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SECTION 1

This Agreement (hereinafter referred to as “Agreement”) is entered into between the State of Connecticut (hereinafter “State”) acting through the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Sections 4-8, 4-65a and 4-66, and, a corporation having its principal offices (hereinafter “Contractor”). The parties agree that the services specified below shall be provided by Contractor in strict compliance with the provisions of this Agreement.

SECTION 2
CONTRACT PERIOD AND DEFINITIONS

This Agreement shall commence on (date) and the duties of the Contractor as set forth in Section 4 of this Agreement shall be completed by the Contractor no later than (date) (hereinafter “end date”).

Whenever the following terms or phrases are used in this Agreement, they shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

State - Wherever the term 'State' is used in this Agreement, it shall include the State Comptroller, or her authorized agents, employees or designees.


SECTION 3
NOTICE OF CHANGE AND CANCELLATION

This Agreement may be canceled at will by either party upon ten (10) days written notice delivered by certified or registered mail. Unless otherwise expressly provided to the contrary, any other notice provided under this Agreement shall be in writing and may be delivered personally or by certified or registered mail. All notices shall be effective if delivered personally, or by certified or registered mail, to the following addresses:

State:    State of Connecticut
   Office of the State Comptroller
   55 Elm Street
   Hartford, CT 06106
   Attention: Michael Moschetti


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Contractor:    _________________________
   ____________________________
   ____________________________
   ____________________________
   ____________________________

Any request for written notice under this Agreement shall be made in the manner set forth in this section. The parties may change their respective addresses for notices under this paragraph upon prior written notification to the other.

SECTION 4
SPECIFICATION OF SERVICES

(Insert Outline of Work)

SECTION 5
COST AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS

The STATE shall pay the CONTRACTOR a total sum not to exceed ________ for services performed under this AGREEMENT.

The Contractor shall be compensated for fees based upon work performed, documented, and accepted by the State.

The Contractor shall submit invoices on a periodic basis, not less often than monthly. Invoices shall, at a minimum, include the Contractor name, the Contract Number, the Contractor's Federal Employer Identification Number, the billing period, and an itemization of expenses by line item.

Invoices for deliverables shall include an identification of the deliverable; if printed material, a copy of the deliverable; and the date that the deliverable was provided to the State.

Invoices for services billed by the hour shall include the name and title of the individual providing the services, the dates worked, the number of hours worked each day with a brief synopsis of the work performed, the rate being charged for the individual, and the total cost for that person's work during the billing period.

Invoices for expenses, if allowed, shall include a detailed account of expenses specifying the day when and purpose for which they were incurred as well as all receipts, invoices, bills and other available documentation as evidence of the actual cost of such expenses.

Such expenses may include, but are not limited to: mileage @ 44.5 cents per mile; costs of travel including airfare and hotels, and office expenses such as, phone calls, copying, postage and package delivery incurred in connection with the service pertaining to this AGREEMENT. All expenses will be reimbursed at cost.

SECTION 6
OTHER CONDITIONS

A. Entire Agreement
This Agreement embodies the entire agreement between the State and Contractor on the matters specifically addressed herein. The parties shall not be bound by or be liable for any statement, representation, promise, inducement, or understanding of any kind or nature not set forth herein. This Agreement shall supersede all prior written agreements between the parties and their predecessors. No changes, amendments, or modifications of any of the terms or conditions of the Agreement shall be valid unless reduced to writing, signed by both parties, and approved by the Attorney General or his Deputy. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of each party's heirs, successors, and assigns.

B. Changes in Service
When changes in the services are required or requested by the State, Contractor shall promptly estimate their monetary effect and so notify the State. No change shall be implemented by Contractor unless it is approved by the State in writing; and, unless otherwise agreed to in writing, the provisions of this Agreement shall apply to all changes in the services. If the State determines that any change materially affects the cost or time of performance of this Agreement as a whole, Contractor and the State will mutually agree in writing to an equitable adjustment.

C. Independent Contractor
Contractor represents that it is fully experienced and properly qualified to perform the services provided for herein, and that it is properly licensed, equipped, organized, and financed to perform such services. Contractor shall act as an independent Contractor in performing this Agreement, maintaining complete control over its employees and all of its subcontractors. Contractor shall furnish fully qualified personnel to perform the services under this Agreement. Contractor shall perform all services in accordance with its methods, subject to compliance with this Agreement and all applicable laws and regulations. It is acknowledged that services rendered by the Contractor to the State hereunder do not in any way conflict with other contractual commitments with or by the Contractor.

