Terms and Conditions for supply of Goods and Services
The Buyer’s attention is particularly drawn to Clause 14
3.2.2 any request by the Buyer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Specification; or
3.2.3 any delay caused by any instructions of the Buyer or failure of the Buyer to give the Seller adequate or accurate information or instructions.
3.2.4 OEM terms offered for sale direct from the factory priced in GBP or USD will be valid for 90 days only. They may be varied if the spot currency rate changes by more than 5% from the date of offer.
3.2.5 All orders are subject to final confirmation and acceptance by the seller and may be declined with no reason provided.
3.2.6 VAT and Duty are excluded for FOB orders and the seller must make arrangements to pay any monies on arrival at the UK border and in accordance with HMRC and VAT rules at the time of entry.
3.2.7 Unless stated on the quotation payment shall be a 30% deposit within 7 days of the order being placed. The order is not accepted until payment is cleared and written confirmation sent by the seller. The balance of 70% issue before the goods are released from the factory.
3.3.1 includes the costs and charges of packaging;
3.3.2 excludes amounts in respect of value-added tax (VAT), which the Buyer shall additionally be liable to pay to the Seller at the prevailing rate, subject to the receipt of a valid VAT invoice.
3.3.3 For Direct Import / FOB orders this excludes any carriage, duty or import charges unless specifically mentioned on the quotation.
4. Payment and Interest
4.1 Payment of the Price and VAT shall be due within 30 days of the date of the Seller’s invoice or by arrangement before the order is placed. The terms will be provided by the seller on the invoice.
4.2 The Seller may invoice the Buyer for the Goods on or at any time after the completion of delivery (or part delivery).
4.3 Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due calculated on a daily basis until the date of payment at the rate of 8% per annum above the Bank of England base rate from time to time in force. Such interest shall accrue after as well as before any judgment. The Buyer shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.
4.4 The Buyer shall pay all accounts under the Contract in full and not exercise any rights of set-off or counter-claim against invoices submitted by the Seller. Payment shall be made to the bank account nominated in writing by the Seller. Time of payment is of the essence.
6.1.1 conform with their description;
6.1.2 be of satisfactory quality with the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979;
6.1.3 be fit for any purpose held out by the Seller; and
6.1.4 be carried out in accordance with the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982.
6.1.5 the seller warrants the products for five years from date of purchase unless specifically excluded or extended in writing.
6.1.6 the warranty covers a like for like replacement product and no consequential losses arising from any action however caused will be accepted. The company will inspect a product returned at the buyers cost, provide a report within 14 days and issue a replacement if any manufacturing defect is found.
6.1.7 the company reserves the right to replace the faulty product with a similar product if the original was obsolete.
7. Delivery of Goods
7.1 The seller shall not have any liability for short delivery, loss or damage to Goods occurring during delivery or for non-delivery unless claims to that effect are notified verbally to the Company within 3 days of delivery and confirmed in Writing to the Company within 7 days from delivery (in the case of loss or damage or short delivery) the Buyer shall facilitate access to the Goods for inspection by the Company of the alleged damage. In the case of non-delivery, the Buyer must confirm in Writing within 7 days of the Company’s invoice or advice note.
7.2 The Company shall use reasonable commercial endeavours to deliver the Goods in accordance with any delivery date notified to the Buyer. Time of delivery shall not be of the essence and the Company shall not be liable for any business interruption, loss of production, loss of profits, contracts, goodwill or anticipated savings, loss arising from any third party claims or any special, indirect or consequential loss (whether or not foreseeable) howsoever suffered by the Purchaser as a result of any delay in delivery or non-delivery.
7.3 The Company reserves the right to deliver the Goods by instalments and to invoice for each instalment separately. Each delivery shall constitute a separate Contract and any claim by the Buyer relating to specific instalments shall not itself entitle the Purchaser to any remedy in respect of other instalments.
7.4 Delivery shall be deemed to have taken place when the Company makes the Goods available for collection at its premises to the Buyer, or its designated carrier whether designated and arranged by the Buyer or the Company.
7.5 If the Company, at the request of the Buyer, stores the Goods or arranges for them to be delivered or dealt with otherwise than as stated above the Buyer shall pay to the Company a reasonable charge (which shall include the cost of insurance) for such service. The Buyer shall also pay to the Company any additional delivery costs and extra handling costs resulting from the Buyers failure to take delivery on the due date and the Company shall be entitled to charge the Buyer any increase in the Company’s list price of the Goods between the due date for delivery and the date on which delivery is actually affected.
7.6 Risk of loss or damage of any kind to the Goods (but not the title) shall pass to the Buyer on delivery.
7.7 Goods delivered in accordance with a Contract may not be returned without the Company’s express Written agreement and subject to the Buyer reimbursing all the Company’s costs relating to the sale Contract.
8. Acceptance of the Goods
8.1 The Buyer shall be deemed to have accepted the Goods on the completion of unloading of the Goods at the Delivery Location.
