Terms & Conditions

For The Supply of Services

& For The Supply of Goods

Dated 17th February 2017


TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SUPPLY OF SERVICES
SUBZERO ( GRIMSBY ) LIMITED


BACKGROUND


The attention of the Customer is particularly drawn to the provisions of clause 9.


1. Interpretation


1.1 Definitions. In these Conditions, the following definitions apply:


Business Day; a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England when banks in London are open for business.


Charges; the charges payable by the Customer for the supply of the Services in accordance with clause 5.
 

Commencement Date; has the meaning set out in clause 2.2.


Conditions; these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 13.7.
 

Contract; the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the supply of Services in accordance with these Conditions.


Customer; the person or firm who purchases the Services from the Supplier.


Intellectual Property Rights; patents, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, trade marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off, rights in designs, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how), 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.


Order; the order from the Customer requesting the supply of Services from the Supplier.
 

Services; the services supplied by the Supplier to the Customer as set out in the Specification.
 

Specification; the job description for the Services provided in writing by the Supplier to the Customer.
 

Supplier; Subzero (Grimsby) Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number 10269911).


Supplier Materials; has the meaning set out in clause 4.1(d).


1.2 Construction. In these Conditions, the following rules apply:


(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 personal representatives, successors or permitted assigns;


(c) 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;


(d) 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; and


(e) A reference to writing or written includes faxes and emails.


2. Basis of contract


2.1 The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase 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 by sending the Specification to the Customer at which point and on which date the Contract shall come into existence (Commencement Date).


2.3 The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. The Customer acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise, representation, assurance or warranty made or given by or on behalf of the Supplier which is not set out in the Contract.


2.4 Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising issued by the Supplier, and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the catalogues or brochures of the Supplier, are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Services described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force.


2.5 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.


2.6 Any quotation given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer, and is only valid for a period of 20 Business Days from its date of issue.



3. Supply of services


3.1 The Supplier shall supply the Services to the Customer in accordance with the Specification in all material respects.


3.2 The Supplier shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates specified in the Order, but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for performance of the Services.


3.3 The Supplier shall have the right to make any changes to the Services which are necessary to comply with any applicable law or safety requirement, or which do not materially affect the nature or quality of the Services, and the Supplier shall notify the Customer in any such event.


3.4 The Supplier warrants to the Customer that the Services will be provided using reasonable care and skill.
 

4. Obligations of the Customer


4.1 The Customer shall:


(a) ensure that the terms of the Order are complete and accurate;


(b) co-operate with the Supplier in all matters relating to the Services;


(c) provide the Supplier with such product as the Supplier may reasonably require in order to provide the Services, and ensure that such product is fit for purpose, correctly speciated and is of sufficient quality;


(d) keep and maintain all product created but not yet paid for (Supplier Materials) at the premises of the Customer in safe custody at its own risk, maintaining the Supplier Materials in good condition and not dispose of or use the Supplier Materials other than in accordance with the written instructions or authorisation of the Supplier.


4.2 If the performance of the Supplier 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) the Supplier shall without limiting its other rights or remedies 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 to the extent the Customer Default prevents or delays the performance of the Supplier 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 failure or delay of the Supplier to perform any of its obligations as set out in this clause 4.2; and


(c) the Customer shall reimburse the Supplier on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Supplier arising directly or indirectly from the Customer Default.


5. Charges and payment


5.1 The Charges for the Services shall be as set out in the Specification.


5.2 The Supplier shall invoice the Customer on completion of the Services.


5.3 The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier:


(a) within 30 days of the date of the invoice; and


(b) in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier, and
time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.


5.4 All amounts payable by the Customer under the Contract are exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax chargeable for the time being (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 at the same time as payment is due for the supply of the Services.


5.5 If the Customer fails to make any payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date for payment, then the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above the base rate of Barclays Bank PLC 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 Customer shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.


5.6 The Customer 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 Supplier may at any time, without limiting its other rights or remedies, set off any amount owing to it by the Customer against any amount payable by the Supplier to the Customer.


6. Intellectual Property Rights


6.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services shall be owned by the Supplier.


6.2 The Customer acknowledges that, in respect of any third party Intellectual Property Rights, the use by the Customer of any such Intellectual Property Rights is conditional on the Supplier obtaining a written licence from the relevant licensor on such terms as will entitle the Supplier to license such rights to the Customer.


7. Insurance


For the duration of the Contract and for a period of 12 months thereafter, the Supplier shall maintain in force, with a reputable insurance company, professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance to cover the liabilities that may arise under or in connection with the Contract and shall, on the request of the Customer, produce both the insurance certificate giving details of cover and the receipt for the current year's premium in respect of each insurance.


