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Dimation’s Purchase Order Terms and Conditions
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A Purchase Order (“Order” or “PO”) is an order that is reduced to a writing, signed and issued by Dimation (“Dimation”, “Buyer”, “we”, “us”, “our”) as Buyer for the purchase of goods (“Goods”, “Products”), services (“Services”) or both listed on the face of the PO in the quantities (“Quantity”), for the price (“Price” , “Purchase Order Price”, “Contract Price”) and according to the schedule (“Schedule”) noted thereon from the Supplier (“External Provider”, “Seller”, “you”, “your”), to whom the PO is addressed. The following terms and conditions of purchase (“Terms and Conditions” or “these Terms and Conditions”) shall govern all purchases of Goods and acquisition of Services by Dimation from you and deliveries of all such Goods and Services to Dimation by you. These Terms and Conditions shall apply to all communications – phone, electronic, oral, paper or any other form of transmission related to this transaction from either Party. Any additional or supplemental terms, conditions and specific details (“Additional Terms and Conditions”) presented in or accompanying this Order including, but not limited to, written information on the face of the Order, attachments, exhibits, supplements, appendices, addenda, drawings, notes, instructions, part lists, statement of work, schedule, invoices, change authorization, quality clauses, and specifications as called out in the PO (“Specifications”, as exemplified by, but not limited to, ISO 9001:2008, AS9100D manufacturing and supporting services, ITAR Registration, RoHs compliant production capability, J-STD-001 and or IPC-A-610, and ANSI/ESD s20.20.-2007 100 Volt HBM), shall be deemed to be placed under and incorporated within these Terms and Conditions. Whenever the provisions in the Additional Terms and Conditions conflict with the provisions in these Terms and Conditions, the written provisions of the Additional Terms and Conditions shall control. If a prior purchase contract or purchase agreement signed by Dimation is in effect between you and Dimation pertaining to the subject matter hereof, the terms and conditions of that contract agreement shall apply to this Order, and the following Terms and Conditions do not apply. Any typographical, clerical or other error or omission in any Order or other document or information issued by Dimation shall be subject to correction without any liability to Dimation.
2. ACCEPTANCE OF PURCHASE ORDER/ CONTRACT FORMATION
YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED THEM (AND ACCEPTED DIMATION’S ORDER) upon your timely acknowledgement or confirmation of Dimation’s Order (no later than fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of the Order), delivery of an invoice, delivery of all or any part of the Products or Services ordered, express or implied commencement of Services, or acceptance of a payment for all or any part of the Products or Services or both. Seller’s order acknowledgement or purchase order confirmation responsive to Dimation’s Order together with Dimation’s Order and these Terms and Conditions (whether delivered in connection with Dimation’s Order or otherwise), shall constitute the entire contract (“Contract” or “Agreement”) between Dimation and Seller (collectively “the Parties”) pertaining to the subject matter hereof. The Contract shall supersede all prior or contemporaneous oral or written negotiations, agreements, understandings or representations with respect thereto. Usage of the trade, custom, practice or course of dealing shall not operate to supplement or explain any term or condition used in the Contract or Agreement. Except to the extent the Parties shall have otherwise agreed to in writing, all terms that vary from, differ from or conflict with these Terms and Conditions wherever contained or otherwise presented by Seller prior to, contemporaneous with, or subsequent to this Order are hereby expressly objected to and rejected and notwithstanding any act or omission by Dimation or Dimation’s agent. including without limitation, failing to seasonably object to the aforementioned conflicting, inconsistent or additional terms and conditions prior to, contemporaneous with or subsequent to placing the Order with Seller, Buyers’ reference to Seller’s quotation terms, accepting all or any part of the Products or Services, or expressly or impliedly allowing Seller to begin performance, shall not be applicable to the Order. Dimation reserves the right to cancel an Order and no contract or agreement shall result if notice of the cancellation is sent to Seller before receipt of Seller’s Order Acknowledgement or Purchase Order confirmation.
