Legal Aspects in Supply Chain Management


Does responsibility for the purchasing and supply of goods and services rest with you? This workshop is essential if you need to know about the role of law and its effect on purchasing and supply. Participants will delve in detail into the law of contracts and gain valuable insight into the legal principles which affect the purchasing function.

Prior training is not essential as this comprehensive workshop provides all you need to know to apply your knowledge in the workplace.

Target Audience

This workshop would be beneficial to anyone who is responsible for the purchasing and supply of goods and services and who is keen to develop, test and refresh their skills in this important area.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Gain an increased knowledge of the legal aspects of purchasing
  • Implement the knowledge attained to reduce the risk of exposure to breach of contract
  • Utilise the tools taught to make successful claims

Programme Outline


Introduction and Objectives

  • The Impact of Law on Purchasing
  • Sources of Law

The Law of Contract

  • Essentials of a Valid Contract
  • The Law applicable to Tenders, Letters of Intent & Letters of Comfort
  • The Battle of the Forms
  • Void and Voidable Contracts
  • Mistake, Misrepresentation and Duress
  • Implied Terms-Sale of Goods Act in Trinidad & Tobago
  • Conditions and Warranties in Contracts
  • The Principles underlying Breach of Contract and the remedies
  • Liquidated Damages and Unliquidated Damages


  • Law of Contract –Benefits of the Long Form Contract compared to the Purchase Order
  • Exclusion Of Liability and the Unfair Contract Terms Act in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Agency Law
  • The rules on Delivery and Acceptance in the supply of goods
  • Legal Aspects of Purchasing and Supply for the International movement of goods
  • Jurisdiction-Law governing contracts
  • Dispute Resolution Procedures for Domestic and International Contracts
  • Consumer Protection and Health and Safety laws in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Non –Contractual liability –Negligence liability
  • Ethical Considerations in Contracts i.e. The Duty to avoid conflicts of interest and bribery




Date View Event Calendar
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 2 Days
Cost TT $4,000.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Tamara Edwards - ext. 157
Jamie Kendall - ext. 155



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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