Contracts for July 11, 2022 (2022)

DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs, Tulsa, Oklahoma (HDTRA122D0001); Advanced Research Associates Inc., Alexandria, Virginia (HDTRA122D0002); Parsons Government Services International Inc., Centreville, Virginia (HDTRA122D0003); Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp., Overland Park, Kansas (HDTRA122D0004); and Valiant Global Defense Services Inc., San Diego, California (HDTRA122D0005), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract for the Assessments, Exercises, and Modeling and Simulation Support (AEMSS). The maximum dollar ceiling including the base period and option period for all five contracts combined is $850,000,000. Work will be performed at various locations throughout the world. Task orders issued may be for a duration of one year past the last ordering date of the contracts. Funding will be obligated for each task order and no funds are obligated on the basic contracts. The contracts were competitively procured via solicitation HDTRA120R0006 and the government received 12 offers. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Nuclear Enterprise Contracting Office, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND

Maersk Line Ltd., Norfolk, Virginia, has been awarded a $179,055,206 option period modification to a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract (HTC71119DW026) for international ocean and intermodal, time definite, port-to-port and door-to-door transportation service using ocean common or contract carriers offering regularly scheduled commercial service. Service includes shipment of both containerized and breakbulk cargo. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $698,252,801. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 transportation working capital funds are being obligated at time of award. The location of performance is worldwide as specified on each individual order. The option period of performance is from Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

American President Lines LLC, Washington, D.C, has been awarded a $147,681,597 option period modification to a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract (HTC71119DW014) for international ocean and intermodal, time definite, port-to-port and door-to-door transportation service using ocean common or contract carriers offering regularly scheduled commercial service. Service includes shipment of both containerized and breakbulk cargo. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $575,906,676. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 transportation working capital funds are being obligated at time of award. The location of performance is worldwide as specified on each individual order. The option period of performance is from Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier LLC, Parsippany, New Jersey, has been awarded a $88,408,396 option period modification to a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract (HTC71119DW015) for international ocean and intermodal, time definite, port-to-port and door-to-door transportation service using ocean common or contract carriers offering regularly scheduled commercial service. Service includes shipment of both containerized and breakbulk cargo. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $344,761,884. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 transportation working capital funds are being obligated at time of award. The location of performance is worldwide as specified on each individual order. The option period of performance is from Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

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Matson Navigation Company Inc., Oakland, California, has been awarded a $74,960,005 option period modification to a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract (HTC71119DW027) for international ocean and intermodal, time definite, port-to-port and door-to-door transportation service using ocean common or contract carriers offering regularly scheduled commercial service. Service includes shipment of both containerized and breakbulk cargo. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $292,317,854. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 transportation working capital funds are being obligated at time of award. The location of performance is worldwide as specified on each individual order. The option period of performance is from Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Liberty Global Logistics LLC, Lake Success, New York, has been awarded a $71,945,608 option period modification to a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract (HTC71119DW025) for international ocean and intermodal, time definite, port-to-port and door-to-door transportation service using ocean common or contract carriers offering regularly scheduled commercial service. Service includes shipment of both containerized and breakbulk cargo. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $280,562,757. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 transportation working capital funds are being obligated at time of award. The location of performance is worldwide as specified on each individual order. The option period of performance is from Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Farrell Lines Inc., Dulles, Virginia, has been awarded a $65,212,459 option period modification to a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract (HTC71119DW021) for international ocean and intermodal, time definite, port-to-port and door-to-door transportation service using ocean common or contract carriers offering regularly scheduled commercial service. Service includes shipment of both containerized and breakbulk cargo. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $254,305,826. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 transportation working capital funds are being obligated at time of award. The location of performance is worldwide as specified on each individual order. The option period of performance is from Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Hapag-Lloyd USA LLC, Piscataway, New Jersey, has been awarded a $58,843,425 option period modification to a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract (HTC71119DW023) for international ocean and intermodal, time definite, port-to-port and door-to-door transportation service using ocean common or contract carriers offering regularly scheduled commercial service. Service includes shipment of both containerized and breakbulk cargo. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $229,468,817. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 transportation working capital funds are being obligated at time of award. The location of performance is worldwide as specified on each individual order. The option period of performance is from Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Waterman Transport Inc., New York, New York, has been awarded a $35,784,777 option period modification to a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract (HTC71119DW016) for international ocean and intermodal, time definite, port-to-port and door-to-door transportation service using ocean common or contract carriers offering regularly scheduled commercial service. Service includes shipment of both containerized and breakbulk cargo. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $139,548,140. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 transportation working capital funds are being obligated at time of award. The location of performance is worldwide as specified on each individual order. The option period of performance is from Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

