Unless otherwise stated in writing, the following conditions apply:
Quotations and Acceptance
Quotations are valid for thirty days and represent no obligation until the seller accepts the Buyers order in writing.
The Buyers order must be identified with an order number and must contain sufficient information to enable the Seller to proceed.
In the event of inconsistency between the Sellers and the Buyers conditions, the Sellers shall prevail. No variation of the Sellers conditions shall be binding upon the Seller unless and until variation has been accepted in writing by an authorised representative on behalf of the Seller.
No conduct by the Seller shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of any other terms and conditions put forward by the Buyer.
The terms of this Contract are severable and separately enforceable.
Price and Delivery
Prices are exclusive of VAT unless otherwise stated
Delivery quoted will be ex-works excluding delivery charges, duties and insurances.
Any times quoted for delivery are estimates only and the Seller undertakes no contractual commitment as to the date of delivery and the Seller will not be liable for any loss arising from delay in delivery howsoever occasioned.
The Seller reserves the right to deliver in more than one consignment and to invoice each consignment separately.
Purchasers outside the UK are responsible at their own expense for obtaining any import licence required in the country for which the goods are destined. The Seller is responsible for seeking any export licence from the UK that may be necessary unless the Purchasers office from which the order is issued is situated in the UK.
Title and Risk
The Goods are at the risk of the Buyer upon delivery by the Seller to a carrier.
The property in goods supplied will remain in the Seller and will pass to the Buyer only when the Buyer has paid all sums due for: (i) the goods the subject of this Contract; and (ii) all other goods already delivered by the Seller to the Buyer under any other Contract between them.
Until property in the goods shall have passed to the Buyer, the Buyer shall as the Sellers gratuitous bailee keep the goods so that they are identifiable as the Sellers property and shall at all times keep the same fully insured.
If the Buyer sells the goods before the property in them passes from the Seller then the Buyer will hold the proceeds of resale or the amount due to the Seller for the goods (if less) on trust for the Seller separately identified as such. In any resale, the Buyer will act on its own account and not as agent for the Seller.
Until the property in the goods passes to the Buyer, the Seller may re-take possession of the goods and for that purpose to go upon any premises or vehicles owned or occupied by the Buyer without being liable for any damage which it was not reasonably practicable to avoid.
Payment and Price Variation
Payment shall be due within thirty days of receiving the invoice.
No cash or other discounts will be allowed unless specified.
If any sums due under this Contract are in arrear for more than seven days beyond the day on which they fall due and shall be paid only after the Sellers solicitors or debt collectors have been instructed to recover the money.
Charges, fees and expenses that are to enable payment to Seller are the sole responsibility of the Buyer. Seller will issue re-charges for any inapplicable shortages imposed on monies received.
Once an order has been acknowledged, the price will be firm except:
In the case of exceptional increase in material costs.
Where the currency of the contract is not in pounds sterling, in the case of a depreciation of more than 5% in the value of the currency of the order compared with the value of the pound sterling at the rate of exchange prevailing at the date of acceptance of the order by the Seller.