TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. CONTRACT. Buyer's purchase order, including all of its terms and conditions, together with any documents of Buyer or supplemental terms and conditions of Buyer stated
or referenced on the face of the purchase order, constitutes the complete, final and exclusive statement of the contract between Buyer and Seller. Acceptance of Buyer's order is expressly limited to these terms and conditions. Additional, different
or inconsistent terms and conditions proposed by Seller in its quotation, acknowledgement or acceptance of this purchase order or otherwise, are objected to and rejected. Buyer's acceptance of goods or services from Seller shall not be deemed to be
an acceptance of any such conditional, different, or inconsistent terms and conditions. No changes or additions of any kind to the terms and conditions stated herein, or waiver of any kind shall be binding on Buyer unless agreed to in writing signed
by an authorized representative of Buyer. Commencement of performance by Seller shall be an acceptance of all of Buyer's terms and conditions.
2. SHIPPING AND BILLING. Seller agrees to comply fully with all shipping and billing instructions of Buyer. Goods are to be prepared for shipment with due care but no charge shall be allowed for cartage, packing or other handling
activities unless agreed upon in writing. All goods must be shipped in time to meet delivery schedules (time is of the essence) and at the most advantageous rates unless otherwise authorized in writing by the Buyer. Invoices subject to cash discount
shall be mailed on the day they are dated and, if not, the discount period begins on the day received by Buyer's accounting department. If a billing of lading or express receipt is not attached to the invoice, the discount period shall begin when
documents are received by Buyer's purchasing department. All expenses incurred by Seller's failure to furnish necessary documents shall be charged to and paid by Seller. Buyer shall have no liability for goods delivered to it which are in excess of
quantities specified in delivery schedules and reserves the right to return at Seller's risk and expense all goods received by it in advance of the wanted date for subsequent delivery on the wanted date. Seller shall bear all risk of loss or damages
to all goods ordered until they are actually received by the Buyer.
3. PRICE. Seller warrants that the prices quoted to Buyer are the lowest that these or similar goods or services are sold by Seller to others and that they are complete and that no additional charges of any type shall be added without
Buyer's express written consent in advance. Seller agrees that any price reduction for these or similar goods or services after placement of this order but prior to payment will be applicable to this order.
4. CHANGES. Buyer shall have the right at anytime prior to the complete delivery of the goods or services to make changes therein and changes in packaging, time, place and schedule of delivery and method of transportation and Seller
agrees to accept such changes. If any such changes cause an increase or decrease in cost or the time required for performance, and an itemized claim for adjustment is made within thirty (30) days of the notice of change, and equitable adjustment will
be made and this agreement modified in writing in accordance with the adjustment.
5. INSPECTION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE. All goods and services ordered by Buyer shall be Subject before delivery to inspection, tests, and audits by Buyer at reasonable times and places. Seller agrees to provide access for Buyer
to all facilities at all reasonable times for such inspection, tests, and audits, and, at no additional cost, to provide all tools, equipment, and assistance reasonably necessary. Inspection, tests, or audits before delivery to Buyer do not constitute
final acceptance nor do they or any other inspecting, testing, or auditing by Buyer, or failure of Buyer to do so, relieve Seller from exclusive responsibility for furnishing goods or services in full conformance with this order. Seller warrants that
it has and will maintain an adequate quality assurance and/or control program for the goods or services ordered and that it makes and maintains adequate authenticated quality control and/or assurance reports, records, certificates, affidavits, and
the like relating to the goods or services ordered. Seller agrees that upon request and at no additional charge, it will promptly furnish authenticated copies thereof as well as applicable certificates of conformance and/or compliance acceptable to
Buyer at the time of or after delivery.
6. REJECTION. Goods and services of Seller shall be received subject to inspection and approval by Buyer after delivery. Buyer may give Seller notice of rejection or revocation of acceptance ('rejection' herein), notwithstanding
any payment, passage of title, approval, prior test or inspection. No inspection, approval, test delay or failure to inspect or test or failure to discover any defect or other nonconformance shall relieve Seller of any obligations hereunder or impair
or waive any right or remedy of Buyer. If it is Buyer's judgment that they do not conform with the requirements of the order, Buyer shall have the right to reject them and, in addition to its other rights and remedies, Buyer shall have, without limitation,
all of the following rights: (1) to return them to Seller for reimbursement, credit, replacement, or corrections as Buyer may direct; (2) to correct, rework, and/or replace them with the additional cost to be charged to and paid by Seller; and (3)
to hold them at Seller's risk and expense for disposal or correction according to Seller's instructions. Any goods rejected by Buyer that are returned to Seller shall be at Seller's risk and expense with the cost of packaging, handling, inspection,
examination, transportation and the like incidental thereto, to be charged to and paid by Seller. Such goods shall not thereafter be tendered to Buyer for acceptance unless the previous rejection and requirement of correction are disclosed to Buyer
7. TERMINATION. Buyer has the right to terminate this order and contract for convenience, in whole or in part, at any time upon written notice to Seller. Unless such termination is due to default of Seller or failure of Seller to
assure adequate performance, Buyer shall pay Seller on a pro rata basis for work completed as of the date of termination and upon such payment all equipment, materials, work-in-progress, finished goods, drawings, information, special tooling, and
other things for which Buyer has paid shall at Buyer's option become the property of Buyer and be released by Seller to Buyer upon demand for pick-up and removal. The provisions of this clause are without prejudice to any other rights or remedies
of Buyer including those resulting from default by Seller.
