Terms and Conditions
Acceptance and Modification of Agreement
Acceptance of this order is limited to the terms and conditions herein. This order shall be deemed accepted upon the return of acknowledgement or performance by Seller. This agreement is for purchase and sale of goods and/or services described on the face of the order. No modification to the order will be accepted unless agreed in writing by the Purchasing Department of Rapid Rivet and Fastener Corp.
The prices specified on the order are all inclusive, including, but not limited to, taxes, packaging costs and delivery to FOB point specified on the order.
Deliveries and Shipments
Title and risk shall pass to Buyer at the FOB point specified on the order. Buyer reserves the right to reject any part of delivery that varies from the quantity and variance specified in the order. Items shipped in advance of Buyers delivery requirements may be returned at Seller's expense. All items shall be packaged in accordance with drawing specifications (including thread protection if applicable) or good commercial practice and in a manner sufficient to ensure arrival in an undamaged condition. Each container shall be clearly marked with part number, order number, and box quantity. The Seller may be required to ship by express or air, at their expense, if the agreed delivery schedule is endangered.
Variance in Quantity
The quantity variance specified on the order applies to each individual line and not to the overall order quantity. Seller is obligated to provide product until quantity received falls within variance. Once the quantity received is within the quantity variance, the line will close and no further product will be accepted against said line.
Notwithstanding payment, passage of title or prior inspection, all items are subject to Buyer's final inspection and acceptance or rejection. Buyer may inspect 100% or a sample or any lot of items at Buyer's discretion. Buyer shall have the right to reject all or any portion of the items or lot of items. If Buyer and Seller disagree on conformance of items, a third party lab will be retained to perform an independent inspection. Both Buyer and Seller agree to accept the independent findings. Independent lab fees will be paid by the party determined to have inaccurate findings.
At a minimum, Seller shall provide Seller's signed Certificate of Conformance (C of C). Seller's C of C shall specify Purchase Order number, part number, revision level (if applicable), quantity, manufacturer's name and lot number with cure date (if applicable) on their C of C. Manufacturer's test reports must specify all applicable procurement specifications and their revision, when ordered. Raw material and outside process certifications must be provided, when ordered. All documentation shall be completely legible, and reproducible. Seller shall make available for review upon request, all applicable certifications and/or test reports not required with shipment.
Proprietary Prints and Drawings
Proprietary prints and/or drawings provided to Seller by Buyer are to be strictly for manufacturing purposes. Only personnel directly responsible for producing product ordered will have access to such prints and/or drawings. All other distribution and reproduction requires prior written authorization.
Government DPAS Rating
If the order specifies a Government DPAS priority rating, Seller is required to adhere to the Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions and agency supplemental provisions in effect at the time of order.
DFARS 252.225.7014, Alternate 1
When specified on the order, material supplied must be in accordance with Domestic Specialty metals regulation, DFARS 252.225.7014, Alternate 1.
Country of Origin
If the country of origin of goods is other than the U.S.A., the country of origin must be declared on the certification.
Right of Access
Buyer or its customers and regulatory authorities shall have right of access to seller's facilities, equipment, processes, and records upon prior agreement with Seller.
The Seller shall flow-down to all sub-tier suppliers the applicable requirements in the purchasing documents, including key characteristics where required.
Seller warrants to Buyer and its customers that all items furnished will be new and unused, free from defects in material and workmanship, will conform to applicable drawings, specifications, designs, and will meet all functional and performance requirements. If Seller discovers nonconformance, Seller will immediately notify Buyer or Buyer's Quality Department in writing.
Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright Indemnity
Seller shall indemnify and hold harmless Buyer from any and all damages cost, including legal fees, losses and liabilities resulting from a suit or proceeding from infringement of any patents, trademarks, or copyrights by reason of the sale or use of any items sold to the Buyer.
Seller shall be paid in accordance to terms specified on order. Payment period may not commence until agreed ship date for unauthorized early shipments, and/or until complete certification as specified on the order, is received. Any adjustments in Seller's invoice due to shortages, rejection or other failure to comply with the provisions of the order, may be made by the Buyer before payment.