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Business Contracts 101 - An Introduction to Contract Administration

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Webinar Description

Thank you for your interest in the Procurement & Contract Management webinar.

At OSU we are proud to be able to deliver practical and useful information to help you navigate the days ahead. Whether you are seeking a new path, exploring an alternative career field, or climbing the corporate ladder, our experts know a thing or two that could help along the way.

Contracts are essential to businesses. Whether it’s entering into a new contract or managing an existing workstream, there are many areas where work can go astray. In this webinar, you’ll learn the essentials of contract administration to help you navigate both work and life.

Key Takeaways

  • Four essential ingredients to form a contract are  . . . (5:37)
  • Define the scope, set boundaries, set consequences and sustainably share risk are key objectives to every contract. (13:55)
  • 15 practical contract performance tips are . . . (23:05)

Course Instructor

Brian P. Gatus

Director of Indirect Procurement at Southern California Edison

Brian P. Gatus leads the Indirect Procurement group for Southern California Edison (SCE). He is responsible for managing over $1.2B in annual spend and leading a team of professionals in delivering effective procurement (sourcing, contracts & negotiations) and category spend management solutions for SCE's indirect procurement and business enterprise supply chain. 

He has a proven track record of success in leveraging spend, optimizing procurement controls, minimizing risk and improving product quality. With over 20 years of public and private sector experience, his areas of expertise include sourcing of various IT/OT hardware and software, complex contract negotiations, logistics, and execution of business process improvements. 

Brian is recognized by the National Contract Management Association as a Certified Professional Contracts Manager and by the Institute of Supply Management as a Certified Professional in Supply Management.  He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University and an undergraduate degree in Business Information Systems.

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