TOTE Maritime Alaska LLC, Federal Way, Washington, has been awarded a $20,474,026 option period modification to a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract (HTC71119DW036) for international ocean and intermodal, time definite, port-to-port and door-to-door transportation service using ocean common or contract carriers offering regularly scheduled commercial service. Service includes shipment of both containerized and breakbulk cargo. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $79,841,554. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 transportation working capital funds are being obligated at time of award. The location of performance is worldwide as specified on each individual order. The option period of performance is from Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

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TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico LLC, Jacksonville, Florida, has been awarded a $14,737,717 option period modification to a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract (HTC71119DW037) for international ocean and intermodal, time definite, port-to-port and door-to-door transportation service using ocean common or contract carriers offering regularly scheduled commercial service. Service includes shipment of both containerized and breakbulk cargo. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $57,471,953. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 transportation working capital funds are being obligated at time of award. The location of performance is worldwide as specified on each individual order. The option period of performance is from Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Schuyler Line Navigation Co. LLC, Annapolis, Maryland, has been awarded a $12,815,666 option period modification to a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract (HTC71119DW031) for international ocean and intermodal, time definite, port-to-port and door-to-door transportation service using ocean common or contract carriers offering regularly scheduled commercial service. Service includes shipment of both containerized and breakbulk cargo. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $49,976,623. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 transportation working capital funds are being obligated at time of award. The location of performance is worldwide as specified on each individual order. The option period of performance is from Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Young Brothers Ltd., Honolulu, Hawaii, has been awarded a $7,676,267 option period modification to a previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract (HTC71119DW040) for international ocean and intermodal, time definite, port-to-port and door-to-door transportation service using ocean common or contract carriers offering regularly scheduled commercial service. Service includes shipment of both containerized and breakbulk cargo. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $29,934,764. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 transportation working capital funds are being obligated at time of award. The location of performance is worldwide as specified on each individual order. The option period of performance is from Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

ARMY

Geiger Brothers Inc.,* Jackson, Ohio (W91237-22-D-0013); Mi-De-Con Inc.,* Ironton, Ohio (W91237-22-D-0014); Massillon Construction and Supply LLC,* Massillon, Ohio (W91237-22-D-0015); and Brannon Contracting and Maintenance Services LLC,* Zanesville, Ohio (W91237-22-D-0016), will compete for each order of the $90,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for various small construction projects for the Great Lakes and Ohio River. Bids were solicited via the internet with nine received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 10, 2027. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, West Virginia, is the contracting activity.

The Dutra Group, San Rafael, California, was awarded a $57,619,939 firm-fixed-price contract for Phase 4 of the Mobile Harbor Project. Bids were solicited via the internet with five received. Work will be performed in Irvington, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 26, 2024. Fiscal 2020 civil construction funds, and fiscal 2022 civil operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $57,619,939 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W91278-22-C-0025).

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Weeks Marine Inc., Covington, Louisiana, was awarded a $50,035,435 firm-fixed-price contract for the Union Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project. Bids were solicited via the internet with six received. Work will be performed in Union Beach, New Jersey, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 15, 2024. Fiscal 2022 civil operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $50,035,435 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York, New York, is the contracting activity (W912DS-22-C-0008).

Alberici Constructors Inc., doing business as Midwest Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $47,711,030 firm-fixed-price contract for replacement of the miter gates, electrical systems and valve recesses at Dresden Island Lock. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Morris, Illinois, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 29, 2024. Fiscal 2022 civil construction funds in the amount of $47,711,030 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W912EK-22-C-0022).

Vet Industrial Inc.,* Bremerton, Washington, was awarded an $18,313,275 firm-fixed-price contract for Phase 2A site development at Lakewood, Washington. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Tacoma, Washington, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 19, 2024. Fiscal 2021 Department of Veteran's Affairs major construction funds in the amount of $18,313,275 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington, is the contracting activity (W912DW-22-C-0005).

Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $9,454,756 modification (P00055) to contract W31P4Q-21-F-0033 for hardware-in-the-loop aviation systems engineering services. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

NAVY

WSM Pacific SIOP JV, Honolulu, Hawaii, is awarded $35,991,143 for a firm-fixed-price modification to a previously issued task order (N4425522F4035) placed against basic contract N62742-21-D-0001. This modification provides for architect-engineer design services for the multi-mission dry dock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington. Work will be performed in Bremerton, Washington, and is expected to be completed by September 2023. Fiscal 2022 military construction – planning and design (Navy) funds in the amount of $35,991,143 will be obligated at time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Northwest, Silverdale, Washington, is the contracting activity.

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L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, Madison, Mississippi, is awarded a $23,467,814 modification (P00021) to a previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirements contract. This modification extends services and adds hours for continued depot level maintenance, logistics, and sustaining engineering services in support of the C-12 Navy aircraft and the C-12 Marine Corps Reserve aircraft. Work will be performed in Belle Chasse, Louisiana (13.79%); Okinawa, Japan (13.79%); Bahrain (10.34%); Atsugi, Japan (10.34%); Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (10.34%); Iwakuni, Japan (6.9%); New River, North Carolina (6.9%); Beaufort, South Carolina (6.9%); Yuma, Arizona (6.9%); Patuxent River, Maryland (6.9%); Camp Pendleton, California (3.45%); and Misawa, Japan (3.45%), and is expected to be completed in January 2023. No funds will be obligated at the time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded an $18,775,412 firm-fixed-price modification (P00032) to a previously awarded contract (N0001918C1046). This modification exercises options to procure the following aircraft armament equipment for F/A-18E/F production aircraft: SUU-79C/A wing pylons for 10 aircraft, SUU-80A/A low drag pylons for 4 aircraft, and ADU-773A/A adapters for 22 aircraft, as well as provide sustaining engineering. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona (79%); and St. Louis, Missouri (21%), and is expected to be completed in August 2028. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $18,775,412 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., Minneapolis, Minnesota, is awarded an $11,368,565 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-21-C-4106 for the manufacture and delivery of Virginia-class propulsor components and assembly. Work will be performed in Louisville, Kentucky (90%); and Minneapolis, Minnesota (10%), and is expected to be completed by February 2025. Fiscal 2022 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $11,368,565 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is awarded a $9,035,577 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to previously awarded contract N00024-17-C-6259 to exercise an option for engineering design development and kit procurements. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia (65%); Clearwater, Florida (32%); Syracuse, New York (2%); and Marion, Florida (1%), and is expected to be completed by May 2027. Fiscal 2022 other procurement (Navy) $9,035,577 funding will be obligated at time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Four Tribes Enterprises, Gaithersburg, Maryland, has been awarded a $25,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for minor construction services. This contract provides for the personnel, labor, tools, materials and equipment necessary to complete each construction task order. Projects will be in support of real property maintenance, repair, alteration, and new construction. Work will be performed at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, Arizona; the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Arizona; Fort Tuthill Recreation Area, Flagstaff, Arizona; the 161st Air National Guard at Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, Arizona; and Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by July 11, 2027. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The contracting activity is the Luke AFB, 56th Contracting Squadron, Glendale, Arizona (FA488722D0005).

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DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

Applied Physical Sciences Corp., Groton, Connecticut, has been awarded a $16,694,977 modification (P00009) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Phase 3B of a research project for undersea sensing systems. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $45,428,932 from $28,733,955. Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut (91%); Orange, California (5%); and Woburn, Massachusetts (4%), with an expected completion date of October 2023. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test, and engineering funds in the amount of $16,694,977 are being obligated at time of modification award. This contract was a competitive acquisition in accordance with original broad agency announcement HR001117S0034. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HR001120C00100).

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FAQs

Do the SCCs need to be signed? ›

The SCCs do need to be signed by, and binding on, all parties to a commercial contract, but again, the Q&As do not prescribe how this should be formalised (e.g. whether electronic signatures are acceptable, as is the case in the UK).

What is offer and acceptance in contract law? ›

The meaning of offer and acceptance is the basis of a contract. To form a contract, there must be an offer made by one party which is, in turn, accepted by another party, and then, in most cases goods and/or services must be exchanged between the two.

