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BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperativez zB.t7 Board National Purchasing Cooperative NATIONAL PURCHASING COOPERATIVE INTERLOCAL PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT This Interlocal Participation Agreement ("Agreement") is made and entered into on the date indicated below by and between The National Purchasing Cooperative ("Cooperative"), an administrative agency of cooperating local governments, acting on its own behalf and the behalf of all participating local governments, and the undersigned local government ("Cooperative Member"). I. RECITALS WHEREAS, the National Purchasing Cooperative was formed on May 26, 2010, pursuant to MD. CODE ANN., STATE FEN. & PROC. § 13-110 (West 2009), and R.I.GEN.LAws § 16-2-9.2 (2009); and WHEREAS, the purpose of this Agreement is to facilitate compliance with state procurement requirements, to identify qualified vendors of commodities, goods and services, to relieve the burdens of the governmental purchasing function, and to realize the various potential economies, including administrative cost savings, for Cooperative Members; NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants, promises and obligations contained herein, the undersigned Cooperative Member and the Cooperative agree as follows. II. TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. Adopt Organizational Interlocal Cooperation Agreement. The Cooperative Member by the execution or acceptance of this Agreement hereby adopts and approves the Organizational Interlocal Agreement dated May 26, 2010, which agreement is incorporated herein by reference (and is available from the Cooperative upon request). The Organizational Interlocal Agreement established the Cooperative as an administrative agency of its collective participants, and Cooperative Member agrees to become a participant or additional party to that Organizational Interlocal Agreement. 2. Term. The initial tern of this Agreement shall commence on the date it is executed by both parties and shall automatically renew for successive one-year terms unless sooner terminated in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement. 3. Termination. (a) By the Cooperative Member. This Agreement may be terminated by the Cooperative Member at any time by thirty (30) days prior written notice to the Cooperative, provided any amounts owed to any vendor have been fully paid. Page 1 of 6 (Revised by the Cooperative Board of Directors on March 10, 2016). (b) By the Cooperative. The Cooperative may terminate this Agreement by: (1) Giving ten (10) days notice by certified mail to the Cooperative Member if the Cooperative Member breaches this Agreement; or (2) Giving thirty (30) days notice by certified mail to the Cooperative Member with or without cause. (c) Termination Procedure. If the Cooperative Member terminates its participation under this Agreement or breaches this Agreement, or if the Cooperative terminates participation of the Cooperative Member, the Cooperative Member shall bear the full financial responsibility for all of its purchases made from vendors under or through this Agreement. The Cooperative may seek the whole amount due, if any, from the terminated Cooperative Member. In addition, the Cooperative Member agrees it will not be entitled to a distribution which may occur after the Cooperative Member terminates from the Cooperative. 4. Payments by Cooperative Member. The Cooperative Member will make timely payments to the vendor for the goods, materials and services received in accordance with the terms and conditions of the bid invitation, instructions, and all other applicable procurement documents. Payment for goods, materials and services and inspections and acceptance of goods, materials and services ordered by the procuring Cooperative Member shall be the exclusive obligation of the procuring Cooperative Member, and not the Cooperative. Furtherrnore, the Cooperative Member is solely responsible for negotiating and securing ancillary agreements from the vendor on such other terns and conditions, including provisions relating to insurance or bonding, that the Cooperative Member deems necessary or desirable under federal, state or local law, local policy or rule, or within its business judgment. 5. Payments by Vendors. The parties agree that the Cooperative will require payment from vendors which are selected to provide goods, materials or services to Cooperative Members. Such payment (hereafter "Vendor Fees") may be up to two percent (2%) of the purchase price paid by Cooperative Members or a flat fee amount that may be set from time to time by the Cooperative Board of Directors. Cooperative Member agrees that these Vendor Fees fairly compensate the Cooperative for the services and functions performed under this Agreement and that these Vendor Fees enable the Cooperative to pay the administrative, endorsement, licensing, marketing, and other expenses involved in successfully operating o erating a program of electronic commerce for the Cooperative Members. Further, Cooperative Member affirmatively disclaims any rights to such Vendor Fees, acknowledging all such fees are the property of the Cooperative. .Similarly, in no event shall a Cooperative Member be responsible for payment of Vendor Fees. b. Distribution. From time to time, and at the sole discretion of the Cooperative Board of Directors, the Cooperative may issue a distribution to Cooperative Members under a plan developed by the Cooperative Board of Directors. The Cooperative Member acknowledges that a distribution is never guaranteed and will depend on the overall financial condition of the Cooperative at the time of the distribution and the purchases made by the Cooperative Member. 