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Terms and Conditions for Purchase Orders

Interpertation

1.1 In these Conditions the following words shall have the following meanings:
• Company: Bardsley Construction Limited.
• Contract: The Order and the Seller’s acceptance of the Order.
• End–User: the end-user of the Goods or, where the Goods are incorporated into equipment to  
   be supplied by the Company, the end-user of such equipment.
• Goods: any goods agreed in the Contract to be purchased by the Company from the Seller
   (including any part or parts of them).
• Order: the Company’s written instruction to supply the Goods, incorporating these Conditions.
• Practical completion: the date of practical completion of the building into which the Goods will
   be incorporated, in accordance with the contract between the End-User and the main
   contractor.
• Seller: the person, firm or Company who accepts the Company’s Order.

1.2 In these Conditions references to any statute or statutory provision shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to that statute or provision as from time to time amended, consolidated, modified,extended, re- enacted or replaced.

1.3 In these Conditions references to the masculine include the feminine and the neuter and to the singular include the plural and vice versa as the context admits or requires.

1.4 In these Conditions the headings will not affect the Construction of these conditions.


Application of Terms

 

2.1 These Conditions are the only conditions upon which the Company is prepared to deal with the Seller and they shall govern the Contract to the entire exclusion of all other Terms or Conditions.

2.2 Each Order for Goods by the Company from the Seller shall be deemed to be an offer by the Company to purchase Goods subject to these Conditions and no Order shall be accepted until the Seller eiter expressly by giving notice of acceptance, or implied by fulfilling the Order, in whole or in part accepts the offer.

2.3 No terms or conditions endorsed upon, delivered with or contained in the Seller’s quotation, acknowledgment or acceptance of order, specification or similar document will form part of the Contract and the eller waives any right which it otherwise might have to rely on such terms and Conditions.

2.4 Any variation to these Conditions shall have no effect unless expressly agreed in writing and signed by a director or manager of the Company.


Quality and Defects

33.1 The Goods shall be of the best available design, of the best quality, material and workmanship, conform in all respects with the Order and specification and/or patterns supplied or advised by the Company to the Seller and shall, no less of
(a) 18 months from delivery of the Goods; or
(b) 12 months from delivery or (where applicable) commissioning of the equipment into which the
Company incorporates the Goods; (whichever is earlier) be without fault.

3.2 If the Company requires drawings of the Goods; the Seller shall supply suitably detailed drawings within 7 working days of the Company’s request.

3.3 The Company’s rights under these conditions are in addition to the statutory conditions implied in favour of the Company by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended).

3.4 At any time prior to delivery of the Goods to the Company, the Company shall have the right to inspect and test the Goods at all times. The Seller shall, for the purpose of such inspection and testing, permit the Company, the end user or any of their respective agents, sub-contractors, employees or representatives, access at all reasonable times to any premises where the Goods are being manufactured or (where premises are not owned by the Seller) shall procure the right to such access.

3.5 If the results of such inspection or testing cause the Company to be of the opinion that the Goods do not conform or are unlikely to conform with the Order or to any specification and/or patterns supplied or advised by the Company to the Seller, the Company shall inform the Seller and the Seller shall immediately take such action as is necessary to ensure conformity and in addition the Company shall have the right to require and witness further testing and inspection.

3.6 Notwithstanding any such inspection or testing, the Seller shall remain fully responsible for the Goods and any such inspection or testing shall not diminish or otherwise affect the Seller’s obligations under the Contract.

3.7 If any of the Goods fail to comply with the provisions set out in condition 3, the Company shall be entitled to avail itself of one or more remedies listed in condition 2.

3.8 If the Company so requests, the Seller shall make available a suitably qualified representative to attend regular (if the Company deems fit, weekly) meetings with the Company or its representatives to discuss progress of the Contract.


4.1 The Seller shall keep the Company indemnified in full against all direct, indirect or consequential liabilities (all three of which terms include, without limitation, loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss), loss, damages, injury, costs and expenses (including legal and other professional fees and expenses) awarded against or incurred or paid by the Company as a result of or in connection with:
• defective workmanship, quality or materials.
• an infringement or alleged infringement of any intellectual property rights caused by the use,
  manufacture or supply of the Goods.
• any claim made against the Company in respect of any liability, loss, damage injury, cost or
  expense sustained by the Company’s employees or agents or by the end-user, or third party to
  the extent hat such liability, loss, damage, injury, cost or expense was caused by, relates to or
  arises from the Goods as a consequence of a direct or indirect breach or negligent performance
  or failure or delay in performance of the terms of the Contract by the Seller.

