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Research is at the heart of what we do. With over 20 years of dedicated research into commerce and contract management, our members benefit from our latest insights, leading practices and professional development programs. 

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Are contracts just bureaucratic paperwork or strategic assets in your organization?

We are researching the extent to which people's perceptions regarding the purpose and value of contracts has evolved over time. This survey explores key aspects like the primary purposes contracts serve, how well they fulfill those purposes, clarity of contract ownership and processes, and if contracts reflect your brand values and drive competitive advantage.

Your perspective on the contracting philosophy, strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement is extremely valuable. The insights gained can drive positive change in how contracts provide greater strategic value.

Don't miss this opportunity to contribute your experiences and have your voice heard on evolving contract utilization.

Shape the Future of Sustainable Contracting

As ESG and sustainability terms increasingly enter our contracts, many organizations struggle with how best to apply them and how onerous they should be.

With a growing number of questions from members about norms and standards, we know it’s time for a short survey to capture and share market experience. We are collecting data from both buyers and suppliers and will issue provisional results at World Sustainable Contracting Day on 16th May 2024.

Please take 3-4 minutes to share your experiences and also indicate whether you would be interested in WorldCC developing guidance and standards on this increasingly challenging topic.

This is your chance to see how your input shapes the conversation on ESG in contracting!

Most Negotiated Terms Survey

It’s time once again to discover the key trends in negotiation!

For more than 20 years, our professional community has contributed to this survey of the most negotiated and most important contract terms. The results are used by practitioners, academics, and law firms to plan, strategize and educate.

With input representing more than 8,000 negotiators, the Most Negotiated Terms Report in partnership with WorldCC Foundation provides insights into how the focus varies between industries and geographies. Plus, this year, as worldwide focus on smaller businesses increases, we look in depth at the challenges and opportunities that come from big business: small business relationships.

So please take a few minutes now to give your input and be among the first to benefit from this powerful report, which will help you in your future negotiation success!

How does your salary compare? Where are the best opportunities and the greatest rewards?

Research shows that Commercial and Contract Management roles are receiving increased executive attention. As the leading professional association in this field, employers and practitioners turn to us for the latest data on salaries and compensation packages. We are therefore inviting you to take part in our confidential annual Salary Survey.

Our survey will reveal the job roles and industries where satisfaction is highest, and it will also confirm any existing international variations. The data will be released to all participants as a consolidated report.

How can suppliers and governments build better contracting relationships?

The purpose of this survey, in partnership with University College London, is to investigate how governments make decisions about tendering for and managing contracts and how suppliers make decisions about bidding for and delivering government contracts.

The survey uses brief case-study scenarios to investigate how the public and private sectors develop productive working relationships and how those relationships vary across different geographic locations and industries.

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