The advantages of association agreements are that they allow the parties to pool resources for a limited purpose (authorized purpose) without necessarily requiring the creation of a joint venture – but team members could do so if they wished. An association agreement is defined by the Defense Contract Audit Agency as follows: Association agreements typically address the following questions: If you need help preparing a contract of association or joint venture, please call me for a non-binding and confidential conversation. BNWP Enterprises Pty Ltd v Unisys Australia Ltd  FCA 1 – in this case, the parties` offer for the main contract was accepted, but they were unable to conclude negotiations on a subcontract. The Federal Supreme Court ruled that the association agreement was a joint offer contract, so the main contract is subject to the conclusion of a binding subcontract by the parties. . . .