TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE - STANDARD PRODUCTS
The following Terms and Conditions have been superseded by Concepts NREC's Terms and Conditions of Sale - Manufactured Products, as of October 2019.
The Terms and Conditions of Sale outlined herein shall apply to the sale by Concepts NREC, LLC with principal facilities in Massachusetts and Vermont, commonly known as Concepts NREC (hereinafter referred to as Company) of products, equipment, and parts relating thereto (hereinafter referred to as Equipment) to the purchaser (hereinafter referred to as Purchaser). Unless prior written agreement is reached, it shall be understood that the Company’s proceeding with any work shall be in accordance with the terms and conditions outlined herein.
The Company hereby objects to and rejects any other terms or conditions appearing on, incorporated by reference in or attached to a purchase order. Purchaser’s acceptance of Equipment called for in said purchase order shall constitute its acceptance of the following terms and conditions.
The Company will comply with applicable laws and regulations in effect on the date of the Company’s proposal as they may apply to the manufacture of the Equipment. Compliance with any local government laws or regulations relating to the location, use, or operation of the Equipment, or its use in conjunction with other equipment, shall be the sole responsibility of the Purchaser.
2. TITLE AND RISK OF LOSS
Title and risk of loss or damage to the Equipment shall pass to the Purchaser upon tender of delivery F.O.B. manufacturing facility unless otherwise agreed upon in writing by the parties, except that a security interest in the Equipment shall remain in the Company, regardless of mode of attachment to realty or other property until full payment has been made therefore. Purchaser agrees upon request to do all things and acts necessary to perfect and maintain said security interest and shall protect Company’s interest by adequately insuring the Equipment against loss or damage from any cause wherein the Company shall be named as an additional insured.
Neither party shall assign or transfer this contract without the prior written consent of the other party. The Company however shall be permitted to assign or transfer, without the prior written consent of the Purchaser, the Company’s right to receive all or any portion of the payment due from the Purchaser under this contract.
4. DELIVERY AND DELAYS
Delivery dates shall be interpreted as estimated, and in no event shall dates be construed as falling within the meaning of “time is of the essence”.
The Company shall not be liable for any loss or delay due to war, riots, fire, flood, strikes, or other labor difficulty, acts of civil or military authority including governmental laws, order, priorities or regulations, acts of the Purchaser, embargo, car shortage, damage or delay in transportation, inability to obtain necessary labor or materials from usual sources, faulty forgings or castings, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Company. In the event of delay in performance due to any such cause, the date of delivery or time for completion will be adjusted to reflect the actual length of time lost by reason of such delay. The Purchaser’s receipt of Equipment shall constitute a waiver of any claims for delay.
All prices are F.O.B. Company’s plant. Company shall arrange for transportation of the ordered Equipment by an appropriate means of transportation. Purchaser agrees to pay all transportation charges incurred after the Equipment is delivered to the carrier.
Where Purchaser furnishes special transportation instructions, any special expense shall be borne by the Purchaser, including special handling, packaging, and additional freight charges.
When “export packing” is required, any extra charges, such as export duties, license, fees, and the like shall be borne by Purchaser.
Risk of loss of or damage to the Equipment or any part of the Equipment shall pass to Purchaser upon delivery to carrier at the point of shipment, and Purchaser shall have the responsibility of filing any damage claims with the carrier.
The price of the Equipment does not include any present or future federal, state, or local property, license, privilege, sales, use, excise, gross receipts of other like taxes or assessments which may be applicable to, measured by, imposed upon or resulting from this transaction or any services performed in connection therewith. Such taxes will be itemized separately to Purchaser, who shall make prompt payment to the Company. The Company will accept a valid exemption certificate from Purchaser, if applicable. If such exemption certificate is not recognized by the governmental taxing authority involved, Purchaser agrees to promptly reimburse the Company for any taxes covered by such exemption certificate which the Company is required to pay.
7. SET OFFS
Neither Purchaser nor any affiliated company or assignee shall have the right to claim compensation or to set off against any amounts which become payable to the Company under this contract or otherwise.
