PurchTips - Edition # 133
Negotiating The Ultimate Contract
By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3
How Do You Negotiate The Ultimate Contract?
When negotiating, you want to end up with the "Ultimate Contract" an agreement representing the best offer in the
market for all terms: price, warranty, delivery, payment terms, etc. What often happens is that one supplier offers the
best price, a different one offers the best warranty, a third offers the best delivery, etc.
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