1998 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: Legal Issues
A valuable reference tool, the Article Index is a comprehensive list of articles that have appeared in Inside Supply Management® (formerly Purchasing Today® and NAPM Insights®) magazine. Articles are organized by subject for easy locating and study.
Professionals must look beyond the UCC to find remedies for breaches in service contracts.
Don't leave home without them! Well-written dispute resolution clauses can ensure you won't be caught at a disadvantage.
Everyone has disputes, but lawsuits are an expensive way to resolve them. As an alternative, some experts suggest that arbitration is the best remedy. There is another alternative: mediation. Arbitrations are typically more formal than mediation proceedings, and an arbitrator's decision can be binding by law. On the other hand, mediation allows parties the opportunity to resolve differences by mutual agreement, in a more informal setting. Here are some other guidelines when considering mediation.
What issues affect purchasers' attempts to use incentive clauses in their bids and contracts?
Traditional purchasing law — watch out. Here comes the electronic age and new laws.
As legal documents evolve from traditional to electronic, organizing them presents new challenges.
The uniform law for international sales is the purchaser's tool for going beyond U.S. borders.
Courts struggle to apply UCC rules to electronic transactions.
When you leave U.S. shores, you don't necessarily leave the laws behind.
Purchasing professionals must be alert to the potential pitfalls of the law.
Determine what Ts and Cs will govern the contract
Adapt your contract to a project management environment using custom clauses.