Terms and Conditions for Sale of Products and Services
Form ES 104 (Rev. 4)
NOTICE: Sale of any Products or Services is expressly conditioned on Buyer’s assent to these Terms and Conditions. Any acceptance of Seller’s offer is expressly limited to acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and Seller expressly objects to any additional or different terms proposed by Buyer. No facility entry form shall modify these Terms and Conditions even if signed by Seller’s representative. Any order to perform work and Seller’s performance of work shall constitute Buyer’s assent to these Terms and Conditions. Unless otherwise specified in the quotation, Seller’s quotation shall expire 30 days from its date and may be modified or withdrawn by Seller before receipt of Buyer’s conforming acceptance.
“Buyer” means the entity to which Seller is providing Products or Services under the Contract. “Contract” means either the contract agreement signed by both parties, or the purchase order signed by Buyer and accepted by Seller in writing, for the sale of Products or Services, together with these Terms and Conditions, Seller’s final quotation, the agreed scope(s) of work, and Seller’s order acknowledgement. In the event of any conflict, the Terms and Conditions shall take precedence over other documents included in the Contract. “Contract Price” means the agreed price stated in the Contract for the sale of Products and Services, including adjustments (if any) in accordance with the Contract. “Hazardous Materials” means any toxic or hazardous substance, hazardous material, dangerous or hazardous waste, dangerous good, radioactive material, petroleum or petroleum-derived products or by-products, or any other chemical, substance, material or emission, that is regulated, listed or controlled pursuant to any national, state, provincial, or local law, statute, ordinance, directive, regulation or other legal requirement of the United States (“U.S.”) or the country of the Site. “Insolvent/Bankrupt” means that a party is insolvent, makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors, has a receiver or trustee appointed for it or any of its assets, or files or has filed against it a proceeding under any bankruptcy, insolvency dissolution or liquidation laws. “Products” means the equipment, parts, materials, supplies, software, and other goods Seller has agreed to supply to Buyer under the Contract. “Seller” means the entity providing Products or performing Services under the Contract. “Services” means the services Seller has agreed to perform for Buyer under the Contract. “Site” means the premises where Products are used or Services are performed, not including Seller’s premises from which it performs Services. “Terms and Conditions” means these “Terms and Conditions for Sale of Products and Services”, including any relevant addenda pursuant to Article 18, together with any modifications or additional provisions specifically stated in Seller’s final quotation or specifically agreed upon by Seller in writing.
2.1 Buyer shall pay Seller for the Products and Services by paying all invoiced amounts in U.S. dollars, without set-off for any payment from Seller not due under this Contract, within thirty (30) days from the invoice date. If the Contract Price is less than U.S. Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000), Seller shall issue invoices upon shipment of Products and as Services are performed. If the Contract Price is U.S. Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) or more, progress payments shall be invoiced starting with twenty-five percent (25%) of the Contract Price for Products and Services upon the earlier of Contract signature or issuance of Seller’s order acknowledgement and continuing such that ninety percent (90%) of the Contract Price for Products is received before the earliest scheduled Product shipment and Services are invoiced as performed (“Progress Payments”). For each calendar month, or fraction thereof, that payment is late, Buyer shall pay a late payment charge computed at the rate of 1.5% per month on the overdue balance, or the maximum rate permitted by law, whichever is less.
2.2 As and if requested by Seller, Buyer shall at its expense establish and keep in force payment security in the form of an irrevocable, unconditional, sight letter of credit or bank guarantee allowing for pro-rata payments as Products are shipped and Services are performed, plus payment of cancellation and termination charges, and all other amounts due from Buyer under the Contract (“Payment Security”). The Payment Security shall be (a) in a form, and issued or confirmed by a bank acceptable to Seller, (b) payable at the counters of such acceptable bank or negotiating bank, (c) opened at least sixty (60) days prior to both the earliest scheduled shipment of Products and commencement of Services, and (d) remain in effect until the latest of ninety (90) days after the last scheduled Product shipment, completion of all Services and Seller’s receipt of the final payment required under the Contract. Buyer shall, at its expense, increase the amount(s), extend the validity period(s) and make other appropriate modifications to any Payment Security within ten (10) days of Seller’s notification that such adjustment is necessary in connection with Buyer’s obligations under the Contract.