If applicable, Contractor shall deliver copies of any and all current license(s) and registration(s) relating to the services to be performed under this Agreement to the State, at the time of the execution of this Agreement, as evidence that such are in full force and effect.

D. Laws and Regulations
This Agreement shall be interpreted under and governed by the laws of the State of Connecticut.

Contractor, its employees and representatives shall at all times comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, statutes, rules, regulations, and orders of governmental authorities, including those having jurisdiction over its registration and licensing to perform services under this Agreement.

E. Labor and Personnel
At all times, Contractor shall utilize approved, qualified personnel and any State approved subcontractors necessary to perform the services under this Agreement. Contractor shall advise the State promptly, in writing, of any labor dispute or anticipated labor dispute or other labor related occurrence known to Contractor involving Contractor's employees or subcontractors which may reasonably be expected to affect Contractor's performance of services under this Agreement. The State may then, at its option, ask Contractor to arrange for a temporary employee(s) or subcontractor(s) satisfactory to the State to provide the services otherwise performable by Contractor hereunder. The Contractor will be responsible to the State for any economic detriment caused the State by such subcontract arrangement.

Contractor shall, if requested to do so by the State, reassign from the State's account any employee or authorized representatives whom the State, in its sole discretion, determines is incompetent, dishonest, or uncooperative. In requesting the reassignment of an employee under this paragraph, the State shall give ten (10) days notice to Contractor of the State's desire for such reassignment. Contractor will then have five (5) days to investigate the situation and attempt, if it so desires, to satisfy the State that the employee should not be reassigned; however, the State's decision in its sole discretion after such five (5) day period shall be final. Should the State still desire reassignment, then five days thereafter, or ten (10) days from the date of the notice of reassignment, the employee shall be reassigned from the State's account.

F. Conflicts, Errors, Omissions, and Discrepancies
In the event of any conflict between the provision of this Agreement and the provisions of Form CO 802A to which this Agreement is attached, the provisions of this Agreement shall control.

In case of conflicts, discrepancies, errors, or omissions among the various parts of this Agreement, any such matter shall be submitted immediately by Contractor to the State for clarification. The State shall issue such clarification within a reasonable period of time. Any services affected by such conflicts, discrepancies, errors, or omissions which are performed by Contractor prior to clarification by the State shall be at Contractor's risk.

G. Indemnity
Contractor hereby indemnifies and shall defend and hold harmless the State, its officers, and its employees from and against any and all suits, actions, legal or administrative proceedings, claims, demands, damages, liabilities, monetary loss, interest, attorney's fees, costs and expenses of whatsoever kind or nature arising out of the performance of this Agreement, including those arising out of injury to or death of Contractor's employees or subcontractors, whether arising before, during, or after completion of the services hereunder and in any manner directly or indirectly caused, occasioned or contributed to in whole or in part, by reason of any act, omission, fault or negligence of Contractor or its employees, agents or subcontractors.

H. Nondisclosure
Contractor shall not release any information concerning the services provided pursuant to the Agreement or any part thereof to any member of the public, press, business entity or any official body unless prior written consent is obtained from the State.

I. Quality Surveillance and Examination of Records
All services performed by Contractor shall be subject to the inspection and approval of the State at all times, and Contractor shall furnish all information concerning the services.

The State or its representatives shall have the right at reasonable hours to examine any books, records, and other documents of Contractor or its subcontractors pertaining to work performed under this Agreement and shall allow such representatives free access to any and all such books and records. The State will give the Contractor at least twenty-four (24) hours notice of such intended examination. At the State's request, the Contractor shall provide the State with hard copies of or magnetic disk or tape containing any data or information in the possession or control of the Contractor which pertains to the State's business under this Agreement. The Contractor shall incorporate this paragraph verbatim into any Agreement it enters into with any subcontractor providing services under this Agreement.

The Contractor shall retain and maintain accurate records and documents relating to performance of services under this Agreement for a minimum of three (3) years after the final payment by the State and shall make them available for inspection and audit by the State.

In the event that this Agreement constitutes a grant Agreement, and the Contractor is a public or private agency other than another state agency, the Contractor shall provide for an audit acceptable to the State, in accordance with the provisions of Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 7-396a.

J. Insurance
The Contractor, at its sole expense, agrees to secure and keep in full force and effect at all times during the term of this Agreement as defined in Section 2 above, a one million dollar ($1,000,000) liability insurance policy or policies provided by an insurance company or companies licensed to do business in the State of Connecticut. Said policy or policies shall cover all of the Contractor's activities under this

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Agreement and shall state that it is primary insurance in regard to the State, its officers and employees. The State shall be named as an additional insured.

