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  • 25,000Square Metres of Display Space
  • 295Seats in our CINÉ+ 3D Movie Theatre
  • 20,000Years of Human History Presented
  • 218,000Artifacts Accessible Online

About the Corporation

The Canadian Museum of History is a Crown corporation as defined and established by the Museums Act. The corporation oversees the operation of three museums: the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. The corporation’s overall mandate is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of events, experiences, people and objects that reflect and have shaped Canada’s history and identity, and also to enhance their awareness of world history and cultures.

 

Annual Public Meeting

The Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History will hold its annual public meeting on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., at the Museum of History, in Gatineau, Québec.

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark O’Neill

Mark O’Neill

Mark O’Neill is President and CEO of the federal Crown corporation that operates the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum, Canada’s national museums of human and military history. The corporation also operates the Canadian Children’s Museum, the Virtual Museum of New France and the Virtual Museum of Canada. It is Canada’s largest and most visited cultural institution and one of its oldest, with roots stretching back to 1852.

Mr. O’Neill has led the Museums since June 2011, when he was appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. The corporation and its flagship museum were renamed the Canadian Museum of History in December 2013, reflecting a shift in their legislated mandate. Mr. O’Neill has since led the institution’s historic transformation.

Under his leadership, the Museums have placed new emphasis on telling the comprehensive story of Canada and its people from ancient times to the present day. As well, the Museums have expanded their public engagement and outreach activities throughout the country, fostered new collaborations and partnerships within Canada’s cultural sector, and secured greater sponsor and donor support from Canada’s corporate and philanthropic communities.

A native of Toronto, Mr. O’Neill grew up in Ottawa and attended Carleton University, where he studied political science and Canadian studies. He is a community volunteer and was presented with the Mayor’s City Builder Award in 2013 for his outstanding community service and public advocacy leading to the implementation of the 911 emergency phone number, advanced-care paramedic system and the adoption of mandatory CPR training in local schools in Ottawa. In 2012, he received the Diamond Jubilee Medal for his commitment to the Friends of the Canadian War Museum.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the fulfilment of the purposes and the management of the business, activities and affairs of the corporation. This responsibility is carried out in accordance with a variety of legislation, notably the Museums Act and the Financial Administration Act. In fulfilling its responsibility, the Board as a whole oversees the development and application of policies concerning corporate governance.

Interim Chairman

  • James Fleck, Toronto, Ontario

Vice-Chairman

  • James Fleck, Toronto, Ontario

Trustees

  • Judith Baxter, Clifton Royal, New Brunswick
  • Michael Bliss, Toronto, Ontario
  • Andrea Bobkowicz, Westmount, Quebec
  • Jean Giguère, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Richard Gwyn, Toronto, Ontario
  • Ken Langille, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
  • Christopher McCreery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Claude Thibault, Mont-Royal, Quebec
  • Robert Wilband, Mayne Island, British Columbia

Mission

The Canadian Museum of History is a Crown corporation established by the Museums Act (Statutes of Canada 1990, Chapter 3), and conforms to and is influenced by federal and provincial legislation. The corporation is a separate employer, with the majority of its staff represented by two unions: the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada. Appointed by the Governor-in-Council, the 11 members of the Board of Trustees are part-time appointees representing different regions of Canada. The Board in turn appoints the corporation’s full-time President and Chief Executive Officer, who directs all of the Corporation’s activities.

The corporation’s primary responsibilities are the management of Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. The Canadian Museum of History is recognized as one of the premier cultural facilities of the 20th century, and is home to the Canadian Children’s Museum and CINÉ+. It houses more than close to 4 million artifacts spanning the disciplines of history, archaeology, folk culture, ethnology, postal communications and various other areas of heritage studies. Formed in 1880 around a local collection of Canadian Militia battlefield mementoes, the Canadian War Museum has since become Canada’s national museum of military history. On May 8, 2005 the War Museum reopened in a stunning new building on LeBreton Flats.

Through its activities, the corporation practices museological excellence, thereby promoting a greater understanding of Canadian identity, history and culture. In addition to its presence within the National Capital Region, the corporation disseminates its knowledge throughout Canada and the world through its website, travelling exhibitions, conference participation, publications, social media, engagement activities and other forms of outreach.

The corporation is a member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage. Along with other Portfolio members, the corporation protects and exhibits Canada’s heritage for current and future generations. It also plays a vital role in fostering a sense of Canadian identity, reaching a diverse – and growing – audience through its research and public programming activities.

For further information, see the Corporate Reports.