2.3 Seller is not required to commence or continue its performance unless and until any required Payment Security is received, operative and in effect and all applicable Progress Payments have been received. For each day of delay in receiving Progress Payments or acceptable Payment Security, Seller shall be entitled to a matching extension of the schedule. If at any time Seller reasonably determines that Buyer’s financial condition or payment history does not justify continuation of Seller’s performance, Seller shall be entitled to require full or partial payment in advance or otherwise restructure payments, request additional forms of Payment Security, suspend its performance or terminate the Contract.
3.Taxes and Duties
Seller shall be responsible for all corporate taxes measured by net income due to performance of or payment for work under this Contract (“Seller Taxes”). Buyer shall be responsible for all taxes, duties, fees, or other charges of any nature (including, but not limited to, consumption, gross receipts, import, property, sales, stamp, turnover, use, or value-added taxes, and all items of withholding, deficiency, penalty, addition to tax, interest, or assessment related thereto, imposed by any governmental authority on Buyer or Seller or its subcontractors) in relation to the Contract or the performance of or payment for work under the Contract other than Seller Taxes (“Buyer Taxes”). The Contract Price does not include the amount of any Buyer Taxes. If Buyer deducts or withholds Buyer Taxes, Buyer shall pay additional amounts so that Seller receives the full Contract Price without reduction for Buyer Taxes. Buyer shall provide to Seller, within one month of payment, official receipts from the applicable governmental authority for deducted or withheld taxes.
4. Deliveries; Title Transfer; Risk of Loss; Storage
4.1 For shipments that do not involve export, including shipments from one European Union (“EU”) country to another EU country, Seller shall deliver Products to Buyer FCA Seller’s facility or warehouse (Incoterms 2010). For export shipments, Seller shall deliver Products to Buyer FCA Port of Export (Incoterms 2010). Buyer shall pay all delivery costs and charges or pay Seller’s standard shipping charges plus up to twenty-five (25%) percent. Partial deliveries are permitted. Seller may deliver Products in advance of the delivery schedule. Delivery times are approximate and are dependent upon prompt receipt by Seller of all information necessary to proceed with the work without interruption. If Products delivered do not correspond in quantity, type or price to those itemized in the shipping invoice or documentation, Buyer shall so notify Seller within ten (10) days after receipt.
4.2 For shipments that do not involve export, title to Products shall pass to Buyer upon delivery in accordance with Section 4.1. For export shipments from a Seller facility or warehouse outside the U.S., title shall pass to Buyer upon delivery in accordance with Section 4.1. For shipments from the U.S. to another country, title shall pass to Buyer immediately after each item departs from the territorial land, seas and overlying airspace of the U.S. The 1982 United Nations Convention of the law of the Sea shall apply to determine the U.S. territorial seas. For all other shipments, title to Products shall pass to Buyer the earlier of (i) the port of export immediately after Products have been cleared for export or (ii) immediately after each item departs from the territorial land, seas and overlying airspace of the sending country. When Buyer arranges the export or intercommunity shipment, Buyer will provide Seller evidence of exportation or intercommunity shipment acceptable to the relevant tax and custom authorities. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Seller grants only a license, and does not pass title, for any software provided by Seller under this Contract, and title to any leased equipment remains with Seller.
4.3 Risk of loss shall pass to Buyer upon delivery pursuant to Section 4.1, except that for export shipments from the U.S., risk of loss shall transfer to Buyer upon title passage.
4.4 If any Products to be delivered under this Contract or if any Buyer equipment repaired at Seller’s facilities cannot be shipped to or received by Buyer when ready due to any cause attributable to Buyer or its other contractors, Seller may ship the Products and equipment to a storage facility, including storage at the place of manufacture or repair, or to an agreed freight forwarder. If Seller places Products or equipment into storage, the following apply: (i) title and risk of loss immediately pass to Buyer, if they have not already passed, and delivery shall be deemed to have occurred; (ii) any amounts otherwise payable to Seller upon delivery or shipment shall be due; (iii) all expenses and charges incurred by Seller related to the storage shall be payable by Buyer upon submission of Seller’s invoices; and (iv) when conditions permit and upon payment of all amounts due, Seller shall make Products and repaired equipment available to Buyer for delivery.
