Terms and Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
Tenders are submitted and orders are accepted strictly on the understanding that the Customer agrees to the following Terms and conditions notwithstanding any terms and conditions that may be contained in any Customers order or acknowledgement received by the Supplier unless expressly and specifically agreed in writing and signed by a director of the Supplier
The customer’s attention is drawn in particular to the provisions of clause 8.
- Definitions and interpretation
- Business Day: a day, other than a Saturday or Sunday, when banks in Edinburgh are open for business.
- Conditions: the terms and conditions set out in this document as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 6
- Contract: any contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Goods and/or Services in accordance with these Conditions.
- Customer: any person, firm, company or other body who purchases the Goods or Services from the Supplier.
- Delivery Location: has the meaning given in clause 2.
- Force Majeure Event: war, strikes, lockouts, fire, floods, explosions, government restrictions, inability to obtain or shortages thereof, or any other event, circumstance or cause beyond the Supplier’s reasonable control.
- Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.
- Order: any Customer’s order for the Goods and any related Services, as may be set out on the Supplier’s website cademuir.co.uk, and referred to in the Supplier’s quotation or the Supplier’s written acceptance of order.
- Services: means any services the Supplier agrees to provide to the Customer either as part of an Order or in any way connected to an Order
- Specification: any specification for the Goods, including any related plans and drawings, that is agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.
- Supplier: Cademuir Engineering Limited (registered in Scotland with company number SC069993).
- Tooling: any tooling supplied by the Customer and/or created by the Supplier only for the manufacture of products to be supplied to the Customer or any third party as directed by the Customer.
- A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality).
- A reference to a party includes its successors and permitted assignees.
- 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.
- 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.
- A reference to writing or written includes email but not fax.
2. Basis of contract
- 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 law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.
- 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 are complete and accurate.
- The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted after any Order is received by the Supplier when either the Supplier issues a written acceptance of the Order or (if no written acceptance is issued) the Supplier takes any step to produce or deliver the Goods or Services, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.
- The Customer waives any right it might otherwise have to rely on any term endorsed on, delivered with or contained in any documents of the Customer that is inconsistent with these Conditions.
- Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising produced by the Supplier and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Supplier’s 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 unless expressly stated in any Order.
- Quotations and delivery dates are based on conditions prevailing at the time of quotation, The Supplier reserves the right to increase the prices quoted in the event of any increase in the cost of materials or wages. No clerical omissions in respect of quotations or acceptances of order shall annul the sale but shall be subject to subsequent correction by the Supplier and no compensation shall be allowed to the Customer in respect
- All quotations are made and orders accepted subject to raw materials being available.
- 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.
- The Goods are described in the Supplier’s catalogue as modified by any applicable Specification.
- To the extent that the Goods are to be manufactured in accordance with a 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 (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the Supplier 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 Specification. This clause 2 shall survive termination of the Contract.
- The Supplier reserves the right to amend the specification of the Goods if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
- The Supplier will arrange for the Goods to be delivered to the Customer’s premises notified in writing, at cost + twenty % uplift (or at such other cost as may be agreed in writing) otherwise the Customer will collect the Goods from the Supplier’s premises currently at Unit 8, Weavers Court, Selkirk TD7 5NY or such other location as may be advised by the Supplier before delivery (Supplier’s Delivery Location) within three Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready.
- Delivery is completed on the completion of loading of the Goods at the Supplier’s Delivery Location and risk passes to the Customer once loaded at the Supplier’s premises..
- Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure delivery on or before the date given, the Supplier will not be liable for any delay or loss. 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 or failure to delivery of the Goods, that is caused by a Force Majeure Event or 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.
- If the Supplier fails to deliver the Goods for some reason other than a Force Majeure Event AND the Customer gives 28 days written notice requiring delivery (served after any delivery date agreed by the Supplier) then, if the Supplier has still been unwilling or unable to deliver the Customer may cancel the Order. In those circumstances the Supplier’s 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.
- If the Customer fails to take OR accept delivery of the Goods within three 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 Supplier’s failure to comply with its obligations under the Contract:
- delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00 am on the third Business Day after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready; and
- the Supplier shall store the Goods until delivery takes place, and charge the Customer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).
