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Purchasing Terms & Conditions

Section 1. Acceptance of Purchase Order

Agreement by Seller to furnish the materials, products, or services hereby ordered, or its commencement of such performance, or acceptance of any payment, shall constitute acceptance by Seller of this Purchase Order subject to these terms and conditions. In the event that this Purchase Order does not state price or delivery, Buyer will not be bound to any prices or delivery to which it has not specifically agreed in writing. Any terms or conditions proposed by Seller inconsistent with or in addition to the terms and conditions of purchase herein contained shall be void and of no effect unless specifically agreed to by Buyer in writing. Modifications hereof or additions hereto, to be effective, must be made in writing and be signed by Buyer’s purchasing representative. These terms and conditions, together with any referenced exhibits, attachments or other documents, constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Purchase Order; and supersede any prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements pertaining thereto.

 

Section 2. Shipping Instructions

(a) Seller shall be responsible for ensuring the proper packaging of materials hereunder. No charges will be allowed for packing, crating, freight, local cartage, and/or any other services unless so specified in this Purchase Order.

 

(b) Seller shall at all times comply with Buyer’s written shipping instructions. Unless otherwise directed, all items shipped on the same day from and to a single location must be consolidated on one bill of lading or airbill, as appropriate. Seller shall submit all required shipping papers to Buyer prior to final payment. For material purchased F.O.B. origin, Seller shall not insure and not declare a value except when transportation rates are based on “released value,” in which instance Seller shall annotate on the bill of lading the lowest released value provided in applicable tariffs.

 

(c) Purchase Order number(s) must appear on all correspondence, shipping labels, and shipping documents, including all packing sheets, bills of lading, airbills, and invoices.
 

Section 3. Delivery; Notice of Delay

(a) Time is of the essence and failure to deliver in accordance with the delivery schedule under this Purchase Order, if unexcused, shall be considered a breach of this Purchase Order. No acts of Buyer, including without limitation modifications of this Purchase Order or acceptance of late deliveries, shall constitute waiver of this provision. Buyer also reserves the right to refuse or return at Seller’s risk and expense shipments made in excess of Buyer’s orders or in advance of required schedules, or to defer payment on advance deliveries until scheduled delivery dates.

 

(b) Seller shall notify Buyer in writing immediately of any actual or potential delay to the performance of this Purchase Order. Such notice shall include a proposed revised schedule but such notice and proposal or Buyer’s receipt or acceptance thereof shall not constitute a waiver to Buyer’s rights and remedies hereunder.

 

Section 4. Termination for Convenience

(a) Buyer may, by notice in writing, terminate this Purchase Order or work under this Purchase Order for convenience and without cause, in whole or in part, at any time, and such termination shall not constitute default. In the event of partial termination, Seller is not excused from performance of the non-terminated balance of work under the Purchase Order.

 

(b) In the event of termination for convenience by Buyer, Seller shall be reimbursed for actual, reasonable, substantiated and allocable costs, plus a reasonable profit for work performed to date of termination. Any termination settlement proposal shall be submitted to Buyer promptly, but no later than thirty (30) days from the effective date of the termination. In no event shall the amount of any settlement be in excess of the Purchase Order value. Buyer may take immediate possession of all work so performed upon written notice of termination to Seller.

 

Section 5. Termination for Default

(a) Buyer may, by notice in writing, terminate this Purchase Order in whole or in part at any time for breach of any one or more of its terms, for failure to make progress so as to endanger performance of this Purchase Order, or failure to provide adequate assurance of future performance. In the event of partial termination, Seller is not excused from performance of the non-terminated balance of work under the Purchase Order.

 

(b) In the event of Seller’s default hereunder, Buyer may exercise any or all rights accruing to it, both at law, including without limitation, those set forth in Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, or in equity.