In addition, the Contractor shall at its sole expense maintain in effect at all times during the performance of its obligations hereunder the following additional insurance coverages with limits not less than those set forth below with insurers and under forms of policies approved by the State Insurance Commissioner to do business in Connecticut:

Coverage:    Minimum Amounts and Limits
1. Workers' Compensation    Connecticut Statutory Requirements
2. Employer's Liability    To the extent included under Workers' Compensation Insurance Policy
3. Adequate comprehensive Vehicle Liability Insurance covering all vehicles owned or leased by Contractor and in the course of work under this Agreement:
a. Bodily Injury Insurance meeting Connecticut statutory requirements;
b. Property Damage Insurance meeting Connecticut statutory requirements;

None of the requirements contained herein as to types, limits, and approval of insurance coverage to be maintained by Contractor are intended to and shall not in any way limit or qualify the liabilities and obligations assumed by Contractor under this Agreement.

Contractor shall deliver Certificates of Insurance relating to all of the above referenced coverages to the State at the time of the execution of this Agreement as evidence that policies providing such coverage and limits of insurance are in full force and effect, which Certificate shall provide that no less than thirty (30) days advance notice will be given in writing to the State prior to cancellation, termination or alteration of said policies of insurance.

K. Non-Waiver
None of the conditions of this Agreement shall be considered waived by the State or the Contractor unless given in writing. No such waiver shall be a waiver of any past or future default, breach, or modification of any of the conditions of this Agreement unless expressly stipulated in such waiver.

L. Promotion
Unless specifically authorized in writing by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, on a case by case basis, Contractor shall have no right to use, and shall not use, the name of the State of Connecticut, its officials, agencies, or employees or the seal of the State of Connecticut or its agencies:

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(1) in any advertising, publicity, promotion; or
(2) to express or to imply any endorsement of Contractor's products or services; or
(3) to use the name of the State of Connecticut, its officials, agencies, or employees or the seal of the State of Connecticut or its agencies in any other manner (whether or not similar to uses prohibited by subparagraphs (1) and (2) above), except only to manufacture and deliver in accordance with this Agreement such items as are hereby contracted for by the State. In no event may the Contractor use the State Seal in any way without the express written consent of the Secretary of State.

M. Confidentiality
All data provided to Contractor by the State or developed internally by Contractor with regard to the State will be treated as proprietary to the State and confidential unless the State agrees in writing to the contrary. Contractor agrees to forever hold in confidence all files, records, documents, or other information as designated, whether prepared by the State or others, which may come into Contractor's possession during the term of this Agreement, except where disclosure of such information by Contractor is required by other governmental authority to ensure compliance with laws, rules, or regulations, and such disclosure will be limited to that actually so required. Where such disclosure is required, Contractor will provide advance notice to the State of the need for the disclosure and will not disclose absent consent from the State.

N. Subpoenas
In the event the Contractor's records are subpoenaed pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. Section 36a-43, the Contractor shall, within twenty-four (24) hours of service of the subpoena, notify the person designated for the State in Section 3 of this Agreement of such subpoena. Within thirty-six (36) hours of service, the Contractor shall send a written notice of the subpoena together with a copy of the same to the person designated for the State in Section 3 of this Agreement.

O. Survival
The rights and obligations of the parties which by their nature survive termination or completion of the Agreement, including but not limited to those set forth herein in sections relating to Indemnity, Nondisclosure, Promotion, and Confidentiality of this Agreement, shall remain in full force and effect.

P. Americans with Disabilities Act
This clause applies to those Contractors which are or will become responsible for compliance with the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 during the term of the contract. Contractor represents that it is familiar with the terms of this Act and that it is in compliance with the law. Failure of the Contractor to satisfy this standard either now or during the term of the contract as it may be amended will

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render the contract voidable at the option of the State upon notice to the Contractor. Contractor warrants that it will hold the State harmless from any liability which may be imposed upon the State as a result of any failure of the Contractor to be in compliance with this Act.