3. PRICE, PAYMENT TERMS
Prices for Products and Services shall be in U.S. Dollars and no higher than those stated on the face of Dimation’s Purchase Order. Unless otherwise specified, Dimation shall make payments in U.S. Dollars which will be due (“Due Dae”) net thirty (30) days from the later of (i) the date of acceptance of all the invoiced Products and/or Services received by Dimation or (ii) from the date of Dimation’s receipt of a valid and non-disputable invoice. Dimation will, however, consider early payment should the terms of the Purchase Order or Supplier’s invoice specify that a discount amount by which the invoiced payment will be reduced if payment is made before the Due Date. Supplier warrants that the Products (or “Goods”) and Services contained in the Purchase Order are priced at the lowest net price or rate quoted by Seller for like goods, of like quality, in like quantities and for like services, to any other customer during the period between acceptance of this Order and delivery of the Products and/or Services. Supplier agrees to substitute such lower net prices for the prices contained in the Purchase Order from time to time. Invoices must contain complete and accurate information including, at a minimum, the PO number, deliver to location, a complete and accurate description of products and services, delivery costs, applicable taxes, extended totals and any other information required to be included by the terms of the PO. Unless otherwise expressly specified herein, the prices in this Purchase Order include, and Supplier is liable for and shall pay, all taxes, impositions, charges, customs duties, or tariffs and exactions imposed on or measured by this Purchase Order except for applicable sales and use taxes that are separately stated on Supplier’s invoice. Prices shall not include any taxes, impositions, charges or exactions for which Dimation has furnished a valid exemption certificate. Payment of invoices shall be deemed correctly made unless Seller notifies Dimation of any discrepancies in payment within thirty (30) days after receipt of payment. If Dimation disputes any invoice, it will promptly notify Seller and withhold payment of the disputed portion of the invoice without such withholding being construed as a breach of this agreement.. The parties agree to mutually resolve any payment or invoice related dispute within a reasonable time.
Seller understands and acknowledges that all terms as to quantity, quality, price, other specifications, and time of delivery are essential and material elements that go to the essence of the transaction contemplated hereby and must be strictly adhered to. Supplier will deliver Goods and complete Services on the date(s) specified on the Purchase Order. If Seller anticipates difficulty in complying with a required delivery date, Seller will promptly notify Dimation in writing and use all commercially reasonable efforts to meet the required delivery date. If delivery dates are not stated, Supplier will use Supplier’s “best efforts” to deliver goods and services without delay except, however, the lack of a delivery date shall not constitute a waiver of Dimation’s rights and remedies hereunder.
All Goods are to be shipped freight prepaid, F.OB. destination, unless otherwise stated or agreed. Goods may be shipped F.O.B. shipping point, but Supplier shall select an economical carrier and delivery route, pay all shipping charges and list such charges as a separate item on Supplier’s invoice. Each invoice which lists shipping charges must also present the original or a copy of the bill evidencing that such shipping charges have been paid. Any charges in excess of the delivery charges Dimation has agreed to pay will be the responsibility of Supplier. Supplier agrees to bear all risk of loss, injury or destruction of Goods or materials that occur prior to acceptance by Dimation. Supplier also agrees to bear all risk of loss, injury or destruction of Goods or materials whenever occurring if the loss, injury or destruction results from Supplier’s act or omission in packaging or crating Goods for shipment and delivery. Supplier warrants that all items furnished under this Purchase Order – stand-alone or as components of an assembly, are new in that they are in their original unopened packaging and unused.
4a. DELIVERY; DEFECTIVE GOODS:
Time is of the essence and Seller’s failure to timely deliver all or any portion of the goods in accordance with the delivery schedule under this Purchase Order, if unexcused, shall be considered a material breach of this Purchase Order notwithstanding any act or omission by Dimation or Dimation’s agent, including without limitation, modification of this Purchase Order or acceptance of late deliveries. The relevant point in time for the delivery of goods shall be the date of receipt at the place or destination specified by Dimation. All goods furnished under this Purchase Order shall be subject to inspection at Dimation’s facility or such other destination set forth in the Purchase Order. Seller will be notified of all defects other than latent defects within a reasonable time after receipt of the goods and any documents required to be furnished with the goods prior to inspection.
