General purchase order terms and agreement

In the terms and conditions below, Children's Hospital and Health System, Inc. shall be referred to as "CW," the company supplying goods and/or services to CW or CW’s affiliates 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.


Acceptance of this Purchase Order by Seller constitutes acceptance of all of the terms and conditions stated herein. To the extent that any project description document, attached hereto, if any ("Project Description"), 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 CW, are considered a material alteration hereof, and shall have no effect unless expressly agreed to in writing by CW. Seller's signed 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. If this Purchase Order is not signed and returned to CW, either by mail or fax, CW, at its option, may cancel this Purchase Order at any time.


Delivery of Goods under this Purchase Order shall be by FOB CW Milwaukee, Wisconsin or another destination as specified by CW and the risk of loss or damage shall remain with Seller until actual delivery to CW. Seller shall be responsible for damages sustained during delivery. Any resulting claims against carriers shall be the responsibility of Seller. Replacement of any damaged Goods shall be the sole responsibility of Seller.


Unless otherwise indicated in this Purchase Order, CW shall render payment within thirty (30) days 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 U.S. Dollars and shall include the Purchase Order number, and 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 CW Purchase Order number. A packing list must accompany each shipment of Goods. CW shall not be responsible or liable for any packaging charges, unless otherwise agreed to herein by CW.


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 CW. Time is of the essence. In the event of failure to deliver or perform by the dates specified in this Purchase Order, CW reserves the right to cancel such Purchase Order in total or any unexecuted part of such Purchase Order. Goods not shipped in time to meet the delivery requirements and dates under a Purchase Order, at CW's option, shall be delivered at the fastest means available, at the sole expense of Seller. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no delivery shall be made without at least twenty-four (24) hours advance notice being given by Seller to CW. 


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 CW's written request, CW shall have the right to cancel all or any remaining part of this Purchase Order, without payment of compensation, and obtain delivery or performance from other sources. Any and all increased costs and expenses thereby incurred by CW in obtaining such delivery or performance shall be setoff 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 CW and Seller. Except as modified herein, any modification of any Project Description shall be at Seller's sole cost and expense, unless Seller notifies CW of such modification and CW approves such modification in writing.


Seller shall protect, indemnify and hold harmless CW, 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 CW for which CW is entitled to indemnification hereunder, Seller (a) shall, upon CW's demand, promptly undertake the defense of any Claim, employing counsel reasonably satisfactory to CW or (b) agrees that CW, at CW'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 CW in connection with such defense, any judgment or award resulting from any such claim or action and any settlement paid by CW 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 CW, as the case may be, and any subsequent sale or other transfer of the Goods or Services to a third party. CW's remedies hereunder are cumulative and in addition to those provided by law or any other contract.


Seller shall provide and maintain an inspection system, including tests and test reports, acceptable to CW in its reasonable discretion covering the inspection of Goods provided under this Purchase Order, and Seller shall tender to CW 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 CW 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.


Seller shall provide and maintain a system of inspection and oversight acceptable to CW 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 CW shall have the right to terminate any Purchase Order that fails to meet the oversight requirements and minimum quality standards provided in this Paragraph 10.


All Goods supplied under this Purchase Order that do not meet with the approval of CW, 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 CW and Seller regarding their disposition, subject to Seller's risk of loss and sole expense.


Only Purchase Orders sent in writing via fax, mail, courier or e-mail and signed by duly authorized CW personnel shall serve as an official intent of purchase by CW.


All Material Safety Data Sheets required by applicable law (MSDS) (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 CW's Material 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 CW site.


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, any laws, regulations and executive orders related thereto, and any other applicable federal, state or local law or regulation. To the extent Seller’s Goods or Services are provided within direct patient care settings, Seller shall also comply with all applicable requirements of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Seller shall, in accordance with Paragraph 8, indemnify and hold CW harmless against any liability arising out of or resulting from Seller's failure to so comply. Upon request, Seller shall supply CW with copies of compliance reports and any other information necessary to demonstrate compliance with this Paragraph 14.


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 CW, (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 CW of the Goods or Services. CW 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, CW shall have the right to obtain such replacement or correction from other sources. Any and all increased costs and expenses thereby incurred by CW in obtaining such replacement or correction shall be setoff 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, CW 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 CW provided in this Paragraph 15 shall be in addition to any other rights provided by law, this Purchase Order, or any other contract.


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 CW.


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 CW 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 CW. Any such attempted delegation or assignment shall be void. Any change of control of Seller shall be deemed an assignment hereunder.


All claims for moneys due or to become due from CW shall be subject to deduction by CW for any setoff or counterclaim arising out of this or any other of CW's purchases from Seller.


This Purchase Order, or any portion hereof, may be terminated by CW 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 CW terminates without cause, CW will compensate Seller for the actual and reasonable expenses incurred by Seller for work in process requested by CW 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 CW. "Confidential Information" includes, but is not limited to, all designs, articles and other proprietary information developed by CW, supplied to CW or made according to CW's direction.


To the extent permitted by law, in no event will CW (including any subsidiaries of CW or other related entities) be liable for any lost revenues, lost profits, incidental, indirect, consequential, special or punitive damages relating to this Purchase Order.


Pursuant to Section 1395(X)(V)(1)(A) of Title 42 of the United States Code, until the expiration of four (4) years after the furnishing services under this Purchase Order, both parties shall make available, upon written request of the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, or any other duly authorized representative, a copy of this Purchase Order and such books, documents, and records as are necessary to certify the nature and extent of the costs of the Services provided under this Purchase Order.


Seller represents and warrants that neither it nor its subcontractors is excluded from receiving or being a party to any Federal contract or subcontract pursuant to any Federal statute, rule, regulation, executive order or government instruction. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, Seller agrees to indemnify and hold harmless CW, its directors, officers, employees, agents and affiliates from and against any and all damages, claims, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), and liability related to Seller being an excluded party from receiving or being a party to any such Federal contract or subcontract during the term of this Purchase Order.


In its performance of this Purchase Order, Seller will not discriminate against CW’s patients or any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, arrest record, conviction record, disability, genetic information, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or Wisconsin, use or nonuse of lawful products off employer’s premises during nonworking hours, or other legally protected status, as required by law.


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.


CW'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.


This Purchase Order and the acceptance of it shall be a contract made in the State of Wisconsin 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 this Purchase Order. Any proceeding arising out of or relating to this Purchase Order shall be brought in the courts of the State of Wisconsin, County of Milwaukee, or, if it has or can acquire jurisdiction, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and each of the parties irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of each such court in any such proceeding, waives any objection it may now or hereafter have to venue or to convenience of forum, agrees that all claims in respect of such proceeding shall be heard and determined only in any such court, and agrees not to bring any proceeding arising out of or relating to this Purchase Order in any other court. Each party acknowledges and agrees that this Paragraph constitutes a voluntary and bargained-for agreement between the parties.