RFP #1-220 - Legal Services

Agency: Phoenix Union High School District
State: Arizona
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541110 - Offices of Lawyers
Posted Date: Jan 10, 2020
Due Date: Feb 25, 2020
Solicitation No: RFP #1-220
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    Phoenix Union High School District


    RFP #1-220


    Proposal Due Date: February 25, 2020 @ 2:00pm LOCAL

    Opening Location: Phoenix Union High School District No. 210

    4502 N. Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Purchasing

    Phoenix, AZ 85012

    In accordance with School District Procurement Rules in the Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) promulgated by the State Board of Education pursuant to A.R.S. 15-213, Proposals for the material or services specified will be received by the Phoenix Union High School District No. 210 at the above specified location, until the time and date cited. Proposals received by the correct time and date shall be opened and only the name of the Offerors shall be publicly read and recorded. All other information contained in the Proposal shall remain confidential until award is made. If you need directions to our office, please call 602-764-1400.

    Proposals shall be in the actual possession of the District, at the location indicated, on or prior to the exact time and date indicated above. Late Proposals shall not be considered. The official time will be determined by the clock designated by the school district.

    Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the solicitation number and Offeror’s name and address clearly indicated on the envelope. All Proposals must be written legibly in ink or typewritten. Additional instructions for preparing a Proposal are provided herein.


    Questions regarding this Request for Proposal should be in writing and directed to:

    Lila McCleery, Director

    Email: mccleery@phoenixunion.org


    Lila McCleery, CPPB

    602-764-1404 - phone

    602-271-3543 – fax



    Section Page

    Uniform Instruction to Offerors 3

    Uniform General Terms and Conditions 9

    Special Instructions, Terms and Conditions 19

    Specifications/Scope of Work 25

    Proposal Submittal Requirements 27

    Proposal Cost Form 28

    Proposal and Acceptance Form 29

    Statement of No Bid 30

    Deviations and Exceptions 31

    Confidential/Proprietary Submittals 32

    Additional Materials Submittal 33

    Acknowledgement of Amendment 34

    Non-Collusion Statement 35

    No Gratuity-Gift Affidavit 36

    I.R.S. W-9 Form 37

    Vendor Information Request 38

    Edgar Certifications 39


    You may access a copy of the documents referenced within this Bid at the following web addresses:

    Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) is available at: https://www.azleg.gov/arstitle

    The Arizona School District Procurement Rules in the Arizona Administrative Code is available at:


    I.R.S W-9 Form (Request for Taxpayer I.D. Number) is available at: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf


    1. Definition of Terms

    In addition to the definitions specified in Arizona Administrative Code R7-2-1001, the terms listed below are defined as follows:

    A. “Attachment” means any item the Solicitation requires an Offeror to submit as part of the Proposal.

    B. “Award” means a determination by District that it is entering into a contract with one of more Bidders or Offerors.

    C. “Bid” means a response to an Invitation for Bids and includes an offer to contract with the District.

    D. “Contract” means a legally binding contractual agreement, regardless of what it may be called for the purchase of materials, services, construction or construction services, or the disposal of materials by the District. “Contract” includes the combination of the Solicitation, including the Uniform and Special Instructions, the General and Special Terms and Conditions and the Specifications and Statement or Scope of Work; the Offer and any Best and Final Offers; and any Solicitation Addendums or Contract Amendments; and any terms applied by law. A contract does not include a contract or agreement prepared and requested by Contractor unless it contains a provision that expressly states that it will be deemed part of the contract, identifies what provisions of the Contract, if any, are superseded by the Contract or agreement, and is signed by the District Representative.

    E. “Contract Amendment” means a written document signed by the School District that is issued for the purpose of making changes in the Contract.

    F. “Contractor” means any person who has a contract with the District. An Offeror or Bidder who has been awarded a Contract by District is a Contractor of the District.

    G. “Days” means calendar days unless otherwise specified and time measured in days in which an act is required to be done shall be computed according to A.R.S. §1-243.

    H. “District” means Phoenix Union High School District No. 210.

    I. “Exhibit” means any item labeled as an Exhibit in the Solicitation or placed in the Exhibits section of the solicitation.

    J. “Gratuity” means a payment, loan, subscription, advance, deposit of money, services, or anything of more than nominal value present or promised, unless consideration of substantially equal or greater value is received.

