ERDC Rental Policy

As used herein, “ERDC” means Global Partners Enterprises LLC, dba Event Rentals DC and “Client” means the customer identified in the applicable Order, its agents and/or employees, and includes the person or entity for whom the services are being provided, even if the identified Client is an agent for such other person. By accepting any order (“Order”), which acceptance may be verbal or written, Client agrees to the following terms and conditions, which shall apply except as otherwise specifically indicated on any Order.

  1. Rental Terms. This is a rental agreement only. Rental Items shall remain the personal property of ERDC. No operators are furnished with the Rental Items. The rental period commences on the “Install or Delivery” date and ends on the “Pick-up” date shown on the Order. If Client makes greater use of the Rental Items than agreed upon, or does not return will-call items by the “Pick-up” date shown on the Order, additional fees will be charged. Orders finalized within 7 days of the installation may be subject to increased pricing.
  2. Payment. A deposit of 50% of the invoice total shall be required to secure an Order. Any amounts not paid when due shall bear interest at the lower of the maximum rate permitted by law or 1.5% per month (18% per annum) from the date due until the date paid. ERDC may charge a fee of $25.00 on all returned checks.
  3. Client Cancellation. Except for a cancellation for a default by ERDC, upon any cancellation of an accepted Order, Client will be responsible for the cancellation fees as follows: Any cancellations more than 7 days in advance of the scheduled delivery date will be billed at 50% contract value. Any cancellations made within 7 days of the scheduled delivery date will be billed at full contract value.  Refusal of items on site constitutes a cancellation by Client.  Refusals will be billed at full contract value.
  4. ERDC Cancellation. ERDC reserves the right to terminate/cancel any contract at anytime and for any reason and will not be liable for any Special Damages (see Section 18).  ERDC will promptly notify all clients of a cancellation and will refund all monies within 7 days of the cancellation.
  5. Client Contracts. Any contract requirements imposed by Client or any venue must be provided for ERDC’s review and approval no less than 14 days in advance of the delivery date. It is Client’s responsibility to timely provide for ERDC’s review and approval any Client or venue PO, non-disclosure, hold harmless or other agreement.
  6. Compliance with Laws; Safety. Client is responsible for obtaining all permits and/or licenses from the appropriate government agencies. If permits or licenses are denied for any reason, Client remains responsible for all obligations pursuant to this Agreement. Client shall not move the Rental Items from the address at which Client represented they were to be used. Client shall not use or allow anyone to use the Rental Items in any illegal or unsafe manner. Client shall not allow any person to use or operate the Rental Items who is not qualified or who has not received and understands the safety and operating instructions or who does not utilize all required safety equipment. Client shall comply with all applicable laws which apply to the use of the Rental Items during the rental period.
  7. Access. If ERDC is delivering or installing the Rental Items, Client shall be responsible to: (a) provide or obtain access to the Event location and areas required for ERDC to unload, stage and install the Rental Items; (b) ensure all Rental Items will fit into the venue, including doors, elevators and stairwells; (c) coordinate the work of ERDC with the work of others to avoid undue delay in ERDC’s ability to perform the Services and install and remove the Rental Items in a timely and efficient manner; (d) ensure a safe, clear path of ingress and egress for delivery and, if applicable, installation, of the Rental Items; and (e) unless installation is included in the Order, fold and stack the Rental Items, rinse and re-rack all dishes, wipe down all catering equipment and return all Rental Items to the drop-off location for ERDC to pick-up. If Client has any questions about the space needed for ERDC to unload, stage and install the Rental Items it is Client’s responsibility to ask. Client is responsible for any delays or extra costs associated with providing insufficient access or space. ERDC may refuse to deliver Rental Items if there is no safe means of ingress and egress, or charge additional labor costs, and Client shall be responsible for all related cancellation fees and additional labor costs.
