Subcontract Agreement - Celerity Systems Inc. and Unisys Corp.
SUBCONTRACT AGREEMENT DATED 6/26/97
This Agreement is made between CELERITY SYSTEMS, INC., ("CELERITY") and UNISYS
Corporation - Federal Systems Division. ("UNISYS") and concerns the handling,
safeguarding and exchange of sensitive, proprietary or confidential information
(collectively "Proprietary Information"). It is agreed and understood that any
exchange of such Proprietary Information is expressly for the sole purpose of
CELERITY and UNISYS evaluating a possible business arrangement involving an
existing UNISYS contract with a federal government agency.
1. For the purposes hereof, Proprietary Information shall be any documents,
materials or information that (i) is in tangible form and clearly marked as
being proprietary, confidential or sensitive and (ii) is received by one
party to this Agreement ("Recipient") from the other party to this
2. The Recipient agrees to safeguard, protect and handle all Proprietary
Information made available under this Agreement with the same degree of
care and procedures as Recipient applies to its own confidential or
proprietary information. Without the written consent of the Transmitter,
the Recipient of Proprietary Information agrees (i) not to disclose,
disseminate, reproduce or otherwise distribute such information and
materials to any third party, except a governmental judicial authority's
issued order and (ii) not to use such information for any other purposes
beyond that expressly set forth in this Agreement.
3. All Proprietary Information disclosed under this Agreement shall remain the
property of the Transmitter. It is agreed that the Recipient does not
obtain any title or license rights to the Proprietary Information furnished
under this Agreement.
4. All Proprietary Information exchanged under this Agreement shall be
returned or destroyed in accordance with written instructions upon the
earlier of a written request from the Transmitter or termination of this
Agreement. Either party may terminate this Agreement, at any time, by
providing written notice to the receiving party. Termination of this
Agreement shall not be construed as relieving the Recipient of its
obligations to safeguard, protect and dispose of the Proprietary
Information as set forth in this Agreement.
5. The Recipient's obligations to protect, safeguard and handle Proprietary
Information received hereunder shall not be binding if such Proprietary
Information (i) is in the public domain through no fault of the Recipient,
(ii) is known to the Recipient prior to disclosure hereunder, (iii) is
lawfully disclosed to Recipient by a third party. The Recipient's
obligations shall survive until the Proprietary Information has been
returned, destroyed in accordance with written instructions or covered by a
subsequent agreement between CELERITY and UNISYS for the contemplated
This represents the entire agreement of the parties relative to the subject
matter and shall be governed and construed under the laws of the Commonwealth of
UNISYS Corporation CELERITY SYSTEMS, INC.
By: /s/ Dennis A. Chaloux By: /s/ William R. Chambers
Name: Dennis A. Chaloux Name: William R. Chambers
Title: Sr. Subcontract Administrator Title: Vice President
Date: 6/30/97 Date: 6/26/97
8008 Westpark Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102
CELERITY SYSTEMS, INC.
9051 Executive Park Drive, Suite 400
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
SUBCONTRACT NUMBER: 97-IW0324-CELERITY
PRIME CONTRACT NUMBER: 263-96-D-0324
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: (Reference Section 2.0)
SUBCONTRACT TYPE: Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP)
Time & Material (T&M)
SUBCONTRACT AMOUNT: (Reference Section 1.0)
PAYMENT TERMS: Payment shall be made
upon receipt of proper
invoice, Net (30) days
(Reference Section 13.)