    K. “Offer” means Bid, Proposal, Quotation or Statement of Qualifications.

    L. “Offer Deadline” means the exact date and time when no Offer submitted thereafter may be considered or accepted by the District.

    M. “Offeror” means a person submitted a Bid, Proposal, Quotation, or Statement of Qualifications in response to the solicitation.

    N. “Procurement Officer” means the person duly authorized to enter into and administer Contracts and make written determinations with respect to this solicitation or his/ her designee.

    O. “Proposal” means a response to a Request for Proposals and includes an Offer to contract with the District.

    P. “Purchase Order” means a document issued by the District, in writing or electronically, and identified as a Purchase Order that authorizes Contractor to proceed with fulfillment of all or part of an awarded Contract by delivery of materials or services in quantities and at times and locations specified in the Purchase Order.

    Q. “Responsible Bidder or Offeror” means a person who at the time of contract award has the capability to perform the contract requirements and the integrity and reliability which will assure good faith performance. Responsibility is determined under the criteria published herein and in Rule R7-2-1075.

    R. “Responsive Bidder or Offeror” means a person who submits a bid or proposal which conforms in all material respects to the invitation for bids or request for proposals.

    S. “Solicitation” means an invitation for bids, an invitation to submit technical offers, a request for proposals, a request for qualification, or any other invitation or request by which the District invites a person to participate in a procurement. A Solicitation includes, in addition to the Invitation for Bid, Request for Proposal, Request for Quotation, or Request for Qualifications, the Uniform Instructions for Offers General Terms and Conditions for Contract, Special Terms and Conditions for Contract, Statement of Scope of Work/Specifications, Solicitation Addendums, and Solicitation Exhibits and Attachments.

    T. “Solicitation Amendment” means a written document that is authorized by the Procurement Officer and issued for the purpose of making changes to the Solicitation.

    U. “Statement of Qualifications” is a response from a contractor to a Request for Qualifications that provides the requested information of the contractor for the services the solicitation states.

    V. “Subcontract” means any Contract, express or implied, between the Contractor and another party or between a subcontractor and another party delegating or assigning, in whole or in part, the making or furnishings of any material or any service required for the performance of the Contract.

    2. Inquiries

    A. Duty to Examine. It is the responsibility of each Offeror to examine the entire Solicitation, seek clarification in writing, and check its Proposal for accuracy before submitting the Proposal. Lack of care in preparing a Proposal shall not be grounds for withdrawing the Proposal after the due date and time nor shall it give rise to any Contract claim.

    B. Solicitation Contact Person. Any inquiry related to a Solicitation, including any requests for or inquiries regarding standards referenced in the Solicitation shall be directed solely to the Solicitation contact person. The Offeror shall not contact or direct inquiries concerning this Solicitation to any other employee unless the Solicitation specifically identifies a person other than the Solicitation contact person as a contact.

    C. Submission of Inquiries. The Procurement Officer or the person identified in the Solicitation as the contact for inquires may require that an inquiry be submitted in writing. Any inquiry related to a Solicitation shall refer to the appropriate Solicitation number, page, and paragraph. Do not place the Solicitation number on the outside of the envelope containing that inquiry since it may then be identified as an Proposal and not be opened until after the Proposal due date and time.

    D. Timeliness. Any inquiry shall be submitted as soon as possible and at least seven (7) days before the Proposal due date and time. Failure to do so may result in the inquiry not being answered.

    E. No Right to Rely on Verbal Responses. Any inquiry that results in changes to the Solicitation shall be answered solely through a written Solicitation Amendment. An Offeror may not rely on verbal responses to inquiries.

    F. Solicitation Amendments. The Solicitation shall only be modified by a Solicitation Amendment. Unless otherwise stated in the Solicitation, each Solicitation Amendment shall be acknowledged by the person signing the Offer. Failure to acknowledge a material Solicitation Amendment or to follow the instructions for acknowledgement of the Solicitation Amendment shall result in rejection of the Offer. It is the responsibility of the Offeror to check with the District prior to submitting a proposal to verify if an Amendment has been issued.