8. CANCELLATION. Buyer shall have the right to cancel this order and contract, in whole or in part, if the goods or services are in Buyer's judgment non-conforming or defective or not delivered as scheduled, or if Seller fails to
comply with or fulfill any of the terms and conditions of the order with Buyer's shipping and billing instructions, or if in Buyer's opinion the credit or ability of Seller to perform becomes impaired, whereupon Buyer shall have the continuing
right to obtain the goods or services ordered from another source with any resulting increase in cost thereof charged to and paid by Seller, all without prejudice to any other rights or remedies of Buyer and in addition thereto.
9. PAYMENTS. Payments by Buyer of an invoice from Seller does not constitute acceptance of the goods or services covered by the invoice. If the work covered by this order may give rise to mechanics' liens or the like, payment shall
not be due and the cash discount period shall not commence until Seller has delivered to Buyer a complete release of all liens arising out of the work or receipt in full covering all labor and materials for which a lien could be filed or a bond satisfactory
to the Buyer indemnifying it against any lien.
10. CONFIDENTIALITY. Seller agrees not to publicize the fact that Buyer has contracted with Seller and not to disclose any details or other information about the order without Buyer's written permission. Unless otherwise known to
the public, all information disclosed by Buyer to Seller is confidential and proprietary and Seller agrees that it shall not be disclosed or used except for the purpose of performing this agreement. All things (such as drawings, documents, etc.) containing
such information are the property of Buyer and are to be delivered to it upon demand. Seller agrees that no information disclosed by it to Buyer shall be confidential unless due notice thereof is given in advance to and accepted by Buyer in writing.
11. WARRANTIES. Seller warrants that all goods and services furnished under the order will conform to applicable specifications, instructions, drawings, data, samples, standards, and regulations, will be merchantable, of best quality,
material and workmanship and free from all defects, will be as described and advertised and fit for the intended purposes, and will be free from all liens and encumbrances. These warranties are in addition to all other warranties, expressed, implied
or statutory. Seller shall indemnify, defend and hold Buyer fully harmless from any breach of these warranties and this shall be without prejudice to any other rights or remedies of Buyer. Limitations on Buyer's remedy (or disclaimers of warranties)
in documents of Seller, or otherwise, shall not be effective and are rejected. All warranties and all provisions of this clause shall survive inspection or acceptance of payment for, and use of the goods or services ordered and completion, termination,
or cancellation of the contract, and shall run to Buyer, its customers, successors, and assigns, and to users of the goods or services.
12. BUYER'S PROPERTY AND PARTS. All property of any kind supplied by or paid for by Buyer shall be and remain Buyer's property and Seller agrees to be accountable for it and to maintain it in good condition and repair except to
the extent that it is integrated into goods furnished by Seller to Buyer under this order. Parts of Buyer which have been or are to be processed by Seller are consigned to Seller for the work specified and remain Buyer's property. Property and parts
of Buyer shall not be used for any purpose except to satisfy this or other orders of Buyer to Seller. All Buyer's property and parts while in Seller's custody or control shall be held at Seller's risk, free of all liens, encumbrances, or security
interests of Seller or third parties, and shall be kept insured by Seller at Seller's expense in an amount equal to replacement cost with loss payable to Buyer. Seller agrees to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify Buyer against all loss or damage
to such property or parts against claims of loss or damage arising out of such property of parts while they are in Seller's custody or control. All property and parts are Subject to removal by Buyer at any time and to return upon Buyer's request.
13. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. Seller is and shall remain an independent contractor. No employee, agent, or representative of Seller or its subcontractors shall be deemed to be an employee of Buyer. Seller shall provide all safeguards
and take all necessary precautions in connection with work and services performed by or for it relating to this purchase order to prevent the occurrence of any accident, injury, death, loss, or damage to any person or property and shall be solely
responsible therefore. Seller warrants that all work and services relating to this purchase order will be done in a safe, proper, and workmanlike manner and in compliance with all applicable codes, regulations, laws, standards and specifications concerning
safety, performance, and otherwise and, without limitation, including work and services on or to premises controlled by Buyer and to or with property or parts of Buyer. Seller agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Buyer harmless from all claims based
on injury to or by Seller's employees, agents, or representatives or those of its subcontractors.
14. INDEMNIFICATION. Seller shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Buyer, its employees, agents, representatives, customers, and users of Seller's goods and services from and against all demands, claims, damages, loss, or
liabilities of every kind and nature (including attorney fees and recall costs) based upon any allegations of, or resulting from, any defect or non-conformity in the goods or services purchased by Buyer, or any default or breach of this contract by
Seller, or any act or omission of Seller, its agents, employees, or representatives, or those of its subcontractors. Seller agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, protect and defend the Buyer, its successors and assigns, its customers and the users of
its products against all suits and from all claims, demands, judgments, settlements, costs, losses, damages, and attorney fees for actual or alleged infringement of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, or other actual or alleged rights
of third parties in connection with the goods or services of Seller, provided that they are used as normally intended and are not made or performed to Buyer's own specifications. All obligations of Seller to indemnify, hold harmless, protect and defend
are in addition to warranty obligations and all other rights or remedies of Buyer and survive acceptance and use of the goods or services, payment, and completion, termination, or cancellation of the contract.
15. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS. Seller agrees to ascertain and comply with all federal, state and local laws, regulations, and orders applicable to the production, sale, and delivery of the goods and services covered by this contract.
Upon request, Seller will furnish Buyer with certificates of compliance with them. Seller shall certify that the goods or services covered by its invoices are produced and/or rendered in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended.
Unless exempted, Seller also certifies that they shall be produced in compliance with all applicable non-discrimination laws, regulations, and orders, including those relating to the provisions of Executive Order 11246,as amended by Executive
Order 11375 (Equal Employment Opportunity), 38 USC Chapter 42,4212 (Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act), Section503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Handicapped Regulations), and the implementing regulations found at 41 CFR 60-1 &
2, 41 CFR 60-350, and 41 CFR 60- 741, respectively, are hereby incorporated by reference.
16. TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES. Seller warrants: (1) that any
chemical or substance supplied to Buyer for this purchase order is on the Toxic Substance
Control Act inventory or that the pre manufactured notice requirements thereof have been
satisfied and the chemical or substance is lawfully available for sale and use; (2) that
chemicals or substances supplied by it will be properly packaged and will have all
appropriate warning labels, instructions for use, and notices, and if supplied in bulk it will
give Buyer a supply of such warning labels, instructions, and notices for use in Buyer's
plant; (3) that it will supply with or before delivery and at any time upon Buyer's request,
all information known to it with respect to potential hazards involved in the handling,
use, storage, disposal, or transportation of the chemicals or substances, and all data on the
possible toxic or harmful effects and what precautions should be taken to eliminate or
reduce risks to a minimum; and (4) that it will ascertain and furnish all information
needed by Buyer to comply with all safety-related laws and regulations (including,
without limitation, those relating to applicable right-to-know laws ), and with laws and
regulations regarding composition, ingredients, or otherwise, including upon written
request promptly furnishing to Buyer a list of all ingredients therein. At Buyer's request,
Seller agrees that it will accept the return of unused toxic or hazardous chemicals or
substances furnished under this purchase order.
17. ASSIGNMENTS AND SUBCONTRACTING. No part of this order or payments to
be made by Buyer may be assigned or subcontracted without prior written approval of
Buyer. Such approval shall not relieve Seller of any of its obligations under this contract,
or otherwise, and it shall remain fully responsible for compliance with all the terms and
18. NOTIFICATIONS. Seller agrees to immediately notify Buyer of any actual or
possible safety problems with goods or services furnished by it. Seller also agrees to give
Buyer reasonable advance notice of potential material shortages, labor disputes,
insolvency or other matters that might delay or interfere with its performance.
19. LIMITATION ON BUYER'S LIABILITY. In no event shall Buyer be liable for
consequential, incidental, or special damages of any kind or for damages in excess of the
price allowable to the portion of the goods or services on which the claim is based.
Action on any claim against Buyer must commence within one year after the cause of
action has accrued.
