Ethics & Compliance

Expectations of vendors

Pro Forma Purchase Order (Excerpt)

Applicable Law and Standards of Conduct

A. Seller represents that it is familiar with and shall be subject to Applicable Law at all times in the performance of the Work. Seller shall ensure that its Subsuppliers give an identical representation in their contracts for the Work. Seller shall pay any penalties, fines or assessments levied by any competent authority resulting from any breach of this General Condition by Seller or any Subsupplier and shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless each Indemnified Party from and against any and all Liabilities resulting therefrom.

B. Seller shall comply with all applicable national, federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations of the United States of America and of all other jurisdictions regarding bribery of public officials and private sector employees, including without limitation, all provisions of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and any amendments thereto (the “Act”). 

C. In addition, Seller shall:
  1. Comply with the principles of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Principles for Countering Bribery (“PACI Principles”) set out in the World Economic Forum’s 2005 publication Partnering Against Corruption Principles for Countering Bribery; 
  2. Advise each of its Subsuppliers regarding the purposes and provisions of the Act and the PACI Principles; and
  3. Ensure its Subsuppliers also comply with the Act and the PACI Principles and that Seller and its Subsuppliers refrain from taking any action that would cause either Owner or Bechtel to be in violation of the Act.
D. Seller shall immediately notify Buyer of any violation of this General Condition. Seller understands that any violation of this General Condition could result in its disqualification as a supplier and the termination of this Agreement and any other contract between Seller or any Affiliate of Seller or any Affiliate of Buyer.