EFFECTIVE CONTRACT WRITING

March 25, 2020 8:00 AM to March 26, 2020 5:00 PM
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CITY OF ST. CHARLES
2 EAST MAINT STREET
ST. CHARLES, IL 60174
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PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE FEBRUARY 19, 2020 DEADLINE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION IS MARCH 11, 2020

USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR A 2 DAY TRAINING EVENT: EFFECTIVE CONTRACT WRITING

https://ams.nigp.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?webcode=NIGPEventInfo&Reg_evt_key=5cf5c95b-3240-4a35-8c4c-afb19d751b1f

NIGP MEMBERS $510

NON NIGP MEMBERS $610

Many purchasing professionals are required to organize, write and interpret contracts. This session is designed to cover the structure and meaning of enforceable contracts. Contracts have a logical sequence and specific contract provisions. By learning the basics and rules for improvement, the principles become manageable. The seminar will offer tips and tricks on the language that can be used when writing contracts for any entity. 


Course Outline

Day ​1

  • Basic contracting principle
    • What is a contract?
    • Enforceable contracts
    • Rules of contract interpretation
  • Contract Organization
    • Contract formats
    • Proper placement
    • Orders of precedence
    • Statement of work rules
  • Nuts and Bolts of Writing
    • Draft
    • Sequence
    • Phrasing
    • Clarity

Day ​2:

  • Specific Contract Provisions
    • Acceptance
    • Software licenses
    • Intellectual property
    • Choice of Law and Forum
  • Special Topics
    • Mythical grammar rules
    • Gender neutral language
    • Effective design
    • Case Studies
  • Specific Contract Provisions
    • Force Majeure
    • Breach clauses
    • Damage Provisions
    • Dispute Provisions
    • everability Clauses
    • Termination Provisions
  • Strategies to Practice and Improve