8. Confidentiality


A party (Receiving Party) 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 Receiving Party by the other party (Disclosing Party), its employees, agents or subcontractors, and any other confidential information concerning the Disclosing Party's business, its products and services which the Receiving Party may obtain. The Receiving Party shall only disclose such confidential information to those of its employees, agents and subcontractors who need to know it for the purpose of discharging the Receiving Party's obligations under the Contract, and shall ensure that such employees, agents and subcontractors comply with the obligations set out in this clause as though they were a party to the Contract. The Receiving Party may also disclose such of the Disclosing Party's confidential information as is required to be disclosed by law, any governmental or regulatory authority or by a court of competent jurisdiction. This clause 8 shall survive termination of the Contract.


9. Limitation of liability


9.1 Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude the liability of the Supplier for:


(a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors; or


(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or


(c) breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession).


9.2 Subject to clause 9.1:


(a) the Supplier shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to the Customer, 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 Supplier accepts no liability for any yield loss caused or suffered to the quantity of the product provided by the Customer as a result of the Services.


(c) The Supplier accepts no loss caused by the product supplied by the Customer not being correctly speciated.


(d) the total liability of the Supplier to the Customer 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 value of the Services supplied.


9.3 The terms implied by sections 3 to 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.


9.4 This clause 9 shall survive termination of the Contract.


10. Termination


10.1 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, 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 any term of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 14 days of receipt of notice in writing to do so;


(b) the other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, payment of its debts or is unable to pay its debts as they fall due or admits inability to pay its debts or (being a company or limited liability partnership) is deemed unable to pay its debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or (being an individual) is deemed either unable to pay its debts or as having no reasonable prospect of so doing, in either case, within the meaning of section 268 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or (being a partnership) has any partner to whom any of the foregoing apply;


(c) the other party (being an individual) is the subject of a bankruptcy petition order; and


(d) an application is made to court, or an order is made, for the appointment of an administrator or if a notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given or if an administrator is appointed over the other party (being a company).


10.2 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment and fails to pay all outstanding amounts within 28 days after being notified in writing to do so.


10.3 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may suspend provision of the Services under the Contract or any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier if the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 10.1(b) to clause Error! Reference source not found., or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them, or if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment.


11. Consequences of termination


11.1 On termination of the Contract for any reason:


(a) the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the outstanding unpaid invoices and interest of the Supplier and, in respect of Services 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;


(b) the accrued rights, remedies, obligations and liabilities of the parties as at expiry or termination shall be unaffected, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry; and


(c) clauses which expressly or by implication survive termination shall continue in full force and effect.


12. Force majeure


12.1 For the purposes of this Contract, Force Majeure Event means an event beyond the reasonable control of the Supplier including but not limited to strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of the Supplier or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors.


12.2 The Supplier shall not be liable to the Customer as a result of any delay or failure to perform its obligations under this Contract as a result of a Force Majeure Event.


12.3 If the Force Majeure Event prevents the Supplier from providing any of the Services for more than 2 weeks, the Supplier shall, without limiting its other rights or remedies, have the right to terminate this Contract immediately by giving written notice to the Customer.


13. General


13.1 Assignment and other dealings.


(a) The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights under the Contract and may subcontract or delegate in any manner any or all of its obligations under the Contract to any third party or agent.


(b) The Customer shall not, without the prior written consent of the Supplier, 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.


13.2 Notices.


(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, 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 13.2(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.


13.3 Severance.


(a) 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.


(b) If one party gives notice to the other of the possibility that any provision or part-provision of this Contract is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to amend such provision so that, as amended, it is legal, valid and enforceable, and, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.


13.4 Waiver. A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract or law is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.


13.5 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, nor constitute either party the agent of the other for any purpose. Neither party shall have authority to act as agent for, or to bind, the other party in any way.

13.6 Third party rights. A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights to enforce its terms.


13.7 Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the Supplier.


13.8 Governing law. The Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.


13.9 Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Contract or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

Dated 16TH February 2017


TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SUPPLY OF GOODS
SUBZERO ( GRIMSBY ) LIMITED


TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Interpretation ............................................................................................................ 1
2. Basis of contract ....................................................................................................... 2
3. Goods.......................................................................................................................... 2
4. Delivery ...................................................................................................................... 2
5. Quality ........................................................................................................................ 3
6. Title and risk .............................................................................................................. 4
7. Price and payment..................................................................................................... 6
8. Termination and suspension ................................................................................... 7
9. Limitation of liability ................................................................................................. 8
10. Force majeure ......................................................................................................... 9
11. General ..................................................................................................................... 9

BACKGROUND


The customer's attention is drawn in particular to the provisions of clause 9.


