Reciprocal trading provides participating nations with equivalent competitive trading opportunities based on mutual agreements negotiated to adjust tariffs, duties, and customs restrictions in order to increase foreign trade and improve border-to-border relationships among participating countries.
Counter trading offers cash poor countries and organizations greater access to the world markets by offering them an alternate method of acquiring goods.
The continuous process of measuring a company's products, services, costs, and practices against those of competitors or organizations that display "best in class" achievements.
A bidding procedure usually consisting of two competitive steps. Step one consists of a technical proposal for furnishing the product or service and the second step consists of a comparison of costs. Bidding then proceeds as in conventional sealed bid procedures.
When there is a lack of pricing information available to determine price reasonableness, a cost analysis could be performed to evaluate and verify a vendor's cost data and proposed profit.
Purchasing cards are a purchasing tool many progressive companies use to purchase and pay for low dollar purchases. Purchasing cards reduce the cost of doing business while preserving purchasing controls.
Life cycle costing is the total cost of purchasing, operating, maintaining, supporting and disposing of a product.
The term "and/or" should not be used in agreements. Ambiguity arises when this term is used because of the many possible variations this term can create. It is more exact to use the terms "and" and "or" separately. The term "and" means both, the term "or" means either.
9. Annual requirements contract to deliver file cabinets each month was issued. The contract did not say anything about who bears cost of uncrating and setting up cabinets in offices. The supplier has uncrated and set up cabinets first four months of contract. Now, supplier is refusing to uncrate and set up cabinets unless he can increase his price. Can I force supplier to continue to uncrate and set up cabinets in offices at same contract price?
The supplier has to uncrate and set up the cabinets at no additional cost as the supplier has shown by course of his performance during the first four months of the contract that his intention was to uncrate and set up the cabinets.