Training Courses (UK)

Legal aspects of procurement

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 - MANCHESTER


non-member US$792.36
Legal aspects of procurement
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Understand the legal framework can impact on day-to-day procurement


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a better understanding of standard contracts operating in your own organisation
  • Identify the various risks that exist at the formation stage of contracting and how to address these
  • Demonstrate a clearer understanding of the potential liabilities and claims that can arise between buyers and suppliers when concluding contracts
  • Operate with a clearer awareness of the purpose behind a range of widely used contractual terms and conditions
  • Show a sound understanding of how suppliers' terms differ from buyers' terms and the reasons for these differences
  • Operate with enhanced knowledge of recent developments in the field of procurement law.

This is a two-day training course.

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
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If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course or for the intervening night, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email


    Is it right for me?

    This two-day course is aimed at procurement professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of contract law provisions, principles and processes. The course also includes some treatment of non-contractual issues, including negligence liability.

    It will explore relevant legal principles and recent court rulings and show how to apply this knowledge to general procurement practice.  Previous experience of legal issues is not essential, although this course does build on the learning in Introduction to contracts.


    What key points will the training cover?

    • Sources of English and international law
    • Contract formation, including:
      - Essentials for valid contracts
      - Electronic contracting
      - Battle of the forms
    • Contents of a contract
      - Relationship between express and implied terms
      - Impact of legislation on contract terms (including Sales of Goods Act 1979, Supply of Goods and Service Act 1982, Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, Consumer Rights Act 2015)
    • Key contract clauses
      - Meaning and significance, including delivery, payment, ownership and risk
      - Exclusion/limitation of liability
      - Force majeure
      - Liquidated damages
      - Contract variations
      - Indemnities
      - Assignment
      - Intellectual Property Rights
      - Dispute resolution
    • Non-contractual liability
    • Recent case law and other developments
    Course fee includes:
    • Lunch
    • Refreshments
    • All course materials


    CIPS Direct Associates

    CIPS Direct Associates are appointed for their extensive knowledge and experience in the procurement and supply sector. The tutor for this course has been specially selected for their particular skills and expertise in the subject area. This is a crucial part of CIPS ongoing commitment to ensure all of our delegates have a high-quality, informative and enjoyable learning experience.


    Tuesday 18 Jun - MANCHESTER

    Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
    Chicago Avenue
    Manchester Airport
    M90 3RA
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    02 and 03 October 2019

    5th & 7th Floor Colmore gate, BIRMINGHAM

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