    G. Pre-Proposal Conference. If a Pre-Proposal Conference has been scheduled under this Solicitation, the date, time, and location appear on the Solicitation cover sheet or elsewhere in the Solicitation. An Offeror should raise any questions it may have about the Solicitation or the procurement at that time. An Offeror may not rely on any verbal responses to questions at the conference. Material issues raised at the conference that result in changes to the Solicitation shall be answered solely through a written Solicitation Amendment.

    H. Persons with Disabilities. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the appropriate Solicitation contact person. Requests shall be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

    3. Proposal Preparation

    A. Forms. A Proposal shall be submitted either on the forms provided in this Solicitation or their substantial equivalent. Any substitute document for the forms provided in this Solicitation will be legible and contain the same information requested on the form.

    B. Typed or Ink; Corrections. The Proposal should be typed or in ink. Erasures, interlineations or other modifications in the Proposal should be initialed in ink by the person signing the Proposal. Modifications shall not be permitted after Proposals have been opened except as otherwise provided under R7-2-1030.

    C. Evidence of Intent to be Bound. Failure to submit verifiable evidence of intent to be bound, such as an original signature, shall result in rejection of the Proposal.

    D. Exceptions to Terms and Conditions. All exceptions included with the Proposal shall be submitted in a clearly identified separate section of the Proposal in which the Offeror clearly identifies the specific paragraphs of the Solicitation where the exceptions occur. Any exceptions not included in such a section shall be without force and effect in any resulting Contract unless such exception is specifically referenced by the Procurement Officer in a written statement. The Offeror’s preprinted or standard terms will not be considered as a part of any resulting Contract. All exceptions that are contained in the Offer may negatively affect the proposal evaluation criteria as stated in the Solicitation or result in rejection of the offer.

    E. Subcontracts. Offeror shall clearly list any proposed subcontractors and the subcontractor’s proposed responsibilities in the Proposal.

    F. Cost of Proposal Preparation. The District will not reimburse any Offeror the cost of responding to a Solicitation.

    G. Solicitation Amendments. Unless otherwise stated in the Solicitation, each Solicitation Amendment shall be acknowledged by the person signing the Proposal. Failure to acknowledge a material Solicitation Amendment shall result in rejection of the Offer. It is the responsibility of the Offeror to check with the District prior to submitting a proposal to verify if an Amendment has been issued.

    H. Federal Excise Tax. School Districts are exempt from Federal Excise Tax on manufactured goods. Exemption Certificates will be prepared upon request.

    I. Provision of Tax Identification Numbers. Offerors are required to provide their Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax number and/or Federal Tax Identification number, if applicable, in the space provided on the Offer and Acceptance Form and provide the tax rate and amount, if applicable, on the Proposal Cost Sheet.

    J. Identification of Taxes in Proposal. School Districts are subject to all applicable state and local transaction privilege taxes. If Arizona resident Offerors do not indicate taxes on a separate item in the Proposal, the School District will conclude that the price(s) offered includes all applicable taxes. At all times, payment of taxes and the determination of applicable taxes and rates are the sole responsibility of the Offeror.

    K. Disclosure. If the Firm, business, or person submitting this Proposal has been debarred, suspended, or otherwise lawfully precluded from participating in any public procurement activity, including being disapproved as a subcontractor with any federal, state, or local government, or if any such preclusion from participation from any public procurement activity is currently pending, the Offeror must fully explain the circumstances relating to the preclusion or proposed preclusion in the Proposal. The Offeror shall include a letter with its Proposal setting forth the name and address of the governmental unit, the effective date of this suspension or debarment, the duration of the suspension or debarment, and the relevant circumstances relating the suspension or debarment. If suspension or debarment is currently pending, a detailed description of all relevant circumstances including the details enumerated above must be provided.

    L. Solicitation Order of Precedence. In the event of a conflict in the provisions of this Solicitation and any subsequent contracts, the following shall prevail in the order set forth below:

    1. Amendments

    2. Special Instructions, Terms and Conditions;

    3. Uniform General Terms and Conditions;

    4. Scope of Work/Specifications;

    5. Attachments;

    6. Exhibits;

    7. Uniform Instructions to Offerors

    M. Delivery. Unless stated otherwise in the Solicitation, all prices shall be F.O.B. Destination and shall include all delivery and unloading at the destination(s).

