SELKENT FASTENINGS LTD –TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SUPPLY OF GOODS AND SERVICES
The Customer's attention is particularly drawn to the provisions of clause 13
(Limitation of liability).
The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in this agreement.
: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England, when banks in London are open for business.
: has the meaning given in clause 2.2.
: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 17.8.
: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the supply of Goods and/or Services in accordance with these Conditions.
: shall be as defined in section 1124 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010, and the expression change of control shall be construed accordingly.
: the person or firm who purchases the Goods and/or Services from the Supplier.
: the deliverables set out in the Order produced by the Supplier for the Customer.
: means the location set out in the Order or such other location as the Supplier and the Customer may agree in writing (including email) or, if no location is agreed or specified, the premises of the Supplier.
Force Majeure Event
: has the meaning given to it in clause 16.
: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.
: any specification for the Goods, including any relevant plans or drawings which are agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.
Intellectual Property Rights
: patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and neighbouring and related rights, moral rights, trade marks and service marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up and trade dress, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.
: the Customer's order for the supply of Goods and/or Services, as set out in the Customer's purchase order form, or the Customer's written acceptance of the Supplier's quotation, or overleaf, as the case may be.
: the services, including the Deliverables, supplied by the Supplier to the Customer as set out in the Service Specification.
: the description or specification for the Services provided in writing (including by email) by the Supplier to the Customer.
: Selkent Medical trading as Selkent Fastenings Ltd incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 08742002 whose registered office is at 12-24 Willow Way, London, SE26 4QP.
: has the meaning given in clause 8.3(h).
means the term of the Contract as set out in the Order.
(a) A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality).
(b) A reference to a party includes its successors and permitted assigns.
(c) A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes all subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision.
(d) Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.
(e) A reference to writing or written includes fax but not email (except where expressly provided).
- Basis of contract
2.1 The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase Goods and/or Services in accordance with these Conditions.
2.2 The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues written acceptance of the Order at which point and on which date the Contract shall come into existence (Commencement Date).
2.3 Any samples, images, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising issued by the Supplier and any descriptions of the Goods or illustrations or descriptions of the Services contained in the Supplier's catalogues or brochures or otherwise are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Services and/or Goods described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force.
2.4 These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
2.5 Any quotation given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer, and is only valid for a period of 30 days from its date of issue unless withdrawn earlier.
2.6 All of these Conditions shall apply to the supply of both Goods and Services except where application to one or the other is specified.
3.1 The Goods are described in the Goods Specification or the Supplier's catalogue (as may be modified by any applicable Goods Specification) as the case may be.
3.2 To the extent that the Goods are to be manufactured in accordance with a Goods Specification supplied by the Customer, the Customer shall indemnify the Supplier against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs and all other professional costs and expenses (all calculated on a full indemnity basis)) suffered or incurred by the Supplier arising out of or in connection with any claim made against the Supplier for actual or alleged infringement of a third party's Intellectual Property Rights arising out of or in connection with the Supplier's use of the Goods Specification. This clause 3.2 shall survive termination of the Contract.
3.3 The Supplier reserves the right to amend the Goods Specification if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirement or good industry practice, and the Supplier shall notify the Customer in any such event.
- Delivery of Goods
4.1 The Supplier shall ensure that:
(a) each delivery of the Goods is accompanied by a delivery note; and
(b) it states clearly any requirement for the Customer to return any packaging material to the Supplier.
4.2 The Supplier shall deliver the Goods to the Delivery Location at any time after the Supplier notifies the Customer that the Goods are ready.
4.3 Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the completion of unloading of the Goods at the Delivery Location.
4.4 Any dates quoted for delivery of the Goods are approximate only, and the time of delivery is not of the essence. The Supplier shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by a Force Majeure Event or by the Customer, including (without limitation) the Customer's failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.
4.5 If the Supplier fails to deliver the Goods, its liability shall be limited to the costs and expenses incurred by the Customer in obtaining replacement goods of similar description and quality in the cheapest market available, less the price of the Goods. The Supplier shall have no liability for any failure to deliver the Goods to the extent that such failure is caused by a Force Majeure Event or by the Customer, including (without limitation) the Customer's failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions for the Goods or any relevant instruction related to the supply of the Goods.
4.6 If the Customer fails to accept delivery of the Goods within two Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready, then except where such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event or by the Supplier's failure to comply with its obligations under the Contract in respect of the Goods:
(a) delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00am on the second Business Day following the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready; and
(b) the Supplier shall store the Goods until delivery takes place, and charge the Customer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).
