8.6 Governing Law and Dispute Resolution. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon, without regard to conflict of laws rules. The parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the State Courts of Washington County and the federal courts of the State of Oregon for any dispute, claim or means arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any services incorporated therein, although the parties may agree to arbitration. In any event, where a dispute arises under this Agreement, the Parties agree that a good faith attempt to resolve the dispute shall be made at a meeting in a neutral location with a neutral external mediator prior to the filing of legal proceedings. 1. A contractor shall keep a list containing the names, addresses and licence numbers of all subcontractors or other contractors who perform work on a project for that contractor. 2. a. Where a subcontractor has worked in accordance with a construction contract and the original contractor receives payment from the owner for the work performed by the subcontractor, the original contractor must pay for such work to the subcontractor no later than seven days after receipt of payment by the original contractor.
If a supplier of equipment has entered into a construction contract and the original contractor receives payment from the owner for materials or products supplied by the material supplier, the original contractor must pay the supplier of equipment for such materials and products no later than seven days after receipt of payment from the original contractor. An original subcontractor who receives, in accordance with this Subsection, payment for work made available to the original subcontractor by another subcontractor or for materials or products made available to the original subcontractor, shall pay to the other subcontractor or supplier of equipment, no later than seven days after receipt of payment by the original subcontractor 500,000 00 5.2 No conflict of interest. During the term of this Agreement, the Contractor shall not accept any Work, enter into any Contract or assume any obligation inconsistent or inconsistent with the Contractor`s obligations or the extent of the services provided to the Enterprise under this Agreement. The Contractor shall ensure that there is, to its knowledge, no other contract or obligation of the Contractor in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement. The Contractor undertakes to exempt the Company from any loss resulting from the Alleged Breach by the Contractor of a Service Contract with Third Parties. 2.1 Independent Contractor Status. The Contractor`s relationship with the Enterprise is that of an independent Contractor and nothing in this Agreement shall be contemplated or construed to create a partnership, agency, joint venture or employment relationship. The Contractor shall not be entitled to take out insurance, contract or obligation on behalf of the enterprise unless expressly requested or authorized to do so in writing by a business manager. The Contractor represents and warrants to the Enterprise that the Contractor is carrying on an independent enterprise that provides professional services of a type to be provided under this Agreement and presents itself as such to the public.
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