The Company shall defend any suit or proceeding brought against the Purchaser and shall pay any adverse judgment entered therein so far as such suit or proceeding is based upon a claim that the use of the Equipment manufactured by the Company, and furnished under this contract, constitutes infringement of any patent of the United States of America, providing the Company is promptly notified in writing and given authority, information, and assistance for defense of same; and the Company shall, at its option, procure for the Purchaser the right to continue to use said Equipment, or to modify it so that it becomes non-infringing, or to replace the same with non- infringing equipment, or to remove said Equipment and to refund the purchase price. The foregoing shall not be construed to include any agreement by the Company to accept any liability whatsoever in respect to patents for inventions including more than the Equipment furnished hereunder, or in respect of patents for methods and processes to be carried out with the aid of said Equipment. The foregoing states the entire liability of the Company with regard to patent infringement.
The Company warrants that the Equipment manufactured by it and delivered hereunder will be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of placing the Equipment in operation or eighteen (18) months from the date of shipment, whichever shall first occur. The Purchaser shall be obligated to promptly report any failure to conform to this warranty, in writing to the Company within said period, whereupon the Company shall, at its option, correct such nonconformity by suitable repair to such Equipment, or furnish a replacement part F.O.B. point of shipment, provided the Purchaser has stored, installed, maintained, and operated such Equipment in accordance with good industry practices and has complied with specific recommendations of the Company. Accessories or equipment furnished by the Company, but manufactured by others, shall carry whatever warranty the manufacturers have conveyed to the Company and which can be passed on to the Purchaser. The Company shall not be liable for any repairs, replacements, or adjustments to the Equipment or any costs of labor performed by the Purchaser or others without the Company’s prior written approval.
The effect of corrosion, erosion, and normal wear and tear are specifically excluded. Performance warranties are limited to those specifically stated within the Company’s proposal. Unless responsibility for meeting such performance warranties are limited to specified shop or field tests, the Company’s obligation shall be to correct in the manner and for the period of time provided above.
THE COMPANY MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, EXCEPT THAT OF TITLE, AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.
Correction by the Company of nonconformities, whether patent or latent, in the manner and for the period of time provided above, shall constitute fulfillment of all liabilities of the Company for such nonconformities, whether based on contract, warranty, negligence, indemnity, strict liability, or otherwise with respect to or arising out of such Equipment.
The Purchaser shall not operate Equipment which is considered to be defective, without first notifying the Company in writing of its intention to do so. Any such use of Equipment will be at the Purchaser’s sole risk and liability.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE SOLE AND TOTAL LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY WITH RESPECT TO ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS CONTRACT OR THE EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES FURNISHED HEREUNDER, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PERFORMANCE OR BREACH THEREOF, OR FROM THE MANUFACTURE, SALE, DELIVERY, INSTALLATION, REPAIR, OR TECHNICAL DIRECTION COVERED BY OR FURNISHED UNDER THIS CONTRACT, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, INDEMNITY, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE UNIT OF EQUIPMENT UPON WHICH SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED.
THE COMPANY AND ITS SUPPLIERS SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE TO THE PURCHASER, ANY SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OR ANY BENEFICIARY OR ASSIGNEE OF THIS CONTRACT FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS CONTRACT OR ANY BREACH THEREOF, OR ANY DEFECT IN, OR FAILURE OF, OR MALFUNCTION OF THE EQUIPMENT HEREUNDER, WHETHER BASED UPON LOSS OR USE, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE, INTEREST, LOST GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, IMPAIRMENT OF OTHER GOODS, LOSS BY REASON OF SHUTDOWN OR NON-OPERATION, INCREASED EXPENSES OF OPERATION, COST OF PURCHASE OF REPLACEMENT POWER, OR CLAIMS OF PURCHASER OR CUSTOMERS OF PURCHASER FOR SERVICE INTERRUPTION, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE IS BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, INDEMNITY, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.
