APPENDIX B – PURCHASE ORDER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Offer/Acceptance. If this purchase order (“PO”) refers to vendor’s bid or proposal, this PO is
an ACCEPTANCE of vendor’s OFFER TO SELL in accordance with the terms and conditions of
the “solicitation” identified in vendor’s bid or proposal. The solicitation includes an RFP, IFB, or
any other form of order by buyer. If a bid or proposal is not referenced, this PO is an OFFER TO
BUY, subject to vendor’s acceptance, demonstrated by vendor’s performance or written
acceptance of this PO. Any COUNTER-OFFER TO SELL automatical y CANCELS this PO,
unless a change order is issued by buyer accepting a counter-offer. This PO shal supersede
and control over any vendor form(s) or part(s) thereof included in or attached to any bid,
proposal, offer, acknowledgment, or otherwise, in the event of inconsistencies or contradictions,
regardless of any statement to the contrary in such form(s) or parts thereof.
2. Safety Information. Al chemicals, equipment and materials proposed and/or used in the
performance of this PO shal conform to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health
Act of 1970. Vendor shal furnish all Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for any regulated
chemicals, equipment or hazardous materials at the time of delivery.
3. Changes. Vendor shal furnish products and/or services strictly in accordance with the
specifications and price set forth for each item. This PO shal not be modified, superseded or
otherwise altered, except in writing signed by purchasing agent and accepted by vendor. Each
shipment received or service performed shal comply with the terms of this PO, notwithstanding
invoice terms or acts of vendor to the contrary, unless this PO has been modified, superseded
or otherwise altered in accordance with this section.
4. Delivery. Unless otherwise specified in the solicitation or this PO, delivery shal be FOB
destination. Buyer is relying on the promised delivery date, installation, and/or service
performance set forth in vendor’s bid or proposal as material and basic to buyer’s acceptance. If
vendor fails to deliver or perform as and when promised, buyer, in its sole discretion, may
cancel its order, or any part thereof, without prejudice to its other rights, return all or part of any
shipment so made, and charge vendor with any loss or expense sustained as a result of such
failure to deliver or perform as promised. Time is of the essence.
5. Intellectual Property. Any software, research, reports, studies, data, photographs, negatives
or other documents, drawings or materials (collectively
“materials”) delivered by vendor in performance of its
obligations under this PO shal be the exclusive property of buyer. Ownership rights shal
include, but not be limited to, the right to copy, publish, display, transfer, prepare derivative
works, or otherwise use the materials. Vendor shal comply with all applicable Cyber Security
Policies of the State of Colorado (the “State”), or buyer, as applicable, and all confidentiality and
non-disclosure agreements, security controls, and reporting requirements.
6. Quality. Buyer shal be the sole judge in determining “equals” with regard to quality, price and
performance. Al products delivered shal be newly manufactured and the current model, unless
7. Warranties. Al provisions and remedies of the Colorado Uniform Commercial Code, CRS,
Title 4 (“CUCC”), relating to implied and/or express warranties are incorporated herein, in
addition to any warranties contained in this PO or the specifications.
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8. Inspection and Acceptance. Final acceptance is contingent upon completion of all
applicable inspection procedures. If products or services fail to meet any inspection
requirements, buyer may exercise all of its rights, including those provided in the CUCC. Buyer
shal have the right to inspect services provided under this PO at all reasonable times and
places. "Services" as used in this section includes services performed or tangible material
produced or delivered in the performance of services. If any of the services do not conform to
PO requirements, buyer may require vendor to perform the services again in conformity with PO
requirements, without additional payment. When defects in the quality or quantity of service
cannot be corrected by re-performance, buyer may (a) require vendor to take necessary action
to ensure that future performance conforms to PO requirements and (b) equitably reduce the
payment due vendor to reflect the reduced value of the services performed. These remedies do
not limit the remedies otherwise available in this PO, at law, or in equity.
9. Cash Discount. The cash discount period will start from the later of the date of receipt of
acceptable invoice, or from date of receipt of acceptable products/services at the specified
destination by an authorized buyer representative.
10. Taxes. Buyer and the State are exempt from all federal excise taxes under Chapter 32 of
the Internal Revenue Code [No. 84-730123K] and from all State and local government sales
and use taxes [CRS, Title 39, Article 26, Parts I and II]. Such exemptions apply when materials
are purchased for the benefit of State, except that in certain political subdivisions (e.g., City of
Denver) vendor may be required to pay sales or use taxes even though the ultimate product or
service is provided to buyer. Buyer shal not reimburse such sales or use taxes.
11. Payment. Buyer shal pay vendor for all amounts due within 45 days after receipt of
products or services and a correct notice of amount due. Interest on the unpaid balance shall
begin to accrue on the 46th day at the rate set forth in CRS §24-30-202(24) until paid in full.
