16. Preparation for Outbreaks
16.4 Trusted Collaborator. Promptly after receipt of a written request from CEPI (or at any earlier time), Awardee will propose a third party, for example, a Sub-Awardee, as a preferred alternative to itself (“Trusted Collaborator”), that is capable of performing the work and would be prepared to undertake activities pursuant to Clause 16.2 or 16.3 in the event that Awardee declines CEPI’s request to do so, or if Awardee and CEPI do not reach agreement on a new Work Package. CEPI may also propose a Trusted Collaborator to Awardee. Neither Party may unreasonably decline to accept the designation of a proposed Trusted Collaborator.
16.5 Technology Transfer. As described in the IPDP, Awardee will be transferring technology to two Sub-Awardees (IDT and an LMIC manufacturer) and the costs of such technology transfers are included in the Project Budget. Awardee will promptly and diligently provide all necessary guidance, information, materials and assistance reasonably required to transfer Awardee’s technology to each such Sub-Awardee as outlined in the IPDP. Pursuant to an Outbreak Notice, CEPI may request to accelerate the timelines for transfer of Awardee’s technology to one or both of such Sub-Awardees and/or CEPI may request an expansion of the transfer to another Trusted Collaborator (other than such Sub-Awardees) if that would achieve the transfer more quickly. If CEPI requests transfer of Awardee’s technology to another Trusted Collaborator, Awardee will promptly and diligently provide all necessary guidance, information, materials and assistance reasonably required by such Trusted Collaborator to accomplish the activities that may be requested by CEPI under Clause 16.2 or 16.3 (“Technology Transfer”) at CEPI’s cost. Awardee shall carry out the Technology Transfer to such other Trusted Collaborator pursuant to the terms and conditions of a to-be-agreed-upon confidentiality agreement in accordance with this Agreement to be entered into between Awardee and the Trusted Collaborator governing the Trusted Collaborator’s use and non-disclosure of information and materials provided in connection with the Technology Transfer, provided that Awardee and the Trusted Collaborator shall not delay the execution of such agreement.