4.7 If ten Business Days after the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Customer has not accepted delivery of them, the Supplier may resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the Goods and, after deducting reasonable storage and selling costs, account to the Customer for any excess over the price of the Goods or charge the Customer for any shortfall below the price of the Goods.
4.8 If the Supplier delivers up to and including 5% more or less than the quantity of Goods ordered the Customer may not reject them, but on receipt of notice from the Customer that the wrong quantity of Goods was delivered, the Supplier shall make a pro rata adjustment to the invoice for the Goods.
4.9 The Supplier may deliver the Goods by instalments, which shall be invoiced and paid for separately. Each instalment shall constitute a separate contract. Any delay in delivery or defect in an instalment shall not entitle the Customer to cancel any other instalment.
- Quality of Goods
5.1 The Supplier warrants that on delivery the Goods shall:
(a) conform in all material respects with the Goods Specification;
(b) be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship;
(c) be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979); and
(d) be fit for any purpose expressly agreed by the Supplier and the Customer in writing.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Supplier gives no warranty in respect of chipping or rusting of any plating or coatings or against any failure of plating or coatings.
5.2 The Supplier shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective Goods, or refund the price of the defective Goods in full if:
(a) the Customer gives notice in writing within 14 days of delivery that some or all of the Goods do not comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1;
(b) the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and
(c) the Customer (if asked to do so by the Supplier) returns such Goods to the Supplier's place of business at the Customer's cost.
5.3 The Supplier shall not be liable for the Goods' failure to comply with the warranty in clause 5.1 if:
(a) the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving a notice in accordance with clause 5.2;
(b) the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow the Supplier's oral or written instructions as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or maintenance of the Goods or good trade practice;
(c) the Customer fails to notify the Supplier in writing of the Goods’ failure to comply with the warranty within 12 months of delivery of the Goods;
(d) the defect arises as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or Goods Specification supplied by the Customer;
(e) the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier;
(f) the Goods are not kept or operated in a suitable environment or are used outside the purposes for which they are designed;
(g) the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, negligence, wilful damage, unsuitable storage, handling, treatment, installation, maintenance, repair or application, abnormal use or use under abnormal conditions;
(h) the defect arises from incorporation, alteration, modification or conversion of the Goods with any other goods, products or systems outside the intended purpose of the Goods, or as a result of non-compatibility of the Goods with any other goods, products or systems or use of consumables, components or spare parts;
(i) the defect arises as a result of any act or omission of any person other than the Supplier or its officers or employees; or
(j) the Goods differ from their description or the Goods Specification (as applicable) as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory standards.
5.4 Except as provided in this clause 5, the Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the Goods' failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1.
5.5 The terms of these Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.
- Title and risk
6.1 The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.
6.2 Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the earlier of:
(a) the Supplier receives payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for the Goods and any other goods that the Supplier has supplied to the Customer in respect of which payment has become due, in which case title to the Goods shall pass at the time of payment of all such sums; and
(b) the Customer resells the Goods if permitted to do so in writing (including by email), by the Supplier, in which case title to the Goods shall pass to the Customer at the time specified in clause 6.4.
6.3 Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall:
(a) store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier's property;
(b) not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;
(c) maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full price on the Supplier's behalf from the date of delivery;
(d) notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 14.2(b)to clause 14.2(d);and
(e) give the Supplier such information relating to the Goods as the Supplier may require from time to time.
6.4 Subject to clause 6.5, the Customer may use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business or if written permission (including by email) is given by the Supplier (but not otherwise) resell the Goods, before the Supplier receives payment for the Goods. However, if the Customer resells the Goods before that time:
(a) it does so as principal and not as the Supplier’s agent; and
(b) title to the Goods shall pass from the Supplier to the Customer immediately before the time at which resale by the Customer occurs; and
(c) it is without prejudice to any rights or remedies the Supplier may have in respect of the Customer’s breach of the Contract (including, without limitation breach of this clause 6.4).
6.5 If before title to the Goods passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 14.2(b) to clause 14.2(d), then, without limiting any other right or remedy the Supplier may have:
(a) the Customer's right to resell Goods or use them in the ordinary course of its business ceases immediately; and
(b) the Supplier may at any time:
(i) require the Customer to deliver up all Goods in its possession which have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product; and
(ii) if the Customer fails to do so promptly, enter any premises of the Customer or of any third party where the Goods are stored in order to recover them.