Doing Business With Us – Overview

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Canadian Museum of History Terms and Conditions

Purchase Orders — Goods

Letter of Agreement — “Low Dollar value service contract”

Services Simplified Terms and Conditions (SSTC)

Doing Business With Us

The Canadian Museum of History’s Contracts section is responsible for managing the corporation’s procurement process. In addition to issuing purchase orders, developing standing agreements, issuing and overseeing the competitive bid process, negotiating and awarding contracts and arrangements, the section is also mandated to ensure that the procurement is compliant with relevant governmental and institutional procurement policies and procedures. If you are a supplier wanting to do business with the Canadian Museum of History, the following sections offer information about purchasing procedures, practices and policies.

Buying Practices

It is the corporation’s policy to contract for goods and services in a way that ensures best overall value. The corporation contracts with those suppliers who satisfy the objectives of obtaining quality goods and services in a timely manner and meeting specifications with competitive prices. In so doing, the corporation, as a matter of principle, conducts its expenditure contracting activities with due regard to applicable laws, regulations, trade agreements, internal policies and competitive tendering processes. The corporation does this in such a way as to convey its high standards of professionalism and business ethics to the external community. As a Crown corporation, the Canadian Museum of History’s procurement is conducted with due regard to the requirements of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Purchases subject to these Agreements are published via MERX online tendering system. Bid packages for procurement subject to AIT and NAFTA must be ordered through MERX.

Sourcing Suppliers

Purchases not subject to AIT or NAFTA may still be published on MERX for open bidding; Nevertheless, this type of sourcing usually uses close bidding processes which involve suppliers that may be identified from past experience with the corporation, industry directories, Internet, industry and associated information sources including catalogues and journals, trade shows and conferences. Eligibility standards have been developed for suppliers:

  • auditable financial strength,
  • proven capacity to meet contractual obligations,
  • guaranteed capability for full and continuous supply,
  • assurance that requirements will be met through implemented, auditable quality plans and
  • reputable track record in supplier’s area of expertise.

If a business qualifies, it may be in a position to bid for the corporation’s work.

Tender Opening

The corporation does not open tenders in public, nor does it reveal any information contained in the responses to its requirements, except as required by law. The corporation firmly believes this would have an impact on its ability to conduct business in a fair and competitive bidding environment.

Limitations

With the exception of Letter of Agreements, which have low monetary value and are limited to small services needs, all purchase orders and contracts for the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum are issued through the corporation’s Contracts section. End users are not authorized to enter into agreements with suppliers. Suppliers should not supply goods or services before a purchase order/contract is in place, and they should not perform work beyond the scope of the existing contract unless authorized by the Contracts section.

Conclusion

The corporation values the special relationship it has with its suppliers and welcomes initiatives by suppliers that contribute to increased productivity and good purchasing management. The corporation is always willing to discuss developments, improved performance or lower costs if these help meet the objective of reliable, cost-effective services to the Canadian public.

Supply of Goods Only

  • Definitions:
    • “Contractor” means the person or persons to whom this purchase order has been delivered to supply the Goods described in the purchase order.
    • “Goods” means the product to be supplied by the Contractor pursuant to the purchase order.   Where the context requires, the word “Goods” is to mean as including any services relating thereto.
    • “Agreement” means the contract arising from the acceptance of the purchase order by the Contractor for the supply of the Goods.
  • Entire Contract:   This purchase order, including these general terms and conditions, forms the entire Agreement between the Canadian Museum of History (The Museum) and the Contractor with respect to the supply of the Goods, and no variation thereof, irrespective of the wording or terms of the Contractor’s acceptance or of the Contractor’s invoice, will be effective unless specifically agreed to in writing by the Museum.   No local, general or trade customs shall be deemed to vary the terms of the Agreement.   The purchase order including these general terms and conditions supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, undertakings, negotiations and discussions, whether oral or written, of the parties and there are no warranties, representations or other agreements between the parties in connection with the subject matter of this purchase order except as specifically set forth herein.
  • Payment of Price:   No amount shall be payable by the Museum hereunder unless an invoice has been submitted for payment of the Goods after delivery and acceptance of the Goods.   Every invoice must clearly show the purchase order number and be submitted in writing to the Museum at the following address:
  • Canadian Museum of History
    Accounts Payable
    100 Laurier Street
    Gatineau, Quebec    K1A 0M8Every invoice shall set out applicable taxes separately.   In addition, the Contractor’s appropriate tax registration number shall be clearly displayed on every invoice.   The Contractor acknowledges that payment of any invoice submitted to the Museum shall be paid on the latter of the following two dates:

    • within thirty (30) days following the date on which the non defective Goods have been delivered to the Museum;   or
    • within thirty (30) days following the date on which an invoice or progress payment are received.

