where you pass on this data, you have to make sure it meets the terms of your member licence.

To help you do this, we’ve drafted a licence you can use as a formal arrangement with the people and organisations you share the data with. You can use our version for free or include the relevant clauses into your own version.

The licence helps you set out the relevant terms involved with OS data – and helps protect you from liability if the third party breaches the licence. This draft doesn’t constitute legal advice and you should talk to your own legal advisers regarding the licence, including content, format, signing, witnessing and storage.

The Public Sector Contractor Licence

The Public Sector Contractor Licence

The Public Sector Contractor Licence should be used where a contractor provides works or services to you under a formal agreement, which is typically charged.

  Specifics

Specifics

You don’t need to use a licence to provide data to anyone outside your organisation who is working with your employees temporarily. They’ll be covered by the terms of your Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA) Member Licence.

This licence is not transferable, and you’ll need a new licence whenever you work with a new contractor. If for any reason your own member licence ends, we will also consider that your contractor licence will end automatically at the same time.

Download our Contractor Licence template

Choose the ‘form fill’ version and tab between the fields in the document to complete. Or use our ‘simple template’ to copy and paste and adapt as you need. Remember, if you edit, add or delete any clauses, you must remove OS branding.

Contractor Licence - form fill version (.docx)

Contractor Licence - simple template (.docx)

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