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Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

August 2015

1. General

The Goods and/or Services furnished by Vendor and covered by the Purchase Order are governed by all the terms and conditions set forth herein.

2. Definitions

As used in these Terms and Conditions, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

Drexel shall mean Drexel University and its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents, including the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Vendor shall mean any service provider or entity from which Drexel is purchasing Goods and/or Services pursuant to a Purchase Order.

Purchase Order shall mean the document from Drexel to Vendor identifying the Goods and/or Services.

Agreement shall mean the Purchase Order combined with these Terms and Conditions.

Goods shall mean the goods, materials, equipment or products furnished by the Vendor and to be purchased by Drexel.

Services shall mean the services furnished by Vendor to be purchased by Drexel.

Site shall mean any location owned, leased or otherwise controlled by Drexel where Services are to be performed.

Deliverables shall mean all materials developed, generated or produced by Vendor pursuant to this Agreement.

Pre-Existing Materials shall mean any pre-existing patented, copyrightable or trademarked images, writings, or other proprietary materials.

HIPAA shall mean the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 as amended, including the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and implementing regulations, including the Omnibus Final Rule (Omnibus Rule).

Data Breach shall mean unauthorized access, use, loss or disclosure of Sensitive Information protected under federal and state laws including without limitation HIPAA and state data breach notification acts.

Sensitive Information shall mean individually identifiable information.

Confidential Information shall mean information that a party possesses or to which such party has legal rights, for example, third party confidential information in such party's lawful possession and includes, but is not limited to, patient information, Sensitive Information, systems configurations and security, technical processes and formulas, source and object code, product designs, fees, quotes and selling price and other unpublished financial information, product and business plans, marketing data, the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement, documents, copies of documents, data, summaries, reports and all other information of all kinds, whether oral, electronic or written.

3. Payment

Discount terms must comply with all applicable laws and regulations, must be given at time of purchase, and must be stated on the invoice. Discount time will be calculated from the date of performance of the Service, delivery of the Goods, or from receipt of the correct invoice, whichever is later. Except as otherwise provided in the Agreement, (a) Drexel shall not be liable for any shipping, handling, fuel surcharges or similar fees, and (b) payment shall be Net 45 days from the date of delivery, or date of receipt of correct invoice, whichever is later.

4. Tax Exemption

Drexel is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(a) and 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and under applicable laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Vendor shall take all actions required to cause the provision and purchase of Goods and/or Services under this Agreement to be treated as a tax-exempt transaction, and in no event shall Drexel be responsible for any sales, use, property, gross receipts, excise, or similar taxes levied against any parties hereto.

5. Shipping Charges

Unless the Agreement expressly states otherwise, all Goods shall be shipped FOB: the "Ship to" location designated in the Purchase Order. Risk of loss shall not pass to Drexel until the Goods called for in this Agreement actually have been received and accepted by Drexel at the destination specified herein. Vendor assumes full responsibility for packing, crating, marking, transportation and liability for loss and/or damage even if Drexel has agreed to pay freight, express or other transportation charges.

6. Acceptance

This Agreement, when accepted by the Vendor, shall constitute the entire agreement between Drexel and the Vendor and shall not be altered, amended, or canceled without the prior written approval of the Drexel University Procurement Agent. Acceptance of this Agreement must be made on the exact terms of this Agreement, and such acceptance is expressly made conditional on these exact terms, and if the Vendor's written response (or quote) contains additional or different terms, such terms are hereby objected to, such response will constitute a counter offer, and no contract shall come into existence without Drexel's express written consent. By shipping the Goods ordered herein, by acknowledging receipt of the Purchase Order, or by commencing performance of the Services ordered herein, Vendor agrees to the terms and conditions of sale set forth on this Agreement. If any of these terms and conditions are not acceptable, Vendor must so notify Drexel immediately in writing setting forth the reason(s) and any proposed edit.