Q. Non Discrimination and Executive Orders
The non-discrimination clause on the reverse side of page 1 of Form CO 802-A, attached hereto, is superseded and the following is inserted in lieu thereof:

(a) For the purposes of this Section, "minority business enterprise" means any small Contractor or supplier of materials fifty-one percent or more of the capital stock, if any, or assets of which is owned by a person or persons: (1) who are active in the daily affairs of the enterprise, (2) who have the power to direct the management and policies of the enterprise, and (3) who are members of a minority, as such term is defined in subsection (a) of Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 32-9n; and "good faith" means that degree of diligence which a reasonable person would exercise in the performance of legal duties and obligations. "Good faith efforts" shall include, but not be limited to, those reasonable initial efforts necessary to comply with statutory or regulatory requirements and additional or substituted efforts when it is determined that such initial efforts will not be sufficient to comply with such requirements.

For purposes of this Section, "Commission" means the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

For purposes of this Section, "Public works contract" means any Agreement between any individual, firm or corporation and the State or any political subdivision of the State other than a municipality for construction, rehabilitation, conversion, extension, demolition or repair of a public building, highway or other changes or improvements in real property, or which is financed in whole or in part by the State, including, but not limited to, matching expenditures, grants, loans, insurance or guarantees.

(b) (1) The Contractor agrees and warrants that in the performance of the contract such Contractor will not discriminate or permit discrimination against any person or group of persons on the grounds of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, mental retardation or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, unless it is shown by such Contractor that such disability prevents performance of the work involved, in any manner prohibited by the laws of the United States or of the State of Connecticut. The Contractor further agrees to take affirmative action to insure that applicants with job-related qualifications are employed and that employees are treated when employed without regard to their race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, mental retardation, or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, unless it is shown by the Contractor that such disability prevents performance of the work involved; (2) the Contractor agrees, in all solicitations or advertisements for

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employees placed by or on behalf of the Contractor, to state that it is an "affirmative action equal opportunity employer" in accordance with regulations adopted by the Commission; (3) the Contractor agrees to provide each labor union or representative of workers with which the Contractor has a collective bargaining Agreement or other contract or understanding and each vendor with which the Contractor has a contract or understanding, a notice to be provided by the Commission, advising the labor union or worker's representative of the Contractor's commitments under this section and to post copies of the notice in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment; (4) the Contractor agrees to comply with each provision of this Section and Conn. Gen. Stat. Secs. 46a-68e and 46a-68f and with each regulation or relevant order issued by said Commission pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-56, as amended by Section 5 of Public Act 89-253, Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-68e and Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-68f; (5) the Contractor agrees to provide the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities with such information requested by the Commission, and permit access to pertinent books, records and accounts, concerning the employment practices and procedures of the Contractor as relate to the provisions of this Section and Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-56. If the contract is a public works contract, the Contractor agrees and warrants that he will make good faith efforts to employ minority business enterprises as subcontractors and suppliers of materials on such public works projects.

(c) Determination of the Contractor's good faith efforts shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following factors: The Contractor's employment and subcontracting policies, patterns and practices; affirmative advertising, recruitment and training; technical assistance activities and such other reasonable activities or efforts as the Commission may prescribe that are designed to ensure the participation of minority business enterprises in public works projects.

(d) The Contractor shall develop and maintain adequate documentation, in a manner prescribed by the Commission, of its good faith efforts.

(e) The Contractor shall include the provisions of subsection (b) of this Section in every subcontract or purchase order entered into in order to fulfill any obligation of a contract with the State and such provisions shall be binding on a subcontractor, vendor or manufacturer unless exempted by regulations or orders of the Commission. The Contractor shall take such action with respect to any such subcontract or purchase order as the Commission may direct as a means of enforcing such provisions including sanctions for noncompliance in accordance with Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-56, as amended by Section 5 of Public Act 89-253; provided if such Contractor becomes involved in, or is threatened with, litigation with a subcontractor or vendor as a result of such direction by the Commission, the Contractor may request the State of Connecticut to enter into any such litigation or negotiation prior thereto to protect the interests of the State and the State may so enter.

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(f) The Contractor agrees to comply with the regulations referred to in this Section as they exist on the date of this Agreement and as they may be adopted or amended from time to time during the term of this Agreement and any amendments thereto.

(g) The Contractor agrees to the following provisions: The Contractor agrees and warrants that in the performance of the Agreement such Contractor will not discriminate or permit discrimination against any person or group of persons on the grounds of sexual orientation, in any manner prohibited by the laws of the United States or the State of Connecticut, and the employees are treated when employed without regard to their sexual orientation; the Contractor agrees to provide each labor union or representative of workers with which such Contractor has a collective bargaining Agreement or other contract or understanding and each vendor with which such Contractor has a contract or understanding, a notice to be provided by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities advising the labor union or workers' representative of the Contractor's commitments under this section, and to post copies of the notice in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment; the Contractor agrees to comply with each provision of this section and with each regulation or relevant order issued by said Commission pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-56; the Contractor agrees to provide the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities with such information requested by the Commission, and permit access to pertinent books, records and accounts, concerning the employment practices and procedures of the Contractor which relate to the provisions of this Section and Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-56.