    4. Submission of Proposal

    A. Sealed Envelope or Package. Each Proposal shall be submitted to the location identified in this Solicitation, in a sealed envelope or package that identifies its contents as a Proposal and the Solicitation number to which it responds. The appropriate Solicitation Number should be plainly marked on the outside of the envelope or package.

    B. Electronic Submission. If determined by the District that electronic submission of proposals is advantageous, the District will include the electronic submission requirements as well as if the electronic submission is mandatory or optional in the Special Instructions, Terms and Conditions section of the RFP. Unless otherwise instructed, a facsimile or electronically submitted Proposal shall be rejected.

    C. Proposal Amendment or Withdrawal. An Offeror may modify or withdraw a Proposal in writing at any time before Proposal opening if the modification or withdrawal is received before the Proposal due data and time at the location designed in the RFP. A Proposal may not be amended or withdrawn after the Proposal due date and time except as otherwise provided under R7-2-1044.

    D. Public Record. Under applicable law, all Proposals submitted and opened are public records and must be retained by the School District. Proposals shall be open to public inspection after Contract award, except for such Proposals deemed to be confidential by the School District pursuant to R7-2-1006. If an Offeror believes that information in its Proposal contains confidential trade secrets or other proprietary data not to be disclosed as otherwise required by A.R.S. § 39-121, a statement advising the school district of this fact shall accompany the submission and the information shall be so identified wherever it appears. Contract terms and conditions, pricing, and information generally available to the public are not considered confidential information under this Section.

    E. Non-collusion, Employment, and Services. By signing the Offer and Acceptance form or other official contract form, the Offeror certifies that:

    1. The prices have been arrived at independently, without consultation, communication or Agreement, for the purpose of restricting competition, as to any matter relating to such prices with any other Offeror or with any competitor; the prices which have been quoted have not been nor will not be disclosed directly or indirectly to any other Offeror or to any competitor; nor attempt has been made or will be made to induce any person or firm to submit or not to submit, an Offer for the purpose of restricting competition. It did not involve collusion or other anti-competitive practices in connection with the preparation or submission of its Proposal; and

    2. It does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, or person to whom it provides services because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability, and that it complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and executive orders regarding employment; and

    3. By submission of this proposal, that neither it nor its principals is presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or otherwise lawfully prohibited from participating in any public procurement activity, including, but not limited to, being disapproved as a subcontractor of any public procurement unit or other governmental body; and

    4. By submission of this proposal, that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid by or on behalf of the undersigned, to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of Congress in connection with the awarding of a Federal contract, the making of a Federal grant, the making of a Federal loan, the entering into a Cooperative Agreement, and the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of a Federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.

    5. Additional Proposal Information

    A. Unit Price Prevails. Where applicable, in the case of discrepancy between the unit price or rate and the extension of that unit price or rate, the unit price or rate shall govern.

    B. Taxes. The amount of any applicable transaction privilege or use tax of a political subdivision of this state will not be a factor when determining lowest bidder.

    C. Late Proposals, Modifications or Withdrawals. A Proposal, Modification or Withdrawal submitted after the exact Proposal due date and time shall not be considered except under the circumstances set forth in R7-2-1044.

    D. Disqualification. A Proposal from an Offeror who is currently debarred, suspended or otherwise lawfully prohibited from any public procurement activity may be rejected.

    E. Proposal Acceptance Period. An Offeror submitting a Proposal under this Solicitation shall hold its Proposal open for the number of days that is stated in the Solicitation. If the Solicitation does not specifically state a number of days for the Proposal acceptance, the number of days shall be ninety (90).

    F. Payment. Payments shall comply with the requirements of A.R.S. Titles 35 and 41, Net 30 days. Upon receipt and acceptance of goods or services, the Contractor shall submit a complete and accurate invoice for payment within thirty (30) days.

    G. Waiver and Rejection Rights. Notwithstanding any other provision of this solicitation, the School District reserves the right to:

    1. Extend the date by which Responses are due;

    2. Withhold the award or cancel this RFP for any reason District determines.

    3. Reject any or all Responses, in whole or in part;

    4. Waive any material defect, irregularity or minor informality in any Response;

    5. Reissue an RFP

    6. Award

    A. Number or Types of Awards. Where applicable, the School District reserves the right to make multiple awards or to award a Contract by individual line items, by a group of line items, by an incremental award or by Region, as indicated within the Special Instructions, Terms and Conditions. The award will be limited to the least number of Offerors that the School District determines is necessary to meet the needs of the School District.