- Supply of Services
7.1 The Supplier shall supply the Services to the Customer in accordance with the Service Specification in all material respects.
7.2 The Supplier shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates for the Services specified in the Order or as otherwise agreed by the parties in writing (including email) but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for the performance of the Services.
7.3 The Supplier reserves the right to amend the Service Specification if necessary to comply with any applicable law or regulatory requirement, or if the amendment will not materially affect the nature or quality of the Services, and the Supplier shall notify the Customer in any such event.
7.4 The Supplier warrants to the Customer that the Services will be provided using reasonable care and skill.
- Customer's obligations
8.1 The Customer acknowledges that it does not rely on any advice, representation or recommendation given by the Supplier its employees or agents in relation to the Goods and/or Services, and hereby confirms that they are relying on their own judgement in respect of (but not limited to):
(a) the suitability and compatibility of the Goods and/or Services including, but not limited to, the suitability and compatibility of the Goods and/or Services for their intended use, the on-site conditions and any proposed application;
(b) the training necessary for the Customer and its employees, agents, contractors and end users in relation to Goods and/or Services;
(c) the required level of ongoing maintenance for the Goods; and
(d) the adequacy of the premises in which the Goods and/or Services are to be used.
8.2 The Customer acknowledges that it is responsible for ensuring it and its employees, agents, contractors and end-users of the Goods:
(a) store, handle, use, construct, install, maintain, and repair the Goods at all times in accordance with good practice and in accordance with the Goods’ method statements and data sheets, as well as all other relevant safety, training, usage and maintenance instructions and guidelines from time to time;
(b) receive the necessary training in respect of Goods supplied;
(c) use the Goods with the recommended safety equipment in accordance with all applicable method statements and data sheets, and other relevant safety, training, usage and maintenance instructions and guidelines from time to time; and
(d) comply at all times with Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974, and all other relevant legislation in respect of the Goods and their usage.
8.3 The Customer shall:
(a) ensure that the terms of the Order are complete and accurate;
(b) be responsible for testing all Goods (including, without limitation, fastenings and fire collars) to confirm they conform to the specification marked on the Goods themselves, on the packaging of the Goods or as communicated by the Supplier;
(c) prepare the Customer’s premises for the supply of Goods and/or Services and facilitate delivery of the Goods and/or Services by providing, at its own expense, all requisite materials, facilities, utilities, access and suitable working conditions to enable the supply of the Goods and/or Services to be carried out safely and expeditiously;
(d) co-operate with the Supplier in all matters relating to the supply of the Goods and/or Services;
(e) comply with all applicable laws, including without limitation health and safety laws, and provide a working environment that complies with all relevant safety legislation, regulations and guidance and inform the Supplier in writing before the commencement of any Services of any safety requirements and potential risks in and around the location of supply;
(f) provide the Supplier with such information and materials as the Supplier may reasonably require in order to supply the Goods and/or Services, and ensure that such information is complete and accurate in all material respects;
(g) 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;
(h) keep all materials, equipment, documents and other property of the Supplier (Supplier Materials) at the Customer's premises in safe custody at its own risk, maintain the Supplier Materials in good condition until returned to the Supplier, and not dispose of or use the Supplier Materials other than in accordance with the Supplier's written instructions or authorisation; and
(i) comply with any additional obligations as set out in the Service Specification and/or the Goods Specification.
8.4 If the Supplier's performance of any of its obligations under the Contract is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Customer or failure by the Customer to perform any relevant obligation (Customer Default):
(a) without limiting or affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier shall have the right to suspend performance of the Services until the Customer remedies the Customer Default, and to rely on the Customer Default to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations in each case to the extent the Customer Default prevents or delays the Supplier's performance of any of its obligations;
(b) the Supplier shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Customer arising directly or indirectly from the Supplier's failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in this clause 8.4; and
(c) the Customer shall reimburse the Supplier on written demand for any and all costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Supplier arising directly or indirectly from the Customer Default.
8.5 Subject always to clause 8.1, the Customer shall notify the Supplier if they intend to use the Goods in a safety critical capacity or for safety critical purposes.
9.1 The Supplier may, at any time and in respect of any Order, require the Customer to pay a non-refundable deposit as security for payment of future invoices or any other amounts that may become payable by the Customer to the Supplier under or in connection with this Contract. If the Customer fails to pay such a deposit the Supplier has a right to suspend provision of the Services and/or all further deliveries of Goods.
