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Effective Date: 02/01/2010, Docket: RP10-205-001, Status: Effective

Third Revised Sheet No. 60E Third Revised Sheet No. 60E

Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 60E

 

FORM OF

ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE

TRADING PARTNER AGREEMENT

 

 

THIS ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE TRADING PARTNER AGREEMENT (the

"Agreement") is made as of _______________, ____, by and between

__________________, a ____________________ [specify corporation or other

entity type], with offices at __________________________ and

______________________, a ____________________, [specify corporation or other

entity type] with offices at ____________________ (collectively, the

"parties").

RECITALS

WHEREAS, the parties desire to facilitate transactions, reports and

other information exchanged by electronically transmitting and receiving data

in agreed formats; and

WHEREAS, the parties desire to assure that such transactions are not

legally invalid or unenforceable as a result of the use of available

electronic technologies for the mutual benefit of the parties; and

WHEREAS, the parties desire to enter into this Agreement to govern their

relationship with respect to computer to computer exchange of information,

also known as Electronic Data Interchange ("EDI") transactions; and

WHEREAS, recognizing that this Trading Partner Agreement (TPA) is a

confidential document whose revelation could jeopardize the commerce and

communication that is conducted between the parties to this agreement, the

parties should take at least the same amount of care to secure this TPA as

would be taken with any other proprietary, internal or contractual document.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and covenants herein

contained, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and

sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties, intending to be

legally bound, hereby agree as follows:

 

Section 1. Prerequisites

 

1.1 Data Communications. Each party may electronically transmit to or

receive from the other party any of the North American Energy Standards Board

("NAESB") transaction sets (collectively "Documents"). The Trading Partner

Worksheet (TPW) identifies such Documents and additional technical

specifications. The TPW acts as a technical supplement to this Agreement, but

is not incorporated in or considered a part of this Agreement. Any

transmission of data which is not a Document, a Functional Acknowledgement, an

electronic delivery mechanism error notification, or a time-stamp receipt

response or record (collectively "Data Communications") shall have no force or

effect between the parties. All Data Communications shall be transmitted in

accordance with NAESB standards and published industry guidelines, and as set

forth in the Exhibit and/or TPW. The Exhibit to this Agreement is attached

hereto. Any modification of the provisions of this Agreement will also be

effective in the annexed Exhibit and/or the separate TPW, as appropriate.