7. Warranty

Vendor warrants that all Goods furnished hereunder must be of good quality and free from liens and defects in material or workmanship and must conform to the specifications, standards, drawings and other descriptions furnished or specified by Drexel and to all warranties imposed under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) as in force in Pennsylvania. No disclaimer of any warranty will be valid.

8. Right of Inspection

All Goods shall be received subject to Drexel's inspection within a reasonable time after receipt; but neither Drexel's inspection nor failure to inspect or reject shall relieve the Vendor of any obligation hereunder. If, prior to final acceptance, any Services furnished are found to be incomplete, or not as specified, Drexel may reject them, require Vendor to correct them without charge, or require delivery of such Services at a reduction in price that is equitable under the circumstances. If Vendor is unable or refuses to correct such items within a time Drexel deems reasonable, Drexel may terminate the Agreement in whole or in part. Vendor will bear all risks as to rejected Services and, in addition to any costs for which Vendor may become liable to Drexel under other provisions of the Agreement, Vendor will reimburse Drexel for all transportation costs, other related costs incurred, or payments to Vendor in accordance with the terms of the Agreement for unaccepted Services and materials and supplies incidental thereto. Vendor agrees to procure all necessary permits or licenses and abide by all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances of the location where the Services are provided.

9. Delays

If delivery or completion dates cannot be met, Vendor shall immediately inform Drexel. Such notice shall not, however, constitute a change to the delivery or completion terms of this Agreement unless Drexel modifies this Agreement in writing. If any Goods are not received or if any element of the Services is not completed by the date specified, Drexel, at Drexel's option and without prior notice to Vendor, may either approve a revised date or may cancel this Agreement and may obtain such Goods or Services elsewhere and in either event, the Vendor shall be liable to Drexel for any resulting loss incurred by Drexel. Vendor's sole remedy for a delay caused by Drexel shall be an extension in the time for Vendor's performance equal to the duration of Drexel's delay. Neither party shall be liable for damages resulting from failure to deliver or complete, or for delays in delivery or completion occasioned by strikes, lock-outs, fires, wars or acts of God. TIMING OF DELIVERY AND/OR PERFORMANCE OF THE WORK IS THE ESSENCE OF THIS AGREEMENT.

10. Liability

Vendor shall be liable for all loss, damage or injury to person or property resulting from the Vendor's breach of any of the warranties pertaining to the Goods or Services, or resulting from any defects in the material, or workmanship of said Goods or Services, whether in combination with other substances or otherwise. In addition, Drexel shall have, without any limitation whatsoever, all rights and remedies afforded by the UCC with respect to any breach of warranty or the terms of this Agreement, including, without limitation, the rights of revocation and rejection. NO LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DAMAGES OR REMEDY SHALL BE VALID.

11. Indemnity

Vendor agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Drexel, its affiliates, trustees, officers, employees, other members of its workforce, patients, students, subcontractors and agents (each an "Indemnified Party") from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, costs, penalties, fines and other expenses (including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees and any expenses an Indemnified Party incurs in notifying individuals of a Data Breach caused by Vendor) regardless of by whom such claim or claims may be asserted, resulting from, or relating to, the acts or omissions of Vendor or its employees, other members of its workforce, directors, trustees, officers, subcontractors or agents, in connection with the duties and obligations under this Agreement, including without limitation, intellectual property infringement, personal injury, property damage and Data Breach, that may result directly or indirectly from the use, possession or ownership of the Goods or from the Services provided by Vendor pursuant to the Agreement. Vendor acknowledges that the indemnity granted to Drexel by this Agreement includes indemnification for claims brought by employees of Vendor against Drexel. In the event that such a claim is made by an employee of Vendor, Vendor agrees to waive the immunity that the Workers' Compensation Act provides to employers against indemnity claims by parties such as Drexel or the any other Indemnified Party.

