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Tips and Tricks for Overcoming the Challenges of Services Contracting
A One-Day Course for Procurement Specialists and Contract Managers
with Robert C. Worthington, LLB

Services Contracting is one of the most difficult types of contracting anyone can undertake. The contract governs everything, there are no templates, service providers vary widely, the risks rise exponentially the more critical the need for the service, and when things go wrong, they can go very wrong, very quickly.

This one-day course explores the many risks of contracting for any type of service and gives you the knowledge and the tools you need to find, bind and mind your services contracts and contractors.

Topics include drafting effective services contracts, developing measurable scopes of work, creating the necessary “control of work” and “control of contractor” clauses, controlling changes to the Work, establishing insurance and indemnity provisions, minimizing legal risks of negligent misstatement, managing the independent contractor relationship, raising contractor standards and deliverables, avoiding privacy and confidentiality of information issues, determining the best copyright and intellectual property regime, evaluating exclusion and limitation of liability clauses, managing termination of the contract, using electronic contracting wisely, arbitration versus the Courts, managing time and delay claims, penalty and liquidated damages clauses, and much more.

Services contracting is hard to do well. We’ll give you the knowledge and the tools to make it easier.

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Upcoming Courses

To find out if any public session of this seminar is being offered in your region in the near future, please visit our Calendar Page. If no public session is listed, you can request an in-house presentation for your team. If you have 10 to 40 people in your organization to train, please contact us at We would be happy to put together a customized proposal for your purchasing group.

If you are a member of a regional or national purchasing group or professional organization, and wish to host a seminar, please be in touch to request a customized proposal for your membership. Keynote Presentations can be added for conferences, round tables and group meetings.

If you are interested in having a public course in your region, please fill out our Mailing List Form. When we have 25 people from any city interested in a course, we will schedule it in a public venue. Thanks.

About the Instructor:


An award-winning lecturer in law, Robert C. Worthington, LLB, has taught purchasers, contract managers and their legal counsel throughout Canada for 30 years, specializing in the laws of contract, competitive bidding and procurement. He has written three books on contract and procurement law, designed especially for contracting and purchasing professionals. All of Robert's publications and law seminars are entertaining as well as informative. For more information, please check out the links on this website.

Robert C. Worthington
PO Box 2801
Sidney, B.C.  V8L 5Y9
Tel: 250-580-6044

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