PURCHASE ORDER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In the event the articles, materials and/or services covered by this Purchase Order are intended to be used directly or indirectly in the performance of a contract with the United States Government, or with a prime or subcontractor of the said Government this order shall be deemed to include, in addition to all the terms and conditions set forth herein, all applicable provisions of such contract, laws executive orders, and regulations of the United States required to be incorporated in this type of contract.
1. ACCEPTANCE – This Purchase Order shall not constitute a binding agreement until accepted by the Seller by acknowledging receipt and acceptance by immediately returning to the Buyer the attached acknowledgement form properly executed. Acceptance of this Purchase Order shall constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth herein. If the Buyer does not receive the acknowledgement copy of the Purchase Order duly executed by the Seller, any shipment or performance by the Seller pursuant to the Purchase Order shall constitute and acceptance of this Purchase Order, including its terms and conditions by the Seller. No modification of this Purchase Order will be binding upon the Buyer unless agreed to in writing by a duly authorized agent of the Buyer.
2. PRICES – The prices indicated on this Purchase Order include packing and shipping cost unless otherwise specified. The Seller expressly warrants that the prices charged herein are not in excess of the prices charged to any other customer for like or smaller quantities. Unless otherwise indicated on the face of this Purchase Order, the prices include all Federal, State and local taxes and duties.
3. PACKING & SHIPPING – Damage to any merchandise not packed to ensure proper protection to the products, if accepted by the Buyer, will be charged to the Seller. If third party shipping account is used for PO, Seller should not insure shipment unless specified by the buyer or end customer.
4. WARRANTY – Seller expressly warrants that all articles, materials and work or services ordered to specification will conform hereto, and to the specifications, drawings, samples or other descriptions furnished by the Buyer or that if not ordered to specification that they will be fit and sufficient for the purpose intended and that all articles will be of good quality and workmanship and free from defects, including latent. This warranty shall run to the Buyer and/or its vendors and shall survive delivery and shall not be deemed waived either by reason of inspection and/or acceptance thereof for the payment therefore by the Buyer. Any material delivered under this Purchase Order for the Buyer which is rejected by the Buyer may be held by the Buyer after notice of rejection to the Seller at the Sellers risk and expense and subject to the Sellers order or at the option of the Buyer, may be returned for credit, transportation collect. The Seller will pay the cost of the Buyer’s material which may be damaged by any defective workmanship by the Seller. Where the Seller delivers material not in accordance with the warranty contained herein, the Buyer shall have the option of canceling this Purchase Order either in whole or in part or, if in the opinion of the Buyer the non-compliance of the Seller may retard the Buyer’s production schedule, the Buyer may take all necessary steps in order to maintain production
5. INSPECTION – All articles, supplies and material to be furnished under this Purchase Order shall be subject to inspection and test by the Buyer and/or the Government to the extent practicable at all times and places, including the period of manufacture and in any event, prior to final acceptance. If inspection and test is made on the Seller’s premises or that of its supplier, the Seller shall furnish all reasonable facilities and assistance without addition charge. All such inspection and tests shall be performed in such manner as not to delay the work unduly.
All records of manufacture, inspection and testing are to be legible and stored in such a way that they are identifiable protected and readily retrievable if so required. All such records of manufacture, inspection and test are to be retained for a minimum of seven years. If the face of this Purchase Order indicates that Government source inspection is required, a document bearing Government source inspection approval must accompany each shipment. If Government source inspection is not indicated on the face of this Order, then the Seller, by acceptance of this Purchase Order certifies that all supplies included in each shipment will be in accordance with said Purchase Order and with all requirements, specifications and drawings listed or referenced in said Purchase Order including all requirements, specifications and drawings as to process finishers and techniques, and that the material used conform in all respects to the requirements of said Purchase Order. The clause confirms the rights of the Buyer, its customers and any regulatory authority, access to any facilities involved in the processing of the order and any records associated with that order upon request. FAR clause 52.246-11, Higher Level Contract Quality Requirement Applies.
6. PRIORITIES – When a priority symbol (e.g. – DO-A1) appears on the face page hereof, Seller is required to follow the provisions of DMS REG 1 and of all other applicable regulations and orders of BDSA in obtaining controlled materials and other products and material needed to fulfill this Purchase Order.
7. DELIVERY – The date or dates of delivery herein specified must be strictly adhered to, since time is of the essence. The Buyer may refuse any delivery if prevented by strikes, causalities or other causes beyond its control from receiving or using it if the Seller refuses or fails to make deliveries of material or supplies ordered within the time specified or any extension thereof agreed to by the Buyer may terminate by written notice the right of the Seller to proceed with deliveries without cost to the Buyer. In such event, the Seller agrees to save the Buyer harmless from any damage resulting from Seller’s refusal or failure to make deliveries as specified, including but not limited to the excess cost of repurchase to the Buyer, provided however, that the Seller shall not be charged with any such costs paid by the Buyer when the delay of the Seller in making deliveries is due to causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of the Seller including but not restricted to Acts of God, strikes, freight embargoes, further provided, however that the Seller shall notify the Buyer in writing of any anticipated delay within one week after first obtaining notice that such delay may occur. The Buyer may at anytime place a hold or stop order with respect to any deliveries to be attached under this Purchase Order. In such event, the delivery schedules will be extended to reflect any delay in delivery solely attributable to such order upon written request therefore by the Seller within 30 days after the placing of such hold or stop order by the Buyer. No cost consequences, however, may be imposed upon the Buyer as a result thereof.