Dimation reserves the right to refuse or reject, in its sole discretion, all of the goods or retain any portion of the goods delivered late, delivered in quantities in excess of those ordered, delivered in advance of the delivery schedule, or which are, in Dimation’s judgment, defective in material or workmanship, fail to meet the drawings, statement or work, specifications or other technical documents or are otherwise not in conformity with the terms and conditions of this contract. Dimation may, in its sole discretion, require Seller to remove them, direct their correction in place or, repair, replace or correct them with Seller’s authorization, prepare for shipment and ship to Seller at Seller’s sole cost and expense those goods not retained all without waiver of any claim Dimation may have for Seller’s breach including without limitation, the right to damages, the right to cancel this contract and the right to recover by set off or otherwise any and all costs, expenses and damages paid, incurred or suffered as a result of or relating to holding, returning, correcting or rejecting defective or non-conforming goods. All repair, replacement and other correction and redelivery shall be completed within the original delivery schedule unless otherwise agreed by the parties. If Seller fails to promptly remove goods rejected by Buyer or if Seller fails to promptly replace or correct them, Buyer may replace or correct such goods at Seller’s expense. Dimation may issue a Supplier Corrective Action Report (SCAR) to determine the root cause and implement corrective actions to mitigate Supplier’s repeated critical quality, delivery or process issues. Where a Supplier’s product defect rate or a late delivery rate exceeds 15% per annum, Dimation may classify the supplier as a “Provisional” Supplier and require the Supplier to meet additional contractual terms and conditions. Should the Supplier be unable to correct the issues within a reasonable time, Dimation reserves the right to reclassify the Supplier and place the Supplier in the “Not Accepted” category.
All services performed under this purchase order shall be performed in accordance with the standards of care and diligence customarily exercised by persons performing such services in the industry. Seller shall maintain a Quality Management System (“QMS”) compliant to national/international quality certification standards including, without limitation, the ISO 9001, AS9100/9120, or equivalent standards. If a potential or current Seller has not registered their quality management system to a national/international quality certification standard, Buyer may, in its sole discretion, audit the Seller and/or require the Seller to provide additional QMS related documentation to qualify or continue as a supplier to Dimation. Buyer understands and agrees that Dimation has the right to access applicable areas of the Seller’s premises to verify that the subcontracted product conforms to the specifications and requirements of this PO and to inspect applicable records relevant to this Purchase Order. Under special circumstances, Dimation may request that Seller use special process sources that have been approved by Dimation.
If Seller delivers nonconforming services, Dimation may require Seller to promptly correct or replace the nonconforming services. Redelivery to Buyer of any corrected or replaced services shall be at Seller’s expense. In addition, Buyer may (i) correct the nonconforming services or (ii) obtain replacement services from another source at Seller’s expense.
For the purposes of this PO, a “Suspect Part” is a part, including any software or firmware embedded in a part, in which there is an indication by visual inspection, testing, or other information that it may meet the definition of a “Fruadulent Part” or a “Counterfeit Part” or any part that is designated as suspect by the U.S. Government. A “Fraudulent Part” is any part, including any software or firmware embedded in a part, knowingly misrepresented as meeting required specifications. A “Counterfeit Part” is a part of new manufacture or refurbished, including any software or firmware embedded in a part, that has been represented, identified, or marked as genuine, but has been confirmed to be a copy, imitation, or substitute that was created without a legal right to do so, and with intent to mislead, deceive, or defraud. In this PO, Suspect Parts, Fradulent Parts, and Counterfeit Parts are referred to collectively as “Unauthorized Parts.”
If Unauthorized Parts are furnished under this PO and are found in any of the goods delivered hereunder (“Contaminated Goods”), Dimation will impound the Unauthorized Parts and Contaminated Goods and provide Notice to Supplier and the relevant regulatory authority of such action. The Unauthorized Parts will be either sent to a third party for further analysis or destroyed. The Seller shall promptly replace such Unauthorized Parts and Contaminated Goods with parts and Goods acceptable to Dimation. Seller shall be fully liable for all costs relating to the removal and replacement of said Unauthorized Parts and Contaminated Goods, even if such costs might be considered indirect, special or consequential damages.