    Note:   The payment period may be adjusted in consideration of any payment discount in the Contractor’s invoice.   Discounts will be calculated from the date when both the Goods and an acceptable invoice have been received from the Museum.

    If the Museum has any objection to the content of the invoice, the Museum shall, within thirty (30) days of its receipt, notify the Contractor of the nature of the objection.   The Contractor agrees to provide clarification as soon as reasonably possible after receipt of the objection.   The Contractor acknowledges that the Museum may withhold payment until such time as the objection has been cleared to the satisfaction of the Museum.

    Inspection of Goods and Defective Goods:   Goods will be received by the Museum subject to final inspection and acceptance by a person duly authorized by the Museum to accept the Goods.   Goods found to be defective or not in compliance with the specifications may be returned to the Contractor at the Contractor’s expense.   The Contractor agrees to repair or replace any defective or non-compliant Goods at its own expense.

  • Warranty:   The Contractor expressly warrants that the Goods will conform to the specifications, drawings, samples or descriptions furnished to or by the Museum and will be of marketable quality, of good material and workmanship and free from defect.   In addition, the Contractor acknowledges that the Museum knows of the Museum’s intended use of the Goods and expressly warrants that the Goods will be fit and sufficient for the particular purposes intended by the Museum.   In supplement of, and not by way of substitution for, the terms of the specifications or any warranty stipulated or implied by law, and notwithstanding prior acceptance of the Goods by the Museum the Contractor shall at anytime within its standard warranty period, at its own expense replace any Goods which are or become defective as a result of faulty or inefficient manufacture, materials or workmanship.   The Contractor shall state its standard warranty period and related terms and conditions at the time of delivery.
  • Changes:   The Museum reserves the right at any time to direct changes, or cause the Contractor to make changes, to drawings and specifications of the Goods or to otherwise change the scope of the work covered by this Agreement, including work with respect to such matters as inspections, testing or quality control, and the Contractor agrees to promptly make those changes.   Any difference in price or time for performance resulting from such change shall be equitably adjusted.
  • Intellectual Property:   The Contractor warrants that it has the right to use and sell any patented devices or parts used in the Goods purchased and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Museum against any claims for royalties, license fees or other claims or demands by reason of the use or sale thereof, whether or not any such devices or parts are specified by the Museum or used by the Contractor in the goods purchased without such specifications.
  • Risk:   The Goods shall be at the risk of the Contractor, who shall bear all loss or damage, from whatsoever cause arising, which may occur to the Goods, or any part thereof, until delivered to the Museum.   the Museum reserves the right to change the place of delivery at any time prior to actual shipment, provided that the Contractor shall be entitled to be reimbursed for any actual increased cost, or shall reduce the prices to the extent of any decreased cost, arising out of such change.
  • Title:   Notwithstanding any terms of the Contractor’s invoice to the contrary, title to the Goods shall be vested in the Museum at the time of delivery of the Goods in good condition and the Contractor waives any right to any lien, charge or other restriction on title implied by law.
  • Conditions of Goods:   Goods must be new and unused unless specified otherwise herein and delivered strictly in accordance with the quantities, specifications and terms and conditions of this order.
  • Shipping:   The prices are F.O.B. destination and include all charges for packing, loading, unloading and transportation unless otherwise specified herein.   Should the Contractor prepay transportation charges which are payable by the Museum under the terms of this contract, these charges are to be shown as a separate item on the invoice.   If there is carload shipment, shipping notices must be sent immediately to the Museum showing car number, initial and routing.   Car service will be deducted for all cars that reach the Museum without shipping notice.
  • Time of Delivery:   The Museum reserves the right to cancel or purchase elsewhere any portion of this order that is not delivered by the date required by this order.   Time shall be of the essence of this Agreement.
  • Taxes:   The prices shown on this order are final unless otherwise specified herein and include all duties.   Provincial, municipal and Goods and Services taxes are extra, if applicable.
  • Members of the House of Commons:   No member of the House of Commons of Canada shall be admitted to any share or part of this Agreement or any benefits that arise therefrom.
  • Successors and Assigns:   This Agreement shall ensure to the benefit of, and shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of, the Museum and the Contractor respectively, provided that the Contractor shall not assign this Agreement or any part thereof without the prior written consent of the Museum and any assignment made without such consent shall be of no effect.
  • Intellectual Property:   All specifications, drawings, samples, patterns and dies furnished to the Contractor by the Museum for use in respect of the order shall be deemed to be owned by the Museum and shall be returned to the Museum at the expense of the Contractor when requested.
  • Governing Law:   Unless otherwise specified, this purchase order shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the place where the Goods are to be delivered.
  • Indemnity:   The Contractor shall indemnify and hold the Museum, its directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any liability, claims, demands or expenses (including reasonable solicitor and client fees) for damages to the property of or injuries (including death) to the Museum, its employees or any other person, arising from or in connection with the use by the Museum of the Goods, except for liability, claim or demand arising out of the sole negligence of the Museum.
  • Compliance with laws:   The Contractor agrees to comply with all federal, provincial and local laws, orders, rules, regulations and ordinances which may be applicable to the Contractor’s performance of its obligation under this Agreement.
  • Advertising:   The Contractor shall not, without first obtaining the written consent of the Museum, in any manner, advertise or publish the fact that the Contractor has contracted to furnish the Museum with the Goods or use any trademark or trade-names of the Museum in the Contractor’s advertising or promotional materials.
  • Relationship of Parties:   The Contractor and the Museum are independent contracting parties and nothing in this Agreement shall make either party the agent or legal representative of the other for any purpose whatsoever, nor shall it grant either party any authority to assume or to create any obligation on behalf of or in the name of the other.

