Supplier Information

Welcome to the Supplier's Page for Northern Tier, LLC. Northern Tier places value on our relationship with its suppliers and other companies with whom we conduct business. This web site has been developed to provide you with information to successfully provide us with goods and services and ensure that you receive prompt, accurate payment for services and materials provided.

Invoicing Instructions

  1. Northern Tier requests that invoices be issued in a timely manner. Please invoice within 30 days after delivering goods or rendering services.
  2. Email invoices to the address indicated on the Purchase Order. If you email an invoice, do not send a duplicate invoice by regular mail.
  3. If you cannot email invoices, then use the physical Bill To address shown on the Purchase Order.
  4. Invoices must reference Northern Tier's Purchase Order number.
    1. If Northern Tier's Purchase Order number is missing, invoices may be returned for correction.
    2. Northern Tier is not responsible for late fees related to a missing Purchase Order number.
  5. For payment status or other invoice inquiries, please find the correct Accounts Payable representative under this web site's section called "Northern Tier Contacts."

Northern Tier Contacts

 

 

St. Paul Park Refining Co. (SPPR)

Northern Tier (Corporate)

Northern Tier Oil Transport (NTOT)

Main Ship To:

459 Third St.
St. Paul Park, MN 55071

301 St. Paul Park Rd.
St. Paul Park, MN 55071

8116 South 61st St.
Stanley, ND 58784

Alternate Ship To:

301 St. Paul Park Rd.
St. Paul Park, MN 55071

459 Third St.
St. Paul Park, MN 55071

Not Applicable

Warehouse Supervisor:

Robert.Brickley@NTEnergy.com
(651) 458-2667

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Buyers:

John.Boncich@NTEnergy.com
(651) 458-2665Justin.Grefe@NTEnergy.com
(651) 458-2739

Kathy.Schik@NTEnergy.com
(651) 458-2765

Justin.Grefe@NTEnergy.com
(651) 458-2739Kathy.Schik@NTEnergy.com
(651) 458-2765

Justin.Grefe@NTEnergy.com
(651) 458-2739Kathy.Schik@NTEnergy.com
(651) 458-2765

Email Acknowledgments To:

Diane.Slack@NTEnergy.com
(651) 458-2668

Diane.Slack@NTEnergy.com
(651) 458-2668

Diane.Slack@NTEnergy.com
(651) 458-2668

Email Invoices To:

SPRF.AP@NTEnergy.com

NTE.CorpAP@NTEnergy.com

NTOT.AP@NTEnergy.com

Physical Bill To:

576 Bielenberg Dr. #200
Woodbury, MN 55125

301 St. Paul Park Rd.
St. Paul Park, MN 55071

576 Bielenberg Dr. #200
Woodbury, MN 55125

AP Contacts:

Colleen.Perez@NTEnergy.com
(651) 458-6829Lisa.Ruth@NTEnergy.com
(651) 769-6775

Kia.Lee@NTEnergy.com
(651) 769-6020

Joshua.Otto@NTEnergy.com
651-769-2087

Exemption Certificates:

Rocky.Yau@NTEnergy.com
(651) 769-6072

Rocky.Yau@NTEnergy.com
(651) 769-6072

Rocky.Yau@NTEnergy.com
(651) 769-6072

Credit References:

Credit@NTEnergy.com

Credit@NTEnergy.com

Credit@NTEnergy.com

 

Special Instructions for St. Paul Park Refining Co.

