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Supply Management Contract Writing


You've noticed the changes in purchasing over the past few years, haven't you? The changes that have purchasers doing less order processing and more contracting and relationship building with suppliers? This new role requires that you have a new skill set - contract writing. Yet most purchasers don't know how to write a contract. This is troublesome. Because if you aren't familiar with the advanced techniques of contract writing, you can put your organization at risk and be committed to a poor performing supplier for years.

The bottom line is that you need world-class contract writing skills to be successful in purchasing in the 21st century. Now is the time to get those skills. The highly personal and interactive online class "Supply Management Contract Writing" will give you the skills necessary to minimize your procurement risks. This class goes way beyond the typical, dry explanations of contract law. Through plain English examples and interactive exercises, you will learn how to negotiate and write effective contracts and iron-clad terms and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to complete the course?

The amount of time it takes to complete the course is dependent upon the time you are able to spend in study. Each lesson takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete and the course is comprised of 8 lessons. Students generally complete the course in 4-8 hours

Will I be able to work at my own pace?

Yes. The online format of the instruction method allows you to proceed according to your own pace. Your personal schedule governs your completion time. The material is available on demand online.

Are there any required books for the course?

No. The course is completely online and you will also receive a printer-friendly version of the course. This are included at no additional cost to you.

Can I assess what I have learned?

Yes. Each lesson has a review quiz. From there you will be able to determine if you understood the concepts or if you still need to review the materials further. You will need to score 70% or higher overall on the quizzes to successfully complete the course.


You will learn how to protect your organization from the disastrous effects of suppliers' failure to perform, plus...

  • How to decide if you need the protection of a contract
  • How to choose the most appropriate form of agreement
  • How to structure contracts
  • How to select, use, and develop language for methods of dispute resolution
  • How to write a contract's key legal provisions such as indemnities and limits of liability
  • How to write a contract's key commercial provisions such as pricing and delivery
  • How to write a contract's key technical provisions such as specifications and warranties
  • How to make use of effective styles of contract writing
  • How to effectively proofread and organize contract revisions


Evaluation of your performance will be based on...

Eight (8) Individual lesson quizzes consisting of 5 questions each for a total of 40 questions

You must earn a 70% (or 28 out of 40 questions correct) or higher in order to successfully pass the course. You must earn a 70% or higher in order to successfully pass this course (28 out of 40 questions correct). Students may retake quizzes an unlimited amount of times during the 60 days they have from the time of purchase.

course quick facts
course code DED3972
cost $219.00
estimated time to
complete course
8 Hours
course materials
60 Days