TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. Purchase Order is Exclusive Agreement
This Purchase Order (“Order”), together with all documents, drawings, specifications, and terms and conditions set fort herein and/or attached shall form the exclusive agreement between Foremost Universal LP. (by it’s general partner Universal Industries (Foremost) Corp) (“FOREMOST”) and the Seller. Any alterations, amendments or supplements are conditional to the Seller obtaining prior approval in writing from FOREMOST or other authorized representative of FOREMOST. The Seller’s quotation is incorporated in and made part of this Order only to the extent that such items and conditions are consistent with the terms or condition of this Order. Either the Seller’s written acceptance of this Order or the shipment of any article or commencement of any work hereunder shall constitute unqualified acceptance of this order and no contrary or additional terms or conditions shall apply. This Order shall govern in the event of conflict with any terms or conditions of the Seller’s proposal, or any other document relevant to the sale contemplated herein.
2. Health and Safety
The Seller shall supply, in printed form, all relevant product safety and health information that pertains to all machinery, equipment, goods and services supplied at the time of delivery of said machinery, equipment, goods and services.
3. Quality Requirements
Goods and services provide by the Seller under this Order will comply with FOREMOST quality standards defined solely by this Order and or its amendments and any other documents, drawings or information contained and or referenced herein. Any exception must be approved in writing by FOREMOST prior to its implementation.
4. Warranty, Guarantee, Compliance
The Seller shall warrant the design, goods, workmanship, and title hereunder as free from defects and conforming in all respects in the Order and to the specifications, drawings, samples or description(s) furnished by the Seller. Seller shall comply and ensure compliance of the Sellers’s employees, subcontractors, or agents with all applicable federal, provincial, state and local laws, rules and regulations and in the case of Seller’s access to FOREMOST’s manufacturing plant, those safety and security regulations imposed by FOREMOST. All goods supplied under this Order shall be merchantable, fit and sufficient for the purpose intended.
Seller shall be responsible for and shall save harmless and indemnity FOREMOST from and against all losses, costs, suits, claims and demands of every nature whatsoever arising out of or by reason of performance or purported performance hereunder by the Seller, including without limitation of the forgoing, those made or sustained in respect of property damage, personal injury (including death) and infringement of copyright, trademark or patent of invention that may happen or occur in connection with the use and sale of articles furnished by the Seller.
Seller shall carry insurance at Seller’s expense as hereinafter sat forth. Seller shall promptly furnish FOREMOST with satisfactory evidence upon request that it has complied with this provision and failure to request same shall not operate as a waives hereof. Failure to maintain said insurance shall constitute sufficient grounds for immediate cancellation or suspension of this Agreement by FOREMOST.
a. Seller shall, without limits to its obligations or liabilities herein, obtain and continuously carry during the term of this order, including any guarantee period, at its own expense and cost the following insurance with limits not less than those shown in the respective items:
- Employer’s Liability Insurance and Contingent Employer’s Liability covering each employee engaged in the work of services hereunder to the extent of Five Hundred Thousand (500,000) Dollars where such employee is not covered by Worker’s Compensation.
- Automobile Liability Insurance covering all motor vehicles, owned or non-owned, operated and/or licensed by the Seller and used in the work services hereunder with a bodily injury, death and property damage limit of Two Million (2,000,000) Dollars Inclusive and
- Comprehensive General Liability Insurance with a bodily injury, death and property damage limit of Two Million (2,000,000) Dollars inclusive.
7. Pricing and Payment
Prices herein specified shall be Canadian Dollars and will include all applicable taxes, duties, packaging and loading which either party is expected to pay with respect to the goods and services specified hereunder. Standard payment terms will be net thirty days, following the date of correct invoice receipt by FOREMOST. Discounted payments for invoices, where discount terms exist, shall be executed based on the date the invoice is received by FOREMOST or at the arrival and final inspection of goods or services specified at FOREMOST’s plant, and a satisfactory determination of quality is made rendering the goods and service fit for use, whichever is later.