Letter of Agreement

  • This Letter of Agreement (General Terms and Conditions, “GTC”) is forwarded to the person (hereinafter called the “Contractor”) whose agreement to perform on a contractual basis the Work specified on the original document and the copies hereof (hereinafter called the “Work”) is requested by the Canadian Museum of History (hereinafter called the Museum) representing Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada (hereinafter called “Her Majesty”).
  • The Contractor shall indicate his/her agreement to perform the Work, in accordance with all of the terms and conditions herein contained, upon signature and delivering Copy 2 of this Letter of Agreement to the Issuing Office within two days of the date it is received by the Contractor. The Museum reserves the right to cancel the Letter of Agreement in the event of failure by the Contractor to fulfill this obligation. If the Contractor does not wish to perform the Work, he/she should so advise in writing and return to the Museum without delay the Letter of Agreement and all documents and other materials pertaining to the Work that have been forwarded to him/her.
  • Any Work offered and accepted by the Contractor shall be subject to inspection by the Museum and shall be performed by the Contractor to the satisfaction of the Museum and within the time limited therefore by the Museum.
  • In the event that any Work is, in the opinion of the Museum, inadequately performed or unduly delayed due to the fault of the Contractor, the Museum, at its discretion, may:
    • return the Work to the Contractor for correction and the Contractor shall forthwith correct the Work at his/her own expense and return it to the Museum within the time limited therefore by the Museum, or
    • terminate this Letter of Agreement and determine the amount that, in the Museum’s opinion, is the value to the Museum of the Work that has been submitted by the Contractor, and the Museum shall pay to the Contractor and the Contractor shall accept as full payment the amount so determined by the Museum.
  • Subject to article 4, the Museumshall pay the Contractor, after completion of the Work by the Contractor, the remuneration stated by the Museumon the Letter of Agreement form and agreed to by the Contractor in accordance with article 3 provided that the INVOICE has been submitted to the Museum.
  • The Museum may terminate this Letter of Agreement, at any time and for any reason, and notify the Contractor that the Contractor shall cease performance of any Work that has been offered to him/her by the Museum, and the Contractor shall forthwith upon notification cease performance of the Work and transmit to the Museum all completed Work and Work-in-progress in that connection, together with all research material, reports, and any other documentation relating thereof and the Museum shall pay to the Contractor the value of the Work in the opinion of the Museum performed to the date of notification.
  • The Contractor shall treat as confidential, during as well as after the performance of any Work under this Letter of Agreement any information of confidential character relating to the affairs of the Museum or Her Majesty to which he/she becomes privy as a result of his/her acting as a Contractor.
  • All research material, reports, papers, and other documentation forming part of or produced in the performance of the Letter of Agreement and all copyrights thereof are the property of the Museum and neither the Contractor nor his/her servants or agents shall divulge, release or publish any such research, material, reports, papers, or other documentation, or any part thereof without first having obtained written permission from the Museum.
  • The Museum shall not be liable for injury, loss or damage (including death) to the Contractor, its employees   or agents or for loss of or damage to the property of the Contractor its employees and agents in any manner based upon, occasioned by or in any way attributable to the services of the Contractor, its employees and agents under this Letter of Agreement unless such injury, loss or damage is caused by the negligence of an officer or servant of the Museum while acting within scope of his/her employment.
  • The Contractor shall not assign or sublet this Letter of Agreement or any part thereof without the written permission of the Museum.
  • When anything is required to be done or may be done by the Museum under this Letter of Agreement, it may be done by anyone duly authorized by the Museum to act on its behalf.
  • No Member of the House of Commons shall be admitted to any share or part of this Letter of Agreement or to any benefit arising therefrom.
  • The Contractor may be provided with an office space equipped with such furniture, together with such staff and other services as may be necessary for the carrying out of the Work under the Letter of Agreement.
  • Where there is a conflict, the provisions specified in the Letter of Agreement as “Scope of Work” shall prevail over the provision of these conditions.
  • It is a term of any the Museum Agreement that no individual, for whom the post-employment provisions of the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for the Public Office Holders or the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for the Public Service apply, shall derive a direct benefit from this Agreement unless that individual is in compliance with the applicable post-employment provisions; and that during the term of any type of this Agreement any persons engaged in the course of carrying out such Agreement shall conduct themselves in compliance with the principles in the Conflict of Interest and Post-employment Code for the Public Office Holders, (which are the same as those in the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for the Public Service.   Should an interest be acquired during the life of any the Museum Agreement that would cause a conflict of interest or seem to cause a departure from the principles, the Contractor shall declare it immediately to the Contract Authority.
  • This Contractor is engaged under this Agreement as an independent contractor.   Neither the Contractor nor any of his/her personnel is engaged as an employee, servant or agent of the Museum.   The Contractor further agrees to be solely responsible for any and all payments and/or deductions required to be made with respect to unemployment insurance, Worker’s Compensation, income tax or such other payments or deductions.
  • Time shall be of the essence of this Agreement.   Notice in writing of any occurrence causing or likely to cause delay shall be given promptly to the Museum by the Contractor.   If by reason of force majeure or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contractor, any of the Work has been or is likely to be delayed, the Museum may, at its sole discretion, extend the time for completing the Work so delayed.
  • The Contractor shall, at his/her own expense, procure and maintain in force for the duration of this Agreement
    • Commercial General Liability insurance, with a minimum limit of two million dollars ($ 2,000,000.00) in Canadian funds including coverage for personal injury, bodily injury (including death) and property damage for any one occurrence or series of occurrences arising from one cause, no aggregate, and with a maximum deductible of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) in Canadian funds. The policy shall provide coverage for, but not be limited to, all premises and operations of the Contractor, non-owned automobile, contractual liability and liability specifically assumed under this Agreement. The Museum shall be added to the policy as an additional insured and the policy shall contain a cross-liability clause. The coverage afforded to the Museum as an additional insured shall include, but not be limited to, negligence on the part of the Museum arising out of this Agreement.
    • All Risk Property insurance of sufficient limit to cover all property of the Museum entrusted to the Contractor.
    • Worker’s Compensation or Workplace insurance as required by statute in any Province or Territory where any employee of the Contractor or any Subcontractor may be domiciled or, if applicable, where the site of the Work is located.