7. Administration. The Cooperative may enter into contracts with others, including non-profit associations, for the administration, operation and sponsorship of the purchasing program provided by this Agreement. The Cooperative will provide reports, at least annually, to the Cooperative Member electronically or by Page 2 of 6 (Revised by the Cooperative Board of Directors on March 10, 2016). mail. Cooperative Member will report purchase orders generated under this Agreement to the Cooperative or its designee, in accordance with instructions of the Cooperative. 8. BuyBoard R . Cooperative Member will have a non-exclusive license to use the BuyBoard electronic purchasing application (BuyBoard) during the term of this Agreement. Cooperative Member acknowledges and agrees that the BuyBoard electronic application and trade name are owned by the Texas Association of School Boards, Inc., and that neither the Cooperative nor the Cooperative Member has any proprietary rights in the BuyBoard electronic application or trade name. The Cooperative Member will not attempt to resell, rent, or otherwise distribute any part of BuyBoard to any other party; nor will it attempt to modify the BuyBoard programs on the server or acquire the programming code. The Cooperative Member may not attempt to modify, adapt, translate, distribute, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any component of the application. The Cooperative Member will use BuyBoard in accordance with instructions from the Cooperative (or its designee) and will discontinue use upon termination of participation in the Cooperative. The Cooperative Member will maintain equipment,. software and conduct testing to operate the BuyBoard system at its own expense. III. GENERAL PROVISIONS Amendment by Notice. The Board may amend this Agreement, provided that prior written notice is sent to the Cooperative Member at least 60 days prior to the effective date of any change described in such amendment and provided that the Cooperative Member does not terminate its participation in the Cooperative before the expiration of said 60 days. 2. Authorization to Participate and Compliance with Local Policies. Each Cooperative Member represents that its governing body has duly authorized its participation in the Cooperative and that the Cooperative Member will comply with all state and local laws and policies pertaining to purchasing of goods and services through its membership in the Cooperative. 3. Bylaws. The Cooperative Member agrees to abide by the Bylaws of the Cooperative, as they may be amended, and any and all written policies and procedures established by the Cooperative. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Cooperative shall provide written notice to the Cooperative Member of any amendment to the Bylaws of the Cooperative and any written policy or procedure of the Cooperative that is intended to be binding on the Cooperative Member. The Cooperative shall promptly notify all Cooperative Members in writing of any Bylaw amendment, policy or procedure change. 4. Cooperation and Access. The Cooperative Member agrees that it will cooperate in compliance with any reasonable requests for information and/or records made by the Cooperative. The Cooperative reserves the right to audit the relevant records of any Cooperative Member. Any breach of this provision shall be considered material and shall make the Agreement subject to termination on ten (10) days written notice to the Cooperative Member. 5. Coordinator. The Cooperative Member agrees to appoint a program coordinator who shall have express authority to represent and bind the Cooperative Member, and the Cooperative will not be required to contact any other individual regarding program matters. Any notice to or any agreements with the coordinator shall be binding upon the Cooperative Member. The Cooperative Member reserves the right to change the coordinator as needed by giving written notice to the Cooperative. Such notice is not effective until actually received by the Cooperative. (Revised by the Cooperative Board of Directors on March 10, 2016). Page 3 of 6 6. Current Revenue. The Cooperative Member hereby represents that all payments, fees, and disbursements required of it hereunder shall be made from current revenues budgeted and available to the Cooperative Member. 7. Defense and Prosecution of Claims. The Cooperative Member authorizes the Cooperative to regulate the commencement, defense, intervention, or participation in a judicial, administrative, or other governmental proceeding or in an arbitration, mediation, or any other form of alternative dispute resolution, or other appearances of the Cooperative in any litigation, claim or dispute which arises from the services provided by the Cooperative on behalf of its members, collectively or individually. Neither this provision nor any other provision in this Agreement will create a legal duty for the Cooperative to provide a defense or prosecute a claim; rather, the Cooperative may exercise this right in its sole discretion and to the extent permitted or authorized by law. The Cooperative Member shall reasonably cooperate and supply any information necessary or helpful in such prosecution or defense. Subject to specific revocation, the Cooperative Member hereby designates the Cooperative to act as a class representative on its behalf in matters arising out of this Agreement. Governance. The Board of Directors (Board) will govern the Cooperative in accordance with the Bylaws. 