Accession Number : ADA119017

Title :   Small Purchases.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Roberts,G Keith

PDF Url : ADA119017

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : The thesis analyzes the procedures, principles, and problem areas which are applicable to small purchase contracting. Chapter 1 is devoted to an overall understanding of the common procedures used in small dollar purchases. An indepth analysis of the small purchase procedure in its unique and most frequent form, i.e. unilateral contract, is contained in Chapter 2. The discussion of the unilateral contract includes the issues of when the offer is created, when a contract arises, and the nature of the obligations of both contracting parties. Chapter 3 further expands the discussion of the unilateral contract by examining the right of the offeror to revoke/cancel the offer to enter into a unilateral contract and the procedure which is applicable thereto. Finally, Chapter 4 looks at the disputes process not only from the aspect of the procedures that are available, but also the problems faced by the lack of common remedy-granting clauses in the small purchase forms. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Procurement, *Contract administration, *Contracts, Policies, Acquisition, Costs, Agreements, Decision making, Government procurement, Contract proposals, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE