Cooperative Procurement / Use of Agreement by Third Parties

It is the intent of this Agreement to allow for cooperative procurement. Accordingly, any public body, public or private health or educational institution, or any University related foundation may access this Agreement if authorized by Selected Firm.

Participation in this cooperative procurement is strictly voluntary. If authorized by Selected Firm, this Agreement may be extended to the entities indicated above to purchase at fees in accordance with this Agreement. Selected Firm will notify the company in writing of any such entities accessing this Agreement. No modification of this Agreement or execution of a separate agreement is required to participate. Selected Firm will provide semi-annual usage reports for all entities accessing this Agreement. Participating entities will place its own orders directly with Selected Firm and will fully and independently administer its use of this Agreement to include contractual disputes invoicing and payments without direct administration from the company. The company will not be held liable for any costs or damages incurred by any other participating entity as a result of any authorization by Selected Firm to extend this Agreement. It is understood and agreed that the company is not responsible for the acts or omissions of any entity and will not be considered in default of this Agreement no matter the circumstances.

Use of this Agreement does not preclude any participating entity from using other agreements or competitive processes as the need may be.