In the terms and conditions below, Advantice Health, LLC shall be referred to as “AH.” The company supplying goods and/or services under this purchase order (the “Purchase Order”) shall be referred to as the “Seller,” and the goods and/or services described in and provided pursuant to this Purchase Order are referred to as “Goods” or “Services,” as the case may be.
- ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE
This purchase order is expressly limited to and is expressly made conditional on Seller’s acceptance of the terms and conditions stated herein. To the extent that any project description document, attached hereto, if any (“Project Description”), credit application, quotation, order acceptance, confirmation, invoice or other document of Seller contains conflicting, differing or additional terms from the terms and conditions herein, the terms and conditions herein will control and all such conflicting, differing or additional terms are rejected by AH, are considered a material alteration hereof, and shall have no effect unless expressly agreed to in writing by AH. Seller’s written acknowledgement of the Purchase Order, or Seller’s shipment of Goods, performance of Services, or acceptance of payment for Goods or Services shall conclusively affirm Seller’s agreement to these terms and conditions.
The pricing provided in this Purchase Order is available as quoted to AH. Seller shall notify AH 30 days prior to requested adjustments to quoted pricing, subject to written approval of AH.
- FOB; DAMAGE DURING DELIVERY
AH freight terms are specified on the Purchase Order. The risk of loss or damage shall remain with Seller until actual delivery to AH. Seller shall be responsible for damages sustained during delivery, until title passes to AH. Any resulting claims against carriers shall be the responsibility of Seller, if the Seller arranged the transportation. Replacement of any damaged Goods shall be the sole responsibility of Seller.
- PAYMENT TERMS
AH payment terms are Net 60, unless otherwise indicated in this Purchase Order. AH shall render payment per the term of the date of delivery and acceptance of Goods or provision of Services, or from the date of a conforming invoice, whichever is later. All invoices for payment shall be in the currency as specified in the Purchase Order and shall include the Purchase Order number, quantity, a summary of the total Purchase Order value, total value of Goods provided, or Services performed to date of the invoice, total value of invoicing to date and value of the current invoice. Invoices for payment not including such information may be returned to Seller without payment.
All packages, cases, crates, etc., are to be marked with Seller’s name and the applicable AH Purchase Order number. A packing list must accompany each shipment of Goods. AH shall not be responsible or liable for any packaging charges, unless otherwise agreed to herein by AH. COA or COC should be included with each load.
The delivery and performance requirements, manner of delivery and specified dates of this Purchase Order shall be strictly adhered to and shall not be modified without the prior written acceptance of AH. Time is of the essence. In the event of failure to deliver or perform by the dates specified in this Purchase Order, AH reserves the right to immediately cancel such Purchase Order in total or any unexecuted part of such Purchase Order at cost to Seller. Goods not shipped in time to meet the delivery requirements and dates under a Purchase Order, at AH’s option, shall be delivered at the fastest means available, at the sole expense of Seller. Please consult the AH Routing Guide for further information and for scheduling dock appointments.
- DELAY IN SUPPLY
In the event of failure by Seller to deliver any Goods or perform any Services contained in this Purchase Order, other than as a result of acts of God, force majeure, civil commotions, fire, war, perils of the sea, delay in transit, or AH’s written request, AH shall have the right to cancel all or any remaining part of this Purchase Order, without payment of compensation to Seller, and obtain delivery or performance from other sources. Any and all increased costs and expenses thereby incurred by AH in obtaining such delivery or performance shall be off set against any moneys due or to become due to Seller or shall be recoverable as damages hereunder.
Except as otherwise provided herein, this Purchase Order may not be amended, modified, supplemented, cancelled or discharged, except in writing signed by AH and Seller. Except as modified herein, any modification of any Project Description shall be at Seller’s sole cost and expense, unless Seller notifies AH of such modification and AH approves such modification in writing.
Seller shall protect, indemnify and hold harmless AH, its successors, assigns, affiliates, employees, agents, customers and users of its products and services (collectively, the “Affiliates”), of and from any claim, loss, damage (whether for personal injury, property damage, or direct or consequential damage or economic loss), deficiency, action, demand, judgment, cost or expense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or resulting from the Goods sold or Services rendered hereunder, or from any act or omission of Seller, its agents, employees or subcontractors, or which otherwise arises as a result of (i) Seller’s performance of its obligations hereunder or (ii) any violation or infringement by Goods or Services provided hereunder of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, and trade secret, or any other contractual right, proprietary right or intellectual property right, of any third party (collectively, any “Claim”). If any Claim should be asserted or action commenced against AH for which AH is entitled to indemnification hereunder, Seller (a) shall, upon AH’s demand, promptly undertake the defense of any Claim, employing counsel reasonably satisfactory to AH or (b) agrees that AH, at AH’s sole discretion, may elect to defend any Claim on its own behalf. In either case, Seller will, upon demand, pay all reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs or expenses incurred by AH in connection with such defense, any judgment or award resulting from any such claim or action and any settlement paid by AH with Seller’s consent, which shall not be withheld unreasonably. This indemnification shall survive delivery of the Goods to or performance of the Services for AH, as the case may be, and any subsequent sale or other transfer of the Goods or Services to a third party. AH’s remedies hereunder are cumulative and in addition to those provided by law or any other contract.