  8. Damage to Non-Rental Items. ERDC has no responsibility to move any non-rental items. If, as a courtesy, ERDC agrees to move any non-Rental Items, such activity is at Client’s sole risk. ERDC shall not be liable for any damage arising therefrom. Provided ERDC takes reasonable care to protect such surfaces, ERDC shall not be responsible for any damage to pool decks, flooring, grass, tracks or other surfaces on which Client requests ERDC drive, walk or install Rental Items.
  9. As-Is/Acceptance. Client shall inspect the Rental Items upon pick-up, arrival and/or upon installation. If Client does not notify ERDC of defective, missing or incorrect Rental Items within 1 hour of pick-up or delivery, Client shall be deemed to have accepted the Rental Items in their “as is” condition Client shall be deemed to have accepted the Rental Items in their “as is” condition and waives his/her right to dispute the installation. ERDC is not responsible for any product description inaccuracies. It is the responsibility of the Client to verify the accuracy of all items on his/her order prior to the delivery.  If any and all electrical equipment is being powered by a generator and no redundant power or back up is scheduled for the Event, ERDC is not responsible for any damage as a result of mechanical failure.
  10. Delivery; Pick-Up. For pick-up Orders, Client agrees to return to ERDC the Rental Items by the agreed return date (“pick-up” date on Order) or be responsible for all pick-up charges. If the Order includes delivery and pick-up, Client agrees to provide a secure storage location and Client accepts all risk including damage to and liability relative to Rental Items for a reasonable period of time until the Rental Items are picked up by ERDC. If additional pickups are needed, a delivery surcharge may be assessed. It is also the responsibility of the Client to confirm and check delivery and pick up times as stated on the Order.  If no time is specified, ERDC will assume the Client is requesting a flexible delivery and pick up option.  Client agrees that ERDC is not responsible for any loss and is held harmless against any and all claims resulting from Client failure to check and confirm delivery and pick up times.
  11. Delivery Policy. Upon delivery of items, Client must sign the Delivery Sheet. If Client refuses to sign the Delivery Sheet, ERDC may refuse to complete the delivery/installation or dismantle installed items and will be billed as a Client Refusal. Client will be responsible for paying 100% of the contract value and any and all additional fees.
  12. Time Sensitive Deliveries. Unless Force Majeure is invoked, ERDC shall make every reasonable effort to deliver rental items within +-30 minutes of the scheduled delivery time. If ERDC delivers anytime later than 30 minutes after the scheduled delivery time, ERDC will refund the delivery fee and will make every reasonable effort to assist the client.  If ERDC is a no show and the event cannot occur, ERDC will refund the entire invoice and up to an additional 10% of the total invoice for inconvenience caused.  ERDC is held harmless from any and all damage and monetary related claims resulting from tardiness or no show.
  13. Loss or Damage. Client shall be responsible for any losses or theft of Rental Items, and all damage to Rental Items beyond ordinary wear and tear, while in the possession or control of Client. Linens and drapes must be dry before being placed in bags or they may mildew or be otherwise damaged. Client will pay for all Rental Items lost or damaged in an amount equal to the replacement cost of the Rental Items. An optional Damage Waiver is available to Client, which protects Client from reasonable, accidental damage to Rental Items. However, Damage Waiver does not cover missing, stolen, or intentionally damaged items.
  14. Weather Events. ERDC will use commercially reasonable efforts to minimize weather related risks of any outdoor Event. However, should any appropriately installed Rental Items become unusable after delivery to the Event due to high wind, snow, rain, flooding, extreme cold or heat, or any other factor beyond ERDC control, Client shall still be liable for payment in full of all charges. At Client’s request, subject to availability, ERDC will attempt to repair, reinstall or replace any properly installed Rental Items damaged due to weather events and Client shall pay ERDC’s actual costs in connection therewith plus an administrative cost of twenty percent (20%). If there is forecasted to occur during installation extreme weather, ERDC may decline to install the Rental Items for the safety of ERDC’s workers and others.
  15. No Warranties. ERDC makes no warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular use or purpose, either expressed or implied. There is no warranty or representation that the Rental Items are fit for Client’s particular intended use or that they are free of latent defects. ERDC shall not be responsible for any defect or failure unknown to ERDC. ERDC is not the manufacturer of the Rental Items or agent thereof.