  1. Flatbed vs. Covered Truck. We request all shippers use a flatbed truck if unloading from a covered truck would present any risk to equipment or person/s offloading. When in doubt of what type of truck to use, please contact Bob Brickley at 651-458-2667 or Robert.Brickley@NTEnergy.com.
  2. 48-hour notice is required to schedule special unloading equipment (e.g. crane, over-sized forklift, etc.). Contact Bob Brickley at 651-458-2667 or Robert.Brickley@NTEnergy.com.
  3. For truck shipments, you may select the carrier and prepay & add the charges to your invoice. For help arranging a carrier, you may contact Jade Logistics, jade@shipjade.com or 651-405-3131.
  4. Ship/deliver all items to the Warehouse (459 Third Street, St. Paul Park, MN 55071), unless the Purchase Order instructs otherwise.
  5. All packages (including drop shipments from third parties) must include a packing slip that shows St. Paul Park's Purchase Order # and the quantity and part number for each item.
  6. Paul Park's Purchase Order # must appear on the outside of every package, preferably on the shipping label.
  7. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) must accompany all chemical shipments.
  8. Our normal receiving hours are Monday to Thursday 6:30AM to 5:00PM (closed Friday). Please inform all delivery companies of this schedule, excluding United Parcel Services and Federal Express. Our Buyer will
    contact you if off-time delivery is required.
  9. Pallets must be appropriately sized and checked for stability and durability.

Meeting these commitments will be a responsibility shared by everyone, including employees, contractors, and third parties.