    B. Contract Commencement. A Proposal does not constitute a Contract nor does it confer any rights on the Offeror to the award of a Contract. A Contract is not created until the Proposal is accepted in writing by the District with an authorized signature on the Offer and Acceptance Form. A letter or other notice of award or of the intent to award shall not constitute acceptance of the Proposal.

    C. Effective Date. The effective date of this Contract shall be the date that the Procurement Officer signs the Proposal and Acceptance Form or other official contract form, unless another date is specifically stated in the Contract.

    D. Final acceptance for each participating School District will be contingent upon the approval of their Governing Board, if applicable.

    7. Protests

    A protest shall comply with and be resolved according to Arizona Department of Education School District Procurement Code Rule A.A.C. R7-2-1141 through R7-2-1153. Protests shall be in writing and be filed with the District Representative.

    A. A protest shall include:

    1. The name, addresses, and telephone number of the interested party

    2. The signature of the interested party or the interested party's representative;

    3. Identification of the purchasing agency and the Solicitation or Contract number;

    4. A detailed statement of the legal and factual grounds of the protest including copies of relevant documents; and

    5. The form of relief requested.

    6. The interested party shall supply promptly any other information requested by the district representative.

    B. Protests based upon alleged improprieties in a solicitation that are apparent before the due date and time for responses to the solicitation, shall be filed before the due date and time for responses to the solicitation.

    C. In cases other than those covered in section B of this section, the interested party shall file the protest within 10 days after the school district makes the procurement file available for public instruction.

    D. The interested party may file a written request for an extension of the time limit for protest filing. The written request for an extension shall be filed with the District Representative before the expiration of the time limit and shall set forth good cause as to the specific action or inaction of the school district that resulted in the interested party being unable to file the protest within the 10 days. The district representative shall approve or deny the request in writing, state the reasons for the determination, and, if an extension is granted, set forth a new date for submission of the filing.


    1. Contract Interpretation

    A. Arizona Law. The law of Arizona applies to this Contract including, where applicable, the Uniform Commercial Code as adopted by the State of Arizona and the Arizona School District Procurement Code, Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) 15-213, and its implementing rules, Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) Title 7, Chapter 2, Articles 10 and 11.

    B. Implied Contract Terms. Each Provision of law and any terms required by law to be in this Contract are a part of this Contract as if fully stated in it.

    C. Relationship of Parties. The Contractor under this Contract is an independent Contractor. Neither party to this Contract shall be deemed to be the employee agent of the other party to the Contract.

    D. Severability. The provisions of this Contract are severable. Any term or condition deemed illegal or invalid shall not affect any other term or condition of the Contract.

    E. No Parol Evidence. This Contract is intended by the parties as a final and complete expression of their agreement. No course of prior dealings between the parties and no usage of the trade shall supplement or explain any terms used in this document.

    F. No Waiver. Either party’s failure to insist on strict performance of any term or condition of the Contract shall not be deemed waiver of that term or condition even if the party accepting or acquiescing in the nonconforming performance knows of the nature of the performance and fails to object to it.

    2. Contract Administration and Operation

    A. Records. Under A.R.S. § 35-214 and § 35-215, the Contractor shall retain and shall contractually require each Subcontractor to retain all data and other records (“records”) relating to the acquisition and performance of the Contract for a period of five years after the completion of the Contract. All records shall be subject to inspection and audit at reasonable times. Upon request, the Contractor shall produce a legible copy of any or all such records.

    B. Non-Discrimination. The Contractor shall comply with State Executive Order No. 99-4, 2000-4 and all other applicable Federal and State laws, rules and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    C. Audit. The books and records of the Offeror pertaining to operations under this Agreement shall be available to the District at any reasonable time. These records are subject to inspection or audit by representatives of the District, State Agency, the US Department of Agriculture (for food/nutrition only), and the US General Accounting Office at any reasonable time and place. The District shall maintain such records, for a period of not less than 5 years after the final day of the contract, or longer if required for audit resolution (ARS §35-214) 7 CFR §210.23 and 2 CFR Part 200.318(i).