5. EXCUSABLE DELAYS;
Supplier will not be liable for excusable delays in delivery (“Excusable Delays”) or failure to perform its obligations or any damages suffered by Dimation by reason of such Excusable Delays where such Excusable Delays are attributable to a cause beyond Supplier’s reasonable control and without its fault or negligence, including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts or omissions of Dimation or other parties affiliated to Dimation, acts or omissions of civil, military or Governmental authorities, fire, strikes, floods, severe weather conditions, riots, war, transportation delays, cyber attacks, terrorism, epidemics, labor disputes, or material shortages. After commencement of any excusable delay, Supplier shall notify Dimation in writing as soon as reasonably possible, setting forth the particulars of the excusable delay. Seller shall use Seller’s “best efforts” to remedy the cause, deliver the goods and services with reasonable dispatch after cessation of such cause except, however, the delay in delivery due to such cause shall not constitute a waiver of any rights and remedies available to Dimation hereunder that are unrelated to delayed delivery. However, any delay or failure to perform caused by the default of a sub-tier supplier of Supplier will be excused only if (a) beyond the control of both Supplier and its sub-tier supplier(s) and without the fault or negligence of any of them; and (b) the Goods to be furnished cannot be obtained from other sources in sufficient time to permit Supplier to meet the delivery schedule and (c) Supplier provides Dimation with immediate notice of the excusable delay as soon as it was made aware of the potential excusable delay or should have known about the potential excusable delay.
6. CHANGE ORDERS/CANCELLATION:
Dimation reserves the right to make, from time to time, changes as to specifications, designs, packing and testing instructions, quantities, destination, delivery schedules and other changes to the accepted order by submitting a written change request to Supplier. Should Dimation request and Supplier approve a change request, Supplier will advise Dimation in writing of the adjustments, if any, of the change request on the price, delivery schedule and/or quantities. The change request will be binding on the Parties only after Dimation advises Supplier in writing of its acceptance of the adjustments. In the event that Dimation and Seller are unable to reach an agreement as to the adjustment in price, Dimation reserves the right to cancel any further deliveries under this Purchase Order after paying Seller a percentage of the Purchase Order/Contract Price reflecting the percentage of Goods and/or Services accepted by Dimation prior to such cancellation. Dimation may, on occasion, request cancellation of an accepted Order. In the event the parties agree upon a cancellation, Dimation agrees to pay Supplier according to the following cancellation terms:
1) Dimation will be liable for 100% of the contract price for all finished Products already shipped and/or received by Dimation, and 100% of the contract price for all finished Products in Supplier’s possession; 2) 100% of the contract price for all Services already performed, and 50% of the contract price for all Services for which Supplier has made preparations or has become committed for fulfillment of the contract prior to the date of cancellation as evidenced by Supplier’s business records.
Upon cancellation by Dimation under this Section 6, Supplier shall provide Dimation, within (15) business days of such cancellation, a detailed invoice of the cost of cancellation and the Parties agree that the amounts set forth in such invoice shall become payable by Dimation within thirty (30) days upon receipt of such invoice.
7 . DIMATION-SUPPLIED MATERIALS, TOOLING, EQUIPMENT, AND TECHNICAL DATA:
All tooling, including without limitation, machines, jigs, fixtures, molds, dies, stencils, measuring and testing devices, templates, models, drawings, software, designs, or equipment procured, produced, or used by Supplier for the purposes of filling Dimation’s Order , for which Supplier has separately charged Dimation and, for a period of one year from the date of final delivery of all Products or Services contemplated hereunder, made available to Dimation for pickup from Supplier’s facilities upon reasonable notice to Dimation. After the expiration of the one year period following the date of final delivery, Dimation shall deem the Tooling abandoned and may, in its sole discretion, and without notice to Buyer, dispose the Tooling in any manner it shall see fit, without liability to Buyer.
Seller warrants and represents that the Seller has special skills and expertise and that Buyer is relying on the skills, expertise and judgment of Seller to select, manufacture, produce, furnish or deliver to Buyer Products and/or Services under this purchase order. All representations of Seller as to the function, suitability for a particular purpose, use, and quality of Products and /or Services to be delivered under this purchase order are warranties of Seller. Seller represents and warrants that all Products and/or Services delivered under this purchase order a) are merchantable, free from defects in materials and workmanship; b) conform to all descriptions, specifications, drawings and other representations provided by Seller to Buyer and also conform to any other specifications agreed upon between the parties; c) are merchantable and fit for their particular purpose; d) free from all liens, security interests and encumbrances of any type whatsoever; and e) are manufactured, produced, furnished and delivered to Buyer in full and complete compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Supplier warrants that all goods and services delivered under this Purchase Order, which are not of Dimation’s design, shall be free from claims of infringement, including misappropriation of third party intellectual property rights and that any use or sale of such Products or Services by Dimation or Dimation’s customers shall be free from any claims of infringement. Seller agrees to indemnify Buyer and hold it harmless from and against any and all liabilities, costs, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred or suffered by Buyer as a result of or in connect ion with Seller’s breach of any of its obligations hereunder and this section 8 “WARRANTY” of this Agreement.