1. Interpretation


1.1 Definitions. In these Conditions, the following definitions apply:


Business Day; a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England when banks in London are open for business.


Conditions; the terms and conditions set out in this document as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 11.6.


Contract; the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.


Customer; the person or firm who purchases the Goods from the Supplier.
 

Force Majeure Event; has the meaning given in clause 10.


Goods; the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.


Order; the order by the Customer for the Goods, as set out in the purchase order form of the Customer.
 

Specification; the specification for the Goods set out in the Order confirmation by the Supplier.


Supplier; Subzero (Grimsby) Limited limited (registered in England and Wales with company number 10269911).


1.2 Construction. In these Conditions, the following rules apply:


(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 personal representatives, successors or permitted assigns.


(c) 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.


(d) 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.


(e) 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 Customer 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 Customer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Conditions. The Customer is responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Order and any applicable Specification submitted by the Customer are complete and accurate.


2.3 The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues a written acceptance of the Order, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.


2.4 The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. The Customer acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise, representation, assurance or warranty made or given by or on behalf of the Supplier which is not set out in the Contract.


2.5 A quotation for the Goods given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer. A quotation shall only be valid for a period of 20 Business Days from its date of issue.


3. Goods


3.1 The Goods are described in the Specification.


3.2 The Supplier reserves the right to amend the Specification if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.


4. Delivery


4.1 The Supplier shall ensure that:


(a) each delivery of the Goods is accompanied by a delivery note which shows the date of the Order, all relevant reference numbers of the Customer and the Supplier, the type and quantity of the Goods (including the code number of the Goods, where applicable), special storage instructions (if any) and, if the Order is being delivered by instalments, the outstanding balance of Goods remaining to be delivered; and


(b) if the Supplier requires the Customer to return any packaging materials to the Supplier, that fact is clearly stated on the delivery note. The Customer shall make any such packaging materials available for collection at such times as the Supplier shall reasonably request. Returns of packaging materials shall be at the expense of the Supplier.


4.2 The Supplier 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 Supplier notifies the Customer that the Goods are ready.


4.3 Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the arrival 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 Supplier shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the failure of the Customer 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 Customer fails to take delivery of the Goods within 3 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 the failure of the Supplier to comply with its obligations under the Contract:


(a) delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9:00 am on the third 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).


4.6 If 10 Business Days after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Customer has not taken 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.


4.7 The Customer shall not be entitled to reject the Goods if the Supplier delivers up to and including 5% more or less than the quantity of Goods ordered, or up to and including 5% more water content than in the Specification, but a pro rata adjustment shall be made to the Order invoice on receipt of notice from the Customer enclosing objective proof that the wrong quantity of Goods was delivered, or the goods had the wrong water content.


5. Quality


5.1 The Supplier warrants that on delivery, and for a period of 1 week from the date of delivery, (warranty period), the Goods shall:


(a) conform in all material respects with the Specification; and


(b) be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979).


5.2 Subject to clause 5.3, if:


(a) the Customer gives notice in writing to the Supplier 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 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 place of business of the Supplier at the cost of the Supplier,


the Supplier shall, at its option, replace the defective Goods, or refund the price of the defective Goods in full.


5.3 The Supplier shall not be liable for failure of the Goods to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1 in any of the following events:


(a) the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving notice in accordance with clause 5.2; or


(b) the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow the oral or written instructions of the Supplier as to the storage, treating or handling of the Goods or (if there are none) good industry practice regarding the same; or


(c) the Customer alters the state of the Goods; or


(d) the defect arises as a result of abnormal storage treating or handling; or


(e) the Goods differ from 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 Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the failure of the Goods 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 Supplier.
 

6. 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


(b) The Customer resells the Goods, 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 property of the Supplier;


(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 Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.2; 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 resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business (but not otherwise) 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 agent of the Supplier; 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.


6.5 If before title to the Goods passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.2 then, without limiting any other right or remedy the Supplier may have:


(a) the right to resell the Goods by the Customer or use them in the ordinary course of its business ceases immediately;


(b) the Client shall be deemed to grant the Supplier a licence to it and its agents solely to allow them to enter upon the Client’s premises to collect the Goods; and


(c) the Supplier may at any time:


(i) require the Customer to deliver up all Goods in its possession which have not been resold, or 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.


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 published price list of the Supplier in force as at the date of delivery.


7.2 The Supplier may, by giving notice to the Customer at any time up to 5 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 control of the Supplier (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs); or


(b) any request by the Customer 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 Customer or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions.