12. Assigned Personnel; Character of Services

Vendor will provide the Services as an independent contractor and furnish all equipment, personnel and material sufficient to provide the Services expeditiously and efficiently, during as many hours per shift and shifts per week, and at such locations as Drexel may so require. Vendor will devote only its best-qualified personnel to work under the Agreement. Should Drexel inform Vendor that anyone providing the Services is not working to this standard or fails to meet other Drexel standards, Vendor will immediately remove such personnel from providing Services and he or she will not again, without Drexel's written permission, be assigned to provide Services. At no time will Vendor or Vendor's employees, sub-contractors, agents, or assigns be considered employees of Drexel for any purpose, including but not limited to workers' compensation provisions.

13. Assignment / Subcontracting

Vendor may not assign or transfer this Agreement whether in whole or part by merger, operation of law or otherwise without prior written consent of Drexel. Drexel may withhold its consent for any reason whatsoever or for no reason. Vendor shall not, except in the case of raw materials, castings, forgings or rough welded structures, or standard commercial goods, or except as otherwise agreed in writing by Drexel, delegate or subcontract the work on any item of material or service to be delivered or performed under this Agreement.

14. Termination

Drexel may terminate this Agreement by written notice, in whole or in part, at any time for any or no reason without incurring liability to Vendor for lost profits, or any other costs or damages, other than the proportionate value of the purchase price for Services completed on Site or Goods delivered. Payment due shall be a percentage of the purchase price equal to the percentage of the Services completed and/or any unit prices in the purchase price specified for Goods delivered. Vendor's warranties and Vendor's liability for defective or non-conforming work or Goods, as well as Sections 9, 10, 11, 21, 22, 30 and 31(h) shall survive termination and remain in full force and effect.

15. Bankruptcy

In the event of any proceedings in bankruptcy or insolvency by or against the Vendor, or in the event of the appointment (with or without the Vendor's consent) of an assignee for the benefit of credits, or of a receiver, Drexel may cancel this Agreement for default.

16. Changes

Drexel may, from time to time, by written instructions or drawings issued to the Vendor, make changes, issue additional instructions, require additional work, or direct the omission of work previously ordered. If such changes affect the cost of or the time required for performance of the Agreement, Drexel and Vendor will agree upon an equitable adjustment in the price and/or delivery terms. The provisions of this Agreement shall apply to all such written modifications. Vendor may not make any changes to the Agreement including, but not limited to, changes in quantity, types of Goods and/or Services, delivery date, price, or any other provision of the Agreement without Drexel's express written approval.

17. Equipment

Equipment furnished under this Agreement must comply with all federal, state and local codes and regulations covering educational institutions (or, if applicable, healthcare providers) in effect at the time of the purchase.

18. Fair Labor Standards

Drexel requires all Vendors, where applicable, to meet the conditions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938, as amended, including a certificate of compliance with that Act, if requested.

19. OSHA

Products shall meet and be in compliance with, the current applicable prescribed standards of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 in effect on the date of any Agreement.

20. Material Safety Data Sheets

Vendor is required to furnish a Material Safety Data Sheet ("MSDS") as required by law. The MSDS must be sent with the product and a copy issued to the Drexel University, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, 400 N. 31st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

21. Insurance

Vendor, at its own cost and expense, shall obtain and maintain in force during the term of this Agreement, the following insurance coverage:

  1. Commercial General Liability insurance all on an occurrence basis in an amount not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence limit for bodily injury and property damage, $1,000,000 personal and advertising injury; $2,000,000 General Aggregate; $2,000,000 products/completed operations aggregate. Coverage is to include full contractual liability coverage. (If work is on Site and Services involve any work with minors, coverage shall also include sexual abuse and molestation in an amount not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence.)
  2. Workers' Compensation insurance in amounts required by law for all employees, and Employer's Liability insurance with minimum limits as follows: Bodily Injury by Accident $500,000 Each Accident, Bodily Injury by Disease $500,000 Policy Limit, Bodily Injury by Disease $500,000 Each Employee.
  3. Business Automobile Liability insurance for bodily injury (including death) and property damage with a minimum combined single limit of $1,000,000 per occurrence including coverage for owned, non-owned and hired vehicles if Vendor will own, hire or lease an Auto in connection with the Services or Goods provided under this Agreement.
  4. If professional Services are rendered, the following is required: Professional Liability Insurance including errors and omissions in an amount not less than $2,000,000 per claim covering the Services under this Agreement and shall be maintained for a minimum of two years following completion of all Services.
  5. If Work is performed on Site, the following is required: Excess (Umbrella) Liability insurance all on an occurrence basis with an occurrence/aggregate minimum limit of $5,000,000 all to be following form over underlying Commercial General Liability, Business Automobile and Employer's Liability insurance policies.
  6. If any Confidential, Sensitive, or personally identifiable information is involved in the transaction, the following is required: Cyber/Network Security & Privacy Liability coverage with a minimum of $2,000,000 per incident/claim/$2,000,000 aggregate covering the Services contained within this Agreement to include, but not be limited to, Data Breach, security and privacy violations, first party damage, third party liability, regulatory fines and penalties, crisis management costs which include customer notification expenses and credit monitoring. Coverage shall be maintained for a minimum of two years following completion of all Services under this Agreement.

The insurance requirements identified above shall not be construed to modify, limit or reduce the indemnifications requirements set forth herein. All such coverage shall be in a form and with insurers acceptable to Drexel and licensed to conduct business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with an A.M. Best Carrier rating of A VIII or better. If Vendor subcontracts with any third party, Vendor shall require that each such subcontractor maintains insurance equivalent in all respects to that described in this Section. Each policy of insurance listed above must be evidenced by a certificate of insurance. Drexel, its subsidiaries and affiliates, trustees, officers, faculty, students, employees and/ or agents must also be named as an additional insured on a primary and non-contributory basis for General liability, Business Auto liability and Umbrella liability insurance. Coverage shall include any and all costs and expenses incurred in connection with the investigation, adjustment or defense of claims. Certificate must also evidence waiver of subrogation on all insurance policies except for workers' compensation. If work is on Site, a waiver of subrogation will be required for workers' compensation as well. The required certificates of insurance shall be delivered no later than five (5) days before the term of the Agreement commences to: Drexel University, Office of Risk Management, The Left Bank, 3180 Chestnut Street, Suite 101, Philadelphia, PA 19104. It shall be renewed at least 10 days before the expiration of any certificate previously furnished. Vendor shall provide notice of cancellation or non-renewal pursuant to the policy terms and conditions. Neither the issuance of any insurance policy required under this Agreement, nor the minimum limits specified herein with respect to Vendor's insurance coverage, shall be deemed to limit or restrict in any way Vendor's liability arising under or out of this Agreement.

22. Work On Site

The following additional conditions shall apply to work performed on Site.