9. DISPUTES AND GOVERNING LAW:
The Contract and any disputes hereunder shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota without regard to the principles of conflict of laws. It is further agreed that all disputes and matters whatsoever arising under, in connection with or incident to this Agreement, shall be instituted, commenced and litigated, if at all, exclusively in and before a state Court located in the County of Dakota in the State of Minnesota or, in the case of federal jurisdiction, federal Courts located in the County of Hennepin, in the State of Minnesota, and any appropriate appellate Court thereof, to the exclusion of the courts of any other state, territory, country or other jurisdiction, and the parties hereby waive the right to change such venue and hereby consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 9 “DISPUTES AND GOVERNING LAW” of this Contract, any provision in this Purchase Order that is i) incorporated in full text or by reference from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or ii) incorporated in full text or by reference from any agency regulation that implements or supplements the FAR or iii) that is substantially based on any such agency regulation or FAR provision, shall be construed and interpreted according to the federal common law of government contracts as set forth by statute and as enunciated and applied by federal judicial bodies, boards of contract appeals, and quasi-judicial agencies of the United State Government. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to this contract or its amendments, if any.
If any term of this Agreement is to any extent illegal, otherwise invalid, or incapable of being enforced, such term shall be excluded to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability; all other terms hereof shall remain in full force and effect; and, to the extent permitted and possible, the invalid or unenforceable term shall be deemed replaced by a term that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of such invalid or unenforceable term. If application of this Severability provision should materially and adversely affect the economic substance of the transactions contemplated hereby, the Party adversely impacted shall be entitled to compensation for such adverse impact, provided the reason for the invalidity or unenforceability of a term is not due to serious misconduct by the Party seeking such compensation.
10. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS:
Unless otherwise expressly agreed in a contemporaneous or subsequent writing to the contrary or otherwise expressly set forth in this Purchase Order, i) all prototype, schematic, information, specifications, data, drawings, software, or other materials supplied by Supplier to Dimation (collectively “Supplier materials”) shall disclosed to Dimation on a non-proprietary basis and may be disclosed by Dimation without restriction ii) all prototype, schematic, information, specifications, data, drawings, software, or other materials supplied by Dimation to Supplier (collectively “Dimation Materials”) or obtained, and/or developed by Supplier in the performance of this Purchase Order or paid for by Dimation shall be proprietary to Dimation and shall not be disclosed to any third party without Dimation’s express written consent and returned to Dimation upon request or at the completion of performance of this Purchase Order. Any Intellectual Property rights in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, or knowhow first made or conceived by Supplier in the performance of this Contract shall be the property of Dimation and Supplier hereby assigns the Intellectual Property rights to Dimation and agrees to execute such documents necessary to perfect Dimation’s title thereto.
11. PROTECTION AND USE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
Except as required by law, the Supplier shall not disclose any of the terms and conditions of any accepted Order, including any price terms, to any third party for any reason whatsoever. The Parties agree that all information provided, disclosed or obtained by a receiving party from the providing party in connection with this Contract or the performance of any of the Parties’ activities under this Contract including, without limitation, business and technical information contained in attachments, exhibits, supplements, appendices, addenda, drawings, notes, instructions, statement of work, manuals provided by one party to the other, whether prepared by the party or third parties, contains information which embodies confidential know-how and trade secrets of substantial commercial value to the providing party or third parties under contract to the providing party. Each receiving party agrees a) to keep all such information confidential and safeguard it against disclosure to any other person or entity; b) to use the information only in connection with the Products and/or Services supplied hereunder; and c) to not sell, lease, loan or otherwise permit any third party or entity to access, use or disseminate the information without the express written consent of the providing party. The restrictions of this Section 11 PROTECTION AND USE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION shall not operate in respect to information that is generally available to the public.
12. TERM / TERMINATION
Either Dimation or Supplier may voluntarily terminate this Contract at any time upon written notice to the other party, but all Orders previously submitted and confirmed shall remain binding upon the parties and subject to Section 6 “CANCELLATIONS/ CHANGE ORDERS” of this Contract. In no event shall the Term of this Contract be later than Buyer’s acceptance of all Products and/or Services contemplated hereunder and full payment of the Contract Price to Supplier or the voluntary termination of this Agreement as provided in this section, whichever occurs first. Termination shall be without prejudice to any rights or remedies Dimation or Supplier may have by reason of any breach of this Contract.