 

Section 6. Force Majeure

Except for defaults of Seller’s subcontractors at any tier, neither Buyer nor Seller shall be liable for any failure to perform due to any cause beyond their reasonable control and without their fault or negligence. Such causes include, but are not limited to, acts of God or of the public enemy, acts of the Government in its sovereign or contractual capacity, fires, floods, epidemics, terrorism, quarantine restrictions, strikes, freight embargoes, and unusually severe weather. In the event that performance of this Purchase Order is hindered, delayed or adversely affected by causes of the type described above (“Force Majeure”), then the Party whose performance is so affected shall so notify the other Party’s authorized representative in writing and, at Buyer’s option, this Purchase Order shall be completed with such adjustments as are reasonably required by the existence of Force Majeure or this Purchase Order may be terminated for convenience.
 

Section 7. Disputes

(a) Any controversy or claim that may arise out of or in connection with this Purchase Order that after good faith negotiations cannot be resolved to both Parties’ satisfaction may be resolved by submitting the claim to a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

(b) Pending resolution or settlement of any dispute arising under this Purchase Order, Seller will proceed diligently as directed by Buyer with the performance of this Purchase Order. Irrespective of the place of performance, this Purchase Order will be construed and interpreted according to the laws of the State from which the Purchase Order is issued, without resort to said State’s Conflicts of Law Rules.

 

Section 8. Remedies

(a) Except as otherwise provided herein, the rights and remedies of both parties hereunder shall be in addition to their rights and remedies at law or in equity. Failure of either party to enforce any of its rights shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or of any other rights and shall not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of any such provisions, rights or remedies; rather, the same shall remain in full force and effect.

 

(b) Buyer shall be entitled at all times to set off any amount owing at any time from Seller or any of its affiliated companies to Buyer, against any amount payable at any time by Buyer or any of its affiliated companies to Seller.

 

Section 9. Proprietary Rights

(a) Unless otherwise expressly agreed in a contemporaneous or subsequent writing to the contrary or otherwise expressly set forth in this Purchase Order and subject to Section 9(d) below, all specifications, information, data, drawings, software and other items supplied to Buyer by Seller shall be disclosed to Buyer on a non-proprietary basis and may be used and/or disclosed by Buyer without restriction.

 

(b) Unless otherwise expressly agreed in a contemporaneous or subsequent writing to the contrary or otherwise expressly set forth in this Purchase Order and subject to Section 9 (d) below, all specifications, information, data, drawings, software and other items which are (i) supplied to Seller by Buyer or (ii) paid for by Buyer; shall be proprietary to Buyer and shall be used only for purposes of providing goods or services to Buyer pursuant to this Purchase Order, and shall not be disclosed to any third party without Buyer’s express written consent. All such items supplied by Buyer or paid for by Buyer shall be promptly provided to Buyer on request or upon completion of this Purchase Order.

 

(c) Unless otherwise expressly agreed in a contemporaneous or subsequent writing to the contrary or otherwise expressly set forth in this Purchase Order and subject to Section 9(d) below, any invention or intellectual property first made or conceived by Seller in the performance of this Purchase Order or which is derived from or based on the use of information supplied by Buyer shall be considered to be the property of Buyer; and Seller shall execute such documents necessary to perfect Buyer’s title thereto. 

 

(d) Applicable Government Procurement Regulations incorporated into this Purchase Order shall, when applicable, take precedence over any conflicting provision of this Section 9 to the extent that such Regulations so require. The incorporation by reference of such U.S. Government Regulations dealing with subcontractors’ rights in Technical Data, subject inventions, copyrights, software and similar intellectual property are not intended to, and shall not, unless otherwise required by applicable law, obviate or modify any greater rights which Seller may have previously granted to Buyer pursuant to prior agreements between the parties.

 

Section 10. Buyer's Property

(a) All drawings, tools, jigs, dies, fixtures, materials, and other property supplied or paid for by Buyer shall be and remain the property of Buyer; and if Seller fails to return such property upon Buyer’s demand, Buyer shall have the right, upon reasonable notice, to enter Seller’s premises and remove any such property at any time without being liable for trespass.

 

(b) All such items shall be used only in the performance of work under this Purchase Order unless Buyer consents otherwise in writing.

