Standard UK Terms and Conditions
The “Quotation” means the Supplier’s Quotation to the Purchase
The “Order Acknowledgement” means the Supplier’s written confirmation as to the price, delivery, details and conditions covering the Goods to be supplied.
The “Purchaser” means the Company, firm or individual to whom the Quotation or Order Acknowledgement is signed.
The “Goods” means the items to be sold and/or delivered under any contract arising from the Supplier’s Order Acknowledgement of the Purchaser’s order
Words importing the singular only shall include the plural and vice versa
The placing of any order shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of these Conditions which shall apply to any contract created by the acceptance by the Supplier of such order. Any terms or conditions which the Purchaser may seek to impose shall be inapplicable unless expressly accepted in writing by the Supplier.
The Supplier reserves the right to withdraw or cancel any quotation without liability prior to its acceptance. Unless previously withdrawn any quotation shall remain valid for a period of thirty (30) days from the date thereof. No order, nor any amendment to any order, shall be deemed to be contractually binding upon the Supplier unless and until expressly accepted in writing by the Supplier, whereupon a contract shall stand concluded.
The prices quoted for the Goods are firm unless stated otherwise for the delivery period stated in the Quotation. The prices quoted for the Goods are based on the supply of the Goods to the relevant specifications and drawings at the date of issue of the Quotation and are subject to adjustment in the event of any modification being incorporated therein before or after delivery either at the request or with the consent or knowledge of the Purchaser. All prices quoted are exclusive of Value Added Tax.
All Specifications, drawings, descriptive weights and dimensions submitted with a quotation and the descriptions and illustrations contained in the sales literature and price lists are approximately only and none of these shall form part of any contract. All drawings, technical documents issued either before or after the formation of the contract for the use or information of the Purchaser and other information supplied to the Purchaser including specifications shall not be copied, reproduced or communicated to any third party, or used otherwise than in connection with the Goods, without the Supplier’s express consent in writing.
6. Inspection and Testing
The Supplier operates a system of testing of Goods. If any additional testing is desired by the Purchaser any additional expense which is incurred thereby shall be borne by the Purchaser.
Any time or date for dispatch specified by the Supplier is an estimate only and the Supplier shall incur no liability in respect of any delay
If the Purchaser shall fail to give to the Supplier instructions for delivery prior to the Goods being ready for delivery, the Supplier may, without further reference to the Purchaser, arrange for storage of the Goods. Charges for storage and demurrage and insurance shall be paid by the Purchaser and the Goods shall be subject to a lien of the Supplier thereof in addition to the Supplier’s lien as unpaid vendor, in cases where the Purchaser has failed to pay for the Goods.
9. Carriage and Packing
Unless otherwise specified, prices quoted are ex works and exclusive of packing.
10. Damage, Shortage or Loss in Transit
The Supplier, shall not be held in any way responsible for
i. Any damage, shortage or loss in transit unless:
(a) The same be notified in writing to the Supplier and the Carrier within three (3) days of receipt of the Goods by the Purchaser and
(b) The Goods have been handled by the Purchaser in accordance with the Carrier’s contract conditions
ii. Non-delivery unless the same be notified in writing both to the Supplier and the Carrier within twenty one (21) days from the date of the Supplier’s invoice.
i. The Supplier undertakes subject to paragraph (ii) below to replace or at its option repair free of cost any Goods or parts thereof which shall be proved to the Supplier’s satisfaction to be defective through faulty materials or workmanship provided that such Goods are returned to the Supplier within 12 calendar months of dispatch to the Purchaser.
ii. Written notice of the defect together with full details thereof must be given to the Supplier within 28 days of the discovery of the defect.
iii. Defective Goods returned to the Supplier must be satisfactorily packed and carriage paid and shall remain at the Purchaser’s risk.
iv. In the event of any claim presented under warranty being found on investigation by the Supplier either to be outside the scope of warranty or the fault being unconfirmed, then the costs of such investigation shall be borne by the Purchaser.
v. This warranty shall not be assigned without written consent of the Supplier.
12. Supplier’s Liability
i. The Supplier accepts any liability arising under section 2(1) of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.
ii. Subject to the provisions below, the Supplier makes no attempt to contract out any liability which may accrue to it by virtue of the provisions of section 12, 13, 14(2), and 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 as amended. Save in the case of experimental or prototype equipment, the Supplier also accepts any liability arising under Section 14(3) of the said Act as amended ALWAYS PROVIDED that the purpose for which the Goods are intended is known to it at the date of entering into the contract for the sale of them.
iii. Save as aforesaid all other conditions and warranties expressed or implied whether arising by statute or common law or otherwise are hereby expressly excluded and the Supplier shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage caused or arising by reference to them.
iv. If notwithstanding the foregoing it is held that liability attaches to the Supplier for breach of any condition or warranty then the damages recoverable by the Purchaser in respect of such breach shall be limited to the reasonable cost of remedying the defect or other matter constituting such breach (provided that the Supplier shall first be afforded the opportunity of itself carrying out the remedial work) and the Supplier shall not in any circumstances be liable for any other loss or injury or damage suffered by reason of such breach.