Standard Purchase Order Terms & Conditions

  1. ACCEPTANCE. Any acceptance of this Order is limited to acceptance of the express terms contained herein. No prior or current course of dealing, usage of trade or custom of the industry, or printed form of Seller, such as a billing invoice, bill of lading or packing list, shall modify or supplement the terms of this Order. No amendment, alteration, modification, or waiver of the terms of this Order shall be valid or enforceable unless in writing and signed by the Party sought to be charged. Commencement of work or shipment of any part of the goods covered by this Order constitutes acceptance of all its terms and conditions.
  2. IDENTIFICATION AND INVOICING. The Order number must appear on every document or communication relative hereto. A packing slip must accompany each shipment. Seller shall render an invoice electronically or in duplicate original for each shipment or service applying against this Order. Invoices, with bills of lading or prepaid expense bills attached, shall be directed to the billing address as listed in the documentation accompanying this Order ("Documentation") unless otherwise specified. Except where otherwise expressly provided in Order Documentation, payment shall be made thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of a correct invoice by Buyer's accounts payable department. Invoices shall not cover more than one Order and must show cash discount terms. Buyer reserves the right to calculate the applicable discount period based on the terms agreed to by the Parties. All electronic transmissions made pursuant to this Order shall be deemed by the Parties to be the same as written communications for all purposes and for all applications of law (including any applicable statute of fraud).
  3. SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS. All goods shall be shipped freight prepaid, F.O.B. destination, unless otherwise stated in the Documentation. Shipments shall be routed or shipped as specified in the Documentation, or where not specified via the least expensive method to meet Buyer's delivery time and requirements as specified in the Documentation.
  4. DELIVERY. Time is of the essence, and Buyer may terminate this Order if delivery is not made or services are not performed by the date specified in the Documentation or if no date is specified, then within a reasonable time following acceptance of this Order or commencement of performance thereunder. No change in the scheduled delivery date or performance will be permitted without Buyer's prior written consent. Buyer's acceptance of goods or services delivered or performed after the scheduled delivery date will not waive Buyer's rights with respect to such late delivery nor shall it constitute a waiver of future compliance with the terms hereof.
  5. INSPECTION/REJECTION. Goods are subject to Buyer's inspection and approval at destination to ensure compliance with the specifications of this Order. Buyer may reject goods for noncompliance and such goods shall remain the responsibility of Seller and any expenses incurred shall be for Seller's account. Title to goods shall pass to Buyer upon delivery of conforming goods.
  6. TAXES. Buyer shall pay state and local sales or use taxes or provide an exemption certificate to Seller. Seller shall pay all other taxes which may be levied or become due as a result of this transaction.
  7. ASSIGNMENT. Seller shall not assign or subcontract any performance of this Order, including any right to payment, without Buyer's prior written consent.
  8. DEFAULT. Buyer may, subject to the provisions of Article 9, by written notice to Seller, cancel all or any part of this Order or exercise any other remedy provided by law or in equity, if:
    1. Seller fails to deliver the goods or perform services within the time specified therefor;
    2. in Buyer's good faith judgment, Seller fails to perform any of the other provisions of this Order, or fails to make progress so as to endanger performance of this Order in accordance with its terms, and does not cure such failure within a period of ten (10) days, or such longer period as Buyer may authorize in writing, after receipt of notice from Buyer specifying such failure;
    3. Seller is in breach of any of the terms or conditions of this Order; or
    4. Seller becomes insolvent or makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or there shall be instituted by or against Seller any proceeding under any bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, readjustment of debt or insolvency law.
  9. REMEDIES. If Buyer cancels this Order in whole or in part as provided in Article 8, Buyer may procure, upon such terms and in such manner as Buyer may deem appropriate, goods or services similar to those canceled and Seller shall be liable to Buyer for any excess costs for such similar goods and services. Seller shall continue the performance of this Order to the extent not canceled.
  10. FORCE MAJEURE. No failure in performance of any obligation assumed hereunder by either Party shall be deemed a breach of this Order if the same arises from any cause beyond the reasonable control of such Party.
  11. WARRANTIES Seller warrants that all goods manufactured and supplied by Seller and all services performed by Seller under this Order shall conform to applicable specifications, drawings, samples, and descriptions, and shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of eighteen (18) months after the date of shipment, or twelve (12) months after installation, whichever shall first occur ("Warranty Period"), except where the manufacturer offers an extended warranty longer than the above defined Warranty Period at no additional cost, then such extended warranty shall be the applicable Warranty Period. Buyer's written approval of designs furnished by Seller shall not relieve Seller of its obligations under this warranty.