 

(c) Material made in accordance with Buyer’s specifications and drawings shall not be furnished or quoted by Seller to any other person or concern without Buyer’s prior written consent.

 

(d) Seller shall have the obligation to maintain any and all property furnished by Buyer to Seller and shall be responsible for all loss or damage to said property except for normal wear and tear.

 

Section 11. Release of Information

Seller shall not publish, distribute, or use any information developed under or about the existence of this Purchase Order, or use the Company name of Surmet or our customer Raytheon (or the name of any division, affiliate or subsidiary thereof), logo, trademark, service mark, or trade dress for the purpose of advertising, making a news release, creating a business reference, creating a website content or for products or service endorsement without prior written approval of Buyer. Buyer shall not publish, distribute, or use any information developed under or about the existence of this Purchase Order, or use the Surmet Corporation name (or the name of any division, affiliate or subsidiary thereof), logo, trademark, service mark, or trade dress for the purpose of advertising, making a news release, creating a business reference, creating a website content or for products or service endorsement without prior written approval of Seller.

 

 

Section 12. Order of Precedence

(a) In the event of any inconsistency or conflict between or among the provisions of this Purchase Order, such inconsistency or conflict shall, subject to Section 9(d) above, be resolved by the following descending order of preference: 1. Order-specific provisions which are typed or handwritten on the Purchase Order as additions to the pre-printed terms; 2. Documents incorporated by reference on the face page(s) of this Purchase Order; 3. These General Terms and Conditions of Purchase and Supplements thereto; 4. Statement of Work; and 5. Specifications attached hereto or incorporated by reference. Buyer’s specifications shall prevail over those of the United States Government, and both of the foregoing shall prevail over specifications of Seller.

 

(b) In the event of conflict between specifications, drawings, samples, designated type, part number, or catalog description, the specifications shall govern over drawings, drawings over samples, whether or not approved by Buyer, and samples over designated type, part number, or catalog description. In cases of ambiguity in the specifications, drawings, or other requirements of this Purchase Order, Seller must, before proceeding, consult Buyer, whose written interpretation shall be final.

 

Section 13. Warranty

(a) Seller warrants the materials delivered pursuant to this Purchase Order, unless specifically stated otherwise in this Purchase Order, shall (i) be new; (ii) be and only contain materials obtained directly from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or an authorized OEM reseller or distributor; (iii) not be or contain Counterfeit Items; (iv) contain only authentic, unaltered OEM labels and other markings; and (v) be free from defects in workmanship, materials, and design and be in accordance with all the requirements of this Purchase Order. Seller further warrants that the performance of work and services shall conform with the requirements of this Purchase Order and with high professional standards. These warranties shall survive final acceptance and payment.

 

(b) This warranty entitlement shall inure to the benefit of both Buyer and Buyer’s customers. As used in this Purchase Order, Buyer’s customer(s) shall include its direct and indirect customers such as direct sale end-users, higher-tier subcontractors, prime contractors and the ultimate user under relevant prime contract(s).

 

(c) Seller shall be liable for and save Buyer harmless from any loss, damage, or expense whatsoever that Buyer may suffer from breach of any of these warranties. Remedies shall be at Seller’s election, including repair, replacement or reimbursement of the purchase price of nonconforming materials and, in the case of services either correction of the defective services at no cost or reimbursement of the amounts paid for such services. Seller shall not be liable for any damage to the product caused solely by Buyer or Buyer’s customer. The above stated liability shall cease if and when the materials are subjected to further processing or fabrication.

 

(e) For purposes of this Section 13 Warranty, a Counterfeit Item is defined to include, but is not limited to, (i) an item that is an illegal or unauthorized copy or substitute of an OEM item; (ii) an item that does not contain the proper external or internal materials or components required by the OEM or that is not constructed in accordance with OEM design; (iii) an item or component thereof that is used, refurbished or reclaimed but Seller represents as being a new item; (iv) an item that has not successfully passed all OEM required testing, verification, screening and quality control but that Seller represents as having met or passed such requirements; or (v) an item with a label or other marking intended, or reasonably likely, to mislead a reasonable person into believing a non-OEM item is a genuine OEM item when it is not.

