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Introduction to contracts

Overview

Introduction to contracts 

CPDHow to construct legally binding contracts

 

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

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of the fundamentals of contracts and contract law within the procurement function
    Appreciate the potential risks relating to the formation of contracts and how best to address them
    Demonstrate increased understanding of the role and significance of specific core clauses in the contract and how they can provide robust positions when entering contractual relationships with suppliers
    Understand the role played by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982 in implying contractual duties on the supplier 
    Appreciate the procedural options available when attempting to resolve disputes with suppliers and their relative strengths and weaknesses
    Understand the available legal remedies for breach of contract
    Demonstrate increased awareness of the fundamentals of contracts and contract law within the procurement function
  • Appreciate the potential risks relating to the formation of contracts and how best to address them
  • Demonstrate increased understanding of the role and significance of specific core clauses in the contract and how they can provide robust positions when entering contractual relationships with suppliers
  • Understand the role played by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982 in implying contractual duties on the supplier
  • Appreciate the procedural options available when attempting to resolve disputes with suppliers and their relative strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand the available legal remedies for breach of contract

 

Early bird booking and package offers available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Fee: Members - £243.00 per person
  Non-members - £270.00 per person

Availability:

11 Places left - Booking ends on Tuesday 30 January 2018

Audience

Is it right for me?

 

All buyers, particularly those in a junior procurement and supply chain role and those new to the discipline, need to be aware of the essential legal principles governing contracts - not just to solve disputes but more importantly, how to avoid them. This interactive one-day training course is particularly relevant for those who are involved in helping to develop and manage contracts and considers issues relating to the setting up of procurement contracts and their key contract clauses. 

Programme

What key points will the training cover?

 

  • Introduction to basic contract law
    The essentials of a valid contract
    Tenders, enquiries, quotations - are they legally binding?
    The battle of the forms - whose terms govern the contract (and how to avoid it)?
    The essentials of a valid contract
    -  Tenders, enquiries, quotations - are they legally binding?
    -  The battle of the forms - whose terms govern the contract (and how to avoid it)?
  • Contract terms
    - Express and implied terms - how do they relate to each other?
    - Implied terms - the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods and Services 1982
    - Some key express terms of the contract - exclusions and  limitations of liability, force majeure, transfer of property and risk, liquidated damages, dispute resolution, transition and exit
  • Remedies for breach of contract
    - Conditions and warranties
    - Termination rights
    - Damages

Speakers

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.

Fee

Member: £270 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £300 (excl. VAT)

 

Early bird booking:
Make your booking early and receive a 10% discount on the standard price (above).

Conditions apply

 

Fee includes:

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials

 

Inclusive e-learning:

Standard purchase orders

 

Offer:
Book this course with Introduction to procurement and category management, Introduction to negotiation, Introduction to contracts or Introduction to contract management 
£450 + VAT for members or £500 + VAT for non-members
Book all four courses
£855 + VAT for members or £950 + VAT for non-members

Offer:

Book this course with Introduction to procurement and category management, Introduction to negotiation or Introduction to contract management
£450 + VAT for members or £500 + VAT for non-members

Book all four courses
£855 + VAT for members or £950 + VAT for non-members

Venue

7 February 2018
Novotel Wembley, London
(Early bird closing date: 5 January 2018 - EXTENDED)

 

26 February 2018
De Vere Colmore Gate, Birmingham
(Early bird closing date: 5 January 2018 - EXTENDED)

 

27 March 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport
(Early bird closing date: 26 January 2018)

 

18 April 2018
Novotel Wembley, London
(Early bird closing date: 16 February 2018)

 

14 May 2018
De Vere Colmore Gate, Birmingham
(Early bird closing date: 16 March 2018)

 

19 June 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport
(Early bird closing date: 20 April 2018)

 

4 July 2018
Novotel Wembley, London
(Early bird closing date: 4 May 2018)

 

10 September 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
(Early bird closing date: 13 July 2018)

 

9 October 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol City Centre
(Early bird closing date: 10 August 2018)

 

24 October 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport
(Early bird closing date: 24 August 2018)

 

12 November 2018
De Vere Colmore Gate, Birmingham
(Early bird closing date: 14 September 2018)

 

4 December 2018
Novotel Wembley, London
(Early bird closing date: 5 October 2018)

 

If you require accommodation for the night before this event, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Line on +44 (0)1780 484052.  All accounts must be settled in full on departure from the venue.

If your query is regarding course details (content, timings, costs, etc.), please contact ukskills@cips.org or call +44 (0)1780 761476.

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