Mere physical receipt and inspection of goods or services by the City does not alter or affect the obligations of Contractor to provide goods and services that conform to all specifications of this Contract and the City may reject goods or services that are later found to be nonconforming.
Contractor will not advertise or publish information concerning this Contract without prior written consent of the City’s Business Services Director.
Contractor shall abide by the provisions of the Tucson Procurement Code Chapter 28, Article XII.
The Contractor shall comply with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 101-336, 42 U.S.C. 12101, et seq.) and applicable Federal regulations under the Act.
Notwithstanding any other provision in this Contract, no agreement by the City to arbitrate a dispute is binding unless given expressly and in writing after execution of this Contract. However, if both parties agree, disputes may be resolved through arbitration following the process in A.R.S. § 12-1501, et seq. Contractor must continue to perform under this Contract without interruption, notwithstanding the provisions of this section.
Contractor may not assign its rights or obligations under this Contract without the prior written permission of the City's Business Services Director. The City will not unreasonably withhold approval for a requested assignment.
The Contractor shall comply with all applicable provisions of the United States Federal and State Child Labor and Worker's Right laws and agrees if called upon to affirm in writing, that they, and any subcontractor involved in the provision of goods to the City, are in compliance.
Contractor will not commence any billable work or provide any material or service under this Contract until Contractor receives a purchase order or is otherwise directed to do so, in writing, by the City.
Contractor will establish and maintain procedures to ensure that no information contained in its records or obtained from the City or from others in carrying out its functions under this Contract is used or disclosed by it, its agents, officers, or employees, except as required to efficiently perform its duties under the Contract, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal identifying information of any individuals.
The City may terminate this Contract without penalty or further obligation pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-511 if any person significantly involved in initiating, negotiating, securing, drafting, or creating the Contract on behalf of the City is or becomes, at any time while the Contract or any extension of the Contract is in effect, an employee of, or a contractor to, Contractor with respect to the subject matter of this Contract. Termination will be effective when written notice from the City's Business Services Director is received by Contractor, unless the notice specifies a later time.
This Contract may only be amended by a written agreement signed by the parties. The City’s Business Services Director or their designee may, on behalf of the City (1) approve and execute any amendments, change orders, or supplemental written agreements; and (2) grant time extensions or contract renewals. Except in the case of a documented emergency, Contractor will not perform any work under this Contract that exceeds the scope of work or contract amount unless a formal amendment or change order has first been approved and executed by the City.
Contractor shall deliver conforming materials in each installment or lot of this Contract and may not substitute nonconforming materials. Delivery of nonconforming materials, or default of any nature, may constitute breach of the Contract. Noncompliance may be deemed a cause for possible Contract termination.
All services, information, computer program elements, reports and other deliverables created under this Contract are the sole property of the City and may not be used or released by Contractor except with the City’s prior written permission.
All deliverables supplied to the City under this Contract will be free of all liens and encumbrances.
Whenever practicable, all printed materials produced by Contractor in the performance of this Contract will be duplexed (two-sided copies), printed on recycled paper, and labeled as such.
This Contract, which includes all the conditions and requirements set forth in the solicitation and all Amendments to the solicitation, all the Special Terms and Conditions and Standard Terms and Conditions, and all the terms of the submittal submitted by Contractor as finally negotiated and accepted by the City, constitutes the entire agreement of the parties regarding the services described in the Scope of Work and will prevail over any and all previous agreements, contracts, proposals, negotiations, purchase orders, or master agreements in any form.
No course of prior dealings between the parties and no usage of the trade will be deemed to supplement or explain any term used in the Contract.
Contractor warrants and will require each subcontractor performing work on this Contract to warrant that it will comply with all federal immigration laws and regulations that relate to its employees and with the requirements of A.R.S. § 23-214(A). A breach of this warranty will be deemed a material breach of this Contract that is subject to penalties up to and including termination of this Contract. City may inspect the records of any employee of Contractor or any subcontractor performing work on this Contract to monitor Contractor’s and its subcontractors’ compliance with this warranty.
Except for payment of sums due, neither party will be liable to the other nor deemed in default under this Contract if and to the extent that such party's performance of this Contract is prevented by reason of Force Majeure. The term "Force Majeure" means an occurrence that is beyond the control of the party affected and occurs without its fault or negligence. Force Majeure does not include late performance by a subcontractor unless the delay arises out of a Force Majeure occurrence.
If either party is delayed at any time in the progress of the work by Force Majeure, the delayed party must notify the other party in writing of the delay as soon as practical, including when the delay commenced and its cause. The notice must make a specific reference to this article to fall within its protection. The delayed party must resume performance as soon as practicable and must notify the other party in writing when it has done so. The parties will modify the Contract to agree upon the period of time by which the excused delay extends any completion dates.