4.5 If repair Services are to be performed on Buyer’s equipment at Seller’s facility, Buyer shall be responsible for, and shall retain risk of loss of, such equipment at all times, except that Seller shall be responsible for damage to the equipment while at Seller’s facility to the extent such damage is caused by Seller’s negligence.
5.1 Seller warrants that Products shall be delivered free from defects in material, workmanship and title and that Services shall be performed in a competent, diligent manner in accordance with any mutually agreed specifications. Form ES104 (Standard) (Rev. 4 Jan 2011)
5.2 The warranty for Products shall expire one (1) year from first use from delivery, whichever occurs first..The warranty for Services shall expire one (1) year after performance of the Service, except that software-related Services are warranted for ninety (90) days.
5.3 If Products or Services do not meet the above warranties, Buyer shall promptly notify Seller in writing prior to expiration of the warranty period. Seller shall (i) at its option, repair or replace defective Products and (ii) re-perform defective Services. If despite Seller’s reasonable efforts, a non-conforming Product cannot be repaired or replaced, or non-conforming Services cannot be re-performed, Seller shall refund or credit monies paid by Buyer for such non-conforming Products and Services. Warranty repair, replacement or re-performance by Seller shall not extend or renew the applicable warranty period. Buyer shall obtain Seller’s agreement on the specifications of any tests it plans to conduct to determine whether a non-conformance exists.
5.4 Buyer shall bear the costs of access for Seller’s remedial warranty efforts (including removal and replacement of systems, structures or other parts of Buyer’s facility), de-installation, decontamination, re-installation and transportation of defective Products to Seller and back to Buyer.
5.5 The warranties and remedies are conditioned upon (a) proper storage, installation, use, operation, and maintenance of Products, (b) Buyer keeping accurate and complete records of operation and maintenance during the warranty period and providing Seller access to those records, and (c) modification or repair of Products or Services only as authorized by Seller in writing. Failure to meet any such conditions renders the warranty null and void. Seller is not responsible for normal wear and tear.
5.6 This Article 5 provides the exclusive remedies for all claims based on failure of or defect in Products or Services, regardless of when the failure or defect arises, and whether a claim, however described, is based on contract, warranty, indemnity, tort/extra-contractual liability (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise. The warranties provided in this Article 5 are exclusive and are in lieu of all other warranties, conditions and guarantees whether written, oral, implied or statutory. NO IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTY, OR WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE APPLIES.
5.7 WARRANTY CONTACT INFORMATION
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6.1 Seller and Buyer (as to information disclosed, the “Disclosing Party”) may each provide the other party (as to information received, the “Receiving Party”) with Confidential Information in connection with this Contract. “Confidential Information” means (a) information that is designated in writing as “confidential” or “proprietary” by Disclosing Party at the time of written disclosure, and (b) information that is orally designated as “confidential” or “proprietary” by Disclosing Party at the time of oral or visual disclosure and is confirmed to be “confidential” or “proprietary” in writing within twenty (20) days after the oral or visual disclosure. In addition, prices for Products and Services shall be considered Seller’s Confidential Information.
6.2 Receiving Party agrees: (i) to use the Confidential Information only in connection with the Contract and use of Products and Services, (ii) to take reasonable measures to prevent disclosure of the Confidential Information to third parties, and (iii) not to disclose the Confidential Information to a competitor of Disclosing Party. Notwithstanding these restrictions, (a) Seller may disclose Confidential Information to its affiliates and subcontractors in connection with performance of the Contract, (b) a Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information to its auditors, (c) Buyer may disclose Confidential Information to lenders as necessary for Buyer to secure or retain financing needed to perform its obligations under the Contract, and (d) a Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information to any other third party with the prior written permission of Disclosing Party, and in each case, only so long as the Receiving Party obtains a non-disclosure commitment from any such subcontractors, auditors, lenders or other permitted third party that prohibits disclosure of the Confidential Information and provided further that the Receiving Party remains responsible for any unauthorized use or disclosure of the Confidential Information. Receiving Party shall upon request return to Disclosing Party or destroy all copies of Confidential Information except to the extent that a specific provision of the Contract entitles Receiving Party to retain an item of Confidential Information. Seller may also retain one archive copy of Buyer’s Confidential Information.
