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Managing the Terms & Conditions of Goods and Services Contracts

The Terms and Conditions of a contract determine the rights, responsibilities and remedies of both the purchaser and the seller. Yet, how much time do we actually spend developing these critically important tools? Do you know what should, could and might be included? Do you know why? In today's competitive marketplace you can't afford not to protect yourself.

Secrets of Supply contract Drafting - Managing the Terms and Conditions of Goods and Services Contracts will give you the knowledge, the skills and the clauses to ensure you get value for your purchasing dollars. Newly revised and updated for , this one-day intensive legal education workshop explores the complexities of legal drafting and creating exceptional Purchase Orders, Purchase Agreements and Services Contracts for your organization. Designed especially for the supply management and purchasing profession, this course is presented by Robert C. Worthington, who will guide you with skill, knowledge and humour through the art of creating your own goods and services agreements.

Topics include:

The laws of contract
The purpose of purchasing contracts
The structure and style of contracts
How to ensure your Purchase Orders govern
Mandatory and optional clauses for Purchase Orders and Purchase Agreements
Mandatory and optional clauses for Services Contracts
Avoiding the Deemed Employment Relationship
Controlling Trade Secrets, Intellectual Property and Privacy Issues
Tools and Clauses for controlling contractor performance, avoiding unnecessary legal risk and ensuring well done, on-time performance
Controlling the new risks of electronic contracting
Drafting Better Scopes of Work, ... and much more!

All participants will receive a detailed set of seminar materials to use as a reference manual.

Please Note: Secrets of Supply Contract Drafting - Managing the Terms and Conditions of Goods and Services Contracts is designed to improve your contracts & knowledge of contract drafting. The course presumes a basic knowledge of contract law.

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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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