8. Inspection, Observation, Rejection
FOREMOST shall have the right to inspect and test the goods at any time during manufacture, or prior to shipment and to final inspection within a reasonable time after the arrival at the ultimate destination. The goods shall not be deemed accepted until after final inspection. The making, or failure to make any inspection of, or payment for, or acceptance of the goods shall no way impair FOREMOST’s right to reject non-conforming goods, or to avail itself of any other remedies to which FOREMOST may be entitled. FOREMOST’s personnel and/or authorized representatives, including related jurisdictional authorities shall be allowed access to the Seller’s plants and to those of its sub-suppliers for the purposes of inspection and observation of progress towards completion of Order. FOREMOST reserves the right to approve or disapprove the use of specified or unspecified sub-suppliers.
9. Non – Waiver
Failure of FOREMOST to insist upon strict performance of any of the terms and conditions hereof or to exercise any rights or remedies provided herein or by law or to properly notify Seller in the event of breach, or the acceptance of payment for any goods or services hereunder, or approval of any design shall not release Seller of any warranties or obligations of this Order, notwithstanding any previous custom, practice or course of dealing to the contrary.
All information which the Seller receives or acquires from FOREMOST either in writing, orally, or through observation of FOREMOST’s operations, and in the course of the Seller’s fulfilling its obligations hereunder, shall be held by the Seller in confidence at all times. Accordingly, Seller shall ensure that all recipients of the said information, including the Seller’s own employees, assume obligations identical in principle with those which the Seller assumes under this clause.
Any assignment of this Order or any rights hereunder or hypothecation thereof in any manner in whole or in part by operation of law or otherwise shall be null and void without the express written consent of FOREMOST.
12. Changes and Termination
FOREMOST may, by oral or written revision, make changes to the Order including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, additions or deletions from the quantities or termination of the entire Order. Acceptance of goods hereunder shall not bind FOREMOST to accept future shipments, nor deprive FOREMOST of the right to return goods already received. If any such change affects the amount due or the time of performance under this order and/or Seller’s costs, an equitable adjustment shall be made between Seller and FOREMOST as to any work or material then in progress, provided that no such adjustment be made in favor of the Seller to any goods delivered here under.
The Seller shall ship collect via the most economical appropriate method, if carrier and/or routing is not specified by FOREMOST. If freight charges are for FOREMOSTs account, if routing is not specified by FOREMOST, freight classification or tariff description used shall correspond with the description shown on the Bill of Lading. Invoiced charges for prepaid transportation in excess of fifty dollars ($50) and as authorized by FOREMOST must be accompanied by a copy of the carrier’s billing.
The interpretation of this Order and the rights of the parties hereto shall be construed under and governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta, Canada, and the federal laws of Canada as they apply.
15. Ownership of Drawings, Design, Technology
Unless authorized by FOREMOST, ownership of any documents, including specifications on drawings and technologies resulting thereof, and/or other proprietary information or equipment, including jigs, fixtures, tooling or other, supplied by FOREMOST or produced by Seller upon request of FOREMOST, shall rest with FOREMOST.
Use of FOREMOSTs name by the Seller for the purposes of advertising of solicitation of business without the prior written consent of FOREMOST is expressly forbidden.
17. NAFTA Requirements
The Seller must, on demand, be able to provide documented proof of the origin of the goods (origin being as defined in Article 401 of the North American Free Trade Agreement) that are being sold to FOREMOST Industries Inc. If said proof is requested and the Seller is unable to provide documented evidence supporting the origin of the goods, FOREMOST reserves the tight to hold the Seller liable for incurred duties as result of unsubstantiated origin of goods.
18. Delivery Tolerance
In the event of a Seller’s failure to deliver as and when specified, FOREMOST reserves the right to cancel this Order, or any part thereof, without prejudice to its other rights, and Seller agrees that FOREMOST may return part or all of the shipment so made and charge Seller with any loss or expense incurred as a result.