Global Standard for Procurement and Supply

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Level: Managerial

Theme: Contracting

Segment 5.4 Legal Aspects of Procurement and Supply

Segment 5.4 Legal Aspects of Procurement and Supply

Knowledge: Will know and understand Capabilities: Will be able to

The impact of legal agreements on the relationships between different parties in a supply chain, including:

  • Principals and agency
  • Assignment and sub-contracting
  • Novation
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Duress and undue influence
  • Negligence

Monitor and evaluate developments in legal aspects that affect sourcing decisions, explaining the implications to colleagues and other internal stakeholders

The use of express contract terms

Provide advice to colleagues, suppliers and other stakeholders on the interpretation of legislation(such as the Uniform Commercial Code and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods) and case law, recognising when to involve other professionals for guidance

Legislation and case law that regulate contracts

Provide advice on the interpretation of legislation (such as the Uniform Commercial Code) and case law to colleagues, suppliers and other stakeholders recognising when to involve other professionals for guidance

The implications of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on procurement and supply

Analyse and explain to colleagues and other internal stakeholders the implications of Intellectual Property Rights including licensing, royalties and non-disclosure agreements with the supply chain

The main employment regulations that impact on procurement and supply, such as those concerning:

  • Transfer of Undertakings and (Protection of Employment) regulations
  • Redundancy and dismissal
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Restraint on trade
  • International labour organisation and UN standards on business and human rights
  • Minimum/living wage

Interpret and provide advice to colleagues and other internal stakeholders on the main employment regulations that impact on procurement and supply

Competition law that impacts on procurement and supply

Analyse and explain to colleagues and other internal stakeholders the impact of competition law on the organisation's supply chains

Regulations that cover bribery and corruption

Set standards for dealing with suppliers to ensure that regulations relating to bribery and corruption are upheld. To report any breaches of regulations to senior management or responsible authorities

Insurance provision in contracts, such as:

  • Public liability
  • Employers
  • Professional indemnity
  • Product liability
  • Credit
  • Cyber security and data protection
  • Import/Export
  • Travel

Provide advice to stakeholders on insurance provision

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The impact of legal agreements on the relationships between different parties in a supply chain, including:

  • Principals and agency
  • Assignment and sub-contracting
  • Novation
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Duress and undue influence
  • Negligence
Capabilities: Will be able to

Monitor and evaluate developments in legal aspects that affect sourcing decisions, explaining the implications to colleagues and other internal stakeholders

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of express contract terms

Capabilities: Will be able to

Provide advice to colleagues, suppliers and other stakeholders on the interpretation of legislation(such as the Uniform Commercial Code and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods) and case law, recognising when to involve other professionals for guidance

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Legislation and case law that regulate contracts

Capabilities: Will be able to

Provide advice on the interpretation of legislation (such as the Uniform Commercial Code) and case law to colleagues, suppliers and other stakeholders recognising when to involve other professionals for guidance

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The implications of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on procurement and supply

Capabilities: Will be able to

Analyse and explain to colleagues and other internal stakeholders the implications of Intellectual Property Rights including licensing, royalties and non-disclosure agreements with the supply chain

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The main employment regulations that impact on procurement and supply, such as those concerning:

  • Transfer of Undertakings and (Protection of Employment) regulations
  • Redundancy and dismissal
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Restraint on trade
  • International labour organisation and UN standards on business and human rights
  • Minimum/living wage
Capabilities: Will be able to

Interpret and provide advice to colleagues and other internal stakeholders on the main employment regulations that impact on procurement and supply

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Competition law that impacts on procurement and supply

Capabilities: Will be able to

Analyse and explain to colleagues and other internal stakeholders the impact of competition law on the organisation's supply chains

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Regulations that cover bribery and corruption

Capabilities: Will be able to

Set standards for dealing with suppliers to ensure that regulations relating to bribery and corruption are upheld. To report any breaches of regulations to senior management or responsible authorities

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Insurance provision in contracts, such as:

  • Public liability
  • Employers
  • Professional indemnity
  • Product liability
  • Credit
  • Cyber security and data protection
  • Import/Export
  • Travel
Capabilities: Will be able to

Provide advice to stakeholders on insurance provision

This segment was last updated on: 20th May 2021

The Global Standard for Procurement and Supply structure

Released in 2014 the Standard is a competency framework of procurement and supply skills, knowledge and capabilities that can be used by individuals and organisations to identity training and professional development needs at varying levels of competency.

The Global Standard for Procurement and Supply structure
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