9. Legal Authority. The Cooperative Member represents to the Cooperative the following: a) The Cooperative Member has conferred with legal counsel and determined it is duly authorized by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Cooperative Member lies to participate in cooperative purchasing, and specifically, the National Purchasing Cooperative. b) The Cooperative Member possesses the legal authority to enter into this Agreement and can allow this Agreement to automatically renew without subsequent action of its governing body. c) Purchases made under this Agreement will satisfy all procedural procurement requirements that the Cooperative Member must meet under all applicable local policy, regulation, or state law. d) All requirements local or state —for a third party to approve, record or authorize the Agreement have been met. 10. Disclaimer. THE COOPERATIVE, ITS ENDORSERS, SPONSORS AND SERVICING CONTRACTORS, INCLUDING THE NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION (NSBA) AND THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BOARDS, INC. (TASB), DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OR USE OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THE COOPERATIVE, ITS ENDORSERS, SPONSORS AND SERVICING CONTRACTORS, HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN REGARD TO ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE FURNISHED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 11. Limitation of Liability. Without waiver of the disclaimer or other limitation of liability in this Agreement, the parties agree that: (a) Neither party waives any immunity from liability afforded under law; (Revised by the Cooperative Board of Directors on March 10, 2016). Page 4 of 6 (b) In regard to any lawsuit or formal adjudication arising out of or relating to this Agreement, neither party shall be liable to the other under any circumstance for special, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages; (c) The maximum amount of damages recoverable will be limited to the amount of fees which the Cooperative received as a direct result of the Cooperative Member's purchase activity, within 12 months of when the lawsuit or action was filed; and (d) In the event of a lawsuit or formal adjudication the prevailing party will be entitled to recover reasonable attorney's fees. Without waiver of the disclaimer or other limitation of liability in this Agreement, the parties further agree to limit the liability of the Cooperative's Endorsers, Sponsors and Servicing Contractors (defined in Paragraph 11, above) up to the maximum amount each received from or through the Cooperative, as a direct result of the undersigned Cooperative Member's purchase activity, within 12 months of the filing of any lawsuit or action. 12. Limitation of Rights. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement is intended to confer upon any person, other than the parties hereto, any benefits, rights, or remedies under or by reason of this Agreement. 13. Merger/Entirety. This Agreement, together with the Cooperative's Bylaws and Organizational Interlocal Agreement, represents the complete understanding of the Cooperative and Cooperative Member. To the extent there exists any conflict between the terms of this Agreement and that of prior agreements, the terms of this Agreement shall control and take precedence over all prior participation agreements. 14. Notice. Any written notice to the Cooperative may be given by e-mail to NSBA at BuyBoard@nsba.org; by U.S. mail, postage prepaid, and delivered to the National Purchasing Cooperative, 1680 Duke Street FL2, Alexandria, VA, 22314; or other mode of delivery typically used in commerce and accessible to the intended recipient. Notices to Cooperative Member may be given by e-mail to the Cooperative Member's Coordinator or other e-mail address of record provided by the Cooperative Member; by U.S. mail, postage prepaid, and delivered to the Cooperative Member's Coordinator or chief executive officer (e.g., superintendent, city manager, county judge or mayor); or other mode of delivery typically used in commerce and accessible to the intended recipient. 15. Severability. If any portion of this Agreement shall be declared illegal or held unenforceable for any reason, the remaining portions shall continue in full force and effect. 16. Signatures/Counterparts. The failure of a party to provide an original, manually executed signature to the other party will not affect the validity, enforceability or binding effect of this Agreement because either party may rely upon an electronic or facsimile signature as if it were an original. Furthermore, this Agreement may be executed in several separate counterparts, each of which shall be an original and all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument. 17. Authority. By the execution and delivery of this Agreement, each undersigned individual represents that he or she is authorized to bind the entity that is a party to this Agreement. (Revised by the Cooperative Board of'Directors on March 10, 2016). Page 5 of 6 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties, acting through their Agreement. TO BE COMPLETED BY THE NATIONAL PURCHASING By: Date: Deputy Associate Executive Director, Member & Leadership Services National School Boards Association On behalf of the National Purchasing Cooperative duly authorized representatives, accept this COOPERATIVE: 3-13-2017 TO BE COMPLETED BY COOPERATIVE MEMBER: [Signature required unless accepted as an A nenchnent by Notice cis described in the 1 Al reement. g A4A5oiJ ()oc .�T' (Name of Local Government)5 • By: ra----_ Si • natur • Date: 3 I t f authorized representative of Cooperative Member flat \ cAcentO C 0% aq mitt ./0 Printed' name and title of authorized representative Coordinator for the Cooperative Member is: hdt-Tan or - Name v ci- rvA.j a t 2. Ma21qcr Title 100 uJ PuhL; Orjvo Mailing Address Sfritt4tvi City IVA State meg Lp Zip Code (3Coo) Nay-gle7a k Telephone (3&o) 10-7-gy4-18 Fax ctptiifQ ca.cma scm qua, us Emai ke- (Revised by the Cooperative Board of Directors on March 10, 2016). Page 6 of 6