6.3 The obligations under this Article 6 shall not apply to any portion of the Confidential Information that: (i) is or becomes generally available to the public other than as a result of disclosure by Receiving Party, its representatives or its affiliates; (ii) is or becomes available to Receiving Party on a non-confidential basis from a source other than Disclosing Party when the source is not, to the best of Receiving Party’s knowledge, subject to a confidentiality obligation to Disclosing Party; (iii) is independently developed by Receiving Party, its representatives or affiliates, without reference to the Confidential Information; (iv) is required to be disclosed by law or valid legal process provided that the Receiving Party intending to make disclosure in response to such requirements or process shall promptly notify the Disclosing Party in advance of such disclosure and reasonably cooperate in attempts to maintain the confidentiality of the Confidential Information.
6.4 Each Disclosing Party warrants that it has the right to disclose the information that it discloses. Neither Buyer nor Seller shall make any public announcement about the Contract without prior written approval of the other party. As to any individual item of Confidential Information, the restrictions under this Article 6 shall expire five (5) years after the date of disclosure. Article 6 does not supersede any separate confidentiality or nondisclosure agreement signed by the parties.
7. Intellectual Property
7.1 Seller shall defend and indemnify Buyer against any claim by a non-affiliated third party (a “Claim”) alleging that Products or Services furnished under this Contract infringe a patent in effect in the U.S., an EU member state or the country of the Site (provided there is a corresponding patent issued by the U.S. or an EU member state), or any copyright or trademark registered in the country of the Site, provided that Buyer (a) promptly notifies Seller in writing of the Claim, (b) makes no admission of liability and does not take any position adverse to Seller, (c) gives Seller sole authority to control defense and settlement of the Claim, and (d) provides Seller with full disclosure and reasonable assistance as required to defend the Claim.
7.2 Section 7.1 shall not apply and Seller shall have no obligation or liability with respect to any Claim based upon (a) Products or Services that have been modified, or revised, (b) the combination of any Products or Services with other products or services when such combination is a basis of the alleged infringement, (c) failure of Buyer to implement any update provided by Seller that would have prevented the Claim, (d) unauthorized use of Products or Services, or (e) Products or Services made or performed to Buyer’s specifications.
7.3 Should any Product or Service, or any portion thereof, become the subject of a Claim, Seller may at its option (a) procure for Buyer the right to continue using the Product or Service, or applicable portion thereof, (b) modify or replace it in whole or in part to make it noninfringing, or (c) failing (a) or (b), take back infringing Products or Services and refund the price received by Seller attributable to the infringing Products or Services.
7.4 Article 7 states Seller’s exclusive liability for intellectual property infringement by Products and Services.
7.5 Each party shall retain ownership of all Confidential Information and intellectual property it had prior to the Contract. All new intellectual property conceived or created by Seller in the performance of this Contract, whether alone or with any contribution from Buyer, shall be owned exclusively by Seller. Buyer agrees to deliver assignment documentation as necessary to achieve that result.
8. Compliance with Laws, Codes and Standards
8.1 Seller shall comply with laws applicable to the manufacture of Products and its performance of Services. Buyer shall comply with laws applicable to the application, operation, use and disposal of the Products and Services.
8.2 Seller’s obligations are conditioned upon Buyer’s compliance with all U.S. and other applicable trade control laws and regulations. Buyer shall not trans-ship, re-export, divert or direct Products other than in and to the ultimate country of destination declared by Buyer and specified as the country of ultimate destination on Seller’s invoice.
8.3 Notwithstanding any other provision, Buyer shall timely obtain, effectuate and maintain in force any required permit, license, exemption, filing, registration and other authorization, including, but not limited to, building and environmental permits, import licenses, environmental impact assessments, and foreign exchange authorizations, required for the lawful performance of Services at the Site or fulfillment of Buyer’s obligations, except that Seller shall obtain any license or registration necessary for Seller to generally conduct business and visas or work permits, if any, necessary for Seller’s personnel. Buyer shall provide reasonable assistance to Seller in obtaining such visas and work permits.
9. Inspection and Factory Tests
Seller will apply its normal quality control procedures in manufacturing Products. Seller shall attempt to accommodate requests by Buyer to witness Seller’s factory tests of Products, subject to appropriate access restrictions, if such witnessing can be arranged without delaying the work.