CIPS news round-up - June 2015

8 June 2015

Getting the commercial terms of contracts right will be vital in meeting the updated TUPE regulations, CIPS members at a Derbyshire Branch event heard.

Lisa Gettins, equity partner at law firm BPE, explained the importance of incorporating into contracts inter alia allowing for an exit strategy from incumbent suppliers and clauses preventing incumbents from offloading poor quality or expensive employees to the incoming contractor. She said contracts should facilitate the disclosure of TUPE-related data for the tender assessment process so an incoming contractor is not disadvantaged and therefore seeks a price adjustment from the client.

As part of the CIPS Sustainability Index, the Institute has released a question set specifically designed to assess the sustainability of micro businesses – defined as organisations with between 1 and 10 employees.

Many companies use a large number of micro businesses as suppliers. But there has been no efficient or effective way to determine their sustainability credentials. CSI can be found here.

CIPS has published three new pieces of guidance on purchasing music rights, marketing services and digital media.

The guidance can be found in the Marketing/Marketing Services section of the Categories and Commodities page on the CIPS website.

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