Interest shal not accrue if a good faith dispute exists as to buyer’s obligation to pay all or a
portion of the amount due. Vendor shal invoice buyer separately for interest on delinquent
amounts due, referencing the delinquent payment, number of day’s interest to be paid, and
applicable interest rate.
12. Vendor Offset. [Not Applicable to Inter-governmental POs] Under CRS §24-30-202.4
(3.5), the State Controller may withhold payment under the State’s vendor offset intercept
system for debts owed to State agencies for: (a) unpaid child support debts or arrearages; (b)
unpaid balances of tax, accrued interest, or other charges specified in CRS §39-21-101, et seq.;
(c) unpaid loans due to the Student Loan Division of the Department of Higher Education; (d)
amounts required to be paid to the Unemployment Compensation Fund; and (e) other unpaid
debts owing to the State as a result of final agency determination or judicial action.
13. Assignment and Successors. Vendor shal not assign rights or delegate duties under this
PO, or subcontract any part of the performance required under this PO, without the express,
written consent of buyer. This PO shal inure to the benefit of and be binding upon vendor and
buyer and their respective successors and assigns. Assignment of accounts receivable may be
made only upon written notice furnished to buyer.
14. Indemnification. If any article sold or delivered under this PO is covered by a patent,
copyright, trademark, or application therefore, vendor shal indemnify and hold harmless buyer
from any and all loss, liability, cost, expenses and legal fees incurred on account of any claims,
legal actions or judgments arising out of manufacture, sale or use of such article in violation or
infringement of rights under such patent, copyright, trademark or application. If this PO is for
services, vendor shal indemnify, save, and hold harmless buyer, its employees and agents,
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against any and all claims, damages, liability and court awards including costs, expenses, and
attorney fees and related expenses, incurred as a result of any act or omission by vendor, or its
employees, agents, subcontractors or assignees, arising out of or in connection with
performance of services under this PO.
15. Independent Contractor. Vendor shal perform its duties hereunder as an independent
contractor and not as an employee. Neither vendor nor any agent or employee of vendor shal
be deemed to be an agent or employee of buyer. Vendor and its employees and agents are not
entitled to unemployment insurance or workers compensation benefits through buyer and buyer
shal not pay for or otherwise provide such coverage for vendor or any of its agents or
employees. Unemployment insurance benefits wil be available to vendor and its employees and
agents only if vendor or a third party makes coverage available. Vendor shal pay when due all
applicable employment, income, and local head taxes incurred pursuant to this PO. Vendor
shal not have authorization, express or implied, to bind buyer to any agreement, liability or
understanding, except as expressly set forth herein. Vendor shal (a) provide and keep in force
workers' compensation and unemployment compensation insurance in the amounts required by
law, (b) provide proof thereof when requested by buyer, and (c) be solely responsible for its acts
and those of its employees and agents.
16. Communication. Al communication concerning administration of this PO, prepared by
vendor for buyer’s use, shal be furnished solely to purchasing agent.
17. Compliance. Vendor shal strictly comply with all applicable federal and state laws, rules,
and regulations in effect or hereafter established, including, without limitation, laws applicable to
discrimination and unfair employment practices.
18. Insurance. Vendor shal obtain, and maintain, at all times during the term of this PO,
insurance as specified in the solicitation, and provide proof of such coverage as requested by
19. Termination Prior to Shipment. If vendor has not accepted this PO in writing, buyer may
cancel this PO by written or oral notice to vendor prior to shipment of goods or commencement
20. Termination for Cause. (a) If vendor refuses or fails to timely and properly perform any of
its obligations under this PO with such diligence as will ensure its completion within the time
specified herein, buyer may notify vendor in writing of non-performance and, if not corrected by
vendor within the time specified in the notice, terminate vendor's right to proceed with the PO or
such part thereof as to which there has been delay or a failure. Vendor shall continue
performance of this PO to the extent not terminated and be liable for excess costs incurred by
buyer in procuring similar goods or services elsewhere. Payment for completed services
performed and accepted shal be at the price set forth in this PO. (b) Buyer may withhold
amounts due to vendor as buyer deems necessary to reimburse buyer for excess costs incurred
in curing, completing or procuring similar goods and services.(c) If after rejection, revocation, or
other termination of vendor's right to proceed under the CUCC or this clause, buyer determines
for any reason that vendor was not in default or the delay was excusable, the rights and
obligations of buyer and vendor shal be the same as if the notice of termination had been
issued pursuant to termination under §21.