PRIORITY RATING: N/A
SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None
UNISYS SUBCONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR: Dennis A. Chaloux
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 Supplies/Services and Prices..........................................3
2.0 Period of Performance.................................................5
3.0 Packaging Labeling and Shipping.......................................5
4.0 Inspection and Acceptance
7.0 Disputes Involving the Government
8.0 Binding Arbitration...................................................6
13. Patent Indemnity......................................................7
14. Risk of Loss
18. Limitation of Liability
19. Compliance With Laws
20. Relationship of the Parties..........................................12
22. Limitation of Obligation
23. Release of News Information
24. Non-Waiver Rights
25. Representations and Certifications...................................13
26. Ethical Conduct
28. Applicable State Law
30. Statement of Work
31. Complete Agreement...................................................14
This Agreement is entered into by and between Unisys Corporation,
Federal Systems Division, a Delaware corporation, with its principal offices
located at 8008 Westpark Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102 (hereinafter referred to
as the "BUYER"), and Celerity Systems, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the
"SELLER") with offices located at 9051 Executive Park Drive, Suite 400,
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923.
In consideration of mutual promises, covenants, and agreements herein
set forth, the Parties agree that the SELLER shall furnish and deliver to the
BUYER all of the supplies, and perform all of the services set forth herein, for
the consideration stated therein. The rights and obligations of the Parties to
this Agreement shall be subject to and governed by the terms of this Agreement
and other documents or specifications attached hereto or Referenced herein.
This Agreement shall not be varied in its terms or conditions by any
oral Agreement or representation, or otherwise than by an instrument in writing,
unless executed by both SELLER and BUYER.
The section titles used herein are for convenience only and shall in no
way be construed as part of this Subcontract or as an indication of the meaning
of the particular section.
1.0 SUPPLIES/SERVICES AND PRICES
SELLER shall provide the necessary personnel and facilities to furnish
the supplies/services as determined by or specified in individual Purchase
Orders issued to the SELLER by the BUYER. All purchase orders shall be issued
pursuant to and in accordance with this Agreement. Prices set forth in this
Agreement include taxes, duties, similar charges and include shipping charges.
All charges for deliveries to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area are
included in the item prices. Transportation charges for deliveries outside the
Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area will be negotiated on an individual Purchase
Unless otherwise provided in writing by the Subcontract Administrator, the costs
of the following items or activities shall be unallowable as a direct cost:
1. Special rearrangement or alteration of facilities
2. Purchase or lease of any item of general purpose office furniture,
office equipment or FIP equipment regardless of dollar value. (General
purpose equipment is defined as any items of personal property which
are usable for purposes other than research, such as office equipment
and furnishings, pocket calculators, etc.);
3. Travel to attend meetings unless specified in the purchase order
issued by the Unisys Subcontract Administrator
4. Capitalized nonexpendable equipment (defined as having an
acquisition cost of $1,000 or more and a life expectancy of more than
5. Travel Costs unless specified in the specific Purchase Order. When
authorized, expenditures for domestic travel (transportation, lodging,
subsistence, and incidental expenses) incurred in direct performance of the
resultant subcontract shall be subject to the provisions of Section 24 of Public
Law 99-234 which amends the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act to provide
that Subcontractor costs for travel, including lodging, other subsistence, and
incidental expenses, shall be allowable only to the extent that they do not
exceed the amount allowed for federal employees. The Subcontractor, therefore,
shall invoice and be reimbursed for all Travel costs in accordance with
guidelines published in the Federal Register, Vol. 58, No. 42, Friday March 5,
6. Postage shall be unallowable unless specifically stated in the
7. If appropriate, any and all Other Direct Costs (ODC's) shall be
specified in the individual Purchase Orders.
TRAVEL AND PER DIEM
(a) Outside the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area:
Travel by air will be reimbursed at actual not to exceed coach fare.
Travel subsistence reimbursement will be authorized under the rates and
conditions of the Federal Travel Regulations and if applicable, an
Agency's Department Travel Manual. Per Diem will be reimbursed at
actual, not to exceed the Per Diem rates set forth in Federal Property
Management Regulations (FPMR) 41 CFR Chapter 101, Chapter 7, GSA
Bulletin FPMR A-40 Supplement (in effect at time of travel). Travel of
more than 10 hours, but less than 24 hours, when no lodging is
required, Per Diem shall be one-half of the Meals and Incidental
Expenses (M&IE) rate prescribed for the location where the majority of
the time is spent performing official business. The Per Diem allowance
shall not be allowed when the period of official travel is 10 hours or
less during the same calendar day. Travel by privately owned vehicle
will be reimbursed at the current GSA approved mileage rate. If the
Subcontractor incurs travel costs in excess of the amount show in each
Purchase Order, it is at its own expense.
