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ADIA Standard equipment sale contract revision

ADIA Standard equipment sale contract revision

2nd Sep 16

Summary —

The ADIA Standard Equipment Sale Contract is to undergo a revision and member businesses are invited to contribute to this work in order to ensure the agreement reflects contemporary business arrangements.

Key Issues For Consideration —

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) publishes the ADIA Standard Equipment Sale Contract for the supply of dental equipment that sets the terms and conditions associated with the sale of dental equipment by member businesses to dental practices.  This contract is now being reviewed and the Association is inviting members the opportunity to contribute to this task.

A task group is being formed to review the terms and conditions within the ADIA Standard Equipment Sale Contract in order to ensure that the contract:

  Reflects the contemporary commercial practices of the industry;
  Provides appropriate levels of protection for member businesses; and

Is user friendly and is in a format readily useable by member businesses.

The ADIA Standard Equipment Sale Contract was last reviewed in 2011 to ensure its consistency with requirements set out in the Australian Consumer Law insofar as they apply to business-to-business dealings.  As part of this review we will seek expert legal advice in order to ensure that the contract continues to ensure that the ADIA member businesses using the document meet their compliance obligations.

It is expected that this task group will meet monthly until December 2016 with the aim of publishing a new version of the agreement early in the new year.  Meetings will be held via teleconference.

If you would like to participate in the review of the ADIA Standard Equipment Sale Contract simply contact the office by email at or by telephone 1300 943 094.

Member engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results.  With respect to matters associated with development of standard contracts, ADIA staff responsible for policy advocacy receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-BAC Business Affairs Committee.

Currency of Information —

This update was issued on 2 September 2016 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations.

Disclaimer —

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