    The Contractor shall deliver to the Museum, at the time of the signing of this Agreement, a certificate or certificates of insurance as evidence that the required coverages are in effect and that the Museum shall be given sixty days’ prior written notice of cancellation or expiry of, or material change to, such coverage.

    The foregoing insurance provision shall not limit the insurance required by municipal, provincial, and federal law. The insurance coverages shall be underwritten by an insurer that is licensed in the provinces in which the Contractor is conducting business under this Agreement. It shall be the sole responsibility of the Contractor to determine what additional insurance coverages, if any, are necessary and advisable for his/her own protection or to fulfill his/her obligation under this Agreement. Any such additional insurance shall be provided and maintained by the Contractor at his/her own expense.

  • A security clearance must be processed before gaining access to the corporation’s buildings; The Contractor shall submit to the Museum, before commencement of the Work, the names of all persons who will be present at the place of Work, whether inside or outside the area of Work and who are involved with the Work, whether they are employees of the Contractor or Subcontractors.   The Contractor and all Subcontractors shall agree to submit, if required to do so by the Museum, the following security screening forms in a duly completed manner, for themselves and for any other persons who will be assigned to Work on their behalf on this project, before commencing the Work:   Declaration Regarding Criminal Convictions, Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information parts (1) Reliability, (2) Criminal record, (3) Credit and (4) any other security clearance form reasonably required by the Museum.   The Contractor agrees to only allow favourably screened personnel on the Work site as determined by the Museum.
  • The Contractor shall at all times indemnify and hold harmless the Museum, its directors, officers, employees and others for whom it may be responsible in law, from and against all losses, claims, including claims made by the Contractor’s personnel under Worker’s Compensation or Workplace insurance legislation, demands, awards, judgments, actions and proceedings by whomsoever made, brought or prosecuted in respect of loss of, damage to or destruction of property (including loss or damage sustained by the Contractor) or personal injury including death, and from and against any and all loss of, damage to or destruction of property, expenses and costs (including any consequential or economic loss, and legal fees and disbursements on a solicitor-client basis) suffered or incurred by the Museum arising out of or in any way connected with this Agreement, whether or not caused by the Contractor’s negligence, except to the extent to which such loss or damage has arisen solely out of the Museum’s negligence. The Contractor shall also indemnify and hold harmless the Museum with regard to any action or claim for infringement or alleged infringement by the Contractor of any patent of invention, industrial design or trademark, including infringement arising out of specifications furnished by the Museum.
  • Unless otherwise provided in the Agreement and notwithstanding prior inspection and acceptance of any Work by the Museum and without restricting any other terms of the Agreement or any condition, warranty or provision implied or imposed by law, the Contractor warrants that for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of completion of the Work, the Work shall be free from all defects in material and Workmanship and conform with the requirements of any Agreement..
  • The Museum may at any time or from time to time order the suspension of Work in whole or in part, as described in the Agreement, and make modifications of, and changes in or additions to, the specifications, changes in methods of delivery or packaging, and changes in the date or location of delivery.   All directions given by the Museum with respect to the foregoing shall be complied with by the Contractor.   If any such suspension, modification, change or addition of the Work shall result in a monetary increase or decrease of the cost of the Work, the Agreement price shall be amended and adjusted accordingly, provided that the Contractor shall in no event be entitled to compensation for any loss of anticipated profits and provided further that minor increases or decreases in cost shall be disregarded.
  • The Museum’s Project Authority shall indicate acceptable access routes for installation personnel, materials, equipment and removal of waste.   Contractor shall restrict its access to those prescribed routes.   Unescorted access will not be permitted under any circumstances through the public areas of the building, nor through the occupied, non-public portions of the building.   The Contractor shall provide access to authorized visitors to site, and shall supply to those visitors the required protective safety equipment.   The Contractor shall provide and maintain controls necessary to preserve continuous security of the site against intrusion, loss or damage.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited within the Museum’s buildings.
  • When applicable, The CONTRACTOR agrees to permit the MUSEUM to photograph, televise, or reproduce in any media the works of art created at the event related to this Letter of Agreement for archival, catalogue, educational and publicity purposes including posting information and images on the Museum’s Web site.

Services Simplified Terms and Conditions (SSTC)