8. CHANGES – The Buyer may at anytime, by written order and without notice to any sureties or assignees of the Seller, change the extent, amount or quantity of the work covered by the Purchase Order, or make changes in or additions to the drawings and specifications. If such changes cause a material increase or decrease in the amount or character of such work or in the time required for its performances an equitable adjustment of the prices and/or the delivery schedule applicable to this Purchase Order shall be made and said Purchase Order shall be modified accordingly. Any claim for an increase in price or extension of the deliveries by the Seller under this clause must be asserted by the Seller within thirty (30) days from the date on which the change is ordered and shall set forth the amount involved together with a breakdown and such other information as the Buyer may request to justify the said claim, provided that the Buyer may consider and act upon any such claim at any time prior to the date of final settlement of the Purchase Order if the Buyer determines that the facts justify such action. Nothing contained in this clause shall excuse the Seller from proceeding with performing the Purchase Order as changed. The Seller must notify the Buyer and seek approval for any and all changes in product and/or process after Purchase Order acceptance. The seller also must notify the buyer of any change in suppliers sub-contractor use or of a change in facility location or of a change in the sellers outside agency quality level accreditations such as AS9100, ISO9001 or NADCAP process approvals. The seller may not alter the chemical or physical makeup of the product being purchased unless the buyer approves of the changes.
9. INDEMNITY – The Seller agrees to protect, indemnity and hold harmless the Buyer, its successors assigns, customers and users of its products against any liability loss damage or expense whatsoever, resulting form any infringement of any United State or Canadian patent trade names or trade marks (except those owned or controlled by the Buyer) by any thing or material of design composition or processing of the Seller’s origin or practice supplied by the Sellers under this Purchase Order. The Buyer agrees to notify the Seller of any claim, demand of suit for infringement involving any such thing or material within a reasonable time.
10. SUBCONTRACTS – No subcontract shall be made by the Seller with any other party for furnishing any the completed or substantially completed material articles, spare parts or work herein contracted for without the written approval of the Buyer. For the purpose of this clause the term “subcontract” includes only contracts for the production of or work upon an item, component, or assembly manufactured according to Government specifications or specifications of the Buyer and does not include (1) any purchase of a standard commercial or catalog item (2) any purchase of a basic raw material (3) any purchase of supplies or services for the general operation of the Seller’s plant or (4) any purchase from a parent, subsidiary or affiliate of the Seller. The procurement of these items shall be made by the supplier and appropriate controls of such are to applied to their direct and sub-tier suppliers to ensure that the requirements are met. In the event that a subcontract is authorized by the Buyer, then any and all applicable requirements including key characteristics must be flowed down to all sub tier suppliers as required.
11. ASSIGNMENT – None of the monies due or to become due nor any of the work to be performed under this Purchase Order shall be assigned without the written consent of the Buyer having been obtained beforehand, and the Buyer shall not be bound by any assignment made without such consent and shall have the right to make any payment which may be due hereunder to the Seller without incurring any obligation to such assignee.
12. SETOFFS – The Buyer shall have the right at any time to set off any amounts now or hereafter owing whether or not due and payable, by the Seller to the Buyer under this agreement or otherwise, against amounts which are then or may thereafter become due and payable under this Purchase Order.
13. INSOLVENCY – The Buyer reserves the right to cancel this Purchase Order at no cost the Buyer by notice thereof to the Seller if the Seller takes or becomes subject to any proceeding based on insolvency or reorganization.
14. DISPUTES – Except as may be otherwise provided herein any dispute arising under this Purchase Order which is not disposed of by mutual agreement shall be submitted for arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and judgment upon any resulting award thereon may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. However, the parties agree that the arbitration shall be conducted only at a location within 100 miles of Hauppauge, New York, with the laws of the State of New York being the applicable law.
15. BUYER FURNISHED MATERAL – All tools, articles or property furnished by the Buyer to the Seller, including tools made by the Seller for the Buyer’s account to process the material covered by this Purchase Order shall be retained and utilized by the Seller at the Seller’s risk subject to the Buyer’s examination and return to the Buyer on demand at the Seller’s expense in as good condition as received ordinary wear and tear excepted and shall be kept segregated and clearly marked by the Seller as the property of the Buyer, or if so instructed by the Buyer as the Property of the Government.