    D. Inspection and Testing. The Contractor agrees to permit access to its facilities, Subcontractor facilities and the Contractor’s processes for producing the materials, at reasonable time for inspection of the materials and services covered under this Contract. The School District shall also have the right to test at its own cost the materials to be supplied under this Contract. Neither inspection at the Contractor’s facilities nor testing shall constitute final acceptance of the materials. If the School District determines non-compliance of the materials, the Contractor shall be responsible for the payment of all costs incurred by the School District for testing and inspection.

    E. Notices. Notices to the Contractor required by this Contract shall be made by the School District to the person indicated on the Offer and Acceptance Form submitted by the Contractor unless otherwise stated in the Contract. Notices to the School District required by the Contract shall be made by the Contractor to the Solicitation Contact Person indicated on the Solicitation cover sheet, unless otherwise stated in the Contract. An authorized Procurement Officer and an authorized Contractor representative may change their respective person to whom notices shall be given by written notice and an Amendment to the Contract shall not be necessary.

    F. Advertising and Promotion of Contract. The Contractor shall not advertise or publish information for commercial benefit concerning this Contract without the prior written approval of the Procurement Officer.

    G. Property of the School District. Any materials, including reports, computer programs and other deliverables, created under this Contract are the sole property of the School District. The Contractor is not entitled to a patent or copyright on those materials and may not transfer the patent or copyright to anyone else. The Contractor shall not use or release these materials without the prior written consent of the School District.

    3. Costs and Payments

    A. Payments. Payments shall comply with the requirements of A.R.S. Titles 35-342 and 41, Net 30 days. Upon receipt and acceptance of goods or services, the Contractor shall submit a complete and accurate invoice for payment from the School District within thirty (30) days. The Purchase Order number must be referenced on the invoice.

    B. Applicable Taxes.

    1. Payment of Taxes by the School District. The School District will pay only the rate and/or amount of taxes identified in the Bid and in any resulting Contract.

    2. State and Local Transaction Privilege Taxes. The School District is subject to all applicable state and local transaction privilege taxes. Transaction privilege taxes apply to the sale and are the responsibility of the seller to remit. Failure to collect taxes from the buyer does not relieve the seller from its obligation to remit taxes.

    3. Tax Indemnification. Contractor and all Subcontractors shall pay all federal, state, and local taxes applicable to its operation and any persons employed by the Contractor. Contractor shall, and require all Subcontractors to hold the School District harmless from any responsibility for taxes, damages and interest, if applicable, contributions required under federal, and/or state and local laws and regulations and any other costs including transaction privilege taxes, unemployment compensation insurance, Social Security and Worker’s Compensation.

    4. IRS W-9. In order to receive payment under any resulting Contract, Contractor shall have a current I.R.S. W-9 Form on file with the School District.

    C. Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year. Funds may not presently be available for performance under this Contract beyond the current fiscal year. No legal liability on the part of the School District for any payment may arise under this Contract beyond the current fiscal year until funds are made available for performance of the Contract. The School District will make reasonable efforts to secure such funds.

    4. Contract Changes

    A. Amendments. This Contract is issued under the authority of the Procurement Officer who signed this Contract. The Contract may be modified only through a Contract Amendment within the scope of the Contract signed by the Procurement Officer. Changes to the Contract, including the addition of work or materials, the revision of payment terms, or the substitution of work or materials, directed by an unauthorized employee or made unilaterally by the Contractor are violations of the Contract and or applicable law. Such changes, including unauthorized written Contract Amendments, shall be void and without effect, and the Contractor shall not be entitled to any claim and this Contract based on those changes.

    B. Subcontracts. The Contractor shall not enter into any Subcontract under this Contract without the advance written approval of the Procurement Officer. The Subcontract shall incorporate by reference the terms and conditions of this Contract.

    C. Assignment and Delegation. The Contractor shall not assign any right nor delegate any duty under this Contract without the prior written approval of the Procurement Officer. The Procurement Officer shall not unreasonably withhold approval.

    5. Risk and Liability

    A. Risk of Loss. The Contractor shall bear all loss of conforming material covered under this Contract until received by authorized personnel at the location designated in the purchase order or Contract. Mere receipt does not constitute final acceptance. The risk of loss for nonconforming materials shall remain with the Contractor regardless of receipt.

