Legal Alerts / 17 Mar 2014

Legal Alert – General Terms and Conditions of Government IT Procurement (JIT 2014) Reform Project in Progress

General Terms and Conditions of Government IT Procurement (JIT 2014) reform is progressing in spring 2014. Advisory Committee on Information Management in Public Administration (JUHTA) and JUHTA’s subdivision JHS have been preparing this reform. The new JIT 2014 terms and conditions will replace the previous General Terms and Conditions of Government IT Procurement from year 2007. The JIT 2014 terms and conditions are intended to come into force in summer / fall of 2014. JIT terms and conditions may be applied e.g. to municipalities’ ICT procurements.

Attorneys at law Borenius follows the JIT 2014 reform. Borenius JIT 2014 working group has also commented the proposal for the new JIT 2014 terms and conditions. In general, Borenius working group considers the reform to be successful. However, Attorneys at law Borenius has commented and paid attention to general terms and condition of price and pricing principles, termination of the contract clause, dispute resolution clause and termination provisions concerning projects that are carried out via agile methods.

Our Outsourcing and IP & Technology practices’ experts actively monitor legal developments and trends of ICT industry, such as, market practice development. Our experts are familiar with business models, market practices and contract terms and conditions applied in ICT sector. Our experts, amongst other, help our clients to find practical solutions to legal challenges in e.g. ICT procurement, IT outsourcing and software licensing. Our Outsourcing and IP & Technology practices have a total of 25 lawyers with solid experience of IP & Technology and ICT related projects.

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