The Buyer retains all rights in designs and drawings furnished by the Buyer to the Seller in connection with the Purchase Order and no such design or drawing shall without the Buyer’s written permission be incorporated or used in connection with goods furnished to others nor shall such designs or drawings be exhibited or disclosed to any other person except as permitted under the clause entitled “Subcontractor” herein if this order is for a government contract the following rules and regulations shall apply. No drawing design changes may be made by the supplier without authorization from Optimal Integrated Solutions. The Seller must provide timely notification to the Buyer regarding any nonconforming materials and must make the appropriate arrangements for the Buyer to inspect and provide disposition of said nonconforming material. The Seller shall plan and control a process to prevent the use of counterfeit parts in its products produced.
16. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS – The following paragraphs of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) with applicable amendments and deletions thereto in effect on the date of this Purchase Order, are incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this Purchase Order.
|Utilization of Small Business Concerns||52.219.8|
|Buy American Act||52.225.8|
|Officers Not to Benefit||52.203.1|
|Notice of Gov’t of Labor Disputes||52.222.1|
|Examination of Records||52.215.1|
|Price Reduction for Defective Pricing||52.215.23|
|Affirmative Action Program||52.222.35|
|Contracts Work Hours Standards Act-Overtime||52.222.4|
|Walsh Healy Public Contracts Act||52.222.20|
|Higher Level Contract Quality Requirement||52.246-11|
|Defense Priorities and Allocation System||15 CFR 700|
|Export Controlled Items||48 CFR 252.204-7008|
|Compliance with Safeguarding Defense Information||252.204-7008|
|Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting||252.204-7012|
|Combatting Trafficking in Persons||52.222-50|
|Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct||52.203-13|
|Prohibition on Contracting Certain Telecommunications and Video Equip.||52.204-25|
17. DAMAGE – The Seller will indemnity the Buyer against and save it harmless and defend it from all liability or loss, damage or injury to persons or property in any manner arising out of or incident to the performance of this Purchase Order.
18. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & NON-DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT – included in this contract by reference are Paragraphs 1 through 6 Section 202 Executive Order 11246 eff. October 24, 1965 as amended by Executive Order 11375 eff. October 13, 1967 and as such Orders may be further amended or superseded to the date of this contract. As used therein, the word “Contractor” shall be deemed to mean the word “Seller” and the word “Contract” shall be deemed to refer to this Purchase Order. Seller shall file the compliance reports referred to in Section 302 of said Executive Order as well as any other reports that may be required by regulations issued pursuant thereto.
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to ensure applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.
19. WAIVER – The waiver of a breach of any provision of this contract shall not constitute waiver of any other breach or of such provision.
20. REWORK – In the event rework is necessary, due to non-adherence to specifications and only through the fault of the vendor. Buyer at its discretion may rework same and charge back to the vendor at the prevailing hourly rate
Counterfeit Parts Prevention Policy
This Counterfeit Parts Prevention (CPP) Policy is incorporated where referenced in a document, as if it were included in the text of the document. By accepting such document, Seller accepts the terms of this Policy. This policy overrides and takes precedence over any conflicting terms of any such document or any other document referenced therein. As used herein, the term “Seller” refers to the person or entity selling goods or services to Optimal Integrated Solutions (OIS).
- Seller represents and warrants each of the following to OIS:
a. That only new and Authentic materials are used in goods delivered to OIS;
b. That the goods or services delivered or sold to OIS contain no Counterfeit Items;
c. That Seller shall only purchase materials or goods for resale to OIS from Authorized Sources.
These representations and warranties shall apply regardless of the source of such goods or materials and irrespective of whether OIS has approved such source in advance.
- Seller agrees to provide OIS with notice in writing prior to acceptance of an order from OIS if Seller is not an original or franchised source for any item listed on such order.
- OIS shall have the right to inspect and test all goods sold or otherwise provided to OIS, at all times and places before or after acceptance.
- Seller agrees at all times to maintain, and make available to OIS upon request, a documented system, policy, procedure, or other documented approach that is intended to prevent counterfeit parts from reaching OIS. At a minimum, such approach must require prior written approval from OIS prior to the procurement of any good intended for resale to OIS from a source other than the original manufacturer or such manufacturer’s authorized distributors.
- Seller agrees, upon request for up to 7 years from OIS’ receipt of a good from Seller, to promptly provide OIS with documentation authenticating traceability of all goods sold to OIS to the applicable original manufacturer.
- If Seller sells or otherwise furnishes OIS with any Counterfeit Item, OIS shall have the right to impound such items, and Seller shall promptly replace such items with items acceptable to OIS. In such case, Seller shall be liable to OIS for all costs relating to impoundment, removal, replacement and proof of physical destruction. OIS may withhold payment for any Counterfeit Items and may turn such items over to governmental authorities for investigation.
- Seller acknowledges that any willful act to falsify, conceal or alter a material fact, or any false, fraudulent or fictitious statement or representation in connection with goods or services provided to OIS may be punishable in accordance with applicable law and, in some circumstances, could result in criminal penalties.
- Each of the rights and remedies reserved by OIS in this Policy shall be cumulative and additional to any other or further remedies provided in law or equity or in any contract between Seller and OIS. A waiver of a breach of any provision hereof shall not constitute a waiver of any other breach.
- Seller agrees to include the requirements of this CPP Policy in any subcontract at any tier for the performance of the document incorporating this Policy.