ASTI Environmental (CONSULTANT) shall perform for the (CLIENT) the services described in the proposal titled ####, and dated October 25, 2012 by CONSULTANT (PROPOSAL) which is made a part of this agreement (ASTI File No. XXXX). Such services shall be performed during the period mutually agreed upon by CLIENT and the CONSULTANT, and as described in the PROPOSAL.
The services will be performed on behalf of and solely for CLIENT'S exclusive use and not for others. The services performed by CONSULTANT shall be conducted in a manner consistent with the level of care and skill ordinarily exercised by members of the consulting profession in the same locale and acting under similar circumstances and conditions. Except as set forth herein, CONSULTANT makes no other representation, guarantee, or warranty, expressed or implied, in fact or by law, whether of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose or otherwise, concerning any of the services which may be furnished by CONSULTANT to CLIENT.
Reports, maps, data, or any pertinent information or documents prepared or assembled by CONSULTANT under this Agreement are confidential, and CONSULTANT agrees that they shall not be made available to any individual or organization without prior written approval of CLIENT. CONSULTANT retains the right to destroy all historic project materials according to the time frames established by CONSULTANT in its document destruction policy.
The CLIENT shall grant or obtain a right of entry for CONSULTANT, its agents, staff, consultants, and contractors or subcontractors, for the purpose of performing and with the right to perform all acts, studies, evaluations, pursuant to the agreed services. CONSULTANT personnel will not access those portions of the subject property or adjacent properties where prearranged access has not been granted, or where personnel health and safety issues preclude entry.
CLIENT will provide CONSULTANT all information regarding the subject property that is known to or reasonably ascertainable by CLIENT, which may be necessary for completion of the services to be performed by CONSULTANT. Such information includes all records of any environmental assessment activities undertaken previously at the subject property. If, during the performance of these services, information within the description of the requested information referenced in the attached PROPOSAL becomes available to the CLIENT, the CLIENT shall provide prompt, full and complete disclosure to CONSULTANT of such new information if it could affect CONSULTANT’s performance of its services or could pose potential hazardous conditions or risk to the health or safety of CONSULTANT’s employees, agents, and subcontractors.
Unless otherwise indicated the PROPOSAL, billings will be based on actual accrued time, reimbursable, and expenses incurred and will include additional costs for all applicable sales and use taxes. Unless otherwise indicated in the PROPOSAL, progress billings will be provided to the CLIENT at least monthly. For performance of the services described in the PROPOSAL, CLIENT shall pay to CONSULTANT according to the fees provided for in the PROPOSAL, payable upon receipt of invoice. CONSULTANT reserves the right to increase the unit rates included in this Agreement on the anniversary(s) of the effective date of this agreement.
Unless otherwise indicated in the PROPOSAL, the following credit terms will apply to the CLIENT: all invoices are net 30 days, with a 2% discount for net 10 days from invoice date. An additional 1.5% monthly service charge will be applied to all delinquent accounts. In the event CONSULTANT is required to pursue collection of any amount due from CLIENT in connection with the scope of services contained in this letter, then CLIENT agrees to payment of all reasonable costs and attorney fees incurred in such collection efforts. CLIENT agrees Washtenaw County, Michigan will be proper venue for collection action.
Unless otherwise stated in the PROPOSAL, notice of cancellation of these services must provided to CONSULTANT within 5 business days, and upon cancellation CLIENT will be charged 10 percent of PROPOSAL amount or at our standard fees for actual time, reimbursables and expenses incurred, whichever is greater. The PROPOSAL will remain in effect for a period of 30 days.
CONSULTANT will take reasonable precautions to minimize damage to the site due to the performance of its operations, but it shall be understood by CLIENT that in the normal course of performing these operations some damage may occur. CLIENT accepts the fact this is inherent to our work and will not hold CONSULTANT liable or responsible for any such effect, damage or alteration. Except as provided in the PROPOSAL, the costs of restoration for any damage resulting from CONSULTANT’s operations are not included in the fees for the attached proposal. Upon request, and at CLIENT’s sole cost and expense, CONSULTANT will provide additional services to restore the site to conditions reasonably similar to those existing prior to CONSULTANT’s operations.
Unless otherwise indicted in the PROPOSAL, all site work is expected to be performed under Level D health and safety conditions. If the work is upgraded to Level C or higher, all pricing will be re-negotiated.
DISCOVERY OF UNANTICIPATED HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OR CONDITIONS
CONSULTANT and the CLIENT agree that the discovery of unanticipated hazardous materials or conditions may make it necessary for CONSULTANT to take immediate measures to protect the health and safety of its employees, agents or subcontractors. CLIENT agrees to pay the reasonable costs of such protective measures as well as any equipment decontamination or other costs incident to the discovery of unanticipated hazardous materials or conditions. CONSULTANT will notify CLIENT of such discovery as soon as practically possible.
LIMITATATION OF LIABILITY
Except for circumstances caused by the willful misconduct of CONSULTANT, any and all liability or claim for damages asserted against CONSULTANT by CLIENT, whether based upon contract, tort, breach of warranty, professional negligence, or otherwise, including claims against CONSULTANT’s directors, officers, shareholders, employees, and agents, is limited to 50% of CONSULTANT’s available insurance coverage, not to exceed $1,000,000. CONSULTANT is not responsible for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages (including lost profits) incurred by CLIENT as a result of CONSULTANT’s performance or nonperformance of services. Any claim shall be deemed waived unless made by CLIENT in writing and received by CONSULTANT within one (1) year after completion of the services with respect to which the claim is made.
CLIENT shall indemnify CONSULTANT from and against claims associated with or arising out of hazardous substances or other environmental conditions at the subject property, except to the extent of any release of a hazardous substance caused by CONSULTANT at the subject property.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
CONSULTANT shall observe and abide by all applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations of federal, state and local governments, and any subdivision thereof, and the rules and regulations of any lawful regulatory body acting thereunder in connection with the service performed hereunder.
CLIENT represents that CLIENT possesses all necessary permits and licenses required for the continuation of CONSULTANT’s activities at the site.