How to Write Contracts for Procurement Professionals
  • CODE : KENN-0006
  • Duration : 90 Minutes
  • Level : Intermediate
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Ken Jones has been working in the public and non-profit procurement field for 30 years. He worked for the New York State Office of Taxation and Finance as a Purchasing Assistant from 1985-87 and left there to work for the University at Albany, SUNY where he served as a Purchasing Agent and in 1999 was the Assistant Director supervising and providing training for the Office of Purchasing and Contracts. This included proving training for both State procurement and The Research Foundation for SUNY procurement rules and regulations. His previous purchasing experience included procuring commodities, services, and construction for the departments on campus. A past Director of the SUNY Purchasing Association, Ken retired from the position of Assistant Director in January of 2014. However, he was requested to continue to assist the office through the end of 2014. Currently, Ken works part-time for the SUNY Center for International Development as a Procurement Specialist assisting primarily with their program in Kenya, Africa. Ken has trained many University staff on procurement rules and regulations. He established online ordering processes with vendors ranging from Office supplies to Lab chemicals and continues to provide training in his current position to procurement staff in Nairobi, Kenya. Ken has presented on various procurement topics both in person and on the Web.


This program will cover drafting a contract with the next steps in finalizing an award from a Bid or RFP.

Learn terms that may impact your contract and your employer. Get a head start on what to look out for in a common vendor agreement. Discover what terms to include to strengthen the position of your company or agency. Gain an understanding of what terms may be considered deal breakers vs. a business decision. Receive information on the importance of terms to be used to prevent being held hostage by an underperforming vendor under contract.

Learning Objectives

  • Vendor terms to avoid
  • Terms for you to include
  • How to Amend/Renew a Contract
  • How to manage a Contract

Areas Covered

  • Drafting a Contract  
  • Scope of Work                       
  • Payment Terms
  • Term Dates & Renewals
  • Necessary Clauses
  • Contract Administration

Course Level-Intermediate

Who Should Attend   
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Buyers
  • Contract Managers
  • Contract Officers
  • $149.00



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