Terms and Conditions of Purchase
By shipping the goods ordered or by acknowledging receipt of this order, you thereby accept and agree to the terms and conditions of sale set forth below as well as those set forth on the face of our purchase order. These terms and conditions constitute our offer to purchase and may only be accepted on the exact terms set forth and no other terms and conditions shall be controlling. These terms and conditions supersede the terms of your proposal or acknowledgement form, if any.
The Profit Center Manager or his/her designated agent shall have final authority to approve, amend or cancel any purchase order issued.
Price and Payment
This order must not be filled at higher prices than last quoted or charged, without the prior written approval of our Profit Center Manager or his/her designated agent. If any of the prices specified in this order have been reduced at the time of shipment, you agree to bill us at the reduced price. If no price is specified on this order for an item, you agree to bill us for such item at the lower of your price for such item on the date of this order or your price at the date of shipment. Payment shall be as specified on the face of our purchase order. We will not honor drafts drawn upon us for this order of any C.O.D. shipments. No charge will be allowed for packing, freight or cartage without our prior written approval. Prices charged by you shall not be in excess of any ceilings established or those permitted by applicable law or governmental regulations, if any.
Delivery and Risk of Loss
We may cancel or reject all or any part of this order which is not delivered within the time specified. Time is of the essence. Unless otherwise specified in writing, title to the goods shall pass to us at the F.O.B. destination point set forth on the face of our purchase order.
Warranties and Claims
Goods delivered hereunder are subject to inspection, testing and approval by us, or if shipped directly to our customer, by our customer. You warrant that the goods to be purchased hereunder: (a) are free from defects of title, labor, material, or fabrication; (b) conform to applicable specifications, drawings, samples or other descriptions given; (c) are suitable for the purposes intended; (d) are of merchantable quality; (e) were designed and manufactured in conformity with all applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations presently in effect in the United States and the laws of the other countries in which the goods are produced or delivered; (f) Seller warrants that all goods provided hereunder shall strictly adhere to all applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations presently in effect in the United States and all other countries in which the goods are produced or delivered with respect to the operation of their production facilities and labor practices including, without limitation, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and those pertaining to the manufacturer, labeling, invoicing and sale of such goods or services; (g) shall not violate or infringe the proprietary or intellectual property rights of any person or entity; and (h) if of your design, are free from defects in design. These warranties shall be for our benefit as well as for our successors, assigns and customers and all users of the goods. You agree to replace, install or correct promptly without expense to us, any goods not conforming to your above warranties when notified by us. In the event of your failure to correct or replace goods as required, we may do so and charge you for the expense we incurred in doing so. Acceptance or any use of the goods shipped to us or our customer hereunder shall not affect your obligation under the above warranties. All rejected goods shall be charged back to you at full invoice price, plus handling and transportation charges. On shipments made direct to our customers, you will, upon request, promptly present claim for loss, damage or over-charge to the carrier. In the event of shortages, our count or that of our customer shall govern. If goods have been rejected by us or our customer and you have been notified of rejection, the goods shall thereafter be held at your risk and expense. Unless promptly notified to the contrary, we will redeliver said goods to the carrier which made delivery to us for return to you at your expense. The above remedies are not exclusive and shall not preclude seeking damages from you for any breach of your representations and warranties.
Compliance with Laws
Required regulations relative to Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity are incorporated by specific reference to Executive Order 11246, As Amended; 41 C.F.R. § 60-1.4; 41 C.F.R. § 60-300.5; 41 C.F.R. § 60-741.5, As Amended; and Executive Order 13496, 29 C.F.R. Part 471 Appendix A. This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability and qualified protected veterans, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified protected veterans.
Sellers located in the United States warrant that they shall at all times comply with applicable provisions relating to government contractors and subcontractors, which provisions, and any contract clauses required thereunder, are incorporated in this purchase order by reference as if set forth in full including Executive Order 13496, 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A, the Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity clause of Executive Order 11246, as amended; 41 C.F.R. § 60-1.4; 41 C.F.R. § 60-250.5; 41 C.F.R. § 60-300; and 41 C.F.R. § 60-741.5. Where legally required, Seller shall include these clauses in its purchase orders supporting this order and shall, at HFS’s request, certify to all of the foregoing.