    1. During the Warranty Period, Seller, at its expense, (including without limitation costs of removal, packing, transportation and reinstallation) shall promptly either repair or replace any goods and services furnished to Buyer which fail to conform to the requirements of this Order. Goods that are repaired or replaced by Seller pursuant to this warranty shall be warranted, according to the terms hereof, for an additional twelve (12) months from the date of such repair or replacement. Seller will at any time be chargeable for repairs made by Buyer to correct such a failure to meet the warranty herein when Seller had been given notice of such failure and thereafter has failed to take prompt and effective action to correct the failure in accordance with the foregoing.
    2. Where it is not practical to return goods to Seller for repair during the Warranty Period, Seller shall perform such warranty work at Buyer's facilities where the goods are located.
    3. Where the manufacturer of goods is other than Seller, then Seller shall obtain from such manufacturer and other vendors of the goods warranties and guarantees of a generally acceptable industry standard and duration with respect to materials and workmanship. Seller shall use its best efforts to obtain warranties that are freely assignable to Buyer, and that do not expire prior to twelve (12) months after the date of installation or eighteen (18) months after the date of shipment, whichever shall first occur. Notwithstanding any other provisions contained herein to the contrary, in the event Seller obtains more favorable warranties and guarantees than the minimum required by this Section, then such more favorable warranties and guarantees shall be made available to Buyer. All warranties and guarantees, regardless of length of term, shall be assigned to Buyer. Seller shall use its best efforts to cause such manufacturers and vendors of equipment and materials to perform their obligations under such warranties and guarantees.
    4. Seller warrants that all goods and the results of services performed shall, when delivered to Buyer, be free and clear of all liens, claims, charges or encumbrances of every kind.
    5. Seller warrants that all goods delivered under this Order shall be new, and that Seller has the right and authority to sell such goods to Buyer.
    6. Seller warrants that, with respect to the goods and performance of services pursuant to this Order, it shall and has complied with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
    7. Seller warrants that Buyer's purchase, manufacture, installation, use and/or resale of the goods covered hereby will not result in any claim of infringement or actual infringement of any patent, trademark, copyright, franchise, or other intellectual property right or any claim of misappropriations of third party proprietary rights, e.g., trade secrets.
  12. INDEMNIFICATION/LIABILITY.
    1. SELLER HEREBY INDEMNIFIES, DEFENDS (USING COUNSEL REASONABLY ACCEPTABLE TO BUYER), RELEASES AND HOLDS HARMLESS BUYER, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AND THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, WORKMEN, AGENTS, SERVANTS AND INVITEES OF BUYER, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES (THE "BUYER INDEMNITEES" OR INDIVIDUALLY, A "BUYER INDEMNITEE"):
      1. FROM ANY LOSSES, DAMAGES (INCLUDING PUNITIVE DAMAGES), DEMANDS, CLAIMS, SUITS AND OTHER LIABILITIES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES AND OTHER EXPENSES OF LITIGATION OR DEFENSE (ALL HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS "CLAIMS") INCIDENT TO OR ARISING FROM OR ALLEGED TO ARISE FROM THE DESIGN, MANUFACTURE, PRODUCTION, INSTALLATION OR USE OF THE GOODS DESCRIBED HEREIN OR SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER, EXCEPT THOSE PROXIMATELY CAUSED BY THE SOLE NEGLIGENCE OF A BUYER INDEMNITEE;
      2. FROM ALL LIABILITY OR EXPENSE ARISING FROM VIOLATIONS BY THE SELLER OF ANY APPLICABLE LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE MANUFACTURE, SALE, PRICE AND DELIVERY OF THE GOODS OR SERVICES PROVIDED FOR HEREIN; AND
      3. FROM AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS INCIDENT TO OR ARISING FROM OR ALLEGED TO ARISE FROM ANY BREACH OF THE WARRANTY SET FORTH IN ARTICLE 12 ABOVE.
    2. TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY INDEMNITY PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS ORDER IS CONSTRUED TO BE IN CONTRAVENTION OF MINNESOTA LAW, IT IS THE PARTIES INTENT THAT THERE BE SUBSTITUTED THEREFOR AN INDEMNITY PROVISION THAT IS AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE IN INTENT TO THE ORIGINAL INDEMNITY WITHOUT CONTRAVENING MINNESOTA LAW.
  13. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. Where applicable, Seller and Buyer agree that work performed hereunder is a "work made for hire" under the Copyright Act. Otherwise, Seller agrees to assign to Buyer all copyright (worldwide) in work(s) originated by Seller under this Order.
    1. This Order is confidential between the Buyer and the Seller. Seller shall not publish or disclose any details concerning this Order to any third party without Buyer's prior written consent.
    2. In the event any one or more of the provisions of this Order shall for any reason be held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Order shall be unimpaired.
  14. GOVERNING LAW. This Order shall be governed and construed for all purposes under and in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota, except for any such law that would apply the law of other jurisdictions.
  15. If any part of the payment provided for hereunder is to be made on the basis of Seller's costsorother flexible billing basis, Seller agrees to:
    1. maintain such books and records for a period of two (2) years from the date such costs were incurred; and
    2. make such books and records available to Buyer for audit at any reasonable time or times within said two (2) year period.
  16. Any failure of the Buyer to insist upon strict performance of any of the terms of this Order, or to exercise any rights hereunder, shall not be construed as a waiver of Buyer's rights.