  1. All persons furnished by Vendor shall be deemed at all times to be Vendor's employees or agents, and Vendor shall comply with all applicable statutes, including without limitation those relating to workers' compensation, employer's liability, unemployment compensation, and/or old age benefits and all other applicable laws relating to or affecting the employment of labor.
  2. Vendor shall maintain on the Site at all times a sufficient work force to carry out its obligations in an efficient and timely manner. Vendor shall employ only competent, skilled, reliable and honest workmen who will work in harmony with others on the Site.
  3. Vendor releases and waives any and all claims, demands, or causes of action against Drexel, its affiliates, trustees, officers, faculty, students, employees and/or agents that arise from or are connected with Vendor's obligations pursuant to this Agreement, any injury to employees or agents of Vendor or damage to or loss of any property of Vendor or its employees or agents, regardless of whether or not any such claims, losses, liabilities or expenses are caused in part by the negligence of Drexel or any of the other indemnified parties.
  4. In providing the Services, Vendor and its agents, employees, contractors and subcontractors shall comply with all reasonable procedures prescribed by Drexel for coordination of the Services with the functions, activities and operations of Drexel. Vendor shall not cause or permit any union conflict to arise in connection with the provision of Services. Vendor shall promptly remove and dispose of all debris and rubbish caused by or resulting from the Services, and upon completion of the Services, Vendor shall remove all temporary structures and surplus materials.
  5. Vendor is responsible for securing all applicable licenses and permits and compliance therewith and the price shall be deemed to include the cost of these items.
  6. The Vendor, for itself and for all subcontractors and materialmen, agrees that no mechanic's lien or other claim shall be filed or maintained by the Vendor or by any subcontractor, materialman, laborer or any other person, whatsoever, for or on account of any work done or materials furnished under this Agreement.
  7. Any property of Vendor left upon the Site upon completion of the Services shall be considered abandoned by Vendor and may be discarded or appropriated by Drexel.
  8. When informed by Drexel that such is required due to the location and nature of the Services, Vendor will not assign to the Site any person who fails to satisfy background checks required by applicable Drexel policy for the Services or location.
  9. Vendor's employees assigned to provide Services on Site shall satisfy any health and immunization requirements established by Drexel policy.
  10. If Vendor is providing any Service or any program, activity or event that involves Direct Contact with a minor (anyone under age 18) for or on behalf of Drexel, Vendor shall comply with all provisions of the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law ("CPSL"), as amended, including but not limited to 23 P.S. Section 6344, requiring Vendor to conduct (i) a federal criminal background check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation; (ii) a Pennsylvania state criminal history check; and (iii) a child abuse clearance report from the Department of Human Services. Vendor shall not assign any employee, or volunteer, who has committed any of the offenses identified in 23 P.S. Section 6344(c) to provide any Service, activity, program or event to Drexel involving any Direct Contact with a minor. "Direct Contact" for purposes of these Terms and Conditions is defined in the CPSL, 23 P.S. Section 6303(a).

23. Use of Drexel Name and Trademarks

Vendor will not use the Drexel name, abbreviation of the Drexel name, trade names and/or trademarks (i.e., logos and seals) or any derivation thereof, in any form or manner in advertisements, reports, or other information released to the public, or place the Drexel name, abbreviations, trade names and/or trademarks or any derivation thereof on any consumer goods, products, or services for sale or distribution to the public, without Drexel's prior written approval.

24. Equal Employment Opportunity

Drexel is an equal opportunity institution. During the performance of this Agreement, Vendor agrees to be bound by all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, orders, instructions and other directives governing equal employment opportunity. Inquiries may be directed to Drexel's Office for Institutional Equity and Inclusive Culture at 215.895.1405.

25. Export Controls

The Vendor is responsible for complying with all applicable export control regulations. Any such export controlled items, equipment, or information MUST be properly handled and labeled by the Vendor as part of the Vendor's responsibility. The burden shall be on the Vendor to prevent such export controlled information from being improperly disclosed to Drexel and shall obtain the appropriate license or approval from the relevant authorities or to invoke an available exception, exemption, or exclusion before disclosing any export controlled materials to Drexel. In the event that the Vendor seeks to provide Drexel with any such controlled disclosures, the Vendor will so inform Drexel in writing, and shall NOT forward or provide ANY export controlled information to Drexel without the express written permission of the Drexel official in charge of such matters. The name of such official shall be provided upon request.

26. Compliance with Laws and Regulations

Vendor shall comply, at its own cost and expense, with all federal, state, county and municipal laws, ordinances, regulations and orders pertaining to the performance and provision of this Agreement, together with the rules, regulations and orders of the local Board of Fire Underwriters or other similar body. Vendor who supplies commercial materials, supplies or services certifies and represents its compliance with Part 52 of Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, if applicable. Vendor shall promptly notify Drexel of any change of status with regard to these certifications and representations. Vendor who supplies electronic information technology certifies and represents its compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Vendor shall take all measures necessary to remedy promptly a violation of any law, ordinance, rule, regulation or order. Vendor will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabled or Vietnam era veteran status, financial status or any other legally protected class. Vendor agrees to furnish all information and reports required by Executive Order No. 11246 as amended, and by the rules, regulations and orders of the Secretary of Labor, or pursuant thereto, and will permit access to the Vendor’s books, records and accounts for purposes of investigation to ascertain compliance with such rules, regulations and orders. In the event of non-compliance with the non-discrimination clause or with any applicable rules, regulations and orders, Drexel may suspend or terminate this Agreement in whole or in part.

