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General Terms and Conditions of Purchase:

  1. Invoices must bear exact same prices and terms or authorization for changes must be received from our company in writing prior to shipping.

  2. Goods not in accordance with specifications will be rejected and held at Supplier's risk awaiting disposal. Supplier must pay freight on all rejected material.

  3. The right is reserved to cancel all or part of this order if not delivered within the time specified.

  4. Packing slips must accompany all shipments.

  5. By acceptance of this order, Supplier warrants that all merchandise shipped under this order does comply with blueprint and specification requirements and all laws and regulations of Federal and State governments.

  6. In the event of interruption of our business in whole or in part by reason of fire, flood, windstorm earthquake, war, embargo, acts of God, government action, or any causes beyond our control, we shall have the option of cancelling undelivered orders in whole or in part.

  7. Acceptance of this purchase order, or shipment of any part of it, will constitute an agreement to all of its specifications as to terms, delivery and prices.

  8. Supplier may not assign any rights/obligations or subcontract any services stated in this purchase order without the prior written consent of Cera-Met.

  9. All requirements of this purchase order, including General Terms and Conditions of Purchase will be flowed down to Supplier's vendors, if applicable to this order.

  10. Supplier shall control the disclosure of and access to technical data, information and other items received under this purchase order in accordance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

  11. Equal employment opportunity action clauses of 41 CFR 60-1.4 and 60-741 are incorporated by references.

  12. Supplier must notify Cera-Met of nonconforming product and wait for Cera-Met approval before shipping.  Any nonconformance found by Supplier, after material has been shipped, must be communicated to Cera-Met.

  13. Supplier must notify Cera-Met of any and all changes to product, processes, suppliers, and facilities and obtain Cera-met approval before proceeding with order.

  14. Cera-Met, Cera-Met’s customer(s) and Regulatory authorities reserve the right to inspect any or all of the work, and applicable records, for this order at the Supplier’s location.  The right to conduct audits or surveillance of the product and processes, to verify compliance with the Purchase Order requirements, shall also be made available.

  15. Supplier must retain Quality records pertaining to shipment for a minimum of 10 years.

  16. Cera-Met requires that the most recent SDS accompanies all applicable products.

  17. Supplier agrees to provide a formal response to any Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) within the time frame indicated on the SCAR. Supplier is also required to contact the buyer if more time is required to respond. Cera-Met will provide an A-3 form, and mistake proof worksheet. Containment action is required within 24 hours of notification. Failure to provide a formal response to a SCAR by the established due date will adversely effect your supplier rating. Supplier shall maintain a tracking system for product non-conformances.

  18. Supplier to immediately inform Cera-Met of any changes to Quality Management System and/or required certifications per this contract.

  19. When applicable to the product/service provided, the Supplier shall establish and maintain a Counterfeit Parts Prevention and Control plan using Industry Standard AS6174 as a guide. 

  20. Suppliers shall be aware of their contribution to product or service conformity, product safety, and the importance of ethical behavior.

  21. Supplier shall have a FOD program in place.

  22. For all GE-AJA contracted work, the most recent revision of S-1005/1007 is applicable.  Contact Cera-Met for specification requirement.

  23. Conflict Minerals: Cera-Met requires that all products supplied on this purchase order be in compliance with and, as such, Supplier warrants that no products supplied on any order contain any “conflict minerals” (as stipulated in Dodd-Frank bill) that are mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries.

  24. All suppliers to Cera-Met shall ensure that their products/materials are compliant to the requirements of DFARS 252.225-7009 (Specialty Metals).

  25. Cera-Met’s aluminum investment castings support National Defense programs that are funded and
    DPAS-rated (DX/DO) by the U.S. Government. Your product/services (and the product/services of
    your suppliers) are critical to Cera-Met meeting our customer’s needs. Cera-Met shall be notified
    immediately if you (or your suppliers) cannot meet the requirements stated in this purchase order.
    Please ensure that you also flow this down to your suppliers.

  26. Contractors or agency personnel shall receive training pertaining to customer, conformity to quality, internal, regulatory, and/or legislative requirements, as required for their respective job responsibilities, prior to conducting work at Cera-Met.

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