Indemnification and Hold Harmless

The Contractor whose proposal is accepted must agree to the following indemnification and hold harmless responsibilities:  

The Contractor shall, at its own expense, protect, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Ingham County, its elected and appointed officers, employees and agents from all claims, damages (including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special and punitive damages), costs, lawsuits and expenses including, but not limited to, all costs from administrative proceedings, court costs and attorney fees, that they may incur as a result of any acts, omissions or negligence of the selected firm, its employees or agents or its subcontractors of sub- subcontractors, or any of their officers, employees or agents which may arise out of the contract.

The Contractor’s indemnification responsibilities shall include the sum of damages, costs and expenses which are in excess of the sum paid out on behalf of or reimbursed to Ingham County, or its elected and appointed officers, employees, agents or by the insurance coverage obtained and/or maintained by the selected firm pursuant to the requirements of this RFP and the contract entered into.