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Purchasing Contract Disputes

Learn how to shift the focus from allocating risks, blame and costs to an approach of mitigating and preventing the purchasing contract dispute.

Corporations and public sector entities experience a common flaw in their contracts. The contracting language assumes that a problem will arise, and the parties focus on contract language which allocate the risks, blame and costs for contractual disputes to the other side. As a result, purchasing contract disputes are handled by most parties as an unpleasant and inevitable moment in their contracting practice. This does not need to be the case. This topic will address how to shift the focus from allocating risks, blame and costs to an approach of mitigating and preventing the purchasing contract dispute. This change in approach generates benefits for both parties in the contract and the reputation for the purchasing contract professional shifts from disabler to enabler of value generation. This approach is not merely an interesting theory. It has found its way into successful purchasing contracts across the globe, across numerous industries.

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Agenda

The Causes of Purchasing Contract Disputes

  • Misaligned Objectives
  • Lack of Effective Change Management and Communication
  • Gaps in the Contracting Documents and Tools

Managing Purchasing Contract Disputes

  • Administrative Tasks and Activities
  • Negotiation - Between the Parties and Using Third Parties
  • Measures, Metrics and Reporting

Preventing Purchasing Contract Disputes

  • Integrating Contracts, Relationships and Social Norms Into a Collaborative Approach
  • Embracing Proven Continuous Improvement, Change Management and Communication Tools
  • Engaging the Right Stakeholders, the Right Way, at the Right Time

How to Get Started

  • Identifying a Beta-Test Contracting Scenario
  • Building Stakeholder Support
  • Creating a Project Plan
  • Integrating the Contract, Relationship and Social Norms
  • Measuring the Value and Success
  • Communication Strategies That Ensure Growth of the Approach
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on September 23, 2020.

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  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CO CLE 2.0
     
  • Lorman Education Services is a Certified Provider, as recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court Continuing Legal and Judicial Education Committee. This program is approved for 2.0 credit hours.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • WA CLE 1.75
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.75 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
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Faculty

Jim Bergman

Jim Bergman

Commercial Officers Group

  • CEO of Commercial Officers Group, a thought leader on all matters related to commercial contract management
  • Through his “in the trenches” experience as an attorney and commercial contract management professional, he has delivered over $100 million in negotiated savings and value for money through his contract management support
  • Been involved in numerous research studies on contract management
  • Conducted workshops and webinars on contract management for the benefit of over 10,000 individuals during the past decade
  • Sessions have been delivered to individuals in over 100 countries
  • In addition to being licensed as an attorney in Illinois, Texas and Oklahoma, he has been certified as CCM Practitioner, CCM Advanced Practitioner, and CCM Expert
  • Can be contacted at 720-470-9846 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406847
Published 2020
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