2000 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.
Both E-SIGN and UETA contain provisions specifying that electronic contracts and electronic signatures shall not be denied legal effect or enforceability because they are electronic. Nevertheless, the two statutes are not identical.
Requirements contracts fit the bill when a specific quantity of goods or services cannot be determined.
With today's technology and a wide array of sources, you might not dream of limiting your business plans to a particular state or region; be sure, then, that your contracts don't limit you in that regard.
Arbitration has long been an option to settle disputes, but ensure that you get what you want out of the process by carefully drafting that portion of the contract.
Approved by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law, the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act has recently been introduced in various states' legislatures for approval.
If purchasing organizations require goods that may eventually need to be returned, particular contract clauses will allow such an arrangement and protect the purchaser from litigation.
Purchasers need to recognize, define, and be able to control intellectual property to work within today's knowledge-based environment.
Know where to draw the line between healthy competition and illegal activities.
With the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) offering so many automatic legal protections, there's a chance that some boilerplate clauses aren't necessary every time, on every contract.
One element of effective contract drafting is appropriately designating by whom and how the contract will be administered.
The new law gives electronic signatures and contracts the same legal validity and status as written ones.
Supply managers can devise a claim and delivery contract in order to replevy goods or information that is being withheld by a third party.