Terms and Conditions for the Supply of Goods
Business Day: a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) when banks in London are open for business.
Buyer: the person or firm who purchases the Goods from the Seller.
Conditions: the terms and conditions set out in this document as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 11.4.
Contract: the contract between the Seller and the Buyer for the sale and purchase of the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.
Force Majeure Event: an event or circumstance beyond a party’s reasonable control.
Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.
List Price: the Seller’s list of prices for the Goods, available upon request from the Seller, as amended from time to time.
Order: the Buyer’s order for the Goods, as set out in the Buyer’s purchase order form, the Buyer’s written acceptance of the Seller’s quotation, or overleaf, as the case may be.
Price: has the meaning given to it in clause 8.1.
Seller: Anglo European Import Export Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 02535536, whose registered office address is at Regency House, 45-51 Chorley New Road, Bolton, United Kingdom, BL1 4QR.
Specification: any specification for the Goods, including any related plans and drawings, that is agreed in writing by the Buyer and the Seller.
(a) a reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to such statute or provision as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision, as amended or re-enacted.
(b) any phrase introduced by the terms including, include, in particular or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms.
(c) a reference to writing or written includes faxes and emails.
2. BASIS OF CONTRACT
2.1 These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Buyer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
2.2 The Order constitutes an offer by the Buyer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Conditions. The Buyer is responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Order and any applicable Specification submitted by the Buyer are complete and accurate.
2.3 The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Seller issues a written acceptance of the Order, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.
2.4 The Buyer waives any right it might otherwise have to rely on any term endorsed upon, delivered with or contained in any documents of the Buyer that is inconsistent with these Conditions.
2.5 Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising produced by the Seller and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Seller’s website, catalogues or brochures are produced for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Goods referred to in them. They shall not form part of the Contract nor have any contractual force.
2.6 A quotation for the Goods given by the Seller shall not constitute an offer. A quotation shall only be valid for the period specified within it by the Seller.
3.1 The Goods are described in the Seller’s catalogue, brochures and/or website, as modified by any applicable Specification.
3.2 To the extent that the Goods are to be manufactured in accordance with a Specification supplied by the Buyer, the Buyer shall indemnify the Seller 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 and other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the Seller in connection with any claim made against the Seller for actual or alleged infringement of a third party’s intellectual property rights arising out of or in connection with the Seller’s use of the Specification. This clause 3.2 shall survive termination of the Contract.
3.3 The Seller reserves the right to amend the specification of the Goods if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
4.1 The Seller shall ensure that each delivery of the Goods is accompanied by a delivery note that shows the date of the Order, the type and quantity of the Goods, special storage instructions (if any) and, if the Goods are being delivered by instalments, the outstanding balance of Goods remaining to be delivered.
4.2 The Seller shall deliver the Goods to the location set out in the Order or such other location as the parties may agree (Delivery Location) at any time after the Seller notifies the Buyer that the Goods are ready.
4.3 Delivery is completed on the completion of unloading of the Goods at the Delivery Location.
4.4 Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only, and the time of delivery is not of the essence. The Seller shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Buyer’s failure to provide the Seller with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.
4.5 If the Seller fails to deliver the Goods, its liability shall be limited to the costs and expenses incurred by the Buyer in obtaining replacement goods of similar description and quality in the cheapest market available, less the price of the Goods. The Seller 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 the Buyer’s failure to provide the Seller with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.
4.6 If the Buyer fails to take delivery of the Goods within three Business Days of the Seller notifying the Buyer that the Goods are ready, then, except where such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Seller’s failure to comply with its obligations under the Contract:
(a) delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00am on the third Business Day after the day on which the Seller notified the Buyer that the Goods were ready; and
(b) the Seller shall store the Goods until delivery takes place, and charge the Buyer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).
4.7 If ten Business Days after the day on which the Seller notified the Buyer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Buyer has not taken delivery of them, the Seller may resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the Goods and, after deducting reasonable storage and selling costs, account to the Buyer for any excess over the price of the Goods or charge the Buyer for any shortfall below the price of the Goods.
4.8 The Seller may deliver the Goods by instalments, which shall be invoiced and paid for separately. Any delay in delivery or defect in an instalment shall not entitle the Buyer to cancel any other instalment.
5.1 The Seller warrants that on delivery, and for a period of 10 years from the date of delivery (warranty period), the Goods shall:
(a) conform in all material respects with their description and any applicable Specification;
(b) be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship; and
(c) be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979).
5.2 Subject to clause 5.3, if:
(a) the Buyer gives notice in writing to the Seller during the warranty period within a reasonable time of discovery that some or all of the Goods do not comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1;
(b) the Seller is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and
(c) the Buyer (if asked to do so by the Seller) returns such Goods to the Seller’s place of business at the Buyer’s cost,
the Seller shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective Goods, or refund the price of the defective Goods in full.
5.3 The Seller shall not be liable for the Goods’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1 in any of the following events:
(a) the Buyer makes any further use of such Goods after giving notice in accordance with clause 5.2;
(b) 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;
(c) the defect arises as a result of the Seller following any drawing, design or Specification supplied by the Buyer;
(d) the Buyer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Seller;
(e) the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal storage or working conditions; or
(f) the Goods differ from their description and/or the Specification as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
5.4 Except as provided in this clause 5, the Seller shall have no liability to the Buyer in respect of the Goods’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1.
5.5 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.
5.6 These Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Seller.
6. TITLE AND RISK
6.1 The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer on completion of delivery.
6.2 Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until the earlier of:
(a) the Seller receives payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for the Goods and any other goods that the Seller has supplied to the Buyer 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 Buyer resells the Goods, in which case title to the Goods shall pass to the Buyer at the time specified in clause 6.4.
