Course

Effective Contract Writing VIRTUAL CLASS

  • Date: 12/10/2020 - 12/11/2020
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Central Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Central Time
  • Location: Jackson, MS
  • Hosted By: Mississippi Assoc. of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO
    Mr. Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO

    Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO, is currently President of Pro-Train a training and consulting company located in Laguna Hills, California.

    Mike is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer. Prior to his current position, he was the chief purchasing and contracting officer for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the largest water agency in the United States. Before that he was Director of Administrative Services for Orange County, California. Mike has done training and consulting for both private and public organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America.

    Mike has a B.A. from the University of Maryland and has attended graduate school at George Washington University.

    On the Faculty of:
    Effective Contract Writing
    Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
    Principles and Techniques of Problem Solving

    Risk Management in Public Contracting

  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: In-Person
  • Contact Hours: 15
  • Recertification: Non-Accredited

Many purchasing professionals are required to organize, write and interpret contracts. This session is designed to cover the structure and meaning of enforceable contracts. Contracts have a logical sequence and specific contract provisions. By learning the basics and rules for improvement, the principles become manageable. The seminar will offer tips and tricks on the language that can be used when writing contracts for any entity.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Effective Contract Writing (Institute Member: Early)$485.00 10/11/2020
Effective Contract Writing (Institute Member: Standard)$510.0010/12/202012/03/2020
Effective Contract Writing (Non-Member: Early)$585.00 10/11/2020
Effective Contract Writing (Non-Member: Standard)$610.0010/12/202012/03/2020
Spots available: 7

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Define what a contract is
  • List the format of a Contract
  • Discuss Specific Contract Provisions

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.   

  • Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Miscellaneous

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Basic contracting principle
    • What is a contract?
    • Enforceable contracts
    • Rules of contract interpretation
  • Contract Organization
    • Contract formats
    • Proper placement
    • Orders of precedence
    • Statement of work rules
  • Nuts and Bolts of Writing
    • Draft
    • Sequence
    • Phrasing
    • Clarity


Day ​2:

  • Specific Contract Provisions
    • Acceptance
    • Software licenses
    • Intellectual property
    • Choice of Law and Forum
  • Special Topics
    • Mythical grammar rules
    • Gender neutral language
    • Effective design
    • Case Studies
  • Specific Contract Provisions
    • Force Majeure
    • Breach clauses
    • Damage Provisions
    • Dispute Provisions
    • everability Clauses
    • Termination Provisions
  • Strategies to Practice and Improve

Length

  • Two Day, in-person classroom experience

Registration Information

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course. A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.


Payment Information

  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form

*FORM OF PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION FORM FOR ORDER TO BE PROCESSED

Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form or online), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350
Herndon, VA 20171

Local Contact

Name:Victoria James
Phone:601-359-6580
Fax:601-359-2470
Email:aggry2002@yahoo.com

Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 30 days of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information. 

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Effective Contract Writing VIRTUAL CLASS

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