Indemnity


5.1 The Goods shall be delivered, carriage paid, to the Company’s place of business or to such other place of delivery as is agreed by the Company in writing prior to delivery of the Goods. The Seller shall off-load the Goods as directed by the Company.

5.2 The date for delivery shall be specified in the Order, or if no such date is specified then delivery shall take place within 14 days at the request of the Seller.

5.3 The Seller shall ensure that each delivery is accompanied by a delivery note which shows, inter alia, the order number, date of order, number of packages, contents and the total quantity and, in the case of part delivery, the outstanding balance remaining to be delivered.

5.4 Time for delivery shall be of the essence.

5.5 Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the Company, deliveries shall only be accepted by the Company in normal business hours.

5.6 If the Goods are not delivered on the due date then, without prejudice to any other rights which it may have the Company reserves the right to do all or any of the following:-
(a) Cancel the Contract in whole or in part.
(b) Refuse to accept any subsequent delivery of the Goods which the Seller attempts to make.
(c) Recover from the Seller any expenditure reasonably incurred by the Company in obtaining
    goods in substitution from another supplier and;
(d) Claim damages for any additional costs, loss or expenses incurred by the Company which are
     in any way attributable to the Seller’s failure to deliver the Goods on the due date.

5.7 If the Seller requires the Company to return any packaging material to the Seller that fact must be clearly stated on any delivery note delivered to the Company and any such packaging material will only be returned to the Seller at the cost of the Seller.

5.8 Where the Company agrees in writing to accept delivery by instalments the Contract will be construed as a single contract in respect of each instalment. Nevertheless failure by the Seller to deliver any one instalment shall entitle the Company at its option to treat the whole Contract as repudiated.

Delivery


6.1 The Goods shall remain at the risk of the Seller until delivery to the Company is complete (including off-loading and stacking) when ownership of the Goods shall pass to the Company.

Risk / Property

 


7.1 The price of the Goods shall be stated in the Order and unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Company shall be exclusive of value added tax but inclusive of all other charges including but not limited to packing, packaging, shipping, carriage, insurance, delivery and export and import duties.

7.2 No variation in the price nor extra charges will be accepted by the Company unless previously agreed in writing by the Company.

7.3 The price of the Goods agreed under the Contract shall bind the Seller in respect of any Goods of the same type and specification that are included in any order that is place by the Company within 90 days of the Order.

Price


8.1 The Company shall pay the Seller’s invoices (including any value added tax properly stated on the invoices) rendered in accordance with the Contract within 60 days after the end of the month during which the invoice is issued but time for payment shall not be of the essence of the Contract.

8.2 Without prejudice to any other right or remedy, the Company reserves the right to set off any amount owing at any time from the Seller to the Company against any amount payable by the Company to the Seller under the Contract.

Payment


9.1 The Seller shall keep in strict confidence all technical or commercial know-how, specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives which are of a confidential nature and have been disclosed to the Seller by the Company or its agents and any other confidential information concerning the Company’s business or its products which the Seller may obtain and the Seller shall restrict disclosure of such confidential material to such of its employees, agents or sub-contractors as need to know the same for the purpose of discharging the Sellers’s obligations to the Company and shall ensure that such employees, agents or sub-contractors are subject to like obligations of confidentiality as bind the Seller.

Confidentiality


10.1 Materials, equipment, tools, dies, moulds, copyright, design rights or any other form of intellectual property rights in all drawings, specifications and data supplied by the Company to the Seller or not so supplied but used by the Seller specifically in the manufacture of the Goods shall at all times be and remain the exclusive property of the Company but shall be held by the Seller in safe custody at its own risk and maintained and kept in good condition by the Seller until returned to the Company and shall not be disposed of other than in accordance with the Company’s written instructions, nor shall such items be used otherwise than as authorised by the
Company in writing.

