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Contracts: Thinking in contracts: The role of intelligent procurement

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Publication date1/01/2017
Host publicationThe Evolution of Project Management Practice: From Programmes and Contracts to Benefits and Change
EditorsDarren Dalcher
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781315113630
ISBN (Print)9781138080133
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Contracts, the legal documents capturing the formal agreements between people, parties or groups are often of little interest to project managers. Devised by lawyers, they tend to emphasise the enforcement of promise-based obligations to perform a particular duty, supply certain goods, provide a given service or commit a specific act. Contracts are typically phrased in a legal language that endeavours to identify all contingencies and deliver a legally binding and enforceable agreement.