    B. General Indemnification. To the extent permitted by A.R.S. § 41-621 and § 35-154, the School District shall be indemnified and held harmless by the Contractor for its vicarious liability as result of entering into this Contract. Each party to this Contract is responsible for its own negligence.

    C. Indemnification - Patent and Copyright. To the extent permitted by A.R.S. § 41-621 and § 35-154, the Contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless the School District against any liability, including costs and expenses, for infringement of any patent, trademark, or copyright arising out of Contract performance or use by the School District of materials furnished or work performed under this Contract. The School District shall reasonably notify the Contractor of any claim for which it may be liable under this paragraph.

    D. Force Majeure.

    1. Except for payment of sums due, neither party shall 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. Without limiting the foregoing, force majeure includes acts of God; acts of the public enemy; war; riots; strikes; mobilization; labor disputes; civil disorders; fire; flood; lockouts; injections-intervention-acts; or failures or refusals to act by government authority; and other similar occurrences beyond the control of the party declaring force majeure which such party is unable to prevent by exercising reasonable diligence.

    2. Force Majeure shall not include the following occurrences:

    a. Late delivery of equipment or materials caused by congestion at a manufacturer’s plant or elsewhere, or an oversold condition of the market. ; or

    b. Late performance by a Subcontractor unless the delay arises out of a force majeure occurrence in accordance with this force majeure term and condition. ; or

    c. Inability of either the Contractor or any Subcontractor to acquire or maintain any required insurance, bonds, licenses, or permits.

    3. If either party is delayed at any time in the progress of the work by force majeure, the delayed party shall notify the other party in writing of such delay, as soon as is practicable and no later than the following working day, of the commencement thereof and shall specify the causes of such delay in such notice. Such notice shall be delivered or mailed certified-return receipt requested, and shall make a specific reference to this article, thereby invoking its provisions. The delayed party shall cause such delay to cease as soon as practicable and shall notify the other party in writing when it has done so. The time of completion shall be extended by Contract Amendment for a period of time equal to the time that results or effects of such delay prevent the delayed party from performing in accordance with this Contract.

    4. Any delay or failure in performance by either party hereto shall not constitute default hereunder or give rise to any claim for damages or loss of anticipated profits if, and that such delay or failure is caused by force majeure.

    E. Third Party Antitrust Violations. The Contractor assigns to the School District any claim for overcharges resulting from antitrust violation the extent that those violations concern materials of services supplied by third parties to the Contractor toward fulfillment of this Contract.

    6. Warranties

    A. Liens. The Contractor warrants that the materials supplied under this Contract are free of liens.

    B. Quality. Unless otherwise modified elsewhere in these terms and conditions, the Contractor warrants that for one year after acceptance by the School District of the materials or services, they shall be:

    i. A quality to pass without objection in the trade under the Contract description;

    ii. Fit for the intended purposes for which the materials or services are used;

    iii. Within the variations permitted by the Contract and are of even kind, quality, and quality within each unit and among all units;

    iv. Adequately contained, packaged and marked as the Contract may require; and

    v. Conform to the written promises or affirmations of fact made by the Contractor.

    C. Fitness. The Contractor warrants that any material or service supplied to the School District shall fully conform to all requirements of the Solicitation and all representations of the Contractor, and shall be fit for all purposes and uses required by the Contract.

    D. Inspection/Testing. The warranties set forth in subparagraphs A through C of this paragraph are not affected by inspection/ testing of or payment for the materials or services by the School District.

    E. Exclusions. Except as otherwise set forth in this Contract, there are no express or implied warranties or merchant ability fitness.

    F. Compliance with Applicable Laws. The materials and services supplied under this Contract shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, and the Contract shall maintain all applicable licenses and permits.

    G. Survival of Rights and Obligations after Contract Expiration or Termination.

    1. Contractor’s Representations and Warranties. All representations and warranties made by the Contractor under this Contract shall survive the expiration of termination hereof. In addition, the parties hereto acknowledge that pursuant to A.R.S. § 12-510, except as provided in A.R.S. § 12-529, the School District is not subject to or barred by any limitations of actions prescribed in A.R.S. Title 12, Chapter 5.

    2. Purchase Orders. The Contractor shall, in accordance with all terms and conditions of the Contract, fully perform and shall be obligated to comply with all purchase orders received by the Contractor prior to the expiration or termination hereof, unless otherwise directed in writing by the Procurement Offices, including, without limitation, all purchase orders received prior to but not fully performed and satisfied at the expiration or termination of this Contract.