Can you modify standard contractual clauses? ›

You may add or amend these clauses if you think they are appropriate. If you add any clauses, you must make sure that: they are only about business related issues only and do not alter the effect of the standard contractual clauses.

What is the docking clause? ›

3. The new optional “docking clause” expressly permits adding new parties to the clauses, but parties should set out the procedure for how this will work in practice.

Are SCCs still valid? ›

Organisations are allowed to continue entering new contracts on the basis of the old EU SCCs until 22 September 2022, at which date any new contracts for exports must be based on the new UK SCCs.

When should SCCs be used? ›

21 September 2022: New contracts must use the new UK SCCs from this point on. 27 December 2022: Organisations need to have transitioned all existing contracts using the old Directive SCCs to the new EU SCCs by this date.

What are the 3 requirements of an offer? ›

There are mainly three essential elements of a valid offer:
  • (1) The offer must be Communicated.
  • (2)Terms of the offer must be clear and definite.
  • (3)Must create a legal relationship.
  • (1) Must be unconditional and absolute.
  • (2) Must be expressed in some usual and reasonable manner.
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What are the 3 requirements of an acceptance? ›

Rules regarding Valid Acceptance
  • 1] Acceptance can only be given to whom the offer was made. ...
  • 2] It has to be absolute and unqualified. ...
  • 3] Acceptance must be communicated. ...
  • 4] It must be in the prescribed mode. ...
  • 5] Implied Acceptance.

Who Cannot enter into a contract? ›

Minors. Any person who is not of the age of majority is a minor. In India, 18 years is the age of majority. Below the age of 18 years does not have the capacity to enter into a contract.

Can you negotiate standard contractual clauses? ›

According to the European Data Protection Board, the use of standard contractual clauses is not necessarily preferred over negotiating an individual agreement. Nonetheless, standard contractual clauses may simplify the negotiations between controllers and processors over data processing agreements.

Are standard contractual clauses still valid? ›

As you may recall from our previous advisory, "The European Commission Implements New Standard Contractual Clauses" (which you can read here), existing data sharing contracts that include the old standard contractual clauses ("SCCs") will only remain valid until 27 December 2022.

Do standard contractual clauses need to be signed? ›

How should the SCCs be executed? The SCCs may be incorporated into an underlying contract. However, the Commission confirmed that: the SCCs must be signed in Annex I.A to ensure the SCCs are binding on all data exporters and all data importers in accordance with local law requirements, and.

Are the new SCCs negotiable? ›

Similar to the Old SCCs, the provisions of the New SCCs are non-negotiable and non-amendable. Businesses should begin to identify any contractual arrangements with third parties that rely on the Old SCCs for the transfer of personal data, as it will only be possible to do so until December 27, 2022.

What benefits do the new standard contractual clauses offer? ›

SCCs are designed to harmonise data protection between those countries within the EEA and those without adequacy this in turn ensures that personal data is protected to a level that is acceptable under GDPR. SCCs are easy to use and could remove the need for the negotiation of individual contracts.

Which is standardized contract? ›

A standardized contract is a legal agreement between two or more parties whereby one party has set out contractual terms that are mostly non-negotiable.

Can I use the old SCCs? ›

Existing data transfers

After the transition period ends, you can continue to rely on existing SCCs which you have in place for restricted transfers from the UK.

How long are old SCCs valid? ›

For existing SCCs, there's effectively an 18-month period from the effective date to adopt the New SCCs.

What are the new SCCs? ›

The new SCCs have a modular approach and cover more situations than the old model clauses. Stronger protection for personal data is introduced, new obligations on the parties to assess the legality of the intended transfer and increased transparency towards customers and individuals.

Can you modify the SCCs? ›

Can you amend the new SCCs? The best answer to this is “yes, but...” It has long been considered a truism that parties cannot amend the SCCs. This, in fact, was never the case — commercial additions to the prior SCCs were permitted provided they did not contradict the SCCs.

Can you incorporate SCCs by reference? ›

Incorporation of SCCs by reference is also subject to national laws. The Commission does not expressly endorse the approach of incorporation of SCCs by reference, as seems to be emerging as market practice in many commercial sectors, instead of including the full text of the SCCs into a broader commercial agreement.

Why are SCCs important? ›

Importantly, the new SCCs address the deficiencies in its previous version and reflect the GDPR's data transfer requirements as well as some Schrems II related developments. They also provide more legal predictability to EU businesses and offer more flexibility for complex data processing chains.

