Contracts Versus Standard Terms & Conditions

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Contracts versus Standard Terms & Conditions When dealing with customers, training partners or suppliers its important to finalise on the supply or purchase of the required goods and services. Normally this takes the form of a contract which provides legal protection for both supplier and purchaser. A written agreement should be provided when supplying training which includes standard terms and conditions. On the purchasing side the supplier will send there version, which will require consideration before acceptance. Dependant upon whether the training group is part of a large corporation or small enterprise, will as a rule of thumb dictate the complexity. In some instances both supplier and purchaser may request acceptance or…show more content…
Contract In effect its an agreement between the training department to sell and for the customer to buy its training services on certain terms and conditions. Typically a contract is drawn up when the training provision is complex in nature, requires additional terms and conditions and is of large value. Standard Terms and Conditions Represent the training department’s standard trading position relating to the sale of its training offerings services into one formal written document. Typically includes price, payment and delivery terms through to protection for its intellectual property. Using standard terms and conditions is a recognised way of contracting for several reasons: Minimises the time and expense of writing specific terms for each individual transaction. Enables more favourable terms to be established for the training department and negates to lengthy negotiations for standard and repeatable offerings. Provides consistency regarding the training units policies and procedures, which in turn creates efficiencies. Provides standardisation of the training departments contracting procedures allowing contracts to be handled and concluded by training operations and administrative staff. As an example the table below highlights the main sections that would form a typical training organisations standard terms and conditions: Table 17
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