The City may, by written notice to the Contractor, terminate this Contract if it finds that gratuities, in the form of entertainment, gifts, meals or otherwise, were offered or given by Contractor or any agent or representative of Contractor, to any officer or employee of the City to influence the award of this Contract or any determinations with respect to the performance of this Contract. In the event this Contract is terminated by the City pursuant to this provision, the City will be entitled, in addition to any other rights and remedies, to recover or withhold from Contractor the amount of the gratuity.
This Contract is governed by, and the City and Contractor will have all remedies afforded to each by, the Tucson Procurement Code and the laws of the State of Arizona. State law claims regarding this Contract must be brought in Pima County Superior Court.
Contractor shall abide by the provisions of the Tucson City Code Chapter 28, Article XII.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, Contractor, its successors, assigns and guarantors, shall pay, defend, indemnify and hold harmless City of Tucson, its agents, representatives, officers, directors, officials and employees from and against all allegations, demands, proceedings, suits, actions, claims, including claims of patent or copyright infringement, damages, losses, expenses, including but not limited to, attorney fees, court costs, and the cost of appellate proceedings, and all claim adjusting and handling expense, related to, arising from or out of or resulting from any actions, acts, errors, mistakes or omissions caused in whole or part by Contractor relating to work, services and/or products provided in the performance of this Contract, including but not limited to, any Subcontractor or anyone directly or indirectly employed by any of them or anyone for whose acts any of them may be liable and any injury or damages claimed by any of Contractor’s and Subcontractor’s employees. It is agreed that Contractor will be responsible for primary loss investigation, defense and judgment costs where this indemnification is applicable. The Contractor agrees to waive all rights of subrogation against the City of Tucson, it's agents, representatives, officers, directors, officials, employees and volunteers for losses arising from the work performed by the Contractor for the City of Tucson.
Contractor is responsible for compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), for its employees in accordance with 26 CFR §54. 4980H. Additionally, Contractor is responsible for all applicable IRS reporting requirements related to ACA. If Contractor or any of Contractor’s employees is certified to the City as having received a premium tax credit or cost sharing reduction which contributes to or triggers an assessed penalty against the City, or Contractor fails to meet reporting requirements pursuant to section 6056 resulting in a penalty to City, Contractor indemnifies City from and shall pay any assessed tax penalty.
Neither party is the agent, employee, partner, joint venturer, or associate of the other. No employee or agent of one party will be deemed or construed to be the employee or agent of the other party for any purpose. Neither party will be liable for any debts, accounts, obligations or other liabilities whatsoever of the other, including (without limitation) the other party's obligation to withhold Social Security and income taxes for itself or any of its employees.
All materials and services provided to the City under this Contract are subject to final inspection and acceptance by the City. Any materials or services failing to conform to the specifications of this Contract must be promptly replaced or redone at Contractor’s cost. Nonconforming goods or services may be deemed a default and result in Contract termination.
If manufacture, sale, or use of any method, process, machine, technique, design, living thing, genetic material, or composition of matter, or any part thereof (“Product”) by Contractor in performing its duties under this Contract is determined to constitute infringement and if further manufacture, sale, or use of said Product is enjoined, Contractor will, at its own expense, either procure for the City the right to continue manufacture, sale, or use of that Product, replace it with an alternative non-infringing Product, or modify it so it becomes non-infringing.
If requested by City, Contractor will provide the City with satisfactory evidence of patent licenses or patent releases covering City-specified proprietary materials, equipment, devices or processes.
If this Contract has a value of $100,000 or more, Contractor certifies that it is not currently engaged in, and will not during the term of this Contract engage in, a boycott of goods or services from Israel as defined in A.R.S. § 35-393.
Contractor will maintain in current status all Federal, State, and local licenses and permits required for the operation of the business conducted by the Contractor as applicable to this Contract. Contractor will, at the request of the City at any time during the term of this Contract, give the City a valid copy of its business license or, if it is exempt, a written determination from the City Business License Section that a business license is not required.
No provision in this Contract acts expressly or by implication as a waiver by either party of any existing or future right and/or remedy available at law in the event of any claim, default or breach of contract. If either party fails to insist upon the other’s strict performance of any duty or condition under this Contract or fails to exercise or delays in exercising any right or remedy provided in this Contract or by law, or accepts nonconforming materials or services, that party will not be deemed to have waived its right to insist thereafter upon the strict performance of the Contract.
Contractor will comply with all provisions and requirements of Arizona Executive Order 2009-09, which is hereby incorporated into this Contract, including flow-down of all provisions and requirements to any subcontractors. During the term of this Contract, Contractor will not discriminate against any employee, client, or any other individual in any way because of race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, and/or marital status.
This Contract is for the sole convenience of the City, which may obtain like goods or services from other sources.
To the extent permitted by law, Contractor hereby assigns to the City any and all claims that Contractor has for overcharges by any subcontractor or supplier of goods or services used by Contractor to fulfill this Contract that relate to antitrust violations.