 

Section 14. Inspection

(a) All material and workmanship shall be subject to inspection and test at all reasonable times and places by Buyer or Buyer’s customer before, during and after performance and delivery. Buyer may require Seller to repair, replace or reimburse the purchase price of rejected material or Buyer may accept any materials and upon discovery of nonconformance, may reject or keep and rework any such materials not so conforming. Cost of repair, rework, replacement, inspection, transportation, repackaging, and/or reinspection by Buyer shall be at Seller’s expense. Buyer’s acceptance of work and services shall not be deemed to diminish Buyer’s rights or be final or binding on Buyer if latent defects, fraud, or misrepresentation on the part of Seller exists, unless Buyer further processes material.

 

(b) If inspection and test are made on the premises of Seller or Seller’s lower-tier subcontractors, Seller shall furnish without additional charge all reasonable facilities, information and assistance necessary for the safe and convenient inspection and tests required by the inspectors in the performance of their duty. The foregoing provisions of this Article are supplementary to and not in lieu of the provisions of Section 14(a) above.

 

(c) Buyer’s failure to inspect does not relieve Seller of any responsibility to perform according to the terms of the Purchase Order.

 

Section 15. Changes

(a) Buyer shall have the right by written order to suspend work or to make changes from time to time in the services to be rendered or the materials to be furnished by Seller hereunder or the delivery date. If such suspension or changes cause an increase or decrease in the cost of performance of this Purchase Order or in the time required for its performance, an equitable adjustment shall be negotiated promptly and the Purchase Order shall be modified in writing accordingly. Any claim by Seller for adjustment under this Section 15(a) must be asserted in writing within twenty (20) days from the date of receipt by Seller of notification of the change or suspension and shall be followed as soon as practicable with specification of the amount claimed and supporting cost figures. However, nothing herein shall excuse Seller from proceeding with this Purchase Order as changed pending resolution of the claim.

 

(b) Information, advice, approvals or instructions given by Buyer’s technical personnel or other representatives shall be deemed expressions of personal opinion only and shall not affect Buyer’s and Seller’s rights and obligations hereunder unless set forth in a writing which is signed by Buyer’s purchasing representative and which states it constitutes an amendment or change to this Purchase Order.

 

Section 16. Infringement

Seller warrants that all work, materials, services, equipment, parts and other items provided by Seller pursuant to this Purchase Order, shall be free from claims of infringement (including misappropriation) of third party intellectual property rights and that any use or sale of such items by Buyer or any of Buyer’s customers shall be free from any claims of infringement.  Seller shall indemnify and save Buyer, and its customers harmless from any and all expenses, liability, and loss of any kind (including all costs and expenses) arising out of claims, suits, or actions alleging such infringement, which claims, suits, or actions Seller, hereby, agrees to defend, at Seller’s expense, if requested to do so by Buyer. Seller may replace or modify infringing items with comparable goods acceptable to Buyer of substantially the same form, fit, and function so as to remove the source of infringement, and Seller’s obligations under this Purchase Order including those contained in Section 13 and in this Section 16 shall apply to the replacement and modified items. If the use or sale of any of the above items is enjoined as a result of such claim, suit or action, Seller, at no expense to Buyer, shall obtain for Buyer and its customers the right to use and sell said item.

 

Section 17. Taxes

Unless this Purchase Order specifies otherwise, the price of this Purchase Order includes, and Seller is liable for and shall pay, all taxes, impositions, charges and exactions imposed on or measured by this Purchase Order except for applicable sales and use taxes that are separately stated on Seller’s invoice. Prices shall not include any taxes, impositions, charges or exactions for which Buyer has furnished a valid exemption certificate or other evidence of exemption. To the extent that Buyer is required to do so under applicable United States law or tax regulations, Buyer may deduct from any payments due to Seller pursuant to this Purchase Order such taxes as Buyer is required to withhold from such payments and pay such taxes to the relevant tax authorities; provided, however, that Buyer provides Seller with relevant tax receipts or other suitable documentation evidencing the payment of such taxes promptly after such taxes are paid.