8.2 The Buyer shall carry out a thorough inspection of the Goods within 5 days and give notice in writing to the seller within reasonable time after discovering that some or all of the goods do not comply with clause 6, the Buyer must give evidence to the Seller about any non-compliance and must return the Goods to the Seller at the Buyer’s cost and the Seller shall, at its option, repair or replace any Goods that are defective, or refund the price of such defective Goods.
8.3 Where the Buyer has accepted, or has been deemed to have accepted, the Goods the Buyer shall not be entitled to reject Goods which are not in accordance with the contract.
8.4 The Seller shall not be liable for the Goods’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 6 in any of the following events:
8.4.1 the Buyer makes any further use of such Goods after giving notice in accordance with clause 8.2;
8.4.2 the defect arises because the Buyer failed to follow the Seller’s oral or written instructions as to the storage, commissioning, installation, use and maintenance of the Goods or (if there are none) good trade practice regarding the same;
8.4.3 the defect arises as a result of the Seller following any drawing, design or Specification supplied by the Buyer;
8.4.4 the Buyer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Seller;
8.4.5 the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal storage or working conditions; or
8.4.6 the Goods differ from their description or the Specification as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
8.5 If the Seller replaces any Goods in circumstances where any of the events in clause 8.4 apply or in circumstances where the Seller is not at fault, the Seller may charge the Buyer for the price of the replacement Goods and any costs and expenses incurred by the Seller in providing such replacement Goods to the Buyer.
8.6 In relation to components comprised within the Goods which are manufactured by a third party, the warranty in clause 6 shall not apply to such components but the Seller shall pass to the Buyer the benefit of the warranty or guarantee from the third party (where permissible under the terms of the warranty or guarantee) and the Seller shall have no further liability in respect of such components.
8.7 Except as provided in this clause 8, the Seller shall have no liability to the Buyer in respect of the Goods’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 6.
8.8 The terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
8.9 These Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Seller.
9. Title and risk
9.1 Title to the Goods shall remain with the Company until such time as the Company has received all payments owing to the Company under the Contract and all payments owing to the Company by the Purchaser on any other account whatsoever have been paid in full. This shall not prevent the Company from suing for the price of the Goods.
9.2 While the Goods are the property of the Company, the Purchaser, as bailee, on behalf of the Company, shall keep them safe, insured and separate and identifiable from all other Goods in its possession and shall not charge, pledge or deal with them or allow any lien or other interest to arise over them.
9.3 If any amount owing by the Purchaser to the Company on any account is not paid or the Purchaser ceases or threatens to cease trading or is unable to pay its debts as they fall due, or has any receiver or liquidator appointed over any of its business or assets, or passes a resolution for winding-up, or is the subject of any application, petition or order for administration, winding-up, dissolution or bankruptcy, or enters into any composition or voluntary arrangement with its creditors or is subject to any similar event of insolvency in any other jurisdiction or if the Company reasonably suspects that the Purchaser is likely to be subject to any of the same the Company shall be entitled to the immediate return of the Goods which are the property of the Company and the Purchaser hereby irrevocably authorises the Company to recover the Goods and to facilitate access to the Goods for that purpose.
9.4 Risk shall pass on delivery of the Goods to the Buyer’s address.
9.5 Notwithstanding the earlier passing of risk, title in the Goods shall remain with the Seller and shall not pass to the Buyer until the amount due under the invoice for them (including interest and costs) has been paid in full.
9.6 Until title passes the Buyer shall hold the Goods as bailee for the Seller and shall:
9.6.1 store and maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition;
9.6.2 mark the Goods so they can be at all times be identified as the property of the Seller;
9.6.3 keep them insured against all risks for their full price from the date of delivery.
9.7 The Seller may at any time before title passes and without any liability to the Buyer:
9.7.1 repossess and dismantle and use or sell all or any of the Goods and by doing so terminate the Buyer’s right to use, sell or otherwise deal in them; and
9.7.2 for that purpose (or determining what if any Goods are held by the Buyer and inspecting them) enter any premises of or occupied by the Buyer.
9.8 The Seller may maintain an action for the price of any Goods notwithstanding that title in them has not passed to the Buyer.
10. Carriage of Goods
10.1 Carriage will be chargeable on all sales under £200. This will be at the rate of £10 for individual orders under 20Kg. Larger orders will be by pallet and at the cost of the buyer. Collection by the buyers own couriers is permitted with 1 days’ notice.
10.2 The Company will not deliver Goods to any building site or address unless the Purchaser assumes full responsibility in Writing, for any loss or damage howsoever caused. This type of delivery will be at the absolute discretion of the Company and will incur additional carriage costs.
10.3 The price for the Goods is exclusive of delivery, insurance, 3rd party expenditure, any other reasonable expenditure incurred in the delivery of the Goods and other services provided by the Company which shall be payable in addition to the price payable for the Goods by the Purchaser unless otherwise agreed in Writing between the parties. The Company may charge the additional costs for supplying any Special Items to the account of the Purchaser.