If this Contract requires Contractor to perform any work on City-owned property, Contractor will use reasonable care to avoid damaging existing buildings, equipment, and vegetation (such as trees, shrubs, and grass) on the property. Contractor will replace or repair any damage caused by Contractor or any employee, agent, or subcontractor of Contractor, at no expense to the City. If Contractor fails or refuses to make such repair or replacement, the City will estimate the cost of repair and, upon receiving an invoice from the City for that estimated cost, Contractor will pay the City the invoiced amount. City may, at its discretion, instead deduct the amount from any payments due Contractor under this or any other City contract.
Contractor will, during the course of its work on City property, keep the work area, including any storage areas used by the Contractor, free from accumulation of waste material or rubbish. Upon completion of the work, Contractor will leave the work area in a clean and neat condition, free of any debris, and will remove any non-City-owned materials or equipment or other personal property that it has caused to be located on the City property.
This Contract will be deemed to include every provision required by law to be included. If through mistake or otherwise any such provision is not included, or is included incorrectly, then upon request by either party the parties will amend the Contract to insert or correct the required provision.
Internal control over all financial transactions related to this Contract shall be in accordance with sound fiscal policies. Contractor shall maintain books, records, documents, and other evidence directly pertinent to the performance of the Work under this Contract in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and practices consistently applied and other applicable local, state or federal regulations.
Contractor shall, at all times during the term of this Contract and for a period of three years after the completion of this Contract, maintain such records, together with such supporting or underlying documents and materials.
Contractor shall ensure City has these rights with Contractor’s employees, agents, assigns, successors, and subcontractors, and the obligations of these rights shall be explicitly included in any subcontracts or agreements formed between the Contractor and any subcontractors to the extent that those subcontracts or agreements relate to fulfillment of the Contractor’s obligations to City.
The City and its authorized representatives shall have the right, upon reasonable written notice to Contractor, to cause an audit to be made of the Contractor's books and records which relate to its operations under this Contract. The audit shall be limited to the term of this Contract. The City shall have the right to examine and to make copies of or extracts from all financial and related records (in whatever form they may be kept, whether written, electronic, or other) relating to or pertaining to this Contract kept by or under the control of the Contractor, including, but not limited to those kept by the Contractor, its employees, agents, assigns, successors and subcontractors. Such records shall include, but not be limited to, accounting records, subcontractor records, payment vouchers and invoices.
The Contractor shall at any time requested by City, whether during or after completion of this Contract, and at Contractor’s own expense make such records available for inspection and audit (including copies and extracts of records as required) by City. Such records shall be made available to City during normal business hours at the Contractor’s office, place of business, an agreed to location, mailed or provided electronically.
If, as a result of such audit, the Contractor is liable to the City for the payment of any sum, Contractor shall promptly pay such sum to the City together with interest thereon at the rate of one percent (1%) per month from the date such sums should have been paid. Payment shall be made within 90 days from presentation of City’s findings to Contractor.
If the audit discovers substantive findings related to fraud, misrepresentation, or non‐performance, City may recoup the costs of the audit work from the Contractor. The City's rights under this provision shall survive the expiration or termination of the Contract
If a party to this Contract has reason to question, in good faith, the other party's intent to perform, the former party may demand that the other party give a written assurance of their intent to perform. In the event that a demand is made and no written assurance is given within 5 business days, the demanding party may treat this failure as a default.
The City may from time to time during normal business hours, at the City's expense, inspect the Contractor’s or any subcontractor’s place of business at which work under this Contract is being performed.
The provisions of this Contract are severable. If any provision or application of a provision of this Contract is held to be invalid, that will not affect the validity of any other provision or application of a provision that can remain meaningfully effective without the invalidated provision or application.
No tender of a bill of lading shall operate as a tender of the materials. Non-compliance shall conform to the termination clause set forth within this document.
Contractor may not enter into any subcontracts for work under this Contract without the advance written approval of the City's Business Services Director. All subcontracts will incorporate all the terms and conditions of this Contract. Contractor is responsible for contract compliance and quality of work of any subcontractors used.
The title and risk of loss of any goods provided under this Contract will not pass to the City until the City actually receives the goods at the point of delivery and thereafter accepts them. No tender of a bill of lading will operate as a delivery of the materials.
Contractor shall pay their eligible employees the highest of:
Contractor shall cooperate with all efforts of the City of Tucson’s Labor Standards Unit (LSU) to monitor and ensure compliance with applicable labor standards to include, but not be limited to, the following:
Contractor agrees to educate their employees on the applicable wage(s) that law requires them to minimally be paid.
All timely complaints that are received by the LSU will be evaluated in accordance with the procedures posted on the LSU’s webpage: www.tucsonaz.gov/minimumwage