Contents of the lessons in the Base Program

Base Program: Basic knowledge for all employees

In 18 lessons, the basic knowledge of contracts, their structure, the basics of international contracts and basic knowledge of contractual obligations and liability are taught.

The Principal Contract Manager certification tests the knowledge gained in the Base Program. 

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Content of Module 1 (Base Program)

The total duration of all lessons in this module is approx. 10 hours. 

1.1 Conclusion of contracts. Contracts can be concluded in different ways. It can be done in writing, orally, but also through actions. In this lesson you will learn when a legally valid contract was concluded, the difference between text form and written form, and the requirements for entering into legal transactions.
1.2 The offer A contract is usually based on an offer. After this lesson, will you know what is involved in an offer and what you have to consider?
1.3 Award procedure There are different award procedures. Especially when it comes to public clients, there is no getting around an award procedure. After completing this lesson, you will have an understanding of the procedures and what to follow in each case.
1.4 Contract initiation It starts with the desire for a contract. But long before a contract is signed, there are obligations for the negotiating parties.
1.5 Constitution, law treaty Contracts do not move in empty space, but are subject to laws. This lesson covers the importance of the law in the contract and what to look out for.
1.6 Anglo-American Law International contracts are very often made under Anglo-American law. This lesson covers the differences between legal systems and what impact this has on contract drafting.
1.7 Conflict resolution Even if the parties initially believe that they have regulated everything in the contract, there are always arguments about what is owed under the contract. The different methods of dispute resolution and how they can be incorporated into a contract are part of this lesson.
1.8 Interpretation of a contract Contracts are a futile attempt to put the ideas of the parties into words. Contractual clauses can often be interpreted differently. But what does this different interpretation mean for the parties? This lesson covers the principles and rules of contract interpretation.
1.9 Structure of a contract Even if a contract can look complex and chaotic at first, it regularly follows a certain structure. This lesson explains the basic structure of a contract so that the next contract review is organized and standardized accordingly.
1.10 Payments The contractor is obliged to perform and the purchaser is obliged to pay. This lesson covers the topic of payment and what should be considered in a contract.
1.11 Collateral Collateral and project contracts belong together. Either it is about guarantees in the context of a deposit as part of the warranty or other promises. This lesson is about collateral.
1.12 Terms of delivery (INCOTERMS) The delivery of a thing or a work is an important part of every contract. This lesson deals with the delivery conditions, especially taking into account the regulations according to INCOTERMS.
1.13 Contractual obligations Contracts define duties. Anyone who enters into a contract is liable for the fulfillment of the promises and obligations agreed therein. However, in addition to the contract, there are various obligations for compliance. This lesson gives an overview of the basic obligations that must be observed in the context of contract processing.and compliance with which the contracting parties are liable.
1.14 Liability basics What happens if there is a deviation from the agreed regulations? This lesson deals with the concepts of defect and error in connection with sales law, contract law, and product liability.
1.15 Purchase, work and service contract What is the difference between a product business and a project business? One of the most important points is when is the contract performed? This lesson looks at the key differences and what to look for in a contract.
1.16 Delayed deadlines Only a few projects do not have a deadline delay. This lesson deals with the definitions of different types of delay, flat-rate compensation, reporting obligations and rules for reducing damage.
1.17 Insurance Insurance plays an important role in many businesses. This lesson deals with the question of which types of insurance should be taken out and what should be included in a contract?
1.18 General Terms and Conditions Every company has general terms and conditions, so-called terms and conditions. What are they good for and what should be considered? This lesson deals with the content of terms and conditions and why they cannot replace a project contract.

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