11. Supply of Services
12. Buyer’s obligations
12.1.1 Ensure that the terms of the Order are complete and accurate;
12.1.2 Co-operate with the Seller in all matters relating to the Services;
12.1.3 Provide the Seller, its employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, with access to the Buyer’s premises as reasonably required by the Seller to provide the Services;
12.1.4 Provide the Seller with such information and materials as the Seller may reasonably require to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is accurate in all material respects;
12.1.5 Obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permissions and consents which may be required for the Services before the date on which the Services are to start; and
12.1.6 keep and maintain all materials, equipment, documents and other property of the Seller (Seller Materials) at the Buyer’s premises in safe custody at its own risk, maintain the Seller Materials in good condition until returned to the Seller, and not dispose of or use the Seller Materials other than in accordance with the Seller’s written instructions or authorisation.
12.2.1 the Seller shall without limiting its other rights or remedies have the right to suspend performance of the Services until the Buyer remedies the Buyer Default, and to rely on the Buyer Default to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations to the extent the Buyer Default prevents or delays the Seller’s performance of any of its obligations;
12.2.2 the Seller shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Buyer arising directly or indirectly from the Seller’s failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in this clause 12.2; and
12.2.3 The Buyer shall reimburse the Seller on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Seller arising directly or indirectly from the Buyer Default.
13. Intellectual Property Rights
14. Limitation of Liability: THE BUYER’S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS CLAUSE
14.1.1 death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors;
14.1.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
14.1.3 breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession);
14.1.4 breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession);
14.1.5 defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
14.1.6 any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for the Seller to exclude or restrict liability
14.2.1 The Seller shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to the Buyer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract; and
14.2.2 the Seller’s total liability to the Buyer in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the price of the Goods.
15.1.1 the Buyer commits a material breach of its obligations under this Contract and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 15 days after receipt of notice in writing to do so;
15.1.2 the Buyer suspends, or threatens to suspend, payment of its debts or is unable to pay its debts as they fall due or admits inability to pay its debts or [(being a company or limited liability partnership) is deemed unable to pay its debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or (being an individual) is deemed either unable to pay its debts or as having no reasonable prospect of so doing, in either case, within the meaning of section 268 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or (being a partnership) has any partner to whom any of the foregoing apply];
15.1.3 the Buyer commences negotiations with all or any class of its creditors with a view to rescheduling any of its debts, or makes a proposal for or enters into any compromise or arrangement with its creditors [other than (where a company) for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Buyer with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of that Buyer];
15.1.4 a petition is filed, a notice is given, a resolution is passed, or an order is made, for or in connection with the winding up of the Buyer (being a company) other than for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Buyer party with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of the Buyer;
15.1.5 the Buyer (being an individual) is the subject of a bankruptcy petition or order;
15.1.6 a creditor or encumbrancer of the Buyer attaches or takes possession of, or a distress, execution, sequestration or other such process is levied or enforced on or sued against, the whole or any part of its assets and such attachment or process is not discharged within 14 days;
15.1.7 an application is made to court, or an order is made, for the appointment of an administrator or if a notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given or if an administrator is appointed over the Buyer (being a company);
15.1.8 the holder of a qualifying charge over the assets of the other party (being a company) has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver;
15.1.9 a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over the assets of the Buyer or a receiver is appointed over the assets of the Buyer;
15.1.10 any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the Buyer in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in clause 15.1.2 to clause 15.1.9 (inclusive);
15.1.11 the Buyer suspends, threatens to suspend, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on, all or substantially the whole of its business;
15.1.12 the Buyer’s financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the Seller’s opinion the Buyer’s capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy; or
15.1.13 the Buyer (being an individual) dies or, by reason of illness or incapacity (whether mental or physical), is incapable of managing his own affairs or becomes a patient under any mental health legislation.
15.4.1 the Buyer shall immediately pay to the Seller all of the Seller’s outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Services supplied but for which no invoice has yet been submitted, the Seller shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Buyer immediately on receipt;
15.4.2 the Buyer shall return all of the Seller Materials and any Deliverables which have not been fully paid for. If the Buyer fails to do so, then the Seller may enter the Buyer’s premises and take possession of them. Until they have been returned, the Buyer shall be solely responsible for their safe keeping and will not use them for any purpose not connected with this Contract;
15.4.3 the accrued rights and remedies of the parties as at termination shall not be affected, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry; and
15.4.4 clauses which expressly or by implication have effect after termination shall continue in full force and effect.
16. Force Majeure
17.1.1 Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with this Contract shall be in writing, addressed to that party at its registered office (if it is a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case) or such other address as that party may have specified to the other party in writing in accordance with this clause, and shall be delivered personally or sent by prepaid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, or by commercial courier, fax or e-mail.
17.1.2 A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in clause 17.1.1; if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting; if delivered by commercial courier, on the date and at the time that the courier’s delivery receipt is signed; or, if sent by email, one Business Day after transmission.
17.1.3 The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action