- QUALITY REQUIREMENTS FOR GOODS
Seller shall provide and maintain an inspection system, including tests and test reports, acceptable to AH in its reasonable discretion covering the inspection of Goods provided under this Purchase Order, and Seller shall tender to AH for acceptance only such Goods that have been inspected in accordance with such inspection system and that have been determined by Seller to conform to the Purchase Order requirements. However, all Goods provided under this Purchase Order are subject to final inspection and acceptance within a reasonable time after actual delivery and AH shall have the right to reject any defective or nonconforming Goods despite any prior inspection by Seller. Payment for any Goods shall not be deemed an acceptance thereof.
- QUALITY REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICES
Seller shall provide and maintain a system of inspection and oversight acceptable to AH in its reasonable discretion to ensure all Services provided under this Purchase Order will be diligently performed in accordance with the Project Description, if applicable, and the applicable industry practices and standards of diligence, care and skill currently recognized in Seller’s industry. The adequacy of the performance of the Services provided under this Purchase Order are subject to final inspection within a reasonable time after actual performance and AH shall have the right to terminate any Purchase Order that fails to meet the oversight requirements and minimum quality standards provided in this Paragraph 11.
- RETURN OF DEFECTIVE GOODS
All Goods supplied under this Purchase Order that do not meet with the approval of AH, that are shipped contrary to Purchase Order instructions, or that are in excess of the quantity or quantities ordered under this Purchase Order, will be returned to Seller or held pending a mutual agreement between AH and Seller regarding their disposition, subject to Seller’s risk of loss and sole expense.
- EXECUTION OF PURCHASE ORDER
Only Purchase Orders sent in writing via fax, mail, courier or e-mail and signed by duly authorized AH personnel shall serve as an official intent of purchase by AH.
- CHEMICALS & HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
All Safety Data Sheets required by applicable law (SDS) (each, a “Data Sheet”), shall accompany all Goods (including, without limitation, any chemicals or hazardous substances) provided under this Purchase Order. In addition, Seller shall provide a copy of each such Data Sheet to AH’s Technical Services Department. Seller shall maintain a catalog of any and all applicable Data Sheets that are provided in connection with Seller’s performance of work under this Purchase Order at a AH site.
- COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
Seller agrees to comply with all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, including, but not limited to, Executive Order 11246, the Equal Employment Opportunity Act and any amendments thereto, pertaining to nondiscrimination in employment, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Transparency Act, any laws, regulations and executive orders related thereto, and any other applicable federal, state or local law or regulation. Seller shall, in accordance with Paragraph 8, indemnify and hold AH harmless against any liability arising out of or resulting from Seller’s failure to so comply. Upon request, Seller shall supply AH with copies of compliance reports and any other information necessary to demonstrate compliance with this Paragraph 15.
Seller warrants it is a merchant as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code. Seller warrants that all Goods delivered hereunder, if any, will (i) be merchantable, (ii) be free from defect of design, material or workmanship, (iii) conform strictly to the specifications, descriptions, drawings, or sample specified or furnished to AH, (iv) be free from security interests, liens or encumbrances, (v) be fit and safe for their intended purpose, and (vi) be safe and appropriate for the purpose for which such Goods or Services are normally used. Seller warrants that all Services rendered hereunder, if any, will be performed in a professional and workmanlike manner in accordance with the applicable professional industry standards of diligence, care and skill currently recognized in Seller’s industry. The warranties contained herein shall begin at the time of performance, receipt at the delivery location or installation, if applicable, whichever is later, unless a later time is specified in the manufacturer policy stated in the Project Description. Such warranties shall survive for greater of (a) one (1) year, (b) the standard warranty term provided by Seller to its customers, or (c) as provided under applicable law. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the foregoing shall not limit any additional warranty or warranty period otherwise agreed to by the parties in writing. The warranties contained herein shall survive any inspection, delivery, performance, acceptance, or payment by AH of the Goods or Services. AH may, at its option, return for credit or require prompt replacement or correction of any of the Goods or Services which do not conform to the foregoing warranties at Seller’s expense. In the event that Seller fails to make such replacement or correction, AH shall have the right to obtain such replacement or correction from other sources. Any and all increased costs and expenses thereby incurred by AH in obtaining such replacement or correction shall be off set against any moneys due or to become due to Seller or shall be recoverable as damages hereunder. Corrected or replaced Goods or Services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Purchase Order in the same manner and to the same extent as Goods or Services originally delivered hereunder. If part of the Goods to be delivered or Services to be performed hereunder are defective or nonconforming, AH may cancel any unshipped portion of the Goods or cancel any unperformed Services, as the case may be, covered by the Purchase Order. The rights of AH provided in this Paragraph 16 shall be in addition to any other rights provided by law, this Purchase Order, or any other contract.
