Purchasing Contracts: A Practical Guide

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Spiramus Press Ltd, 2010 - Law - 236 pages
Purchasing Contracts will assist those who work with contracts for the procurement of goods and services in the UK. This second edition contains additional chapters, including one on the special UK rules governing purchasing by public bodies and utilities. The subjects of misrepresentation, exemption clauses, and electronic contracting are among those that have been updated and covered in more detail. The bill on bribery, currently going through Parliament, is also dealt with.
 

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Contents

Written contracts and the purchaser
1
Prior commitment
7
Misrepresentation
13
Formation of written contracts and the battle of the forms
21
Negotiating the contract
27
Simplicity and clarity in contract drafting
33
The specification
43
The Sale of Goods Act 1979
49
Assignment and subcontracting
121
Amendment and Novation
127
Privity of contract and the Contracts Rights of Third Parties Act 1999
133
Damages for breach of contract
141
Other Remedies for Breach of Contract
151
Dispute Resolution and limitation of actions
157
Intellectual property rights
163
Confidential information
175

The Sale of Goods Act 1979 description quality fitness for purpose and samples
61
The Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982
69
Contracts for services
77
Exemption clauses and the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
85
Late delivery no delivery
99
Payment
111
Electronic commerce
179
Purchasing by Public Bodies and Utilities
189
Purchasing abroad
201
Ethics in purchasing
209
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Graham Fuller is a visiting lecturer on procurement law and other subjects at the WMG an academic multi-disciplinary unit at the University of Warwick; and a regular presenter at conferences for the Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

As a graduate in law he was called to the bar and practised for seven years until he became Senior Crown Counsel to the Hong Kong Government. He later became Senior Legal Adviser to Rolls-Royce plc, advising on matters including international joint ventures, technology transfers and purchase contracts.

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