Contract, Bilateral

Most contracts in procurement are bilateral, or synallagmatic, contracts, where each party makes promises to the other. When both parties promise to do something, or refrain from doing something that they were not previously legally obligated to do, this leads to mutual consideration, a prerequisite for contract formation. For example, most buyers promise to pay if the seller performs the contract, i.e. each party makes a different promise to the other. See also Consideration.

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