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Columbia, SC 29201

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SC Legal Aspects of Purchasing
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Every aspect of the procurement process is highly regulated, and every procurement is designed to result in a contract. Spotting the legal issues involved can avoid protests, contract disputes, and disappointed program staff. The topics addressed include protests, contract disputes, contract formation, change orders, legal authority to contract, negotiations, assignments, confidentiality, selected clauses (e.g., indemnification), liquidated damages, and minor informalities.

Keith McCook will be the course instructor. Fax suggestions for new topics to Keith McCook at 803-737-0639.
Schedule is as follows:

8:00am to 8:30am Registration
8:30am - 10:00am Session I
10:00am - 10:15am First Break
10:15am - 11:45am Session II
11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm - 2:45pm Session III
2:45pm - 3:00pm Second Break
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session IV



This course is formerly known as MMO-4 and is the first course of a series of four Legal Courses. In order to receive credit for State Certification, all for courses must be attended. The courses must be taken in the following order: MMO-4-A: SC Legal Aspects of Purchasing MMO-4-B: SC Compendium Overview MMO-4-C: SC General Bidding Practices MMO-4-D: SC Standard Terms & Conditions


This course is designed for all procurement staff, but those with some experience will benefit more. The course is advanced and runs at a rather fast pace. This course will give the participant information that is critical to ensuring all procurements have a solid legal foundation and legal issues that you may face on a day to day basis.

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Procurement Services
1201 Main Street, Suite 600 | Columbia, SC 29201