You agree to indemnify and hold us and/or our customers harmless against any claims, loss, damages, expenses or cost arising out of or connected with any: (i) alleged infringement of patent; (ii) breach of your representations and warranties relating to the goods to be purchased hereunder; or (iii) death of or bodily injury to any person, damage to any real or tangible personal property, or any other damage or loss resulting or claimed to result from any actual or alleged defect in the goods or caused by the negligence or misconduct or your respective employees or other authorized agents. With respect to patent infringements, you will also promptly undertake the defense of any such action brought against us.
You accept and assume exclusive liability for timely compliance with and payment of all assessments and taxes under all valid federal and state laws which might impose any charge or liability on us in connection with the subject matter of this order, and you hereby undertake to reimburse us on demand for all sums we may pay under any such law in event of your failure to comply therewith.
As to any of the material contained in this order, which is for delivery under Government contracts, this order is placed with you upon condition that if any corresponding order from our customer is terminated in whole or in part, you agree to accept termination of that portion of the order upon notice from us. Settlement between us shall be made pursuant to the provisions of the United States Government’s standard termination clauses then in force.
You shall procure and maintain at your own expense Commercial General Liability, Product Liability and Operations Liability Insurance on an occurrence basis with policy limits of at least $1,000,000. This insurance must be written by an insurance company with a minimum rating of Best’s A- VII or its equivalent, duly incorporated in the United States of America. You shall evidence that such insurance is in force. You shall use your reasonable commercial efforts to obtain a written obligation from the insurer to notify HFS, LLC. in writing at least thirty (30) days prior to cancellation or refusal to renew. You shall, within 30 days prior to expiration of such insurance, deliver another certificate of the insurer evidencing renewal of such insurance.
Termination for Buyer’s Convenience
We may at any time terminate this purchase order in whole or in part for our convenience for any reason whatsoever. If such termination occurs after partial deliveries shall have been made, or other partial performance hereunder has occurred, and same has been accepted by us, you shall be paid therefore at applicable unit prices or on the basis of percentage completed which has been agreed upon at time of acceptance. We shall have the right to take possession of any goods or materials in your possession and we shall reimburse you for the cost thereof, subject to our right of set-off. HFS shall not be liable for any indirect, economic, incidental, punitive or consequential damages (including, without limitation, lost profits, loss of business revenue or earnings or the like) directly or indirectly arising out of, or in connection with, the transactions contemplated by this purchase order.
This purchase order or any interest or claim thereunder shall not be assigned or subcontracted or transferred by you without prior written approval from HFS.
These terms and conditions may only be amended or modified by a written instrument signed by both parties.
Choice of Law/Venue
The interpretation and enforcement of this purchase order shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Texas. Vendor hereby consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Texas state courts in any and all actions or proceedings arising hereunder.
The following terms and conditions of sale govern all sales of goods or services (collectively, “Goods”) from HFS, LLC. or its affiliate (“Seller”) to buyer (“Customer”).
Governing/Controlling Terms. The terms and conditions contained in Seller’s Credit Application and in this document shall govern this transaction and, except as expressly provided herein, shall supersede any purchase order submitted to Seller by Customer. All other terms and conditions contained in any prior communication between Customer and Seller, oral or written, including, without limitation, Customer’s purchase order, other than the identity of and quantity of the item(s) being purchased, are null and void and are hereby rejected and shall not be binding upon Seller. Customer shall have assented to all terms and conditions contained herein if all or any portion of the Goods described herein are shipped or an invoice is presented in connection with said Goods.
Prices. Except for written job quotations that specifically allow price protection for a certain period of time, all prices are subject to change by Seller without notice. If prices change, Customer agrees to accept the new prices.
Payment Terms. All accounts are due and payable based upon the terms stated on the applicable invoice of Seller and the remittance address reflected on those invoices. As collateral security for the payment of the purchase price of the Goods, Customer hereby grants to Seller a security interest in and to all of the right, title and interest of Customer in, to and under the Goods, wherever located, and whether now existing or hereafter arising or acquired from time to time, and in all accessions thereto and replacements or modifications thereof. The security interest granted under this provision constitutes a purchase money security interest under the Uniform Commercial Code. Customer agrees to assist Seller in taking any action Seller deems necessary or appropriate to perfect and protect Seller’s security interest, including the filing of any financing statements, continuation statements and other documents under the Uniform Commercial Code (or other similar laws) in effect in any jurisdiction with respect to the security interest created hereby.
