Debriefing – explain to an unsuccessful bidder why they did not get a contract. Non-intervention order: a court decision that one of the parties requested in a contract to induce another party to act or stop something. It is sought as a matter of urgency if the overall purpose of the contract is denied and if the damages would not adequately compensate the party seeking the injunction for the harm it may suffer as a result of the other party`s actions or omissions. Guarantee — an agreement that allows a party to guarantee a third party`s obligation to lend a second party. Substantial violation: an offence that has serious consequences, not only trivial or insignificant, on the benefit that the non-contracting contractor would otherwise have obtained from the contract. Liquidation of damages: provision of the contract which assesses and pre-fixes the amount to be paid as compensation for a contracting party. Time is of the essence: a statement indicating that the deadlines provided by a contract are so critical that if one party does not meet the required deadlines, another contracting party to the contract can immediately terminate the contract for cause. Change: the method agreed by the parties to amend the contract after it is signed. It generally requires that any changes to the contract be signed in writing by all parties. Arbitration The appointment of an independent person or entity as part of a dispute settlement contract is a more cost-effective and expediting mechanism than the courts and tends to attract less publicity. Arbitration procedures are common in employment contracts. Quid pro quo: Latin, which means something for something. The basis of the definition of consideration in a contract in which each contracting party should offer something to the other.

Termination due to irregularities: A contract may indicate the conditions under which a contracting party could terminate a contract due to a substantial breach. B of a contract of another party, for example in the event of bankruptcy or insolvency, non-compliance with confidential provisions or non-performance of obligations resulting from a force majeure event. Depending on the nature of the offence, the uninjured party may terminate the contract immediately, with or without notice, or give the offence a prior termination and the possibility of correcting the offence within a specified period of time, after which the contract may be terminated if the offence remains incurable. Joint and several liability: In a contract in which the parties act jointly as partners and are jointly liable, each party is also individually responsible for the entire contract. Counter-party: a copy of a contract often drawn up to allow each contracting party to have its own copy. A contract may contain a counterpart clause allowing the contracting parties to each sign their own copy of the contract, instead of requiring all contracting parties to purchase a copy. A contract comes in the form of a contract or a simple contract. An act is an old form of contract that stipulates that the agreement must be written and signed by all parties. It must be certified and delivered by a neutral third party.

A deed would be a mortgage or marriage license. Guarantees/conditions (not applicable in Scotland) It is important to distinguish between clauses that are fundamental to the treaty and those that are less important. The former (fundamental, i.e. at the heart of the contract) are conditions, the latter (less vital clauses) are guarantees.