You may need an international contract expert if you:
– Are responsible for sales contracts at a small-to-medium sized technology company
– Negotiate and manage your contracts yourself or with a small team
– Won that RfP, but your resources are stretched when the contract had to be signed a week ago so that work could start yesterday
Commercial Contract Management Services
I specialise in negotiation and management of:
- Hardware supply agreements
- Software licensing agreements
- Software maintenance and support agreements
- Cloud computing agreements
- Framework agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
- Reseller agreements
and plain English drafting of:
- Sales proposals
- Statements of work
- Project plans
- Test plans
- Contract amendments
- Change requests
- Statements of compliance
A single supply contract often extends beyond its main terms and conditions to include schedules for pricing, the statement of work, the bill of materials, maintenance and support requirements, acceptance criteria, etc. The construction of a contract under a master framework agreement may be even more complex, especially at a group level where several affiliates have the right to contract with you under the master agreement.
You have agreed to use your customer’s standard terms and conditions as a starting point for your contract negotiations, but the wording and organisation is different from that of the clauses in your standard template, so it is not that easy to identify the differences, and therefore the potential risks. I can decipher the contractual language for you, identify and explain your supply-side risks, draft modifications and lead negotiation discussions with your customer.
You’re responsible for negotiating and drafting sales contracts at an SME in a technology field after having recently landed this responsibility. You’re getting along, although you sometimes have doubts and would love to have someone to answer all of your questions that start with “What is the risk here…What does that clause really mean…What if I change this?” A mastermind program may be right for you.
My services and expertise
Contract review of the full range of commercial agreements
Project document review
Post-signature contract management
Advice on the appropriate contract type
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What My Customers Say
I have had the opportunity to work with Ingrid on customer engagements during the pre-sales as well as contract completion phases since she started to support our commercial contracting efforts in 2004. She has managed often complex contract negotiations, leading both direct discussions with our clients as well as managing contributions from our internal stakeholders. Ingrid makes others in the teams she’s involved in work more professionally. She recently led complex contracts with two of our key customers in the Middle East. It demonstrated again that when Ingrid takes ownership, you know the job gets done to the satisfaction of all parties.
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I’ll be very happy to assist you in your contracting process and find the right solutions for you.