Purchase Order Terms and Conditions
- ACCEPTANCE. The Seller shall be bound by the Purchase Order and its terms and conditions when it delivers the goods ordered or renders the services ordered by the County.
- TITLE. The risk of loss of goods covered by the Purchase Order shall remain the Seller until the goods have been delivered to a designated site and actually received by the County. Any damage to the material and equipment, or loss of any kind, occasioned in transit shall be borne by the seller.
- DOCUMENTS. All plans, specifications, drawings and data which have been made available to Seller in connection with the Purchase Order, or which relate to work or materials to be furnished hereunder, are hereby incorporated and made a part hereof.
- CHANGES. The County may unilaterally and at any time or from time to time order additions, deletions or revisions in the services/goods. These changes will be authorized by a change Order. Additional services performed by the Seller without authorization of a written Change Order will not entitle the Seller to an increase in the Purchase Order price or an extension of the Purchase Order time.
- INSPECTION. The goods and services purchased hereunder are subject to the inspection and approval of the County. The County reserves the right to reject goods and services which do not conform to provisions of the Purchase Order.
- DEFAULT. If the goods and services fail to pass inspection or approval, or if the Seller fails to perform the services at the time specified herein, or fails to perform any other provisions of the Purchase Order, and does not correct such failure within a period of ten (10) days after receipt of written notice for the County, then the County may cancel in whole or any part of the goods and services ordered without liability to the County. In the event of such a default, the County may purchase such goods and services elsewhere and deduct the cost from any money due or becoming due to Seller. This shall not limit the County’s right to such other remedies as may be available by law.
- WARRANTY. Seller warrants that the goods and services covered by the Purchase Order will comply with the plans, specifications, drawings and descriptions furnished or specified by the County; that the goods and services will be of good material and workmanship and free form defects. This warranty shall survive acceptance of any goods or services.
- INSURANCE. The Seller shall maintain the insurance required by the County, which includes: workers’ compensation, property liability and automobile liability. If Seller fails to do so, the County may procure such insurance and charge the cost thereof to the Seller.
- INDEMNIFICATION. Seller, to the maximum extent permitted by law, shall indemnify, defend (by counsel reasonably acceptable to County), protect and hold the County, and its officers, employees and agents, harmless from and against any and all, claims, actions, causes of action, liabilities, penalties, forfeitures, damages, losses, and expenses whatsoever (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses incurred during negotiation, through litigation and all appeals therefrom) including, without limitation those pertaining to the death of or injury to any person, or damage to any property, arising out of or resulting from (i) the failure of Seller to comply with applicable laws, rules or regulations, (ii) the breach by Seller of its obligations under any Agreement with the County entered into pursuant to a solicitation, (iii) any claim for trademark, patent, or copyright infringement arising out of the scope of Seller’s performance or nonperformance of the Agreement, or (iv) the negligent acts, errors or omissions, or intentional or willful misconduct, of Seller, its professional associates, subcontractors, agents, and employees; provided, however, that Seller shall not be obligated to defend or indemnify the County with respect any such claims or damages arising out of the County’s sole negligence. The obligations imposed by this Section shall survive the expiration or earlier termination of the Agreement.
- STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE. During the performance of the work specified in the Purchase Order, the Seller assures the County that said Seller is in compliance with Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended, and the Florida Human Rights Act of 1992, in that the Seller does not on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicap or marital status, discriminate in any manner against said Seller’s employees or applicants for employment. The Seller understands and agrees that the Purchase Order is conditioned upon the veracity of the Statement of Assurance. Furthermore, the Seller assures the County that said Seller will comply with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when Federal grant(s) is/are involved. Other applicable Federal and State Laws, Executive Orders and regulations prohibiting discrimination, as hereinabove referenced, are included by this reference thereto. This Statement of Assurance shall be interpreted to include Vietnam-Era Veterans and Disabled Veterans within its protective range of applicability.
- APPLICABLE LAW. The Purchase Order shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida and any litigation with respect thereto shall be brought only in the courts of Polk County, Florida or the Middle District of Florida, Hillsborough County, Florida.
- INVOICING & PAYMENT. Seller shall submit a properly certified invoice to the County at the prices stated on the Purchase Order. An original invoice shall be submitted to the appropriate User Division. The Seller shall include the Purchase Order number and if applicable, the bid number on all invoices. By submitting an invoice, Bidder’s Project Manager or any authorized officer is attesting to the correctness and accuracy of all charges. Invoices will be processed for payment when approved by the appropriate Division’s Project Manager or designee. The County’s payment of an invoice shall not constitute evidence of the County’s acceptance of the Sellers performance of the Service or the County’s acceptance of any work.