7.3 The price of the Goods is exclusive of the costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Goods, which shall be invoiced to the Customer.


7.4 The price of the Goods is exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax (VAT). 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 Goods.


7.5 The Supplier may invoice the Customer for the Goods on or at any time after the completion of delivery.


7.6 The Customer shall pay the invoice in full and in cleared funds by the end of the month following the month the invoice was dated. Payment shall be made to the bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier. Time of payment is of the essence.


7.7 If the Customer fails to make any payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date for payment, then the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above the base rate of Barclays Bank 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 Customer shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.


7.8 The Customer 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 Supplier may at any time, without limiting any other rights or remedies it may have, set off any amount owing to it by the Customer against any amount payable by the Supplier to the Customer.


8. Termination and suspension


8.1 If the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.2, the Supplier may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer.


8.2 For the purposes of clause 8.1, the relevant events are:


(a) the Customer suspends, or threatens to suspend, payment of its debts or is unable to pay its debts as they fall due or admits inability to pay its debts or (being a company or limited liability partnership) is deemed unable to pay its debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or (being an individual) is deemed either unable to pay its debts or as having no reasonable prospect of so doing, in either case, within the meaning of section 268 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or (being a partnership) has any partner to whom any of the foregoing apply;


(b) the Customer commences negotiations with all or any class of its creditors with a view to rescheduling any of its debts, or makes a proposal for or enters into any compromise or arrangement with its creditors other than (where the Customer is a company) where these events take place for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Customer with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of the Customer;


(c) (being a company) a petition is filed, a notice is given, a resolution is passed, or an order is made, for or in connection with the winding up of the Customer, other than for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Customer with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of the Customer;


(d) (being an individual) the Customer is the subject of a bankruptcy petition or order;


(e) a creditor or encumbrancer of the Customer attaches or takes possession of, or a distress, execution, sequestration or other such process is levied or enforced on or sued against, the whole or any part of its assets and such attachment or process is not discharged within 14 days;


(f) (being a company) an application is made to court, or an order is made, for the appointment of an administrator or if a notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given or if an administrator is appointed over the Customer;


(g) (being a company) the holder of a qualifying charge over the assets of the Customer has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver;


(h) a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over the assets of the Customer or a receiver is appointed over the assets of the Customer;


(i) any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the Customer in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in clause 8.2(a) to clause 8.2(h) (inclusive);


(j) the Customer suspends, threatens to suspends, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business;


(k) the financial position of the Customer deteriorates to such an extent that in the opinion of the Supplier the capability of the Customer to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy; and


(l) (being an individual) the Customer dies or, by reason of illness or incapacity (whether mental or physical), is incapable of managing his or her own affairs or becomes a patient under any mental health legislation.
 

8.3 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may suspend provision of the Goods under the Contract or any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier if the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.2(a) to clause 8.2(i), or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them, or if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment.


8.4 On termination of the Contract for any reason the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the outstanding unpaid invoices and interest of the Supplier.


8.5 Termination of the Contract, however arising, shall not affect any of the parties' rights, remedies, obligations and liabilities that have accrued as at termination.


8.6 Clauses which expressly or by implication survive termination of the Contract shall continue in full force and effect.


9. Limitation of liability


9.1 Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude the liability of the Supplier for:


(a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable); or


(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or


(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 Supplier to exclude or restrict liability.

9.2 Subject to clause 9.1:


(a) the Supplier shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to the Customer, 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 total liability of the Supplier to the Customer 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 100% of the price of the Goods.


10. Force majeure


Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performing its obligations under the Contract to the extent that such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event. A Force Majeure Event means any event beyond a party's reasonable control, which by its nature could not have been foreseen, or, if it could have been foreseen, was unavoidable, including strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving its own workforce or a third party's), failure of energy sources or transport network, acts of God, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, interference by civil or military authorities, national or international calamity, armed conflict, malicious damage, breakdown of plant or machinery, nuclear, chemical or biological contamination, sonic boom, explosions, collapse of building structures, fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, loss at sea, epidemics or similar events, natural disasters or extreme adverse weather conditions, or default of suppliers or subcontractors.


11. General


11.1 Assignment and other dealings.


(a) The Supplier 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 Customer 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 Supplier.


11.2 Notices.


(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, 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 11.2(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.


11.3 Severance.


(a) 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.


(b) If one party gives notice to the other of the possibility that any provision or part-provision of this Contract is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to amend such provision so that, as amended, it is legal, valid and enforceable, and, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.


11.4 Waiver. A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract or law is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.


11.5 Third party rights. A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights to enforce its terms.


11.6 Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the Supplier.


11.7 Governing law. The Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.


11.8 Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Contract or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

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