(b) Inside the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area:
(1) Travel will be reimbursed based on the policies stated in
paragraph (a) above.
(2) Normal commuting expenses are not allowed.
(c) Travel will be reimbursed on a cost basis only. Any burden added
to the travel costs will be allowed only as defined in the
Subcontractor's standard accounting practice or disclosure statement.
The prices for the supplies/services to be provided by the SELLER are as
CLIN SUPPLIES/SERVICES QTY. UNIT PRICE NET PRICE
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**To be determined on an individual Purchase Order Proposal Basis.**
2.0 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE
The term of this Agreement shall be from the date of execution through
14 August 1997. The Agreement term may be extended four (4) additional
twelve-month periods upon the BUYER's prior written notice of each such
twelve-month extension period; provided, however, that this Agreement is not
otherwise terminated pursuant to the Termination clause herein.
3.0 PACKAGING LABELING AND SHIPPING
BUYER shall provide SELLER with packaging, labeling and shipping
instructions with each purchase order issued pursuant to this Agreement. SELLER
agrees to ship products ordered by BUYER in accordance with such instructions.
4.0 INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE
SELLER shall only tender for acceptance those items that conform to the
requirements of this Agreement. Unisys reserves the right to inspect or test any
supplies or services that have been tendered for acceptance. Unisys may require
repair or replacement of nonconforming supplies or reperformance of
nonperforming services at no additional cost. Unisys agrees to exercise its post
acceptance rights (1) within a reasonable time after the defect was discovered
or should have been discovered; and (2) before any substantial change occurs in
the condition of the item, unless the change is due to the defect in the item.
The Unisys approving and accepting authority for inspection and acceptance of
CLIN's will be the Program Manager or his designated representative. The Program
Manager's designated representative will be identified on each individual P.O.
issued pursuant to any resulting subcontract agreement.
Unless advised otherwise in individual Purchase Orders, inspection and
acceptance of all CLIN's hereunder shall take place at the Government
installation site. The installation site location shall be set forth in
individual Purchase Orders.
SELLER may assign it's rights to be paid amounts due as a result of
performance under this contract, to a bank, trust company or other financing
institution, including any Federal lending agency in accordance with the
Assignment of Claims Act (31 U.S.C. 3727)
Changes in the terms and condition of this Agreement may be made only
by written agreement of the parties hereto.
7.0 DISPUTES INVOLVING THE GOVERNMENT
This Agreement is subject to the Contract Disputes Act of 1978, as
amended (41 U.S.C. 601-613). Failure of the parties to reach agreement on any
request for equitable adjustment, claim, appeal or action arising under or
relating to this Agreement shall be a dispute to be resolved in accordance with
the clause at FAR 52.233-1 Disputes, which is incorporated herein by reference.
SELLER shall proceed diligently with performance of this Agreement, pending
final resolution of any dispute arising under this Agreement.
Any decision on appeal, or any other decision of the Government under the Prime
Contract which cannot be appealed under the "Disputes" clause of the Prime
Contract, if binding on the BUYER shall also bind the SELLER to the extent that
it relates to this Agreement, provided the BUYER shall have promptly notified
the SELLER of such decision and, if requested by SELLER, shall have brought suit
or filed claim, as appropriate against the Government. A final judgment in any
such suit or final disposition of such claim shall be conclusive upon the BUYER
and the SELLER.
