31.6 Acceptance clauses

Acceptance clauses are commonly found in contracts concerning the provision of complex goods or services such as computer systems or building works. An acceptance clause typically describes the method and the criteria for determining whether the purchaser of goods or services accepts them.

An acceptance clause should specify or provide a means for determining:

  1. (a)

        the method of acceptance;

  2. (b)

        the date and place of acceptance;

  3. (c)

        the criteria used to determine whether what is to be provided under the agreement is accepted or rejected, for example when measured against a detailed specification, and where appropriate, any tolerances;

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