v. The Supplier shall not be liable in respect of any defect or other matter constituting a breach of any condition or warranty in respect of which a Purchaser has a right under any warranty given by a third party manufacturer of Goods, either direct to the Purchaser, or to the Supplier the benefit of which has been transmitted to the Purchaser, unless and until the Purchaser has exhausted his remedies against the manufacturer.
vi. The Supplier shall, if Goods were not manufactured by the Supplier, assist the Purchaser in obtaining from the manufacturer thereof the benefit of any warranty given by such manufacturer, whether such warranty is given direct to the Purchaser or to the Supplier with the benefit of being capable of being transmitted to the Purchaser.
vii. The Supplier shall incur no liability in respect of any defect or other matter which is in any way attributable to failure to follow any recommendations or advice given by the Supplier to the Purchaser as to the mode of storing, applying or using the Goods or as to the sufficiency or suitability for purpose of the Goods
viii. In no circumstances shall the Supplier incur any higher liability to the Purchaser hereunder than the total of the sums paid hereunder by the Purchaser to the Supplier.
Until the Supplier has been paid in full for the Goods:-
i. The Goods remain the property of the Supplier (although this shall not affect the passing of the risk to the Purchaser) but subject to the Purchaser’s right of disposal under paragraph (iv);
ii. The supplier may at any time or times recover all or any of the Goods in the possession of the Purchaser if the Supplier judges that the amount outstanding from the Purchaser is in excess of the credit limit the Supplier is willing to accord to the Purchaser, and for that purpose the Supplier and/or its servants and agents may enter upon any land or buildings where the Goods are;
iii. The Purchaser as bailee of the Goods for the Supplier will store the same for the Supplier in a proper manner without charge to the Supplier
iv. The Purchaser has the right to dispose of the Goods in the course of its business for the account of the Supplier and to pass good title to the Goods to its customer being a bona fide purchaser for value without notice to the Supplier’s rights;
v. In the event of such disposal the Purchaser has the fiduciary duty to the Supplier to account to the Supplier and for the proceeds but may retain therefrom any excess of such proceeds over the amount outstanding under the contract.
i. Unless stated otherwise, all accounts are strictly net and are payable in full not later than 30 days from the date of invoice. If the Purchaser shall fail to take delivery of any Goods under any contract when they are ready for dispatch then the Supplier shall have the right immediately to present its invoice for payment and payment shall be due thereon as if delivery had been made notwithstanding the Purchaser’s liability for storage or demurrage or insurance charges and the Supplier’s lien therefore as provided in Condition 8 of these Conditions. Should the Purchaser fail to make any payment when due under any contract or exceed the credit limit nominated by the Supplier then the Supplier shall have the right forthwith to suspend all further manufacture and/or deliveries until the default or credit limit violation be made good or at the Supplier’s absolute discretion to determine any contract so far as Goods remain to be delivered without prejudice to any other rights or remedies of the Supplier.
ii. Where due payment of the price or any part thereof is not made the Supplier, without prejudice to its other rights hereunder, shall be entitled to charge interest on the outstanding amount at the rate of 3% p.a. above the Barclays Bank interbank base rate for the time being in force from the date of invoice until so much of the invoice price as is outstanding is paid.
iii. Payment shall not be delayed on account of additions, omissions or defects which do not materially affect the use of the Goods or for warranty claims.
The Risk in the Goods shall pass to the Purchaser on delivery of the Goods by the Supplier ex works as defined by incoterms 1990 edition.
16. Patents and Design Rights
The Supplier reserves the right to full ownership of all inventions, designs or processes evolved during or as a result of work carried out under any contract unless otherwise specifically stated in the contract. The Purchaser shall indemnify the Supplier fully against all liabilities costs and expenses which the Supplier may incur as a result of work done in accordance with the Purchaser’s specifications or instructions involving infringement of any patent or other propriety right.
17. Force Majeure
Neither party shall be responsible for any failure to perform or for any delay in performing the contract or any part thereof due to or principally due to act of God, embargo, or government act, fire, accident, war, riot, inclement weather, strikes, lockouts, trade disputes or labour troubles, breakdown of plant or machinery, inability to obtain adequate labour, materials or manufacturing facilities or any other cause whether of a similar nature or not beyond the control of the party in question.
The Supplier, any assignee of the Supplier, shall be entitled to assign any other order in whole or in part to any company which is a subsidiary of the same company of which the Supplier is a subsidiary.
The Contract shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with English Law. These Conditions are additional to any rights attaching to the Supplier under statute or common law and are not in substitution thereof. The Purchaser hereby irrevocably accepts the jurisdiction of the English Civil Courts in so far as any disputes arising under or in connection with the contract are concerned
Standard UK Terms and Conditions
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