 

Section 18. Assignments and Organizational Changes

(a) Seller may not assign any rights or delegate any of its obligations due or to become due under this Purchase Order without the prior written consent of Buyer. Any purported assignment or delegation by Seller without such consent shall be void. Buyer may assign this Purchase Order to (i) any affiliated company, (ii) any successor in interest, or (iii) Buyer’s customer.

 

(b) Seller shall promptly notify Buyer in writing of any organizational changes made by Seller, including name or ownership changes, mergers or acquisitions.

 

Section 19. Compliance with Law

(a) Seller warrants that the materials to be furnished and the services to be rendered under this Purchase Order shall be manufactured, sold, used and rendered in compliance with all relevant federal, state, local law, orders, rules, ordinances, and regulations and in compliance with applicable international prohibitions on child labor. Seller certifies that with respect to the production of the articles and/or the performance of the services covered by this Purchase Order, it has fully complied with Sections 6, 7, 12, and 15 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, and of regulations and orders of the United States Department of Labor under Section 14 thereof, if applicable.

(b) Seller warrants that all equipment and materials delivered under this Purchase Order are in conformance with the latest OSHA requirements.

 

(c) Seller warrants that in the performance of this Purchase Order, it will comply with all applicable U.S. Department of Transportation regulations on hazardous materials and any other pertinent federal, state, or local statutes, laws, rules, or regulations; and Seller further agrees to save Buyer harmless from any loss, damage, fine, penalty, or expense whatsoever that Buyer may suffer as a result of Seller’s failure to comply with this warranty. The foregoing is in addition to and not in mitigation of any other requirements of this Purchase Order.

 

(d) Seller warrants that it has complied with the Anti-Kickback Act of 1986 and has not offered or given and will not offer or give to any employee, agent, or representative of Buyer any gratuity or any kickback within the meaning of the Anti-Kickback Act of 1986. Any breach of this warranty shall be a material breach of each and every contract between Buyer and Seller.

 

(e) For orders placed in support of and charged to a U.S. Government Prime Contract or subcontract thereunder procuring an item meeting the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) definition of a commercial item, the following clauses set forth in the FAR or the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) in effect as of the date of said prime contract are incorporated herein by reference. In all clauses listed herein the terms "Government" and "Contractor" shall be revised to identify properly the contracting parties under this Purchase Order, except that Buyer shall only be able to audit Seller through appropriate government agencies. In DFARS 252.215-7003, the term “Offeror” shall mean Seller. Seller shall include the terms of this Article, including this Section 19(e) in all purchase orders or subcontracts awarded under this Purchase Order. The DFARS clauses set forth in Subsections 19(e)(11) through Subsections 19(e)(24) below are applicable only to Purchase Orders issued under DoD contracts:

 

1. Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (This clause is applicable to Purchase Orders (i) that have a value more than $5,000,000; and (ii) that have a performance period of more than 120 days. (In Paragraph (b)(3)(i), the meaning of “agency office of the Inspector General” and “Contracting Officer” does not change, in Paragraph (b)(3)(ii) the meaning of “Government” does not change, and in Paragraphs (b)(3)(iii) and (c)(2)(ii)(F), the meaning of “OIG of the ordering agency”, “IG of the agency”, “agency OIG” and “Contracting Officer” do not change.)