27. Waiver

The failure of Drexel to enforce any of the provisions of this Agreement shall not be construed to be a waiver of such provisions or limit the right of Drexel thereafter to enforce each and every provision.

28. Governing Law; Jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for litigation of any disputes arising under this Agreement.

29. Intellectual Property

All Deliverables, shall be owned by and shall be the exclusive property of Drexel and considered a "WORK MADE FOR HIRE," as that term is defined for copyright and other purposes. Vendor hereby assigns without further consideration all right, title, and interest in and to the materials and/or Deliverables developed pursuant to this Agreement finally and irrevocably to Drexel, including, but not limited to any related patent or copyright rights therein. Vendor shall promptly execute any and all documents and take any additional actions that Drexel may reasonably request in order to effect this assignment of rights. The Deliverables must be new and original. Vendor must not use any Pre-Existing Materials in the Deliverables without Drexel's prior written permission. In the event that Vendor uses any Pre-Existing Materials in the Deliverables in which Vendor has an ownership interest, Drexel is hereby granted a non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, paid-up, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to make, have made, copy, modify, make derivative works of, use, perform, display publicly, sell, and otherwise distribute such Pre-Existing Materials in connection with the Deliverables.

30. Confidentiality; Protection of Sensitive Information; FERPA; HIPAA; Computer Systems Security

a. Confidentiality

Each party will keep in confidence all Confidential Information of the other party and neither party will use or disclose to any person or entity, directly or indirectly, without the prior written approval of the other, any Confidential Information relating to the other party obtained by virtue of this Agreement or the Services performed pursuant to the Agreement, except on a confidential basis to its business, legal and financial advisors or as required to be disclosed under applicable law or by legal process.

b. Protection of Sensitive Information

If Drexel provides access to Vendor of Confidential Information with Sensitive Information, for example without limitation, bank and credit card account numbers, income and credit histories and social security numbers, student financial aid information, as well as "Personally Identifiable Information" from student education records as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 ("FERPA"), Vendor shall maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all such information, through implemented administrative, technical and physical safeguards in compliance with law and shall not re-disclose such Sensitive Information as directed by federal and state laws including without limitation, the Gramm Leach Bliley Act of 1999, FERPA, and HIPAA/HITECH and state laws on protection of such Sensitive Information.


When applicable, while performing its duties and obligations under this Agreement, Vendor shall, and shall cause its employees, other members of its workforce, faculty, agents, and subcontractors, to comply with all laws and regulations that apply to the confidentiality and security of patient information, including HIPAA/HITECH, and regulations issued thereunder (including without limitation the Omnibus Rule), which are now in effect or which may subsequently be in effect. The parties agree that if necessary, they shall amend this Agreement to comply with or effectuate HIPAA and/or HITECH and the regulations issued thereunder.

d. Business Associate Agreement

If Drexel determines that Vendor is acting as a "Business Associate" of Drexel under applicable HIPAA laws and regulations, then Vendor and Drexel shall also enter into the HIPAA HITECH Omnibus Business Associate Agreement found at

e. Data Breach Notification

Vendor shall immediately, and no later than three (3) business days, notify Drexel of any potential Data Breach of which it becomes aware.

f. Computer Systems and Data Security

Vendor represents and warrants that the computer systems it uses in conjunction with providing the Goods and Services under this Agreement, and the data housed therein or methods of transmission, have security protection from intrusion in accordance with applicable federal government standards and are encrypted in accordance with NIST Standards for encryption and security of data. Any copies of data which are disposed of shall likewise be disposed of only in accordance with such standards.

g. Injunctive Relief

Because of the difficulty in measuring economic loss to Drexel, as a result of any breach by Vendor of the provisions in this Section, and because of the immediate and irreparable damage that may be caused to Drexel, for which it would have no other adequate remedy, Vendor agrees that Drexel, in addition to and without limiting any other remedy or right it may have, shall have the right to an injunction or other equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. The existence of this right shall not preclude any other rights and remedies at law or equity which Drexel may have.

