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Use of Lawyers in Procurement and Supply Management

The emphasis within organisations should be on ensuring that purchasing & supply management professionals have the necessary level of competence to deal with routine legal matters and that expert legal advice is taken where it is warranted and where it can add most value.

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Where there is a knowledge gap, purchasing and supply management professionals should feel comfortable in approaching legal advisers for relevant advice and information.

The purchasing and supply management professional must be able to manage the relationship with lawyers whether they are in-house or an external resource; they should be the key interface between external lawyers and the organisation as far as purchasing and supply management issues are concerned.

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