What are the top 5 things every contract needs? ›

The 5 elements of a legally binding contract are made up of:
  • An offer.
  • Acceptance,
  • Consideration.
  • Mutuality of obligation.
  • Competency and capacity.

What should I know before signing a contract? ›

5 Key Steps to Take Before Signing a Contract
  • Check Your Contact Details. While it seems obvious, ensuring that your contract contains the correct details is a step that is many often miss. ...
  • Check the Obligations. ...
  • Check the Price. ...
  • Know How to End the Contract. ...
  • Talk to a Lawyer.
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What makes a valid contract? ›

The basic elements required for the agreement to be a legally enforceable contract are: mutual assent, expressed by a valid offer and acceptance; adequate consideration; capacity; and legality. In some states, elements of consideration can be satisfied by a valid substitute.

How do I accept a contract offer? ›

Job Offer Acceptance Letter
  1. Thank the employer. Start off the acceptance letter by thanking the employer for the offer. ...
  2. Accept the job offer. ...
  3. Clarify any remaining points in the offer. ...
  4. State your starting date. ...
  5. Conclude on a positive note.

What is not an offer? ›

A simple price quote is generally not regarded as an offer. While an advertisement may be considered an invitation to an offer, it is not an actual offer. However, if an advertisement promises to give out an award, it may constitute an offer.

What are the rules as to offer? ›

  • 1.2.1 1] Offer must create Legal Relations.
  • 1.2.2 2] Offer must be Clear, not Vague.
  • 1.2.3 3] Offer must be Communicated to the Offeree.
  • 1.2.4 4] Offer may be Conditional.
  • 1.2.5 5] Offer cannot contain a Negative Condition.
  • 1.2.6 6] Offer can be Specific or General.
  • 1.2.7 7] Offer may be Expressed or Implied.

What can make a contract invalid? ›

If the subject matter is illegal, the contract will not be valid. All terms of your contract must not contravene any federal or state law. If the formation or performance of the contract will require a party to break the law, the contract is invalid.

What makes a contract void? ›

A contract may be deemed void if the agreement is not enforceable as it was originally written. In such instances, void contracts (also referred to as "void agreements"), involve agreements that are either illegal in nature or in violation of fairness or public policy.

What makes a contract null and void? ›

If a contract states something unlawful or illegal in it, then the contract automatically becomes null and void. And if the other person fails to complete the contract, there will be no legal actions taken as the agreement was invalid.

What is a transfer impact assessment? ›

A TIA is an analysis by a data controller or a data processor of the impact and security implications of a transfer to a country outside the EEA that does not benefit from an adequacy finding by the Commission.

What is the Schrems II decision? ›

The Schrems II Judgment

It was ruled that the provisions of US laws do not satisfy requirements that are essentially equivalent to those required under EU law. In the decision, the CJEU noted that: US public authorities' use and access of EU data were not restricted by the principle of proportionality; and.

What are Standard Contractual Clauses in GDPR? ›

Standard contractual clauses for data transfers between EU and non-EU countries. According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), contractual clauses ensuring appropriate data protection safeguards can be used as a ground for data transfers from the EU to third countries.

What are binding corporate rules under GDPR? ›

Binding Corporate Rules ('BCRs') are one way that controllers and processors can comply with the GDPR's third country data transfer requirements. They are explicitly recognised in the GDPR as a mechanism providing appropriate safeguards for third country data transfers (Article 46(2)(b) and 47, GDPR).

What are ad hoc contractual clauses? ›

“Ad hoc” clauses. If controllers or processors do not use for the European Commission's standard contractual clauses, they can draft their own contractual clauses (“ad hoc” clauses) offering sufficient data protection safeguards.

Who is responsible under the GDPR to make a notification? ›

The processor shall notify the controller without undue delay after becoming aware of a personal data breach.

How many data protection principles are there? ›

The GDPR sets out seven principles for the lawful processing of personal data. Processing includes the collection, organisation, structuring, storage, alteration, consultation, use, communication, combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of personal data.

What is data processing agreement? ›

A data processing agreement, or DPA, is an agreement between a data controller (such as a company) and a data processor (such as a third-party service provider). It regulates any personal data processing conducted for business purposes. A DPA may also be called a GDPR data processing agreement.