Late Payment. If Customer fails to make any payment to Seller when due, Customer’s shop account and/or job accounts with Seller shall become immediately due and payable without notice or demand. Customer acknowledges and agrees that it will be charged one percent (1%) per month as a service charge plus up to the maximum interest permitted by law on any unpaid balance that has not been paid by the date due, and Customer agrees to promptly pay said service charge and interest. Any portion of a month shall be deemed a full month for the purpose of calculating any service charge and interest. Waiver of any service charge or interest for any given month by Seller shall not be deemed a waiver of any future service charges or interest.
Taxes. Customer shall pay, in addition to the prices quoted, all taxes, including, without limitation, sales, use and excise, imposed by any present or future law on the sale or use of the Goods covered thereby, unless Customer provides Seller with an exemption certificate acceptable to the applicable taxing authorities. Any taxes which Seller may be required to pay or collect under any existing or future law with respect to the sale, purchase, delivery, storage, processing, use or consumption of any of the Goods sold hereunder shall be for the account of Customer, who shall promptly pay the amount thereof to Seller upon demand.
Claims. No claim for damages, defects, shortages or otherwise shall be valid unless received in writing by Seller within ten (10) days of delivery of Goods to Customer. Following such ten (10) day period, Customer shall be deemed to have irrevocably accepted the Goods if not accepted by Customer prior thereto. If the Goods are damaged or defective and the manufacturer acknowledges responsibility under its warranty or otherwise, Seller may, but shall not be required to (i) replace the damaged or defective Goods from inventory, if available, or (ii) allow Customer a credit for the amount of the purchase price of the Goods. Under no circumstances and in no event shall Seller be liable for personal injury, death or property damage, or any other loss, damage, labor, cost of replacement or repair, or special, exemplary, consequential, incidental, indirect, punitive or liquidated damages, losses, or expenses (whether or not based upon negligence), including lost profits, lost income, lost revenues, business interruption or lost business, even if Seller has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall Seller’s responsibility to Customer exceed the purchase price of the Goods purchased.
Special Orders. Orders for Goods which Seller does not regularly stock may not be cancelled or returned (unless the manufacturer approves the return) for any reason after Seller has placed the order with the manufacturer. Special packing or handling requests by Customer shall be at Customer’s expense.
Order Cancellation. Customer may not cancel, change or modify an order without the written consent of Seller and payment by Customer of all applicable cancellation or re-stocking fees.
Returned Goods. No Goods shall be returned without Seller’s prior written permission and Customer’s proof of purchase. Returned Goods must be unused and in their original packaging. All returns are subject to freight, handling, and restocking charges. Special order and/or non/stock item returns are subject to manufacturers’ approval and credit for such returns is contingent upon that approval. Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy for Goods alleged to be defective shall be limited to the manufacturer’s inspection and warranty, if any.
Credits; Set-off. Customer agrees that Seller will apply any credits issued to Customer against Customer’s outstanding invoices. If Customer has no outstanding invoices, Seller will issue a refund upon Customer’s written request. Customer shall not be permitted to set off any amounts or credits due Customer against any amount due Seller in connection with this transaction.
Delivery; Back Orders. Seller shall not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage due to any delays in delivery, or failure to deliver the Goods due to any circumstances beyond Seller’s control, including, but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake or other casualty, accidents, transportation delays, labor disputes, civil disorders, governmental orders or actions, acts of war or terrorism, or inability to secure Goods from Seller’s usual sources of supply. In no event shall Seller be liable for any special, exemplary, consequential, incidental, indirect, punitive or liquidated damages, losses, or expenses (whether or not based upon negligence), including lost profits, lost income, lost revenues, business interruption or lost business, even if Seller has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall Seller’s liability to Customer and/or any third party exceed the price paid by Customer or such party for the specific Goods or portion of the Goods giving rise to the claim or cause of action. Back orders will be shipped as received unless Customer and Seller agree to different terms.
Risk of Loss. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties in writing, all Goods are shipped F.O.B. point of shipment. Risk of loss shall transfer to Customer upon tender of Goods to Customer or a common carrier. On shipments made directly to Customer from the manufacturer, the sale is complete and Seller’s responsibility to Customer ends upon delivery to the common carrier. Claims for Goods damaged or lost in transit must be made by Customer directly to the carrier and Seller shall have no liability for such claims. Customer shall assume all risk and liability for all loss, damage or injury to any person or property resulting from the installation and/or use of the Goods.
