We've seen a good deal of the same nonsense. We routinely strike
from vendors' contracts terms that are simply ridiculous. We have the
advantage of having aggressive legal counsel who back us up.
Robert M. Kuhn wrote:
> I've gotten a number of contracts lately that disturb me. One from a
> networking hardware manufacturer and services provider and one from an
> antivirus vendor.
> The former is a scope of work with a paragraph stating that we owe for
> the services, even if they don't result in a configuration meeting the
> SoW. The latter is a 3-year agreement, such that we owe the full
> amount no matter what the antivirus vendor does for or to us over the
> period (including ceasing to produce virus updates.) I'm appalled to
> be doing business with companies like this, but perhaps I'm
> over-reacting. Please let me know what you have been seeing and also
> ding about it.
> Thank you,
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