9.2 If a deposit is payable by the Customer to the Supplier, the Supplier shall be entitled to apply the deposit against any amount payable by the Customer under or in connection with the Contract. The Customer shall reinstate the full deposit amount by paying to the Supplier any sums deducted from the deposit within 7 days of a demand for the same. The payment, receipt and application of any deposit is without prejudice to any rights, remedies or claims the Supplier may have against the Customer under or in connection with the Contract. The balance of the deposit shall be offset against the final payment due by the Customer to the Supplier in respect of the corresponding Order.
- Charges and payment
10.1 The price for Goods:
(a) shall be the price set out in the Order, or if no price is quoted the price set out in the Supplier’s published price list as at the date of the delivery of the Goods; and
(b) shall be exclusive of all costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Goods.
10.2 The price for the Services:
(a) shall be the price set out in the Order, or if no price is quoted the price set out in the Supplier’s published list as at the date of the provision of the Services or where there is none applicable to the Services in question, the price calculated on a time and material basis at the Supplier’s then current rates; and
(b) in addition, the Supplier shall be entitled to charge the Customer for any expenses reasonably incurred by the individuals whom the Supplier engages in connection with the Services including travelling expenses, hotel costs, subsistence and any associated expenses, and for the cost of services provided by third parties and required by the Supplier for the performance of the Services, and for the cost of any materials.
10.3 The Customer agrees that they will be responsible for and shall pay all taxes, levies, impost, duties, contribution, customs and other import duties of any kind arising from the delivery of any Goods and Services.
10.4 The Supplier reserves the right to increase the price of the Goods and/or Services, by giving notice to the Customer at any time before delivery of the Goods and/or Services (as applicable), to reflect any increase in the cost of the supply of the Goods and/or Services that is due to:
(a) any factor beyond the control of the Supplier (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs);
(b) any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods and/or Services ordered, or the Goods Specification and/or Service Specification; or
(c) any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer in respect of the Goods and/or Services or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions in respect of the Goods and/or Services.
10.5 In respect of the Goods and/or the Services, the Supplier reserves the right to invoice the Customer at any time during or after the Contract term and shall be entitled to raise interim and/or abortive invoices where relevant.
10.6 The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier:
(a) within 30 days of the end of the month in which the invoice is dated(or as otherwise stated in the relevant invoice); and
(b) in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier (including by email), and
time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.
10.7 All amounts payable by the Customer under the Contract are exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax chargeable from time to time (VAT). Where any taxable supply for VAT purposes is made under the Contract by the Supplier to the Customer, the Customer shall, on receipt of a valid VAT invoice from the Supplier, pay to the Supplier such
additional amounts in respect of VAT as are chargeable on the supply of the Services or Goods at the same time as payment is due for the supply of the Services or Goods.
10.8 If the Customer fails to make a payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date, then, without limiting the Supplier's remedies under clause 14 (Termination), the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue sum from the due date until payment of the overdue sum, whether before or after judgment. Interest under this clause 10.8 will accrue each day at 4% a year above the Bank of England's base rate from time to time, but at 4% a year for any period when that base rate is below 0%.
10.9 All amounts due under the Contract shall be paid in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).
- Intellectual property rights
11.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Goods and/or Services shall be owned by the Supplier.
11.2 The Customer shall (at its own expense) promptly execute all such documents and perform all such acts as may reasonably be required for the purpose of giving full effect to this clause 11.
11.3 The Customer grants the Supplier a fully paid-up, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to copy and modify any materials provided by the Customer to the Supplier for the term of the Contract for the purpose of providing the Services to the Customer.
12.1 Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other party, except as permitted by clause 12.2.
12.2 Each party may disclose the other party's confidential information:
(a) to its employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of carrying out the party's obligations under the Contract. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers to whom it discloses the other party's confidential information comply with this clause 12; and
(b) as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.
12.3 Neither party shall use the other party's confidential information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under the Contract.
- Limitation of liability: THE CUSTOMER'S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS CLAUSE.