Warranty Disclaimer. Seller warrants that it has title to the Goods sold. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS PARAGRAPH, ALL GOODS AND/OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY SELLER AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “WHERE IS,” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS.” SELLER MAKES NO, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS, WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER IMPLIED BY OPERATION OF LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE GOODS REFERRED TO HEREIN. CUSTOMER’SSOLE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY, IF ANY, IS THAT PROVIDED BY THE APPLICABLE THIRD PARTY MANUFACTURER, THE TERMS OF WHICH WILL BE FURNISHED UPON REQUEST.
Lead Free Goods. Some of the Goods sold by Seller may contain materials deemed potentially harmful under federal and state legislation. Customer agrees it is solely responsible for specifying on each purchase order whether any Goods are for potable or non-potable use. Seller shall not be responsible or liable for any losses or damages sustained by Customer or any other party as a result of misapplication of the Goods by Customer or such other party in violation of applicable law. This paragraph shall survive the termination of this transaction indefinitely.
Indemnification. Customer shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Seller and its owners, officers, directors, employees, agents and advisors from and against any claim, loss, damage, suit, cause of action, liability, judgment or expense (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and costs), resulting from, arising out of or in connection with any injury, disease or death of persons or damage to or loss of any property, or violation of any applicable laws or regulations resulting from or in connection with the sale, transport, installation or use of the Goods, whether based upon negligence, breach of warranty, strict liability in tort, contract, or any other theory of law. This paragraph shall survive the termination of this transaction indefinitely.
Dispute Resolution/Venue. Any dispute arising out of this transaction shall be resolved by litigation or binding arbitration (“Dispute Resolution”) at Seller’s sole option. Such Dispute Resolution shall be conducted at a location selected by Seller and in the event of binding arbitration, by an arbitration service selected by Seller. A single arbitrator shall preside over the arbitration, and the decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding upon the parties. If the parties cannot agree upon a single arbitrator, the procedure of the arbitration service selected by Seller shall be used to select an arbitrator. All actions arising out of or related to this transaction or the Goods sold hereunder, regardless of form or theory of liability, must be brought against Seller within the applicable statutory period, but in no event more than one (1) year after the date of invoice.
Costs of Collection. If Seller retains or employs attorneys or other agencies in order to secure payment of any sums due from Customer, or otherwise enforce the terms of this document, including, but not limited to, the filing of foreclosure actions on liens filed due to Customer’s failure to make payment, Customer agrees to pay attorney and/or collection fees, costs, and any and all other related expenses in addition to all sums due.
Authority; Personal Liability. The person(s) executing this document on behalf of Customer hereby represents he/she has authority to execute this document on behalf of Customer and acknowledges if no such authority exists that he/she by executing this document becomes personally liable under its terms.
Modification. The terms and conditions contained herein may not be amended, modified, supplemented, superseded or otherwise altered in any way except by a writing signed by an authorized representative of both Customer and Seller.
Non-waiver. Seller’s failure to insist upon the strict performance of any term or condition herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any of Seller’s rights or remedies hereunder, nor of its right to insist upon the strict performance of the same or any other term herein in the future. No waiver of any term or condition hereunder shall be valid unless in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Seller.
Severability. If any term or provision hereof is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under any present or future laws, regulations, or ordinances of any federal, state, or other government to which this transaction is subject, such term or provision shall be fully severable and the remaining terms and provisions herein shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be affected by such illegal, invalid or unenforceable term or provision.
Force Majeure. Seller shall be excused for the period of any delay in the performance of any obligations when prevented from so doing by causes beyond its control, including without limitation, acts of God (including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane or other natural disaster or casualty), civil commotion, government sanction, blockage, embargo, labor disputes, strike, lockout, inability to obtain any material or services, war (declared or undeclared) or acts of terrorism.
Entire Agreement. This document constitutes the entire, complete, and exclusive agreement between Customer and Seller with respect to the subject matter hereof and contains all the agreements and conditions of sale. No course of dealing or usage of the trade shall be applicable unless expressly incorporated herein.