  16. Injury or Damage. Client will take all necessary precautions regarding the Rental Items, and protect all persons and property from injury or damage while in possession or control of the Rental Items. Client agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless ERDC from and against any and all liability, claims, judgments, attorney’s fees and costs, including, but not limited to, injuries or death to persons and damage to property, occurring while the Rental Items are in the possession or control of Client, arising out of the use, maintenance, operation, possession, or rental of the items rented, however caused, except arising through the sole gross negligence or willful misconduct of ERDC.
  17. Assumption of Risk. Client is fully aware and acknowledges there is risk of injury or damage arising out of the use or operation of the Rental Items and voluntarily assumes all of the above risks. Client agrees to release and discharge ERDC from any and all responsibility or liability from such injury or damage against ERDC which Client otherwise may be entitled to assert, except to injury or damage arising through the sole gross negligence or willful misconduct of ERDC.
  18. Waiver of Special Damages. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL ERDC BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, SAVINGS OR BUSINESS, OR FOR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, CONTINGENT, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SERVICES, WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER ERDC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
  19. Force Majeure. ERDC’s performance under this Agreement will be excused or may be delayed or modified without liability in the event of severe weather conditions, strikes, labor disputes, riots, any and all unforeseeable and uncontrollable accidents, natural disasters and other Acts of God, and governmental mandates beyond ERDC’s control. In such event, ERDC will promptly notify Client of such conditions. At Client’s request, ERDC will use reasonable efforts to provide substitute Rental Items and Services, subject to each party’s written approval of the substitute Rental Items and Services and Rental Prices and Fees.
  20. Tents. If the Rental Items include tents:
    1. Client shall be responsible for locating underground utilities and other structures, providing ERDC with a diagram showing the location thereof, and for any damage resulting from ERDC encountering unmarked underground utilities or structures.
    2. Tents are designed to be secured using stakes or, for asphalt or concrete surfaces, concrete anchors, water weights or blocks. Client accepts full responsibility, and shall indemnify, defend and hold ERDC harmless, from and against any claims or damage to persons or property resulting from Client requesting any tent be installed and secured in any other manner. ERDC is not responsible for repairing asphalt or concrete surfaces damaged in connection with the normal installation process.
    3. Client agrees: (i) prior to the time ERDC is scheduled to arrive for installation, to clearly mark the exact location of the tent and have the installation area cleared; (ii) to have a representative present at the time of tent erection; and (iii) to have the contents of the tent, other than Rental Items being picked up by ERDC, cleared out before the date the tent is to be taken down. In order to install or takedown a tent, ERDC must have clear unobstructed space that is larger than the tent by at least 10 feet on each side and end of the tent. Client shall be responsible for additional charges for any delay incurred, or additional labor, resulting from Client’s failure to prepare the installation site in accordance with these specifications or ERDC being required to relocate any tent which was installed according to Client’s original instructions.
    4. Tents are rented on an “AS IS” basis. Although the canvas and vinyl fabrics of the tents have been treated for water repellency, ERDC disclaims any guarantee or warranty as to the effectiveness of such treatment, or that the fabric of such Items will not stretch, shrink, crack, fade, tear, or leak.
    5. From the time ERDC’s crew leaves after installing the tent, Client shall maintain the tent(s) in good condition. Client shall make no alterations to any tent without ERDC’s prior written permission. Signs or banners shall not be affixed to the tent top or walls and may be hung only from the “D” rings or wall rope on the side valance of the tent, or from ropes strung between tent poles. DO NOT USE TAPE ON TENT TOPS OR SIDES. Client shall not to allow cooking, fire or any combustible materials under or with twenty (20) feet of the tent unless such items were included in the Rental Items and were installed by ERDC. Any such cooking, fire or combustible materials included in the Rental Items are not moved from the locations in which they were installed by ERDC.