(h) The Contractor shall include the provisions of the foregoing paragraph in every subcontract or purchase order entered into in order to fulfill any obligation of a contract with the State and such provisions shall be binding on a subcontractor, vendor or manufacturer unless exempted by regulations or orders of the Commission. The Contractor shall take such action with respect to any such subcontract or purchase order as the Commission may direct as a means of enforcing such provisions including sanctions for noncompliance in accordance with Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-56; provided, if such Contractor becomes involved in, or is threatened with, litigation with a subcontractor or vendor as a result of such direction by the Commission, the Contractor may request the State of Connecticut to enter into any such litigation or negotiation prior thereto to protect the interests of the State and State may so enter.

This Agreement is subject to the provisions of Executive Order No. Three of Governor Thomas J. Meskill promulgated June 16, 1971, and, as such, this Agreement may be canceled, terminated or suspended by the State Labor Commissioner for violation of or noncompliance with said Executive Order No. Three, or any State or federal law concerning nondiscrimination, notwithstanding that the Labor Commissioner is not a party to this Agreement. The parties to this Agreement, as part of the consideration hereof, agree that said Executive Order No.

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Three is incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof. The parties agree to abide by said Executive Order and agree that the State Labor Commissioner shall have continuing jurisdiction in respect to contract performance in regard to nondiscrimination until the Agreement is completed or terminated prior to completion.

The Contractor agrees, as part consideration hereof, that this Agreement is subject to the Guidelines and Rules issued by the State Labor Commissioner to implement Executive Order No. Three, and that it will not discriminate in its employment practices or policies, will file all reports as required, and will fully cooperate with the State of Connecticut and the State Labor Commissioner.

This Agreement is subject to the provisions of Executive Order No. Seventeen of Governor Thomas J. Meskill promulgated February 15, 1973, and, as such, this Agreement may be canceled, terminated or suspended by the contracting agency or the State Labor Commissioner for violation of or noncompliance with said Executive Order No. Seventeen, notwithstanding that the Labor Commissioner may not be party to this Agreement. The parties to this Agreement, as part of the consideration hereof, agree that Executive Order No. Seventeen is incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof. The parties agree to abide by said Executive Order and agree that the contracting agency and the State Labor Commissioner shall have joint and several continuing jurisdiction in respect to contract performance in regard to listing all employment openings with the Connecticut State Employment Service.

R. Violence in the Workplace Prevention
This contract is subject to the provisions of Executive Order No. 16 of Governor John G. Rowland promulgated August 4, 1999 and, as such, the contract may be canceled, terminated or suspended by the state for violation of or noncompliance with said executive Order No. 16. The parties to this contract, as part of the consideration hereof, agree that said Executive Order No. 16 is incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof. The parties agree to abide by such Executive Order.

S. Sovereign Immunity
Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary contained in this Agreement, it is agreed and understood that the State of Connecticut shall not be construed to have waived any rights or defenses of sovereign immunity which it may have with respect to all matters arising out of this Agreement.

T. Assignment
This Agreement shall not be assigned by either party without the express prior written consent of the other.

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U. Severability
If any part or parts of this Agreement shall be held to be void or unenforceable, such part or parts shall be treated as severable, leaving valid the remainder of this Agreement notwithstanding the part or parts found to be void or unenforceable.

V. Headings
The titles of the several sections, subsections, and paragraphs set forth in this Agreement are inserted for convenience of reference only and shall be disregarded in construing or interpreting any of the provisions of this Agreement.

W. Third Parties
The State shall not be obligated or liable hereunder to any party other than the Contractor.

X. Non Waiver
In no event shall the making by the State of any payment to the Contractor constitute or be construed as a waiver by the State of any breach of covenant, or any default which may then exist, on the part of the Contractor and the making of any such payment by the State while any such breach or default exists shall in no way impair or prejudice any right or remedy available to the State in respect to such breach or default.

Y. Contractor Certification
The Contractor certifies that the Contractor has not been convicted of bribery or attempting to bribe an officer or employee of the State, nor has the Contractor made an admission of guilt of such conduct which is a matter of record.