The Company's Property


11.1 The Company shall have the right at any time and for any reason to terminate the Contract in whole or in part by giving the Seller written notice whereupon all work on the Contract shall be discontinued and the Company shall pay to the Seller fair and reasonable compensation for work-in-progress at the time of termination but such compensation shall not include loss of anticipated profits or any consequential loss.

11.2 The Company shall have the right at any time by giving notice in writing to the Seller to terminate the Contract forthwith if:
(a) The Seller commits a breach of any of the terms and conditions of the Contract.
(b) Any distress, execution or other process is levied upon any of the assets of the Seller
(c) The Seller has a bankruptcy order made against him or makes an arrangement or composition
     with his creditors, or otherwise takes the benefit of any statutory provision for the time being
     in force for the relief of insolvent debtors, or (being a body corporate) convenes a meeting
     creditors (whether formal or informal), or enters into liquidation (whether voluntary or
     compulsory) except a solvent voluntary liquidation for the purpose only of reconstruction or
     amalgamation, or has a receiver and / or manager, administrator or administrative receiver
     appointed of its undertaking or any part thereof, or a resolution is passed or a petition
     presented to any court or the winding up of the Seller or for the granting of an administration
     order in respect of the Seller, or any proceedings are commenced relating to the insolvency or
     possible insolvency of the Seller:
(d) The Seller ceases or threatens to cease to carry on its business; or;
(e) The financial position of the Seller deteriorates to such an extent that in the opinion of the
    Company the capability of the Seller adequately to fulfil its obligations under the Contract has
    been placed in jeopardy.

11.3 The termination of the Contract, however arising, will be without prejudice to the rights and unities of the Company accrued prior to termination. The conditions which are expressly impliedly have effect after termination will continue to be enforceable not withstanding termination.

Termination


12.1 Without prejudice to any right or remedy which the Company with a may have, if any Goods are not supplied in accordance with, or the Seller fails to comply with, any of the terms of this Contract the Company shall be entitled to avail itself of any one or more of the following remedies at its discretion, whether or not any part of the Goods have been accepted by the Company:
(a) To rescind the Order;
(b) To Reject the Goods (in whole or in part) and return them to the Seller at the risk and the cost
     to the Seller on the basis that a full refund for the Goods so returned shall be paid forthwith by
     the Seller;
(c) At the companies’ option to give the Seller the opportunity at the Seller’s expense either to
     remedy any defect in the Goods or to supply replacement Goods and carry out any necessary
     work to ensure that the terms of the Contract are fulfilled;
(d) To refuse to accept any further deliveries of the Goods but without any liability to the Seller;
(e) To carry out at the Sellers expense any work necessary to make the Goods comply with the
     Contract;and;
(f) To claim such damages as may have been sustained in consequence of the Sellers breach or
    breaches of the Contract

Remedies


13.1 The Seller shall not be entitled to assign the Contract or any part of it without the prior written consent of the Company.

13.2 The Company may sign the Contract or any part of it to any person, firm or Company.

Assignment


14.1 The Company reserves the right to defer the date of delivery or payment or to cancel the Contract or reduce the volume of Goods ordered if it is prevented from or delayed in the carrying on of its business due to circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Company including. Without limitation, acts of God, governmental actions, war or national emergency, acts of terrorism, protests, riot, civil commotion, fire, explosion, flood, epidemic, lock-outs, strikes or other labour disputes (whether or not relating to either party’s workforce), or restraints or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining supplies of adequate or suitable materials

Force Majeure


15.1 Each right or remedy of the Company under the Contract is without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Company whether under the Contract or not.

15.2 If any provision of the Contract is found by any court, tribunal or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to by wholly or partly illegal, invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable it shall, to the extent of such illegality, invalidity, voidness, voidability, unenforceability or unreasonableness, be deemed severable and the remaining provisions of the Contract and the remainder of such provision shall continue in full force and effect.

15.3 Failure or delay by the Company in enforcing or partially enforcing any provision of the Contract will not be construed as a waiver of any of its rights under the Contract

15.4 Any waiver by the Company of any breach of, or any default under, any provision of the Contract by the Seller will not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default and will in no way affect the other terms of the Contract.

15.5 The Parties to this Contract do not intend that any term of this Contract will be enforceable by the virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person that is not a party to it.

15.6 The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all aspects of the Contract shall be governed by English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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