- Scrutinized Companies and Business Operations Certification; Termination.
(i)By its acceptance of this Purchase Order, the Vendor hereby certifies to the County that the Vendor is not on the Scrutinized Companies that Boycott Israel List, created pursuant to Section 215.4725, Florida Statutes, nor is the Vendor engaged in a boycott of Israel, nor was the Vendor on such List or engaged in such a boycott at the time it submitted its bid, proposal, quote, or other form of offer, as applicable, to the County with respect to this Purchase Order.
(ii)Additionally, if the value of the goods or services acquired under this Purchase Order are greater than or equal to One Million Dollars ($1,000,000), then the Vendor further certifies to the County as follows:
- the Vendor is not on the Scrutinized Companies with Activities in Sudan List, created pursuant to Section 215.473, Florida Statutes; and
- the Vendor is not on the Scrutinized Companies with Activities in the Iran Petroleum Energy Sector List, created pursuant to Section 215.473, Florida Statutes; and
- the Vendor is not engaged in business operations (as that term is defined in Florida Statutes, Section 287.135) in Cuba or Syria; and
- the Vendor was not on any of the Lists referenced in this
subsection A(ii), nor engaged in business operations in Cuba or Syria when it submitted its proposal to the County concerning the subject of this Purchase Order.
(iii)The Vendor hereby acknowledges that it is fully aware of the penalties that may be imposed upon the Vendor for submitting a false certification to the County regarding the foregoing matters.
- Termination. In addition to any other termination rights stated herein, the County may immediately terminate this Purchase Order upon the occurrence of any of the following events:
(i)The Vendor is found to have submitted a false certification to the County with respect to any of the matters set forth in subsection A(i) above, or the Vendor is found to have been placed on the Scrutinized Companies that Boycott Israel List or is engaged in a boycott of Israel.
(ii)The Vendor is found to have submitted a false certification to the County with respect to any of the matters set forth in subsection A(ii) above, or the Vendor is found to have been placed on the Scrutinized Companies with Activities in Sudan List, or the Scrutinized Companies with Activities in the Iran Petroleum Energy Sector List, or has been engaged in business operations in Cuba or Syria, and the value of the goods or services acquired under this Purchase Order are greater than or equal to One Million Dollars ($1,000,000)
- Employment Eligibility Verification (E-VERIFY)
A. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them below, or as may otherwise be defined in Section 448.095, Florida Statutes, as amended from time to time:
(i) “Contractor” means a person or entity that has entered or is attempting to enter into a contract with a public employer to provide labor, supplies, or services to such employer in exchange for salary, wages, or other remuneration; and
(ii) “E-Verify system” means an Internet-based system operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees; and
(iii) “Subcontractor” means a person or entity that provides labor, supplies, or services to or for a contractor or another subcontractor in exchange for salary, wages, or other remuneration.
B. Pursuant to Section 448.095(2)(a), Florida Statutes, effective January 1, 2021, public employers, contractors and subcontractors shall register with and use the E-verify system in order to verify the work authorization status of all newly hired employees. The Contractor acknowledges and agrees to utilize the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify System to verify the employment eligibility of:
(i) All persons employed by the Contractor to perform employment duties during the term of this contract; and
(ii) All persons (including subvendors/subconsultants/subcontractors) assigned by the Contractor to perform work pursuant to this contract.
C. The Contractor acknowledges and agrees that use of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify System and compliance with all other terms of this section is an express condition of this contract, and the County may treat a failure to comply as a material breach of this contract. By entering into this contract, the Contractor becomes obligated to comply with the provisions of Section 448.095, Fla. Stat., "Employment Eligibility," as amended from time to time. This includes but is not limited to utilization of the E-Verify System to verify the work authorization status of all newly hired employees, and requiring all subcontractors to provide an affidavit attesting that the subcontractor does not employ, contract with, or subcontract with, an unauthorized alien. The Contractor shall maintain a copy of such affidavit for the duration of the contract. Failure to comply will lead to termination of this contract, or if a subcontractor knowingly violates the statute, the subcontract must be terminated immediately. Any challenge to termination under this provision must be filed in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida no later than 20 calendar days after the date of termination. If this contract is terminated for a violation of the statute by the Contractor, the Contractor may not be awarded a public contract for a period of 1 year after the date of termination. The Contractor shall be liable for any additional costs incurred by the County as a result of the termination of this contract. Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow intentional discrimination of any class protected by law.