Managing Procurement Agreements & Practical Tips


Gone are the days where procurement agreements are easy to understand negotiate and draft. In a highly complex world of international commerce and trade, having a good understanding of procurement agreement is vital.

In this 1-day workshop, participants will be taught the various skills on how procurement agreements will be secured, including other techniques on how to draft and vet a procurement agreement. The course will consist of practical advices, group discussion, case studies, and negotiations exercises to better illustrate to participants.

Course Outline

Essentials of a procurement agreement

  • Key points to note in a procurement agreement
  • How are procurement agreements structured?
  • The challenges in structuring procurement agreement

Evaluating the risk and issues in a procurement agreement

  • Definition of risk in procurement agreement
  • Weighing the practical consideration in a procurement agreement
  • The key points to note when considering the risk in a procurement agreement

Key Contracting Terms in a Procurement agreement

  • Key terms in a procurement agreement
  • What are the key clauses in a procurement agreement?
  • What to look out for in a procurement agreement?
  • Indemnity & Warrant Clauses in a Procurement agreement

Indemnity & Warrant Clauses in a Procurement agreement

  • Definition of an indemnity clause
  • How indemnity clause should be negotiated
  • Key points to look after an indemnity clause has been negotiated

Role of insurance in contracts In a Procurement agreement

  • Interpreting insurance clause in commercial contracts
  • Insurance and the art of negotiating insurance clause

Limiting liability in a procurement agreement

  • Signing a limited liability agreement
  • Inserting limited liability clauses into a procurement agreement
  • The art of negotiating this limited liability clause

The art of negotiating procurement agreement in Asia

  • The key points to note when signing a procurement agreement
  • The due diligence process when negotiating a procurement agreement
  • The key points to note when concluding a procurement agreement

  • Arbitration Clause and Government Law Course

  • Is Arbitration the best way to resolve conflicts
  • The choice of law and venue
  • How can Arbitration work in overseas jurisdiction?

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism

  • Definition of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • How does Alternative Dispute Resolution operate?
  • The key elements of Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Who Should Attend

    Executives, contracts managers, programme managers, project engineers, managing directors, group financial controllers, company directors, sales directors, business managers, financial controllers, marketing managers and executives, business advisers, bankers, consultants, company secretaries, administrators, credit executives, finance and operation executives, maintenance managers, accounts supervisors

    Trainer Profile

    LLB (Honours), University of London
    Master of Business Administration (MBA), Victoria University

    David Shanmugam has many years of legal practice in the private sector and is presently working in a legal firm. He is also an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

    He regularly conducts legal seminars and workshops for Directors, HR and Finance professionals on business and company law as well as various practical legal issues faced by corporate individuals. His forte is in the field of corporate and commercial drafting of contracts, including commercial company matters. Over the years, he has also conducted many in-house training for high profile corporate clients.

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    10/30/2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    160 Robinson Road #06-01 SBF Center SINGAPORE 068914 SINGAPORE

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