  • This Agreement is forwarded to the person (hereinafter called the “ Contractor”) whose agreement to perform on a contractual basis the Work specified on the original document and the copies hereof (hereinafter called the “Work”) is requested by the Canadian Museum of History (hereinafter called the Museum) representing Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada (hereinafter called “Her Majesty”).
  • The Contractor shall indicate his/her agreement to perform the Work, in accordance with all of the terms and conditions herein contained, upon signature and delivering 3 copies of this Agreement to the Issuing Office within two days of the date it is received by the Contractor. The Museum reserves the right to cancel the Agreement in the event of failure by the Contractor to fulfill this obligation. If the Contractor does not wish to perform the Work, he/she should so advise in writing and return to the Museum without delay the Agreement and all documents and other materials pertaining to the Work that have been forwarded to him/her.
  • Any Work offered and accepted by the Contractor shall be subject to inspection by the Museum and shall be performed by the Contractor to the satisfaction of the Museum and within the time limited therefore by the Museum.
  • In the event that any Work is, in the opinion of the Museum, inadequately performed or unduly delayed due to the fault of the Contractor, the Museum, at its discretion, may:
    • return the Work to the Contractor for correction and the Contractor shall forthwith correct the Work at his/her own expense and return it to the Museum within the time limited therefore by the Museum, or
    • terminate this Agreement and determine the amount that, in the Museum’s opinion, is the value to the Museum of the Work that has been submitted by the Contractor, and the Museum  shall pay to the Contractor and the Contractor shall accept as full payment the amount so determined by the Museum.
  • Subject to article 4, the Museum shall pay the Contractor, after completion of the Work by the Contractor, the remuneration stated in this agreement and agreed to by the Contractor in accordance with article 3 provided that the INVOICE has been submitted to the Museum.
  • The Museummay terminate this Agreement, at any time and for any reason, and notify the Contractor that the Contractor shall cease performance of any Work that has been offered to him/her by the Museum, and the Contractor shall forthwith upon notification cease performance of the Work and transmit to the Museum all completed Work and Work-in-progress in that connection, together with all research material, reports, and any other documentation relating thereof and the Museum shall pay to the Contractor the value of the Work in the opinion of the Museum performed to the date of notification.
  • The Contractor shall treat as confidential, during as well as after the performance of any Work under this Agreement any information of confidential character relating to the affairs of the Museum or Her Majesty to which he/she becomes privy as a result of his/her acting as a Contractor.
  • All research material, reports, papers, and other documentation forming part of or produced in the performance of the Agreement and all copyrights thereof are the property of the Museum and neither the Contractor nor his/her servants or agents shall divulge, release or publish any such research, material, reports, papers, or other documentation, or any part thereof without first having obtained written permission from the Museum.
  • The Museumshall not be liable for injury, loss or damage (including death) to the Contractor, its employees or agents or for loss of or damage to the property of the Contractor its employees and agents in any manner based upon, occasioned by or in any way attributable to the services of the Contractor, its employees and agents under this Agreement unless such injury, loss or damage is caused by the negligence of an officer or servant of the Museum while acting within scope of his/her employment.
  • The Contractor shall not assign or sublet this Agreement or any part thereof without the written permission of the Museum.
