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How to Craft Best-Practice PC Purchase Contracts

Published: 22 December 2005

ID: G00136447

Analyst(s): Frances O'Brien


Develop PC purchase contracts that provide the flexibility necessary to adapt to inevitable business changes. Provide enforceability when things go wrong.

Table Of Contents
  • Requirements for Effective Procurement Contracts
    • Defining Key Terms
    • Define the Order of Precedence
    • Annual Review Provision
    • Incorporate All Oral, Written or Other Promises
    • Pricing
    • Image-Stability Guarantees
    • Warranty
    • Notification
    • Escalation Procedures
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
    • Termination Clause
  • Bottom Line

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