Can the standard contractual clauses be incorporated by reference? ›

Instead of entering into stand-alone SCCs, it is also possible to incorporate the clauses and modules by reference into the existing contract so long as the supplementary documents are completed.

Do you need SCCs in UK? ›

Contracts entered into on or before 21 September 2021 that use the Old EU SCCs as a means of complying with the UK data protection rules for international data transfers can still be used until 21 March 2024. Other transfers that rely on SCCs should comply with the New UK SCCs from 21 March 2022.

Can you incorporate SCCs by reference? ›

Incorporation of SCCs by reference is also subject to national laws. The Commission does not expressly endorse the approach of incorporation of SCCs by reference, as seems to be emerging as market practice in many commercial sectors, instead of including the full text of the SCCs into a broader commercial agreement.

Can you use new SCCs in UK? ›

The European Commission are consulting on new draft SCCs, which we expect will be formally issued some time in 2021. This means they will not be valid SCCs for restricted transfers from the UK. The recent Schrems II decision will continue to apply if you are making a restricted transfer from the UK using SCCs.

Has the UK adopted the new EU SCCs? ›

However, the European Commission went on to adopt new EU Standard Contractual Clauses (the “New EU SCCs”) (taking into account, in particular, the landmark Schrems II decision) which did not apply to the UK as they were put in place post-Brexit.

How long can personal data be kept for? ›

You can keep personal data indefinitely if you are holding it only for: archiving purposes in the public interest; scientific or historical research purposes; or.

Are standard contractual clauses still valid? ›

As you may recall from our previous advisory, "The European Commission Implements New Standard Contractual Clauses" (which you can read here), existing data sharing contracts that include the old standard contractual clauses ("SCCs") will only remain valid until 27 December 2022.

What are the 8 rights of individuals under GDPR? ›

Data retention policy (how long data is stored) Explanation of rights to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, and portability. Explanation of right to withdraw consent. Explanation of right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority.

Do you need a DPA with the new SCCs? ›

Do I need to update my DPA to account for new SCCs and when? Yes, but there is a grace period. If you have negotiated a separate DPA with Twilio that includes the prior EU-approved version of the SCCs, those SCCs will remain in place and effective until December 27, 2022.

Can you modify the SCCs? ›

Can you amend the new SCCs? The best answer to this is “yes, but...” It has long been considered a truism that parties cannot amend the SCCs. This, in fact, was never the case — commercial additions to the prior SCCs were permitted provided they did not contradict the SCCs.

Can you negotiate standard contractual clauses? ›

According to the European Data Protection Board, the use of standard contractual clauses is not necessarily preferred over negotiating an individual agreement. Nonetheless, standard contractual clauses may simplify the negotiations between controllers and processors over data processing agreements.

What are the new SCCs? ›

The new SCCs have a modular approach and cover more situations than the old model clauses. Stronger protection for personal data is introduced, new obligations on the parties to assess the legality of the intended transfer and increased transparency towards customers and individuals.

Can EU SCCs be used for UK? ›

In the UK regime these are known as 'adequacy regulations'. There are also provisions which allow the continued use of any EU Standard Contractual Clauses ('SCCs'), valid as at 31 December 2020, as long as the contract was entered into before 21 September 2022.

When did New EU SCCs come out? ›

The New SCCs come into effect on June 27, 2021. Under Article 46 of the GDPR, the Standard Contractual Clauses provide a legal basis for cross-border data transfers between entities in European Union member states and entities importing the data in non-EU countries.

Is the UK still part of Europe 2022? ›

The UK is the first and only sovereign country to have left the EU. The UK had been a member state of the EU and its predecessor the European Communities (EC) since 1 January 1973.

Do you have to use standard contractual clauses for transfers from EEA to UK? ›

EEA organisations can still make these transfers using an appropriate safeguard from the EU GDPR. Usually, the simplest way to provide an appropriate safeguard for a restricted transfer from the EEA to the UK is to enter into standard contractual clauses with the sender of the personal data.

What is the Schrems II decision? ›

The Schrems II Judgment

It was ruled that the provisions of US laws do not satisfy requirements that are essentially equivalent to those required under EU law. In the decision, the CJEU noted that: US public authorities' use and access of EU data were not restricted by the principle of proportionality; and.

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