SUPPLIER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Goods Warranty
(a) Seller warrants the Goods delivered pursuant to this Subcontract, unless specifically stated otherwise in this Subcontract, shall (i) be new; (ii) be and only contain materials obtained directly from the OEM or an authorized OEM reseller or distributor (Note – Independent Distributors (Brokers) shall not be used by Seller without written consent from Buyer); (iii) not be or contain Counterfeit Items; (iv) contain only authentic, unaltered OEM labels and other markings; (v) have documentation made available upon request that authenticates traceability to the applicable OEM; and (vi) be free from defects in workmanship, materials, and design and be in accordance with all the requirements of this Subcontract. Seller further warrants that the performance of work and services shall conform with the requirements of this Subcontract and to high professional standards. These warranties shall survive inspection, test, final acceptance and payment of Goods and Services.
(b) For purposes of this Section 1 Warranty, and Rejection (section c), a “Counterfeit Item” is defined to include, but is not limited to, (i) an item that is an illegal or unauthorized copy or substitute of an OEM item; (ii) an item that does not contain the proper external or internal materials or components required by the OEM or that is not constructed in accordance with OEM specification; (iii) an item or component thereof that is used, refurbished or reclaimed but the Seller represents as being a new item; (iv) an item that has not successfully passed all OEM required testing, verification, screening and quality control but that Seller represents as having met or passed such requirements; or (v) an item with a label or other marking intended, or reasonably likely, to mislead a reasonable person into believing a non-OEM item is a genuine OEM item when it is not.
(c) Rejection: If Seller delivers nonconforming Goods or Services; Buyer may, at its option and Seller’s expense: (i) return the goods for refund or credit; (ii) require Seller to promptly correct or replace the Goods or Services; (iii) correct the nonconformance; or, (iv) obtain conforming Goods or Services from another source. Buyer shall specify the reason for any return or rejection of nonconforming Goods or Services and/or shall describe the action taken. Seller shall be liable for any increase in costs, including procurement costs, attributable to Buyer’s rejection of the nonconforming Goods or
1.2. For Subcontractors, Contract Manufacturers, and Franchised Distributors – Only new and authentic materials are to be used in products delivered to Buyer. No counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts (See Section (b) above for a definition of Counterfeit Items) are to be contained within the delivered product. Parts shall be purchased directly from the OCMs/OEMs, or through the OCM/OEMs Franchised Distributor. Documentation must be available that authenticates traceability to the applicable OCM/OEM. Independent Distributors (Brokers) shall not be used without written consent from Buyer.
1.3. For Independent Distributors – Independent Distributor’s procedures shall meet the requirements of IDEA-STD-1010 & SAE AS5553 and have a Quality Management System certified to AS9120:2002. The original manufacturer’s Certificate of Conformance (C of C)* and all traceability documentation shall be included with each shipment of parts. It shall include the manufacturer’s name, part number, date codes, lot codes, serializations, and / or any other batch identifications. Seller is to contact Buyer in the event that the original OEM/OCM C of C and traceability documentation is not available. Inspections and tests required are as noted on the Subcontract. All inspecting and testing shall be performed to the OEM/OCM’s specifications and parameters. Recorded evidence of all testing performed shall be included with each shipment. If suspect/counterfeit parts are furnished under this Subcontract and are found in any of the Goods delivered hereunder, such items will be impounded by Buyer. The Seller shall promptly replace such suspect/counterfeit parts with parts acceptable to the Buyer and the Seller shall be liable for all costs relating to the removal and replacement of said parts as specified in the Subcontract requirements or Distributor’s insurance policies.All occurrences of suspect and/or counterfeit parts will be immediately reported to the Buyer. Buyer reserves all contractual rights and remedies to address grievances and detrimental impacts caused by suspect/counterfeit parts.
2.0 Conflict Minerals
By accepting these terms and conditions, Seller agrees to timely respond, to the best of its knowledge and belief following an appropriate due diligence inquiry, to any request by, or on behalf of, Buyer, for information on the source and chain of custody of conflict minerals necessary to the functionality or production of a product manufactured by you or supplied by you to Buyer. In addition, you understand and acknowledge that any information you provide in this regard may be used by Buyer to comply with its reporting obligations under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including filing a Form SD and Conflict Minerals Report (or equivalent CMRQ)* with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
* Certificate of Conformance – Each shipment made against this purchase order must contain Certificate of Conformance by the Seller verifying that all applicable drawings, specifications and purchase document requirements including supplier terms and conditions have been met. The certificate must include the purchase order number, the part number and shall show the date of execution, the title of the authorized company representative and his/her signature.