The rights and obligations of the parties including, but not limited to, those addressing the following subjects: Dimation-supplied materials, tooling, equipment, and technical data; Price, Payment Terms; Warranty; General Indemnification, Intellectual Property Indemnification; Proprietary Rights; Protection and Use of Confidential Information; Export Control Laws; Disputes and Governing Law; Defective/Nonconforming Goods; U.S Government Contracts / Subcontracts; and any other right or obligation of the parties in this Agreement which, by its express terms or nature and context is intended to survive termination or expiration of this Agreement, will survive any such termination or expiration.
13. SUPPLIER RECORDS:
Supplier shall maintain general records relating to this Purchase Order for a minimum period of five years after completion of final delivery of materials, goods or services pursuant to his Purchase Order or for any such longer period as may be required by statute or otherwise expressly specified elsewhere in this Purchase Order.
14. EXPORT CONTROL LAWS:
Both Parties agree and understand that the information provided or furnished and/or to be provided or furnished hereunder, including, but not limited to, Confidential Information (as the term is used in Section 11 of this Agreement) or any direct product thereof, and the Products (or Goods) or the results of the performance of Services hereunder, or the technology and information related to such Products and Services is subject to the then current export and import laws and regulations of the United States and such other governments as are applicable when the Products (or Goods), Services or Technology are delivered by Supplier to Dimation including, without limitation, the Export Administration Regulations (“Ear”) administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) under the U.S. Department of State, and embargo controls administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Controls (“OFAC”) and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. Each Party to this Agreement shall not, and shall not allow any third party, to remove or export, re-export, import, or disclose via any means the Confidential Information, information classified as technical data or any part thereof (i) into (or to a national or resident of) any embargoed or terrorist supporting country, (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Denial Orders or U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals; (iii) to any country (or to a foreign national or resident of such country including foreign nationals employed by or associated with the Party) to which such export or re-export, removal, or disclosure is restricted or prohibited or as to which the United States government or any agency thereof requires an export license or other governmental approval at the time of export or re-export without first obtaining such license or approval; or (iv) in violation of any export or import restrictions, laws, or regulations of any United States or foreign agency or authority. Each Party represents and warrants that (i) it is not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such prohibited country or on any such prohibited party list and (ii) it shall provide the other Party with written notice containing the nature of any export controlled information, including Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) or United States Munitions List (USML) category, prior to furnishing of such export controlled Confidential Information to the other Party. Each party shall indemnify and hold the other party harmless for all claims, demands, damages, costs, fines penalties, attorney’s fees, and all other expenses arising from a failure of the other party to comply with this Section 14 “EXPORT CONTROL LAWS” of this Agreement.
15. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
Supplier warrants that the Products and Services provided to Dimation under this Purchase Order shall be manufactured, sold, used and rendered in compliance with, and Supplier agrees to be bound by, all applicable federal, state, and local laws, orders, rules, ordinances, regulations, guidelines, standards, limitations, controls, prohibitions, or other requirements contained in, issued under, or adopted pursuant to such laws as in effect at any given time. Supplier warrants that it has and shall obtain all registrations and licenses and shall permits as required to perform under this Purchase Order. No assignment or subcontracting will relieve or discharge Supplier from any obligation, provision, or liability under this Purchase Order. Supplier will remain fully responsible for such performance and will be fully responsible and liable for all acts or omissions.
15. 1 Supplier will deliver a current and complete Material Safety Data Sheet (“MSDS”) to Dimation at or before shipment of any Good that requires a MSDS. Supplier warrants that each Good is in compliance with, or exempt from, all applicable chemical control laws (“Chemical Control Laws”) including, without limitatioin, the United States Chemical Control Law knows as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and any other Chemical Control Law(s) that may be referenced in an Order.
15.2 Conflict Minerals. To the extent Supplier supplies direct materials or Goods that contain tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold (“3TG”) that originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country (“Conflict Minerals”), Supplier must ensure and document a reasonable inquiry that those Conflict Minerals are “DRC conflict-free” as defined under Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act and its implementing regulations and upon Dimation’s request, promptly provide information or such other representations of Supplier’s and its suppliers’ due diligence efforts with regard to Conflict Minerals as Dimation may reasonably require, in the form prescribed by Dimation, to assist Dimation in conducting reasonable due diligence concerning the DRC conflict-free status of Conflict Minerals supplied as direct materials or used in the Goods supplied under this Purchase Order. Supplier will include the substance of this Section 15.2 in any agreement between Supplier and its suppliers.