31. Miscellaneous

a. Severability

The invalidity or unenforceability of any particular provision of this Agreement shall not affect the other provisions of this Agreement, and this Agreement shall be construed in all respects as if such invalid or unenforceable provision was omitted.

b. Electronic/Facsimile Transmission

If this Agreement is transmitted by fax or other means of electronic transmission, such transmission shall have the legal significance of a duly executed original delivered to the Vendor.

c. Gift Policy; Business Relationships Policy

Vendor represents and warrants that Vendor has read, understands, and shall abide by Drexel's Acceptance of Personal Gifts Policy ("Personal Gifts Policy"). The Personal Gifts Policy is available at When Vendor is providing Goods and/or Services to Drexel University College of Medicine, Vendor shall also abide by the Drexel Business Relationships with Industry Policy ("Business Relationships Policy.") The Business Relationships Policy is available at Vendor shall require any employees, sub-contractors and/or agents providing Services or Goods to Drexel to read and abide by the applicable Personal Gifts Policy and Business Relationships Policy.

d. Conflict of Interest Policy

Vendor represents that Vendor has read, understands, and shall abide by Drexel's Conflict of Interest and Commitment Policy ("Conflict of Interest Policy"). The Conflict of Interest Policy is available at

e. Conflicts

In the event of any ambiguity or conflict among the provisions of this Agreement, the Vendor shall be required to comply with the most stringent requirement which provides the highest quality and greatest benefit to Drexel, unless otherwise specifically directed by Drexel otherwise.

f. Notice

All notices and other communications pertaining to this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed duly to have been given if personally delivered to a party, sent by facsimile or if sent by the United States Postal Service certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid or by Federal Express, United Parcel or other national recognized overnight carriers. All notices or communications to Drexel pertaining to this Agreement shall be addressed as follows: Drexel University, Procurement Services, 3201 Arch Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19104, with a copy to Drexel University, Office of the General Counsel, 3180 Chestnut Street, Suite 101, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

g. Sanctioned Person

Vendor represents and warrants that it and any of its agents, employees, officers, and representatives providing Goods and/or Services under this Agreement: (a) are not "sanctioned persons" under any federal or state program or law; (b) have not been listed in the current Cumulative Sanction List of the Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of Health and Human Services for currently sanctioned or excluded individuals or entities; (c) have not been listed on the General Services Administration's List of Parties Excluded from Federal Programs; (d) have not been listed on the United States Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated by Nationals and Blocked Persons List; (e) are not a debarred or suspended contractor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; (f) are not currently excluded, suspended or ineligible to participate in third party payment programs under Medicare, Medicaid or other reimbursement laws. Vendor shall immediately notify Drexel in the event that it is no longer able to make such representations and warranties. Without limitation to any other rights and remedies under this Agreement, afforded by law, or in equity, Drexel may terminate this Agreement within five (5) days of written notice, without penalty, in the event that Drexel has determined that Vendor is in breach of this provision.

h. Access to Books and Records

In the event this Agreement is subject to the provisions of Section 1861(v)(1)(I) of the Social Security Act, Vendor agrees that if the value or cost of Goods and/or Services rendered by the Vendor under this Agreement is equal to or more than $10,000 for any 12 month period, Vendor agrees to allow the Comptroller General of the United States (CG), the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and their duly authorized representatives access to their agreements, books, documents, and records until the expiration of four (4) years after the Services are furnished under this Agreement. The access must be provided for in accordance with Subpart D, 42 C.F.R. 420, et seq. (47 Federal Register 58267, Thursday, December 30, 1982). Similar access must be provided to CG and DHHs and their duly authorized representatives to all agreements, books, documents and records between Vendor and any subcontractor or any organization related to or pertaining to Vendor's work performed under this Agreement.

i. No Third Party Beneficiaries

This Agreement does not create any third party beneficiary rights in any individual or entity that is not a party to this Agreement.