52.203-13
 

2. Utilization of Small Business Concerns

52.219-8
 

3. Equal Opportunity

52.222-26(b)
 

4. Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans

52.222-35

 

5. Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities

52.222-36
 

6. Notification of Employee Rights Concerning Payment of Union Dues or Fees

52.222-39
 

7. Combating Trafficking in Persons and Alternate 1 (Include Alternate I if it is in the prime contract)

52.222-50

8. Employment Eligibility Verification (This clause is applicable to Purchase Orders (i) for construction or commercial Services (except commercial services that are part of a purchase of a COTS item or an item that would be a COTS item, but for minor modifications, performed by the COTS provider, and that are normally provided for that COTS item); (ii) has a value more than $3,000; and (iii) includes work performed in the United States

52.222-54
 

9. Subcontracts for Commercial Items

52.244-6

10. Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels

52.247-64
 

11. Requirements for Contracts Involving Export-Controlled Items

252.204-7008
 

12. Requirements for Contracts Regarding Potential Access to Export-Controlled Items

252-204-7009
 

13. Excessive Pass-Through Charges – Identification of Subcontract Effort. (APR 2007) (Excluding Paragraph (c)(1) which is deleted from this provision.) (Applicable to solicitations for Purchase Orders issued under Department of Defense (DoD) solicitations issued after April 25, 2007 and before May 13, 2008, except solicitations for firm-fixed price (FFP) Purchase Orders and fixed-price (FP) Purchase Orders with economic price adjustment.)

252-215-7003
 

14. Excessive Pass-Through Charges – Identification of Subcontract Effort. (MAY 2008) (Excluding Paragraph (c)(1) which is deleted from this provision.) (Applicable to solicitations for Purchase Orders issued under DoD solicitations issued after May 12, 2008, except solicitations for FFP Purchase Orders and FP Purchase Orders with economic price adjustment.)

252-215-7003
 

15. Excessive Pass-Through Charges. (APR 2007) (Applicable to Purchase Orders issued under DoD contracts entered into after April 25, 2007 and before May 13, 2008, except FFP Purchase Orders and FP Purchase Orders with economic price adjustment.)

252.215-7004
 

16. Excessive Pass-Through Charges. (MAY 2008) (Applicable to Purchase Orders issued under DoD contracts entered into after May 12, 2008, except FFP Purchase Orders and FP Purchase Orders with economic price adjustment.)

252.215-7004
 

17. Preference for Domestic Specialty Metals and Alternate 1 (DoD Contracts) and Alt. 1

252.225-7014
 

18. Preference for Domestic Specialty Metals (DEVIATION No. 2006-O0004) and Alternate I (DEVIATION No. 2006-O0004) (These deviations apply to Purchase Orders under prime contracts awarded after November 15, 2006 and before October 26, 2007.)
 

252.225-7014 (Deviation (Dev.) No.) 2006-O0004 & Alt.1 (Dev. No. 2006-O0004)
 

19. Preference for Domestic Specialty Metals (DEVIATION No. 2007-O0011) and Alternate 1 (DEVIATION No. 2007-O0011) (These deviations apply to Purchase Orders under prime contracts awarded after October 25, 2007 and before January 29, 2008.)

252.225-7014 (Dev. No. 2007-O0011) & Alt 1 (Dev. No. 2007-O0011)

 

Note: Surmet may require flow-down of additional FAR and/or DFARS clauses from the DoD Contract

 

 

Section 20. Responsibility and Insurance

Seller shall be responsible for the actions and failure to act of all parties retained by, through, or under Seller in connection with the performance of this Purchase Order. Seller shall also maintain and cause its subcontractors to maintain such General Liability, Property Damage, Employer’s Liability, and Workers’ Compensation Insurance, and Motor Vehicle Liability (Personal Injury and Property Damage) Insurance as are specified in this Purchase Order or, if none are specified, such amount as will protect Seller (and its subcontractors) and Buyer from said risks and from any claims under any applicable Workers’ Compensation, Occupational Disease, and Occupational Safety and Health statutes. Seller shall provide Buyer with certificates evidencing required insurance upon Buyer’s request.

 

Section 21. Indemnity Against Claims

(a) Seller shall keep its work and all items supplied by it hereunder and Buyer premises free and clear of all liens and encumbrances, including mechanic’s liens, in any way arising from performance of this Purchase Order by Seller or by any of its vendors or subcontractors. Seller may be required by Buyer to provide a satisfactory release of liens as a condition of final payment.