  • When anything is required to be done or may be done by the Museum under this Agreement, it may be done by anyone duly authorized by the Museum to act on its behalf.
  • No Member of the House of Commons shall be admitted to any share or part of this Agreement or to any benefit arising therefrom.
  • The Contractor may be provided with an office space equipped with such furniture, together with such staff and other services as may be necessary for the carrying out of the Work under this Agreement.
  • Where there is a conflict, the provisions specified in the Agreement as “Scope of Work” shall prevail over the provision of these conditions.
  • It is a term of any the Museum Agreement that no individual, for whom the post-employment provisions of the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for the Public Office Holders or the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for the Public Service apply, shall derive a direct benefit from this Agreement unless that individual is in compliance with the applicable post-employment provisions; and that during the term of any type of this Agreement any persons engaged in the course of carrying out such Agreement shall conduct themselves in compliance with the principles in the Conflict of Interest and Post-employment Code for the Public Office Holders, (which are the same as those in the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for the Public Service. Should an interest be acquired during the life of any the Museum Agreement that would cause a conflict of interest or seem to cause a departure from the principles, the Contractor shall declare it immediately to the Contract Authority.
  • This Contractor is engaged under this Agreement as an independent contractor. Neither the Contractor nor any of his/her personnel is engaged as an employee, servant or agent of the Museum. The Contractor further agrees to be solely responsible for any and all payments and/or deductions required to be made with respect to unemployment insurance, Worker’s Compensation, income tax or such other payments or deductions.
  • Time shall be of the essence of this Agreement. Notice in writing of any occurrence causing or likely to cause delay shall be given promptly to the Museum by the Contractor. If by reason of force majeure or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contractor, any of the Work has been or is likely to be delayed, the Museum may, at its sole discretion, extend the time for completing the Work so delayed.
  • The Contractor shall, at his/her own expense, procure and maintain in force for the duration of this Agreement(i) Commercial General Liability insurance, with a minimum limit of two million dollars ($ 2,000,000.00) in Canadian funds including coverage for personal injury, bodily injury (including death) and property damage for any one occurrence or series of occurrences arising from one cause, no aggregate, and with a maximum deductible of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) in Canadian funds. The policy shall provide coverage for, but not be limited to, all premises and operations of the Contractor, non-owned automobile, contractual liability and liability specifically assumed under this Agreement. The Museumshall be added to the policy as an additional insured and the policy shall contain a cross-liability clause. The coverage afforded to the Museum as an additional insured shall include, but not be limited to, negligence on the part of the Museum arising out of this Agreement.(ii) All Risk Property insurance of sufficient limit to cover all property of the Museum entrusted to the Contractor.

    (iii) Worker’s Compensation or Workplace insurance as required by statute in any Province or Territory where any employee of the Contractor or any Subcontractor may be domiciled or, if applicable, where the site of the Work is located.

    The Contractor shall deliver to the Museum, at the time of the signing of this Agreement, a certificate or certificates of insurance as evidence that the required coverages are in effect and that the Museum shall be given sixty days’ prior written notice of cancellation or expiry of, or material change to, such coverage.

