Trading Partner Agreement
The State of Ohio requires that all its EDI customers have a Trading
Partner Agreement (TPA) on file as a prerequisite for participating
in the EDI program. An EDI Trading Partner Agreement is a contract between
parties who have chosen to become electronic business partners . The
TPA stipulates the general terms and conditions under which the partners
agree to exchange information electronically. The document defines participant
roles, communication and security requirements, and designates the electronic
documents to be exchanged. The state has developed a Trading Partner
Agreement, based on the American Bar Association's 1990 model TPA agreement,
that is used by all state agencies.
The Transaction Agreement is a document referenced by the Trading Partner
Agreement that contains variable information that can be unique to each
trading partner. Together the Trading Partner Agreement and Transaction
Agreement, both with authorized signatures, constitute the legal agreement
between the state and a trading partner.
NOTE: You must use a version of Acrobat Reader
4.0 or higher to view the Trading Partner Agreement and Transaction
Agreement. If needed, download the
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Please print out the Trading Partner Agreement and the Transaction
Agreement. Then fill them out and fax them to:
Electronic Commerce Center
1320 Arthur E. Adams Drive, 3rd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43221-3595
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This page last updated September 17, 2003.