Full course description
Contract law can seem overwhelming when working in procurement and contract management, especially when you're searching for the specific answers to your exact issues. That's why this course from Oregon State focuses on contract law fundamentals with an emphasis on common real-world situations. This course will help you build your contract law knowledge and reinforce essential contract law principles.
You will have an opportunity to participate in discussion boards and projects in order to build your professional network and increase your contract law performance knowledge.
- Explore the many phases of managing contracts successfully through completion
- Focus on terms and conditions
- Review intricacies of change management
- Implement effective communication
- Understanding claims procedures
- Identifying risks and more
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
From 2000 – 2010, he served with the Los
Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s 2nd largest public school
district, holding various supply chain leadership roles. He started his
professional career in Southeast Asia, holding business operations roles
in the construction and textile industries.
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.