    The foregoing insurance provision shall not limit the insurance required by municipal, provincial, and federal law. The insurance coverages shall be underwritten by an insurer that is licensed in the provinces in which the Contractor is conducting business under this Agreement. It shall be the sole responsibility of the Contractor to determine what additional insurance coverages, if any, are necessary and advisable for his/her own protection or to fulfill his/her obligation under this Agreement. Any such additional insurance shall be provided and maintained by the Contractor at his/her own expense.

  • A security clearance must be processed before gaining access to the corporation’s buildings; The Contractor shall submit to the Museum, before commencement of the Work, the names of all persons who will be present at the place of Work, whether inside or outside the area of Work and who are involved with the Work, whether they are employees of the Contractor or Subcontractors. The Contractor and all Subcontractors shall agree to submit, if required to do so by the Museum, the following security screening forms in a duly completed manner, for themselves and for any other persons who will be assigned to Work on their behalf on this project, before commencing the Work: Declaration Regarding Criminal Convictions, Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information parts (1) Reliability, (2) Criminal record, (3) Credit and (4) any other security clearance form reasonably required by the Museum. The Contractor agrees to only allow favourably screened personnel on the Work site as determined by the Museum.
  • The Contractor shall at all times indemnify and hold harmless the Museum, its directors, officers, employees and others for whom it may be responsible in law, from and against all losses, claims, including claims made by the Contractor’s personnel under Worker’s Compensation or Workplace insurance legislation, demands, awards, judgments, actions and proceedings by whomsoever made, brought or prosecuted in respect of loss of, damage to or destruction of property (including loss or damage sustained by the Contractor) or personal injury including death, and from and against any and all loss of, damage to or destruction of property, expenses and costs (including any consequential or economic loss, and legal fees and disbursements on a solicitor-client basis) suffered or incurred by the Museum arising out of or in any way connected with this Agreement, whether or not caused by the Contractor’s negligence, except to the extent to which such loss or damage has arisen solely out of the Museum’s negligence. The Contractor shall also indemnify and hold harmless the Museum with regard to any action or claim for infringement or alleged infringement by the Contractor of any patent of invention, industrial design or trademark, including infringement arising out of specifications furnished by the Museum.
  • Unless otherwise provided in the Agreement and notwithstanding prior inspection and acceptance of any Work by the Museum and without restricting any other terms of the Agreement or any condition, warranty or provision implied or imposed by law, the Contractor warrants that for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of completion of the Work, the Work shall be free from all defects in material and Workmanship and conform with the requirements of any Agreement.
  • The Museum may at any time or from time to time order the suspension of Work in whole or in part, as described in the Agreement, and make modifications of, and changes in or additions to, the specifications, changes in methods of delivery or packaging, and changes in the date or location of delivery. All directions given by the Museum with respect to the foregoing shall be complied with by the Contractor. If any such suspension, modification, change or addition of the Work shall result in a monetary increase or decrease of the cost of the Work, the Agreement price shall be amended and adjusted accordingly, provided that the Contractor shall in no event be entitled to compensation for any loss of anticipated profits and provided further that minor increases or decreases in cost shall be disregarded.
  • The Museum’s Project Authority shall indicate acceptable access routes for installation personnel, materials, equipment and removal of waste. Contractor shall restrict its access to those prescribed routes. Unescorted access will not be permitted under any circumstances through the public areas of the building, nor through the occupied, non-public portions of the building. The Contractor shall provide access to authorized visitors to site, and shall supply to those visitors the required protective safety equipment. The Contractor shall provide and maintain controls necessary to preserve continuous security of the site against intrusion, loss or damage.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited within the Museum’s buildings.
  • When applicable, The CONTRACTOR agrees to permit the MUSEUM to photograph, televise, or reproduce in any media the works of art created at the event related to this Agreement for archival, catalogue, educational and publicity purposes including posting information and images on the Museum’s Web site.
  • The Project Authority’s powers and responsibilities shall be as follows:
    • the Project Authority manages the Work and is accountable for its complete lifecycle;
    • the Project Authority is responsible for all queries related to the Work;
    • when required, the Project Authority recommends, with proper justifications, the granting of extensions and/or amendments to the Contract;
    • the Project Authority certifies the Contractor’s invoices that work has been completed according to contract;
    • the Project Authority authorizes the project closure;
    • the Project Authority produces and communicates Contractors’ performance data.
  • The Contracting Authority’s powers and responsibilities shall be as follows:
    • the Contracting Authority is responsible for all queries related to the terms of the Contract and for its amendments;
    • the Contracting Authority has the sole power to authorize any changes to the Contract;
    • the Contracting Authority has the sole power to contractually bind the corporation;
    • the Contracting Authority is responsible for dispute resolution arising out of the Contract.

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