20. OTHER PROVISIONS. The provisions of this purchase order set forth the entire
agreement between Buyer and Seller. Provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code apply
to the entire agreement and to both goods and services of Seller. Buyer’s failure to assert
any right is not a waiver of it or any other right. Time is of the essence. All money due to
Seller is subject to deduction or set-off by Buyer to cover any counterclaim arising out of
this or any other transaction with Seller. If the development of goods or the services
performed by Seller and paid for by Buyer under this order result is patentable,
copyrightable, or proprietary property, all rights, title, and interest thereto shall belong to
and be assigned to Buyer, unless otherwise specified in writing. The remedies provided
herein for Buyer are cumulative and in addition to any other remedies provided in law or equity or by statute.
In addition to the Standard Terms and Conditions of LCG, the following will be amended and included for grant related purchases.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (Equal Opportunity Clause)
(applicable to contracts and subcontracts above $10,000)
During the performance of any contract, the Contractor agrees as follows:
- The Contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Contractor will take affim1ative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Such action shall include, but not be limited to, the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. The Contractor agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants for employment, notices to be provided setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.
- The Contractor will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the Contractor, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
- The Contractor will send to each labor union or representative of workers with which he has a collective bargaining agreement or other contract or understanding, a notice to be provided by the Contract Compliance Officer advising the said labor union or workers' representatives of the Contractor's commitment under this section, and shall post copies of the notice in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment.
- The Contractor will comply with all provisions of Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, as amended, and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.
- The Contractor will furnish all information and reports required by Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, as amended, and by rules, regulations, and orders of the Secretary of Labor, or pursuant thereto, and will permit access to his books, records, and accounts by the Department and the Secretary of Labor for purposes of investigation to ascertain compliance with such rules, regulations, and others.
- In the event of the Contractor's noncompliance with the non-discrimination clauses of any contract or with any of the said rules, regulations, or orders, that contract may be cancelled, terminated, or suspended in whole or in part and the Contractor may be declared ineligible for further Government contracts in accordance with procedures authorized in Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, as amended, or by rule, regulation, or order of the Secretary of Labor, or as otherwise provided by law.
- The Contractor will include the provisions of the sentence immediately preceding paragraph A and the provisions of paragraphs A through G in every subcontract or purchase order unless exempted by rules, regulations, or orders of the Secretary of Labor issued pursuant to Section 204 of Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, as amended, so that such provisions will be binding upon each subcontractor or vendor. The Contractor will take such action with respect to any subcontract or purchase order as the Department may direct as a means of enforcing such provisions, including sanctions for noncompliance. Provided, however, that in the event a contractor becomes involved in, or is threatened with, litigation with a subcontractor or vendor as a result of such direction by the Department, the Contractor may request the United States to enter into such litigation to protect the interest of the United States.
ACCESS TO RECORDS - MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS
The State of Louisiana, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives, shall have access to any books, documents, papers and records of the Contractor which are directly pertinent to this specific contract, for the purpose of audits, examinations, and making excerpts and transcriptions. All records connected with any contract will be maintained in a central location by the unit of local government and will be maintained for a period of five (5) years from the official date of the State's final closeout of the grant.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
- No officer or employee of the local jurisdiction or its designees or agents, no member of the governing body, and no other public official of the locality who his/her tenure or for one year thereafter, shall have any interest, direct or indirect, in any contract or subcontract, or the proceeds thereof, for work to be performed. Further, the Contractor shall cause to be incorporated in all subcontracts the language set forth in this paragraph prohibiting conflict of interest.
- No member of or delegate to Congress, or Resident Commissioner, shall be admitted to any share or part of any contract or to any benefit that may arise therefrom, but this provision shall not be construed to extend to any contract if made with a corporation for its general benefit.
TERMINATION FOR CAUSE
If, through any cause, the Contractor shall fail to fulfill in a timely and proper manner his obligations under this contract, or if the Contractor shall violate any of the covenants, agreements, or stipulations of this contract, the Owner shall thereupon have the right to terminate any contract by giving written notice to the Contractor of such termination and specifying the effective date thereof, at least five (5) days before the effective date of such tem1ination. In such event, all finished or unfinished documents, data, studies, surveys, drawings, maps, models, photographs, and reports prepared by the Contractor under any contract shall, at the option of the Owner, become the Owner's property and the Contractor shall be entitled to receive just and equitable compensation for any work satisfactorily completed hereunder. Notwithstanding the above, the Contractor shall not be relieved of liability to the Owner for damages sustained by the Owner by virtue of any breach of the contract by the Contractor, and the Owner may withhold any payments to the Contractor for the purpose of set-off until such time as the exact amount of damages due the Owner from the Contractor is determined.
TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE
The Owner may terminate any contract at any time by giving at least ten (10) days' notice in writing to the Contractor. If the contract is terminated by the Owner as provided herein, the Contractor will be paid for the time provided and expenses incurred up to the termination date.