    6. Tents are temporary structures and will not withstand strong wind, rain, lighting, earthquake or other conditions. A tent installed in a safe manner may become unsafe due to such conditions. Client has responsibility to monitor weather and other conditions, especially wind, and bears all responsibility for the safety of persons and property and the decision whether or not to evacuate the tent and tent areas. Client is responsible for developing an evacuation plan for tents and Client should ensure its on-site personnel are thoroughly familiar with tent evacuation procedures. In the event of a predicted or actual extreme weather events, ERDC may decline to install, or may dismantle, any equipment, for the safety of ERDC’s and Client personnel, Event attendees and others.
    7. Tents may only be installed once. ERDC has no obligation to move tents once tents have been installed at the appropriate location as designated by the Client. Moving an already installed tent will incur additional labor fees.
    8. Client may not in any way, attempt to uninstall, move, or dismantle any tent. Client assumes full responsibility and liability for any injuries and accidents that may arise from unauthorized tent breakdown
  21. Legal. This Agreement and its terms and conditions supersede and will take precedent over any and all contracts, agreements, and obligations ERDC may have with other parties.  All claims and disputes arising under or relating to this Agreement are to be settled by binding arbitration in the state of Delaware or another location mutually agreeable to the parties. The arbitration shall be conducted on a confidential basis pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any decision or award as a result of any such arbitration proceeding shall be in writing and shall provide an explanation for all conclusions of law and fact and shall include the assessment of costs, expenses, and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Any such arbitration shall be conducted by an arbitrator experienced in the Event and Party Rental Industry and shall include a written record of the arbitration hearing. An award of arbitration may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction.
  22. Reviews. By signing this contract, Client relinquishes his/her right to write any and all review/s online, in person, or through any physical or virtual medium. Client agrees that if he/she publishes any unauthorized reviews, he/she will be fined $500 per review. Client also acknowledges that he/she may be subject to legal action if a review is published.  Client acknowledges that he/she cannot make any amendments or adjustments to the delivery policy.  Acceptance of delivery itself constitutes acceptance of Delivery Policy.
  23. ATM Policy.
    1. Location and Security: Client agrees to provide a 120v outlet on site for the ATM. Location must be easily accessible for ERDC staff and technicians. It is the joint responsibility for Client  to maintain the security of the ATM site.  Any unauthorized transportation, tampering, vandalism, theft, or destruction shall be immediately reported to local police.  Client must be proactive, defined as how a prudent person would act to protect his or her private property.  Client is responsible for any financial loss that occurs if Client did not act reasonably proactive, as defined by any and all steps and measures a prudent individual would take to secure his or her property.
    2. Handling: Handing refers to troubleshooting and powering on the ATM. It does not refer to customer transactions. Only ERDC staff are permitted to handle the ATM.  ERDC is not liable for any injuries that may occur by unauthorized handling by Client or Client’s customers.
    3. Network Outage: Client understands that mobile ATMs as well as most ATMs work wirelessly using ColumbusData’s network. ColumbusData is the largest credit card and ATM processor in the world. Although extremely rare, ColumbusData’s wireless network may go down.  When this occurs, ALL ATMS WILL NOT WORK.  The duration of the power outage can be as quick as 1 minute, or it can last several hours.  Client understands that simply bringing a new ATM will not solve the problem.  Client understands that wireless network outages are completely out of the control of ERDC staff.  ERDC cannot be held responsible in any way for any loss that may occur due to network outages.
    4. Maintenance: Client understands that ATMs are machines and they are liable to malfunction, breakdown, or need repairs.  ERDC will do its best to maintain the quality of the ATM machine and small repairs that can be made on site.  If extensive repairs are needed, ERDC will remove the damaged ATM machine and provide another ATM machine. Client understands that ATMs do not trouble-shoot problems directly to ERDC.  Problems may have to be identified by Client on-site.  It is the joint responsibility of Client and ERDC to identify problems such as bill-jams, wireless outages, and any type of issue that may occur with an ATM.  Although ERDC’s ATM machines are wireless, wireless only defines the method by which the ATM communicates with the processing bank.  ATM machines do not communicate directly with ERDC.

     

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