STATEMENT OF WORK: MONTERREY, MEXICO WEEKLY SECURITY REPORT
This is an Agreement between STRATFOR and Bridgestone Inc. [CLIENT] presented on October 13, 2010 for the Strategic Reporting Services as detailed below. Signature of this document obligates both parties to the terms and conditions as set forth below.
Founded in 1996 by Dr. George Friedman, author of the NY Times best-seller “The Next 100 Years,” STRATFOR is a privately-owned, geopolitical intelligence organization that specializes in unbiased global monitoring, insight, analysis and forecasting. Its proven methodology combines open source and human intelligence for in-depth reporting in targeted regional and topical market segments across the globe. STRATFOR’s distinct approach provides actionable intelligence to reinforce global missions/ organizational objectives — while reducing risk and maximizing opportunities — for government agencies, higher education and multinational corporations.
SCOPE OF WORK
STRATFOR will provide Client with a once-per-week report detailing security developments in the Monterrey, Mexico region. STRATFOR’s open source intelligence specialists and analytical team will continually collect information about the security environment in the Monterrey area, including reports of security incidents occurring the region. This information will be analyzed and compiled into the once-weekly report that will include both tactical details and strategic analysis of the ongoing situation in the area. This analysis will include STRATFOR’s thoughts on how the security situation is evolving in the city and how these developments could impact the client’s travelers and operations in the region.
STRATFOR will provide a reporting detailing the security situation in Monterrey, Mexico to the Client’s designated employees.
Each report will be approximately 2 pages in length.
Each report will include tactical details of the situation in the Monterrey, Mexico area. Additionally, each report will provide more in-depth analysis on how significant events could define and change the security environment in the area, providing special emphasis on how the Client’s travelers and operations could be impacted.
Each report will be delivered via email in PDF format.
Service will begin two weeks following the execution of this agreement.
Monterrey, Mexico Weekly Security Report – Six Month Initial Period of Service
STRATFOR will invoice CLIENT for $24,000 upon execution of this agreement. An additional invoice for $24,000 will be sent after three months of service. All invoices are due upon receipt.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Given the ongoing nature of the monitoring and analysis that will be required to fulfill this agreement, STRATFOR requires a 30-day advance renewal for this contract following the initial six-month period of service to ensure that our collection and analysis efforts are uninterrupted.
No representation, term or covenant not expressly specified in this Agreement shall, whether oral or written, be a part of this Agreement. No modification of this Agreement shall be effective unless it is in writing.
Each party may terminate this Agreement without cause with thirty days prior written notice. Should CLIENT initiate the termination, CLIENT is responsible for all expenses incurred to date by STRATFOR prior to the effective date of termination. Should STRATFOR Initiate the termination, STRATFOR will refund all fees collected for services not rendered, except for initial non-refundable quarterly deposit.
During the course of the term of this proposed Agreement, STRATFOR and the CLIENT may have access to information of the other party that is confidential and proprietary. Each party hereby expressly covenants and agrees that it shall not use, furnish or disclose any such confidential or proprietary information to any other person without the prior written consent of the other party.
STRATFOR DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE STRATEGIC MONITORING REPORT IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” NEITHER STRATFOR NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS SHALL BE LIABLE TO CLIENT OR TO ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY ANY ERROR, DELAY, OR FAILURE IN PROCURING, COMPILING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING, OR DELIVERING THE STRATEGIC MONITORING, FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY CLIENT OR BY ANYONE ELSE IN RELIANCE ON STRATEGIC MONITORING, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CLIENT AGREES THAT THE LIABILITY OF STRATFOR, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, AND LICENSORS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE), IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH STRATEGIC MONITORING SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT CLIENT PAID TO STRATFOR FOR STRATEGIC MONITORING.
All notices under this Agreement will be deemed given when personally delivered to the recipient or upon mailing such notices by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the authorized contact for Business and Contractual Matters listed below.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of Texas, USA. Venue for any matter involving the formation, interpretation, or performance of this Agreement shall be in Austin, Texas, USA.
STRATFOR represents, warrants, and covenants to CLIENT that all services to be performed by STRATFOR under this Agreement will be performed in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, foreign or domestic, including without limitation the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and any applicable privacy laws.
Business and Contractual Matters
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(415) 404-7344 (office)
By causing this Agreement to be signed by its duly authorized representative, each party signifies that this Agreement is a legally binding document, subject to all the foregoing terms and conditions.
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