    7. School District’s Contractual Remedies

    A. Right to Assurance. If the School District in good faith has reason to believe that the Contractor does not intend to, or is unable to perform or continue performing the Contract, the Procurement Officer may demand in writing that the Contractor give a written assurance of intent or ability to perform. Failure by the Contractor to provide written assurance within the number of days specified in the demand may, at the School District ’s option, be the basis for terminating the Contract under the Uniform General Terms and Conditions.

    B. Stop Work Order.

    1. The School District may, at any time, by written order to the Contractor, require the Contractor to stop all or any part, of the work called for by this Contract for a period of up to ninety (90) days after the order is delivered to the Contractor, and for any further period to which the parties may agree. The order shall be specifically identified as a stop work order issued under this clause. Upon receipt of the order, the Contractor shall immediately comply with its terms and take all reasonable steps to minimize the incurrence of costs allocable to the work covered by the order during the period of work stoppage.

    2. If a stop work order issued under this clause is canceled or the period of the order or any extension expires, the Contractor shall resume work. The Procurement Officer shall make an equitable adjustment in the delivery schedule or Contract price, or both, and the Contract shall be amended in writing accordingly.

    C. Non-exclusive Remedies. The rights and the remedies of the School District under this Contract are not exclusive.

    D. Nonconforming Tender. Materials supplied under this Contract shall fully comply with the Contract. The delivery of materials or a portion of the materials in an installment that do not fully comply constitutes a breach of Contract. On delivery of nonconforming materials, the School District may terminate the Contract for default under applicable termination clauses in the Contract, exercise any of its remedies under the Uniform Commercial Code, or pursue any other right or remedy available to it.

    E. Right to Offset. The School District shall be entitled to offset against any sums due the Contractor, any expenses or costs incurred by the School District or damages assessed by the School District concerning the Contractor’s nonconforming performance or failure to perform the Contract, including expenses, costs and damages described in the Uniform General Terms and Conditions.

    8. Contract Termination

    A. Cancellation for Conflict of Interest. Per A.R.S. 38-511 the School District may cancel this Contract within three (3) years after Contract execution without penalty or further obligation if any person significantly involved in initiating, negotiating, securing, drafting, or creating the Contract on behalf of the School District is, or becomes at any time while the Contract or an extension the Contract is in effect, an employee of or a consultant to any other party to this Contract with respect to the subject matter of the Contract. The cancellation shall be effective when the Contractor receives written notice of the cancellation unless the notice specifies a later time.

    B. Gratuities. The School District may, by written notice, terminate this Contract, in whole or in part, if the School District determines that employment or gratuity was offered or made by the Contractor or a representative of the Contractor to any officer or employee of the School District for the purpose of influencing the outcome of the procurement or securing the Contract, an Amendment to the Contract, or favorable treatment concerning the Contract, including the making of any determination or decision about Contract performance. The School District, in addition to any other rights or remedies, shall be entitled to recover exemplary damages in the amount of three (3) times the value of the gratuity offered by the Contractor.

    C. Suspension or Debarment. The School District may, by written notice to the Contractor, immediately terminate this Contract if the School District determines that the Contractor has been disbarred, suspended or otherwise lawfully prohibited from participating in any public procurement activity, including but not limited to, being disapproved as a Subcontractor of any public procurement unit or other governmental body.

    D. Termination for Convenience. The School District reserves the right to terminate the Contract, in whole or in part at any time, when in the best interests of the School District without penalty recourse. Upon receipt of the written notice, the Contractor shall immediately stop all work, as directed in the notice, notify all Subcontractors of the effective date of the termination and minimize all further costs to the School District . In the event of termination under this paragraph, all documents, data and reports prepared by the Contractor under the Contract shall become the property of and be delivered to the School District . The Contractor shall be entitled to receive just and equitable compensation for work in progress, work completed, and materials accepted before the effective date of the termination. The cost principles and procedures provided in A.A.C. R7-2-1125 shall apply.

    The District may terminate for cause and for convenience the contract. Appendix II to 2 CFR Part 200. (Only applies to Federal Grant Funded contracts over $10,000)


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