13.1 Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude the Supplier's liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession);
(d) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); or
(e) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
13.2 Subject to clause 13.1, the Supplier shall not be liable to the Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any:
(a) loss of profits;
(b) loss of sales or business;
(c) loss of agreements or contracts;
(d) loss of anticipated savings;
(e) loss of use or corruption of software, data or information;
(f) loss of or damage to goodwill;
(g) loss resulting in full or in part as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or Goods Specification supplied by the Customer;
(h) loss resulting in full or in part from the tensile strength of any bolts or fastenings;
(i) loss resulting in full or in part from the chipping, rusting or failure of any platings or coatings;
(j) loss resulting in full or in part from any failure by the Customer to comply with clause 8.1 and clause 8.2; or
(k) indirect or consequential loss.
13.3 Subject to clause 13.1 the Supplier's total liability to the Customer in respect of all 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 an amount equal to the aggregate price of the Goods and Services supplied by the Supplier and paid for by the Customer under the Contract.
13.4 In the event that the limitation on liability set out in clause 13.3 is found by any court, tribunal or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable then subject to clause 13.1, the Supplier’s total liability to the Customer in respect of all losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed an amount equal to 150% of the aggregate price of the Goods and Services supplied by the Supplier and paid for by the Customer under the Contract.
13.5 In the event that the limitations on liability set out in clauses 13.3 and 13.4 are found by any court, tribunal or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or
unreasonable then subject to clause 13.1, the Supplier's total liability to the Customer in respect of all losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, shall be limited to the amount that the Supplier is able to recover from its insurers in respect of the losses claimed by the Customer.
13.6 The Supplier shall not be liable for any advice it gives to the Customer, unless such advice is approved in writing and signed by a director of the Supplier. Any advice approved by a director of the Supplier, shall always be subject to the limitations of liability in this clause 13.
13.7 The terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979, the terms implied by sections 3 to 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 and any warranties or similar terms implied by law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
13.8 This clause 13 shall survive termination of the Contract.
14.1 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, and unless otherwise agreed in writing between the Supplier and the Customer, either party may terminate the Contract in respect of the supply of Services only by giving the other party not less than 30 days’ written notice to terminate the Services. This clause 14.1 is without prejudice to the provisions of clauses 14.2 to 14.4 (inclusive).
14.2 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:
(a) the other party commits a material breach of its obligations under the Contract and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 30 days after receipt of notice in writing to do so;
(b) the other party takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business;
(c) the other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or
(d) the other party's financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the terminating party's reasonable opinion the other party's capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.
14.3 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if:
(a) the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment;
(b) there is a change of control of the Customer; or
(c) the Customer commits any breach of clause 8.
14.4 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier may suspend the supply of Services or all further deliveries of Goods under the Contract or any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment, the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 14.2(b) to clause 14.2(d), or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them.
- Consequences of termination
15.1 On termination of the Contract:
(a) the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier's outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Services and Goods supplied but for which no invoice has been submitted, the Supplier shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Customer immediately on receipt; and
(b) the Customer shall return all of the Supplier Materials and any Deliverables or Goods which have not been fully paid for. If the Customer fails to do so, then the Supplier may enter the Customer's premises and take possession of them. Until they have been returned, the Customer shall be solely responsible for their safe keeping and will not use them for any purpose not connected with this Contract.
15.2 Termination or expiry of the Contract shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations and liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination or expiry, 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.
15.3 Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to have effect after termination or expiry shall continue in full force and effect.
- Force majeure
Neither party shall be in breach of the Contract nor liable for delay in performing or failure to perform, any of its obligations under the Contract if such delay or failure results from an event, circumstance or cause beyond its reasonable control (a Force Majeure Event).
17.1 Assignment and other dealings
(a) The Supplier may at any time assign, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other
manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under the Contract.
(b) The Customer shall not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any of its rights and obligations under the Contract.
(a) Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service at its registered office (if a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case); or sent by fax to its main fax number.
(b) Any notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt or at the time the notice is left at the proper address; 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 or at the time recorded by the delivery service; or, if sent by fax or email, at 9.00 am on the next Business Day after transmission.
(c) This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any other method of dispute resolution.
17.3 Severance. If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract.
17.4 Waiver. A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract or by law is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. A failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict any further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
17.5 No partnership or agency. Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between the parties, constitute either party the agent of the other, or authorise either party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of the other party.
17.6 Entire agreement.
(a) The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
(b) Each party acknowledges that in entering into the Contract it does not rely on, and shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Contract. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in the Contract.
(c) Nothing in this clause shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.
17.7 Third parties rights. The Contract does not give rise to any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Contract.
17.8 Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract shall be effective unless it is agreed in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).
17.9 Governing law. The Contract and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
17.10 Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Contract or its subject matter or formation.