IN THE EVENT PURCHASER CANCELS ALL OR ANY PART OF THIS CONTRACT WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE SHIP DATE, PURCHASER SHALL NEVERTHELESS PAY THE QUOTED PRICE FOR THE EQUIPMENT THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF THE CONTRACT. IN THE EVENT PURCHASER CANCELS ALL OR PART OF THIS CONTRACT IN EXCESS OF THIRTY (30) DAYS PRIOR TO THE SHIP DATE, PURCHASER SHALL NEVERTHELESS PAY TO COMPANY AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO ALL MONIES EXPENDED AND ALL EXPENSES INCURRED BY COMPANY IN ANTICIPATION OF FULL SATISFACTION OF THIS CONTRACT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY AND ALL AMOUNTS COMPANY HAS PAID TO, OR ANTICIPATES PAYING TO, ITS SUPPLIERS FOR THEIR PARTS OR SERVICES UNDER THIS CONTRACT, AS WELL AS ANY AND ALL MONIES COMPANY HAS EXPENDED FOR ITS OWN INTERNAL PERSONNEL AND SUPPLIES, UP TO AND INCLUDING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF CANCELLATION. PURCHASER’S LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE ORDER.
11. WARNING: PROPER USE
All Company products and parts must be operated and maintained with care to prevent harm to persons, damage to property, or degradation of efficiency of operation. Even when used properly, normal wear and tear of operation can cause degradation of the product or part. Such degradation can lead to substandard performance or damage.
The Company designs its products, or fabricates to another’s design, to meet various operating conditions. In order for operation to be safe and effective, those conditions must be maintained. As examples, a harsh operating environment, overspeed rotation of rotating parts, or vibration of mechanical parts must be avoided. Regular inspection and/or testing are required.
The responsibility for safe and effective conditions of use belongs to the end user of the product or part. All users of our products or parts should be knowledgeable in the proper use of these highly specialized items. That knowledge must be maintained and applied to assure safe and proper use.
For its part, the Company stands ready to assist end users in understanding and interpreting the results of their inspections, tests, and maintenance regimes.
If the product or part being supplied by the Company is to be incorporated in a larger assembly, this warning should be transmitted to the end user of that larger assembly.
12. NUCLEAR LIABILITY
In the event that the Equipment sold hereunder is to be used in a nuclear facility, the Purchaser shall, prior to such use, arrange for insurance or governmental indemnity protecting the Company against liability, and hereby releases and agrees to indemnify the Company and its suppliers for any nuclear damage, including loss of use, in any manner arising out of a nuclear incident, whether alleged to be due, in whole or in part, to the negligence or otherwise of the Company or its suppliers.
13. GENERAL INDEMNIFICATION
Purchaser agrees to defend, protect, indemnify, and hold Company harmless from and against all claims of any kind, whether based in contract, in tort (including negligence or strict liability), or otherwise for any losses, expenses, damages, and liabilities, direct, indirect, special, or consequential which may arise out of Purchaser’s use, distribution, or sale of Equipment, except those caused by the sole negligence of the Company as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.
Default Due to Work Stoppage – in the event of a work stoppage called by or caused by the Client lasting more than five (5) working days, the contract may be declared by the Company to be in default.
Default by Late Payments – in the event of late payments, a ten (10) day warning will be issued by the Company, after which the contract is in default.
A contract in default concludes all work efforts.
Default Remedies – in the event of a contract default, both parties shall negotiate in good faith to resume work as soon as possible. Work shall be resumed as soon as all issues are resolved, and an amended contract is put in place. It is understood that resumption is on a “time available basis”, as other commitments may have been made in the interim.
15. GOVERNING LAW
Any action shall be brought in a court of general jurisdiction located in the State of Vermont. The parties irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of courts in Vermont.
This contract shall be interpreted and applied in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to its choice of law provisions.
The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to this agreement.
The Company shall not be bound by any contract or any modification thereto until approved in writing by an officer of the Company. The contract, when so approved, shall supersede all previous communications, either oral or written.
Rev. 01 - 02/2017