For any action brought by the BUYER on behalf of the SELLER pursuant to this
clause, the SELLER agrees to indemnify and hold the BUYER harmless from all
costs and expenses incurred by the BUYER in prosecuting any such appeal
initiated by the BUYER at the Seller's request. All costs and expenses incurred
by the BUYER shall be paid by the SELLER and shall not be reimbursed or
compensable as a cost under the Agreement, unless recovered by the BUYER under
the Prime Contract or as part of an award of damages to the BUYER based on such
8.0 BINDING ARBITRATION
Any dispute or controversy between the BUYER and SELLER which concerns
only the BUYER and the SELLER or which does not involve a final decision of the
Government Contracting Officer, and which cannot be resolved by mutual agreement
of the parties hereto, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the
commercial rules then in effect of the American Arbitration Association. The
place of such arbitration shall be Washington, D.C. Each party shall select one
arbitrator and the two arbitrators so selected shall select the third
arbitrator. The arbitrators shall be knowledgeable in Government procurement
matters related to the types of supplies and services provided pursuant to this
Agreement. The arbitration decision and award shall be binding on the parties,
and judgment thereon may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
SELLER shall be liable for default unless nonperformance is caused by
an occurrence beyond the reasonable control of the SELLER and without its fault
or negligence. SELLER shall notify the BUYER in writing as soon as it is
reasonably possible after the commencement of any excusable delay, setting forth
the full particulars in connection therewith, shall remedy such occurrence with
all reasonable dispatch, and shall promptly give written notice to the BUYER of
the cessation of such occurrence.
If either party hereto fails to perform an obligation under this
Agreement, the other party, may issue a default termination letter to the party
in default of an obligation under this Agreement to cure the default condition.
If the default condition is not remedied within ten (10) calendar days from the
day of receipt of such letter, the issuer of the default termination letter may
the without the necessity of any further notice, discontinue performance and
terminate this Agreement for default and pursue any other remedies available at
law or in equity. Any failure to exercise rights under this Article shall not
constitute a waiver of any past, present or future right or remedy.
All correspondence or notifications required under this Agreement shall
be addressed as follows:
UNISYS Corporation Celerity Systems, Inc.
Attention: Dennis A. Chaloux
8008 Westpark Drive, Mail Stop W5A12
McLean, Virginia 22102
Phone: (703) 556-5578 Fax: (703) 556-5283
Attention: Bill Chambers
9051 Executive Park Drive, Suite 400
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
Phone: (423) 539-5300 Fax: (423) 539-5390
SELLER shall submit an original invoice and two (2) copies to:
Attention: Frederick W. Garner III
8008 Westpark Drive, Mail Stop W5F39
McLean, Virginia 22102
SELLER's invoice must include:
(l) Name and address of the SELLER,
(2) Invoice Date
(3) Prime Contract Number, contract line item number and purchase
(4) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price and extended
price of the items delivered.
(5) Shipping number and date of shipment including the bill of lading
number and weight of shipment. Shipping charges shall be itemized
(6) Terms of any prompt payment discount if offered.
(7) Name and address of official to whom payment is to be sent; and
(8) Name, title and phone number of person to be notified in event of
SELLER shall submit invoices for payment for the Products and Services
accepted under this Agreement. Invoices for Products and Services may be
submitted after the date of delivery of such Products and/or Services to the
F.O.B. destination site. Upon receipt of a proper invoice, BUYER agrees to pay
SELLER for accepted Products and Services net forty-five (45) days.
13. PATENT INDEMNITY
SELLER agrees to indemnify BUYER, the United States Government and
their respective officers, employees and agents against liability, including
costs, for actual or alleged direct or contributory infringement of, or
inducement to infringe, any United States or foreign patent, trademark or
copyright, arising out of performance under this Agreement.
14. RISK OF LOSS
Unless the Agreement specifically provides otherwise, risk of loss of
damage to the supplies
provided hereunder shall remain with the SELLER until, and shall pass to the
BUYER upon; (1) delivery of the supplies to a carrier, if transportation is
f.o.b. origin; or (2) delivery of the supplies to the BUYER at the destination