As a subcontractor, you want to buy construction materials. As a Supplier, you want to sell construction materials.
The process frequently involves Credit Applications, Requests for Proposals, Quotations, Purchase Orders and Confirmations, even before the materials are delivered and a delivery ticket is signed. Often, these documents are traded without ever getting a signature. This results in the legal struggle know as the Battle of the Forms. The Uniform Commercial Code has a set of laws that deals with and provides a consistant structure to use to get fair contracts, but because the way companies offer and accept orders for materials and equipment, the law is very complex, trying to cover every contingency.
Watch this video to learn which laws govern these types of contracts and how to easily navigate the complex web of the Law of Sales so that you will be able to use the rules to your benefit and know what other terms and conditions may be included in your contract by default.