  17. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. Seller agrees to comply with all applicable equal employment opportunity laws.
  18. OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION STATEMENT/SARA TITLE III COMPLIANCE. The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910, 1200 requires that a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) be sent to a buyer of a hazardous product. The MSDS must accompany the initial shipment with a second copyforwardedto: St. Paul Park Refining Co. LLC, Attention: Industrial Hygienist, 301 St. Paul Park Rd., St. Paul Park, MN, 55071.
    1. The SARA Title III further requires Seller to provide Buyer with the concentration (weight percent) of any "extremely hazardous substances," as identified on 40 CFR Part 355, or any "toxic chemical," as identified in 40 CFR Part 372, which are contained in goods under this Order.
    2. Unless an MSDS and weight percentages are provided to Buyer, Seller represents and warrants to Buyer that the goods, in whole or in part, are not hazardous or toxic products subject to these regulations. Goods will be subject to return at Seller's expense if required MSDS and SARA Title III information is not received. WHEN THIS ORDER COVERS THE SUPPLYING OF SERVICES AND/OR DELIVERY OR INSTALLATION OF GOODS OR MATERIALS FOR OR ON BUYER'S PROPERTY OR PREMISES (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS "WORK"), IT IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
  19. Seller will secure the following minimum amounts of insurance: (1) General Liability Insurance in the amount of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence/Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) aggregate; (2) Worker's Compensation Insurance providing statutory benefits and Employer's Liability Insurance with limits in the amount of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence; and (3) Business Automobile Liability Insurance in the amount of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) combined single limit. All policies will include a waiver of subrogation in favor of Buyer (where permitted by law). The General Liability and Business Automobile policies will: i) include Buyer, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates as Additional Insured; ii) be primary and non-contributory; and iii) contain a separation of insured's provision. Prior to commencing the Work, Seller must furnish Buyer with certificates of insurance that evidence Seller's coverage as required above, and containing the unequivocal agreement on the part of the insurer to notify Buyer of the cancellation, non-renewal, or any material changes in Seller's insurance at least thirty (30) days prior to such cancellation or change. Each of the policy limits specified above are minimum requirements and not liability limits, and Seller further agrees to make any of its umbrella/excess liability insurance available to Buyer to cover any liability and/or loss. Seller shall require all its subcontractors to comply with the requirements of this Article 22. To the extent not provided for by the subcontractors and not covered by Seller's insurance, deficiencies shall be the sole responsibility of the Seller.
  20. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING CONTAINED HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, SELLER HEREBY INDEMNIFIES, DEFENDS (USING COUNSEL REASONABLY ACCEPTABLE TO BUYER), RELEASES AND HOLDS HARMLESS EACH OF THE BUYER INDEMNITEES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS BROUGHT BY OR ON BEHALF OF SELLER'S EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUBSUPPLIERS, CONTRACTORS AND THE EMPLOYEES OF ANY SUCH AGENT, SUBSUPPLIER OR CONTRACTOR ARISING FROM OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THEIR PRESENCE ON BUYER'S PROPERTY OR PREMISES OR WORK UNDER THIS ORDER, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LOSSES ARE CAUSED OR CONTRIBUTED TO BY THE ACTIVE, PARTIAL OR CONCURRENT NEGLIGENCE OF ANY BUYER INDEMNITEE. THIS PROVISION CONTROLS OVER ANY CONFLICTING PROVISION IN THIS ORDER OR ANY ORDER BETWEEN THE PARTIES, INCLUDING HANDWRITTEN CHANGES TO ANY ORDER.
  21. TERMINATION OF WORK. Buyer shall have the right to terminate any Work in whole or in part, without cause, at any time by notice in writing to Seller. Upon receiving notice of termination of the Work, Seller shall promptly turn over to Buyer all the Work, whether completed or not, and all materials, equipment and other resources in Seller's or its subcontractor's possession connected with the Work. Title to and possession of the Work shall immediately pass to and vest in Buyer unless such title has previously passed to Buyer. Upon termination of the Work, the total settlement price through the date of cancellation shall be valued at rates and prices consistent with the amounts applicable to the Work or, if on a cost reimbursable basis, consistent with time and material rates agreed between the parties. In no event shall Seller be entitled to anticipated profits or any damages because of such termination.
  22. COMPLIANCE WITH BUYER RULES. Seller shall abide by Buyer's Policies Applicable to Contractors, Buyer's Safety Rules and Procedures Manual, Work Site-specific safety and security rules, and all other policies, as may be amended or updated from time to time, available at the following website: http://www.wnr.com/contractor-responsibilities
  23. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. Seller shall perform the Work as an independent contractor, retaining complete control over its personnel and operations, and conforming to all applicable labor laws, regulations and orders with respect to its employees. Neither Seller nor its employees shall be Buyer's employees or agents, or have any authority to represent or bind Buyer, nor shall they be deemed Buyer employees for the purposes of any employee benefit programs, income tax withholding, FICA taxes, unemployment benefits or otherwise. Seller shall not enter into any agreement or incur any obligations on Buyer's behalf, or commit Buyer in any manner without Buyer's prior written consent.