15.3 Unauthorized Parts: Supplier represents and warrants that it has policies and procedures in place to ensure that none of the supplies or materials furnished under this Purchase Order are “Unauthorized Parts” as defined in Section 4 of this Agreement and certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that no such parts have been or are being furnished to Buyer by Supplier. Dimation may institute controls such as requiring the Seller to provide appropriate Material Certificates, Certificates of Conformity, and /or other supporting documentation (such as documentation that identifes all parties involved from the materials/parts supplier to the direct source of the materials/parts and appropriate test results) in order to prevent the purchase of Unauthorized Parts and to ensure product identification and traceability,. Service providers may be required to provide documentation of process capability to recognized standards and traceability to the authorized sources of supply of all parts for Goods provided under this PO. Supplier agrees to establish and maintain a Counterfeit Material Prevention plan that meets the requirements of recognized standards such as, for example, section 8.14 of AS9100D. Supplier’s Counterfeit Material Prevention plan will be utilized by Supplier to prevent the delivery of Unauthorized Parts and control /report materials identified as Unauthorized Parts. Supplier shall only purchase materials/items to be delivered to Dimation or incorporated into Goods delivered to Dimation under this PO from authorized sources of the materials/items including Original Component Manufacturers(OEM)/Original Component Manufacturers(OCM) and their authorized distributors and authorized resellers. In the event, materials/parts, other than raw materials or standard hardware, can only be procured from independent sources, Supplier will obtain written approval from Dimation prior to the purchase. Raw materials and standard hardware must have traceability back to the source of the materials/parts. Upon discovering that Supplier has delivered to Dimation an Unauthorized Part, Supplier shall promptly notify Dimation of the same. Dimatoin’s Counterfeit Material Prevention Plan must include training of appropriate personnel to identify and report Unauthorized Parts, have processes and procedures for containment and notification in the event Unauthorized Parts are discovered. The notification section must include, without limitation, the Government-Industry Data Exchange Progrm (GIDEP). Supplier will flow down the requirements of this Section 15 in all its subcontracts and purchase orders for purchased goods or process-related services required for the Goods/Services under this PO, whether such goods are supplied to Supplier as an end item, a component part of an end item, or an individual piece part.
16. SUPPLIER RESPONSIBILITY IN REGARD TO ITS CERTIFICATIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS
Supplier acknowledges that Dimation will rely upon Supplier’s certifications and representations contained herein and in any written offer, proposal, or quote or company profile submission, which results in Dimation sending this Order and contracting with Supplier. By accepting this Order and entering into this contract with Dimation, Supplier republishes the certifications and representations submitted with its written offer and/or made annually, including company profile information, and oral offers/quotations made at the request of Dimation, and Supplier makes these certifications and representations set forth in this Agreement. Supplier shall immediately notify Dimation of any change of status regarding any certification or representation.
Supplier will flow down this requirement in all its subcontracts and purchase orders for purchased goods or process-related services required for the Goods, whether such goods are supplied to Supplier as an end item, a component part of an end item, or an individual piece part.
17. U.S. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS / SUBCONTRACTS
In the event that certain of the Products or Services supplied under this Order/Contract are categorized as Defense Articles by the U.S. Department of State and are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (or ITAR) and Dimation’s Order is placed under a contract with the United States Government and/or when commercial items, materials, products, goods or services furnished by Supplier to Dimation pursuant to this Order/Contract are for use in connection with a United States Government prime contract or higher-tier subcontract, in addition to Dimation’s General Purchase Order Terms and Conditions, the provisions set forth in “Supplemental Purchase Order Provisions for U.S. Government Contracts/Subcontracts” which are located at Dimation’s Website shall apply, as required by the terms of the prime contract, or by operation of law or regulation.
Otherwise, Dimation’s General Purchase Order Terms and Conditions shall govern the contractual relationship of the Parties.
The contents of the “Supplemental Purchase Order Provisions for U.S. Government Contracts/Subcontracts “ are incorporated herein by reference as if set forth verbatim herein.