General Government Terms and Conditions for IT Contracts (ARBIT)
In 2010, the General Government Terms and Conditions for IT Contracts (ARBIT) were drawn up because of a growing need for flexible models suited for ordinary purchases of IT products and services (i.e. small and medium-sized projects and standard products) and thus capable of being used for the great variety of IT orders placed by central government. They provide a uniform set of general terms and conditions between the State of the Netherlands (i.e. all ministries and public authorities and agencies for which the ministries are responsible) and third parties.
The ARBIT and model agreements have been updated in september 2022. The main topics on which the ARBIT has been adapted are cloud services, audits and quality management, liability, information security, confidentiality, protection of personal data, artificial intelligence and agile software development.
The 2022 version of the ARBIT and the model agreements are not yet available in English. For the latest updates, it is best to view the Dutch versions.