- INDEPENDENT STATUS
Seller acknowledges that it is an independent business acting as an independent contractor. Though Seller may perform Services, no agent, representative or employee of Seller shall be or be considered an agent or employee of AH.
In the event of any proceedings, voluntary or involuntary, in bankruptcy by or against Seller, the inability of Seller to meet its debts as they become due, or in the event of the appointment, with or without Seller’s consent, of an assignee for the benefit of creditors or of a receiver, then AH shall be entitled, at its sole option, to cancel any unfilled part of this Purchase Order without any liability whatsoever.
Seller shall not delegate any duties, nor assign any rights or claims under this Purchase Order, or for the breach hereof, without the prior written consent of AH. Any such attempted delegation or assignment shall be void. Any change of control of Seller shall be deemed an assignment hereunder.
- SET-OFF AND COUNTERCLAIMS
All claims for moneys due or to become due from AH shall be subject to deduction by AH for any setoff or counterclaim arising out of this or any other of AH’s purchases from Seller.
This Purchase Order, or any portion hereof, may be terminated by AH at any time with or without cause. As used herein, the term “cause” shall include, but not be limited to, (a) a breach by Seller of any of the terms hereof, including any warranty made in connection with the purchase ordered hereunder or (b) any allegation that any of the Goods or Services furnished hereunder infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary right of any third party, or violates any statute, ordinance or administrative order, rule or regulation. If AH terminates without cause, AH will compensate Seller for the actual and reasonable expenses incurred by Seller for work in process requested by AH up to and including the date of termination, provided such expenses do not exceed the agreed upon prices in this Purchase Order.
Seller is responsible for payment to the proper taxing authority of all sales, use and similar taxes.
Seller will neither use any Confidential Information (as defined below) for any purpose other than in performing its duties hereunder nor disclose the existence of this Purchase Order or any information contained herein without the express written consent of AH. “Confidential Information” includes, but is not limited to, all designs, articles and other proprietary information developed by AH, supplied to AH or made according to AH’s direction. Seller acknowledges that the remedy at law for any breach or threatened breach of this Section 23 will be inadequate, and that accordingly, in addition to all other available remedies, AH shall be entitled to injunctive relief. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as prohibiting AH from pursuing any other remedies for such breach or threatened breach. Further, in any litigation arising out of or relating to breach under this Section 23, AH shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs incurred.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
To the extent permitted by law, in no event will AH (including any subsidiaries of AH or other related entities) be liable for any lost revenues, lost profits, incidental, indirect, consequential, special or punitive damages relating to this Purchase Order.
Seller shall maintain in effect, at its expense, insurance of such types and in such amounts as is commercially reasonable in connection with the conduct of its business, including, without limitation, insurance coverage for its liability and indemnity obligations hereunder.
If any provision of this Purchase Order shall under any circumstances be deemed invalid or inoperative, this Purchase Order shall be construed with the invalid or inoperative provision deleted, and the rights and obligations of the parties shall be construed and enforced accordingly.
AH’s failure to enforce any provisions of this Purchase Order or rights hereunder shall not operate as a waiver of such provisions or rights and the same shall remain in full force and effect for the duration of this Purchase Order.
- GOVERNING LAW
This Purchase Order and the acceptance of it shall be a contract made in the State of New Jersey and governed by the laws thereof, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles, and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to such contract.
If any previsions herein shall be held to be unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. No other agreement or understanding shall modify these previsions in any way or shall be binding unless contained in a writing signed by AH authorized representative. If AH and the Seller have a Supply Agreement between the parties, and if there is a conflict with any of the terms and conditions stated herein with the Supply Agreement, the Supply Agreement terms will prevail.
By accepting this Purchase Order, Supplier acknowledges and accepts the Terms and Conditions contained herein as incorporated into the Agreement as stated above.