Course summary
1 day
300 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 01/04/2020 - Manchester
Course Dates
01/04/2020   (English)
300 GBP
12/10/2020   (English)
300 GBP
04/05/2020   (English)
300 GBP
16/09/2020   (English)
300 GBP
03/06/2020   (English)
300 GBP

Introduction to Contracts

Introduction to Contracts

Introduction to Contracts

All buyers, particularly those in junior procurement and supply chain roles and those new to the discipline, need to be aware of basic legal principles governing contracts - not just to solve disputes but more importantly, how to avoid them. This course on Introduction to Contracts from CIPS will give participants the fundamentals of contracts and how to implement them in their chosen field. Delegates on this interactive training course will learn the key topics and techniques used in effective contract management. 

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

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of contract law and management within the supply chain function
  • Develop robust contracts with a focus on mitigating risk and improving overall effectiveness/contribution to your organisation’s bottom line.
  • Reduce the incidence of rising costs

Suitability - Who should attend?

This interactive one-day training course is particularly relevant for those who are involved in developing and managing contracts and considers the key contract clauses and basic tool kit for effective contract management. 

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This training course is worth 7 CPD credit hours

Training Course Content

The key topics the course will cover include:

  • Introduction to basic contract law
    - The five main tenets of a legally binding agreement
    - Offer vs. invitation to treat
    - Termination of an offer
  • Tender process
  • Battle of the forms
    - Leading case law
    - How to avoid battle of the forms
  • Implied and express terms
  • Key terms of the contract
    - Conditions and warranties
    - Express terms - examples
    - TUPE
  • Managing the contract post award
    - Performance management
    - SLAs and KPIs
    - Contract termination and exit


The cost of this Introduction to Contracts course is as follows:

Member: £270 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £300 (excl. VAT)

Fee includes: Lunch, refreshments and all course materials

Inclusive e-learning: Standard purchase orders

Offer: Book this course with Introduction to contract management for the combined price of £495 + VAT for memberss or £550 + VAT for non-members

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CIPS - The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

CIPS, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, exists to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in procurement and supply chain management: individuals, organisations and the profession as a whole. CIPS'...

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