21. Termination in Public Interest. Buyer is entering into this PO for the purpose of carrying
out the public policy of the State, as determined by its Governor, General Assembly, and
Courts. If this PO ceases to further the public policy of the State, buyer, in its sole discretion,
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may terminate this PO in whole or in part and such termination shal not be deemed to be a
breach of buyer’s obligations hereunder. This section shal not apply to a termination for
vendor’s breach, which shall be governed by §20. Buyer shal give written notice of termination
to vendor specifying the part of the PO terminated and when termination becomes effective.
Upon receipt of notice of termination, vendor shal not incur further obligations except as
necessary to mitigate costs of performance. For services or specially manufactured goods,
buyer shal pay (a) reasonable settlement expenses, (b) the PO price or rate for supplies and
services delivered and accepted, (c) reasonable costs of performance on unaccepted supplies
and services, and (d) a reasonable profit for the unaccepted work. For existing goods, buyer
shal pay (e) reasonable settlement expenses, (f) the PO price for goods delivered and
accepted, (g) reasonable costs incurred in preparation for delivery of the undelivered goods,
and (h) a reasonable profit for the preparatory work. Buyer’s termination liability under this
section shall not exceed the total PO price plus a reasonable cost for settlement expenses.
Vendor shal submit a termination proposal and reasonable supporting documentation, and cost
and pricing data as required by CRS §24-106-101, upon request of buyer.
22. PO Approval. This PO shal not be valid unless it is executed by purchasing agent. Buyer
shal not be responsible or liable for products or services delivered or performed prior to proper
23. Fund Availability. Financial obligations of buyer payable after the current fiscal year are
contingent upon funds for that purpose being appropriated, budgeted and otherwise made
available. If this PO is funded in whole or in part with federal funds, this PO is subject to and
contingent upon the continuing availability of federal funds for the purposes hereof. Buyer
represents that it has set aside sufficient funds to make payment for goods delivered in a single
installment, in accordance with the terms of this PO.
24. Choice of Law. State laws, rules and regulations shal be applied in the interpretation,
execution, and enforcement of this PO. The CUCC shal govern this PO in the case of goods
unless otherwise agreed in this PO. Any provision included or incorporated herein by reference
which conflicts with such laws, rules, and regulations is null and void. Any provision
incorporated herein by reference which purports to negate this or any other provision in this PO
in whole or in part shal not be valid or enforceable or available in any action at law, whether by
way of complaint, defense, or otherwise. Unless otherwise specified in the solicitation or this
PO, venue for any judicial or administrative action arising out of or in connection with this PO
shal be in Denver, Colorado. Vendor shal exhaust administrative remedies in CRS §24-109-
106, prior to commencing any judicial action against buyer.
25. Public Contracts for Services. [Not Applicable to offer, issuance, or sale of securities,
investment advisory services, fund management services, sponsored projects,
intergovernmental POs, or information technology services or products and services]
Vendor certifies, warrants, and agrees that it does not knowingly employ or contract with an
il egal alien who wil perform work under this PO and will confirm the employment eligibility of all
employees who are newly hired for employment in the United States to perform work under this
PO, through participation in the E-Verify Program or the Department program established
pursuant to CRS §8-17.5-102(5)(c), Vendor shal not knowingly employ or contract with an
il egal alien to perform work under this PO or enter into a contract or PO with a subcontractor
that fails to certify to vendor that the subcontractor shal not knowingly employ or contract with
an il egal alien to perform work under this PO. Vendor shal (a) not use E-Verify Program or
Department program procedures to undertake pre-employment screening of job applicants
during performance of this PO, (b) notify subcontractor and buyer within three days if vendor
has actual knowledge that subcontractor is employing or contracting with an il egal alien for
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work under this PO, (c) terminate the subcontract if subcontractor does not stop employing or
contracting with the il egal alien within three days of receiving notice, and (d) comply with
reasonable requests made in the course of an investigation, undertaken pursuant to CRS §8-
17.5-102(5), by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. If vendor participates in
the Department program, vendor shal deliver to the buyer a written, notarized affirmation that
vendor has examined the legal work status of such employee, and shal comply with all of the
other requirements of the Department program. If vendor fails to comply with any requirement of
this provision or CRS §8-17.5-101 et seq., buyer may terminate this PO for breach and, if so
terminated, vendor shal be liable for damages.
26. Public Contracts with Natural Persons. Vendor, if a natural person eighteen (18) years of
age or older, hereby swears and affirms under penalty of perjury that they (a) is a citizen or
otherwise lawfully present in the United States pursuant to federal law, (b) shal comply with the
provisions of CRS §24-76.5-101 et seq., and (c) has produced a form of identification required
by CRS §24-76.5-103 prior to the date vendor delivers goods or begins performing services
under terms of the PO.
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