6.3 Until title to the Goods has passed to the Buyer, the Buyer shall:
(a) store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Buyer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Seller’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 from the date of delivery;
(d) notify the Seller immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.1; and
(e) give the Seller such information relating to the Goods as the Seller may require from time to time.
6.4 Subject to clause 6.5, the Buyer may resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business (but not otherwise) before the Seller receives payment for the Goods. However, if the Buyer resells the Goods before that time:
(a) it does so as principal and not as the Seller’s agent; and
(b) title to the Goods shall pass from the Seller to the Buyer immediately before the time at which resale by the Buyer occurs.
6.5 If before title to the Goods passes to the Buyer the Buyer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.1, then, without limiting any other right or remedy the Seller may have:
(a) the Buyer’s right to resell the Goods or use them in the ordinary course of its business ceases immediately; and
(b) the Seller may at any time:
(i) require the Buyer to deliver up all Goods in its possession that have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product; and
(ii) if the Buyer fails to do so promptly, enter any premises of the Buyer or of any third party where the Goods are stored in order to recover them.
7. PRICE AND PAYMENT
7.1 The price of the Goods shall be the price set out in the Order, or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in the List Price in force as at the date of delivery.
7.2 The Seller may, by giving notice to the Buyer at any time up to five Business Days before delivery, increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods that is due to:
(a) any factor beyond the Seller’s control (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs);
(b) any request by the Buyer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Specification; or
(c) any delay caused by any instructions of the Buyer or failure of the Buyer to give the Seller adequate or accurate information or instructions.
7.3 The price of the Goods:
(a) 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; and
(b) (unless otherwise stated in writing by the Seller) excludes the costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Goods, which shall be invoiced to the Buyer.
7.4 The Seller may invoice the Buyer for the Goods on or at any time after the completion of delivery.
7.5 The Buyer shall pay the invoice in full and in cleared funds within 30 days from the end of the month in which the Seller issues its invoice for the Goods. Payment shall be made to the bank account nominated in writing by the Seller. Time of payment is of the essence.
7.6 If the Buyer fails to make any payment due to the Seller under the Contract by the due date for payment, then:
(a) the Buyer shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 6% per annum above Lloyds Bank Plc’s base rate from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Buyer shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount;
(b) the Seller shall have the right to require payment in advance of any Goods ordered by the Buyer which have not been delivered, whether under this Contract or any other contract entered in to between the parties;
(c) the Seller shall have the right to suspend any further deliveries of the Goods and/or terminate the Contract, in accordance with the provisions of clauses 8.1 and 8.2.
7.7 The Buyer shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (except for any deduction or withholding required by law). The Seller may at any time, without limiting any other rights or remedies it may have, set off any amount owing to it by the Buyer against any amount payable by the Seller to the Buyer.
8.1 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Seller may terminate this Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Buyer if:
(a) the Buyer commits a material breach of any term of the Contract (including, failing to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment) and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 7 days of the Buyer being notified in writing to do so;
(b) the Buyer 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 or, if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction;
(c) the Buyer suspends, threatens to suspend, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or
(d) 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.
8.2 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Seller may suspend provision of the Goods under the Contract or any other contract between the Buyer and the Seller if the Buyer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.1(a) to clause 8.1(d), or the Seller reasonably believes that the Buyer is about to become subject to any of them, or if the Buyer fails to pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment.
8.3 On termination of the Contract for any reason the Buyer shall immediately pay to the Seller all of the Seller’s outstanding unpaid invoices and interest.
8.4 Termination of the Contract shall not affect any of the parties’ rights and remedies that have accrued as at termination, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of this Contract that existed at or before the date of termination.
8.5 Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination shall remain in full force and effect.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
9.1 Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude the Seller’s liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable);
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979; or
(d) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
(e) any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for the Seller to exclude or restrict liability.
9.2 Subject to clause 9.1:
(a) the Seller shall under no circumstances whatsoever 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
(b) 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 paid by the Buyer, for the Goods under that Contract.
10. FORCE MAJEURE
Force majeure. Neither party shall be in breach of this Contract nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under this Contract if such delay or failure result from a Force Majeure Event. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for four weeks, the party not affected may terminate this Contract by giving fourteen days written notice to the affected party.
11.1 Assignment and other dealings.
(a) The Seller may at any time assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract.
(b) The Buyer may not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Seller.
(a) Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, Buyers, clients or Sellers of the other party or of any member of the group to which the other party belongs, except as permitted by clause 11.2(b). For the purposes of this clause, group means, in relation to a party, that party, any subsidiary or holding company from time to time of that party, and any subsidiary from time to time of a holding company of that party.
(b) Each party may disclose the other party’s confidential information:
(i) to its employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of exercising the party’s rights or carrying out its obligations under or in connection with this agreement. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives or advisers to whom it discloses the other party’s confidential information comply with this clause 11.2; and
(ii) as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.
(c) No party shall use any other party’s confidential information for any purpose other than to exercise its rights and perform its obligations under or in connection with this agreement.
11.3 Entire agreement.
(a) This 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 agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this agreement. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this agreement.
11.4 Variation. No variation of this Contract shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the Seller (or its authorised representative).
11.5 Waiver. A waiver of any right or remedy is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. A delay or failure to exercise, or the single or partial exercise of, any right or remedy shall not:
(a) waive that or any other right or remedy; nor
(b) prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
11.6 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.
(a) Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the 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, sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, commercial courier, or fax or email.
(b) A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in clause 11.7(a); 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 fax or email, one Business Day after transmission.
(c) The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
11.8 Third party rights. No one other than a party to this Contract and their permitted assignees shall have any right to enforce any of its terms.
11.9 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.
11.10 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 this Contract or its subject matter or formation.