The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(nariad-zakaz), the document that regulates the relationship between the supplier and purchaser of industrial and technical products.

Schedule-orders are issued both to suppliers and to purchasers by the appropriate supply and marketing organizations. These documents must reflect actual resource availabilities and must be issued not later than 15 days after notifications of basic resource allocation have been received. A standard form for schedule-orders was adopted by the State Committee for Material and Technical Supply of the Council of Ministers of the USSR in 1969, and its use is mandatory for all supply and marketing organizations. Schedule-orders are drawn up based on the requisitions and specifications submitted by purchasers for the entire period for which resources have been allocated. Delivery contracts are concluded on the basis of existing schedule-orders. A schedule-order newly put into effect can supplant a prior contract.

A standard schedule-order contains the names of the parties supplying and purchasing the products ordered, the quantity to be provided, the general term of delivery (one year or six months, for example), technical specifications, and essential payment and transport provisions. The acceptance of a schedule-order for implementation signifies that a contractual relationship has been established, with each party liable for any failure to meet its obligations. The procedures for issuing and revising schedule-orders are prescribed in the Statute on Deliveries of Industrial and Technical Products (Collected Decrees of the USSR, 1969, no. 11, art. 64), which was affirmed in Decree No. 269 of the Council of Ministers of the USSR of Apr. 9, 1969.


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