 

(b) Seller shall, except for design flaws, indemnify and save Buyer and its customer(s) and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from and against (i) all claims (including claims under Workers’ Compensation or Occupational Disease laws) and resulting costs, expenses and liability which arise from personal injury, death, or property loss or damage attributed to, or caused by, the goods, services or other items supplied by Seller pursuant to this Purchase Order, including, without limitation, services or other items, except to the extent that such injury, death, loss or damage is caused solely and directly by the negligence of Buyer, and (ii) all claims (including resulting costs, expenses and liability) by the employees of Seller or any of its subcontractors. The above stated indemnification related to goods shall cease if and when the goods are subjected to further processing or fabrication.

 

Section 22. International Transactions

(a) Payment will be in United States dollars unless otherwise agreed to by specific reference in the Purchase Order.

 

(b) Seller agrees that Buyer, its subsidiaries, affiliates or its designees may exclusively use the value of the Purchase Order to satisfy any international offset obligations that Buyer may have with Seller’s country, subject to the offset qualifying laws, rules and regulations of that country.

 

Section 23. Export/Import Controls

(a) If Seller is a U.S. company that engages in the business of either manufacturing or exporting defense articles or furnishing defense services Seller hereby certifies that it has registered with the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and understands its obligations to comply with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”).

 

(b) Seller shall control the disclosure of and access to technical data, information and other items received under this Purchase Order in accordance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, including but not limited to the ITAR. Seller agrees that no technical data, information or other items provided by Buyer in connection with this Purchase Order shall be provided to any foreign persons or to a foreign entity, including without limitation, a foreign subsidiary of Seller, without the express written authorization of Buyer and Seller’s obtaining of the appropriate export license, technical assistance agreement or other requisite documentation for ITAR-controlled technical data or items. Seller shall indemnify Buyer for all liabilities, penalties, losses, damages, costs or expenses that may be imposed on or incurred by Buyer in connection with any violations of such laws and regulations by Seller.

 

(c) Seller shall immediately notify Buyer if it is or becomes listed on any Excluded or Denied Party List of an agency of the U.S. Government or its export privileges are denied, suspended or revoked.

(d) Should Seller’s products or services originate from a foreign location, those products may also be subject to the export control laws and regulations of the country in which the articles or services originate. Seller agrees to abide by all applicable export control laws and regulations of that originating country. Seller shall indemnify Buyer for all liabilities, penalties, losses, damages, costs or expenses that may be imposed on or incurred by Buyer in connection with any violations of such laws and regulations by Seller. Buyer shall be responsible for complying with any laws or regulations governing the importation of the articles into the United States of America.

 

(e) Buyer may be required to obtain information concerning citizenship or export status of Seller’s personnel. Seller agrees to provide such information as necessary and certifies the information to be true and correct.

 

Section 24. Severability

If any provision of this Purchase Order or application thereof is found invalid, illegal or unenforceable by law, the remainder of this Purchase Order will remain valid, enforceable and in full force and effect, and the parties will negotiate in good faith to substitute a provision of like economic intent and effect.

 

Section 25. Standards of Business Ethics and Conduct

By the acceptance of this Purchase Order, Seller represents that it has not participated in any conduct in connection with this Purchase Order that violates the Standards of Business Ethics and Conduct specified in DFARS clause 52.203-13, or alternatively, equivalent Business Ethics and Conduct Standards of Seller. If, at any time, Buyer determines that Seller is in violation of the applicable Standards of Business Ethics and Conduct, Buyer may cancel this Purchase Order upon written notice to Seller and Buyer shall have no further obligation to Seller.

 

Section 26. Survivability

Seller’s obligations, including but not limited to obligations under the Termination for Convenience, Termination for Default, Proprietary Rights, Release of Information, Warranty, Infringement, Compliance with Law, Responsibility and Insurance, Indemnity Against Claims, and Export/Import Controls provisions of this Purchase Order, shall survive termination, expiration, or completion of this Purchase Order.

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