Desktop Guide to Procurement Law
The professional purchaser's job has just been made easier with the publication of this desktop guide. Written by an expert in purchasing law, with nearly 30 years of experience in teaching and training purchasers, this handy book covers all of the important areas of purchasing, in an easy-to-use, quick reference format. Written in plain language so that non-lawyers will find the concepts easily understandable, this book is also useful, practical, and informative to lawyers.
Covers three main areas that purchasers will come across in their work:
- Competitive bidding -Discusses the law concerning competitive bidding, negligence law, and confidential business information law
- Service contracting - Explains the basic law of contracts, and the specialized areas of service contracts
- Public procurement -Analyzes the difference between public and private procurement, the added burdens of policy and public practice on competitive bidding solicitation, and the effect of trade agreements upon public procurement
- Contains sample clauses, plus commentary, to make your drafting more precise.
- Includes quick tips and useful checklists on the many different areas of purchasing.
- This guide can be used randomly for quick reference, or read from start to finish for a comprehensive study on the laws of purchasing.
- Refers to commonly asked questions, with detailed answers to help you solve your everyday challenges.
- While most books on purchasing law are written in dense legalese, this book caters to both lawyers and non-lawyers, with concepts and principles explained in a way that is easily understood by the average reader.
Who Should Buy This Book
- Procurement and contracting professionals (private sector and government) -Contains useful tips, checklists, and sample clauses to make your work easier and less time-consuming
- Procurement lawyers (private practice, in-house counsel, government) - This book tells you how to avoid problems and delays and helps you to reduce legal risk in day-to-day purchasing and contracting affairs
- Purchasing instructors and students - This practical guidebook is a handy accompaniment to any course that teaches the law and practice of purchasing
Table of contents
Section I - Competitive Bidding
Part I - The Laws of Competitive Bidding
Part II - Competitive Bidding Clauses
Part III - Competitive Bidding Questions and Answers
Section II - Contracts
Part I - The Laws of Services Contracts
Part II - Services Contracts Clauses
Part III - Services Contracts Questions and Answers
Section III - Public Procurement
Part I - Public versus Private Procurement
Part II - Navigating Government Procurement
Part III - Government Bidding Practices
Part IV - The Trade Agreements - Federal and Provincial
Part V - Release of Confidential Information in Public Procurement
Part VI - Joint Buying with Private Industry and Public-Private Partnerships
Part VII - Miscellaneous Topics
Part VIII - Questions and Answers