Training Courses (UK)


Introduction to contracts

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 - BIRMINGHAM


non-member £270
Introduction to contracts
14 Places Left Booking ends: 3 Nov 2020

How 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
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, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email


    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)?
    • 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
    Course fee includes:
    • Lunch
    • Refreshments
    • All course materials


    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.


    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.


    Wednesday 11 Nov - BIRMINGHAM

    De Vere Colmore Gate
    5th and 7th Floor Colmore Gate
    Colmore Row
    West Midlands
    B3 2QD
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