- If ten Business Days after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Customer has not taken OR accepted actual 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.
- 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, a pro rata adjustment shall be made to the Order invoice.
- The Supplier 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 Customer to cancel any other instalment.
- The Supplier warrants that on delivery, and for a period of 14 days from the date of delivery (warranty period), the Goods shall:
- conform in all material respects with their description and any applicable Specification; and
- be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship.
- Subject to clause 3, if:
- 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 1;
- the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and
- 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,
the Supplier shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective Goods, or refund the price of the defective Goods (but only those items that are defective and not the whole order) in full.
- The Supplier shall not be liable for the Goods’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 1 in any of the following events:
- the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving notice in accordance with clause 2;
- the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow the Supplier’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;
- the defect arises as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or Specification supplied by the Customer;
- the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier;
- the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal storage or working conditions; or
- the Goods differ from their description or any Specification as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
- Except as provided in this clause 6, the Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the Goods’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 1.
- 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.
- These Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.
7. Title and risk
- The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.
- Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until 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.
- Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall:
- store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier’s property;
- not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;
- maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full price from the date of delivery;
- notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 1 (b) to clause 10.1(d); and
- give the Supplier such information as the Supplier may reasonably require from time to time relating to:
- the Goods; and
- the ongoing financial position of the Customer.
- At any time before title to the Goods passes to the Customer, the Supplier may at any time require the Customer to deliver up all Goods in its possession that have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product and 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.
8. Price and payment
- 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 Supplier’s published price list in force as at the date of delivery.
- The Supplier may, by giving notice to the Customer 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:
- any factor beyond the Supplier’s control (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs);
- any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Specification; or
- any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions.
- The price of the Goods:
- excludes amounts in respect of value added tax (VAT), which the Customer shall additionally be liable to pay to the Supplier at the prevailing rate, subject to the receipt of a valid VAT invoice; and
- excludes the costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Goods, which shall be invoiced to the Customer.
- The Supplier may invoice the Customer for the Goods on or at any time after the completion of delivery.
- The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier:
- within 30 days of the date of the invoice or in accordance with any credit terms agreed by the Supplier and confirmed in writing to the Customer; and
- 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.
- 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 9 (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 6 will accrue each day at 5% a year above Bank of Scotland base rate from time to time, but at 6% a year for any period when that base rate is below 1%.
- 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).
9. Limitation of liability
- The limits and exclusions in this clause reflect the insurance cover the Supplier has been able to arrange and the Customer is responsible for making its own arrangements for the insurance of any excess loss.
- The restrictions on liability in this clause 9 apply to every liability arising under or in connection with the Contract including liability in contract, delict, under statute or otherwise (including liability arising from negligence).
- Nothing in the Contract limits any liability of the Supplier which cannot legally be limited, including liability for:
- death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable);
- fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
- breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979; or
- defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
- Subject to clause 3, the Supplier’s total liability to the Customer shall not exceed the invoice value of under the Contract.
- Subject to clause 3, the following types of loss are wholly excluded:
- loss of profits;
- loss of sales or business;
- loss of agreements or contracts;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of use or corruption of software, data or information;
- loss of or damage to goodwill; and
- indirect or consequential loss.
- This clause 9 shall survive termination of the Contract.
- Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate this Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if:
- the Customer 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 that party being notified in writing to do so, save in the case of payment where the payment should be made within 3 Business Days;
- the Customer 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), obtaining a moratorium, 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;
- the Customer suspends, threatens to suspend, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or
- the Customer’s financial position deteriorates so far as to reasonably justify the opinion that its ability to give effect to the terms of this agreement is in jeopardy.
- 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 1(b) to clause 10.1(d), 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.
- 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 the Contract on the due date for payment.
- On termination of the Contract for any reason the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier’s outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of 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.
- Termination or expiry of the Contract, however arising, 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 the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry.
- Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination or expiry of the Contract shall remain in full force and effect.
11. Force majeure
The Supplier shall not 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 result from a Force Majeure Event. In such circumstances the Supplier shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of the time for performing such obligations. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for six months, either party may terminate this agreement by giving 28 days’ written notice to the other party.
- All illustrations, designs and drawings therein are not binding in detail and are subject to variations in design. All designs submitted with quotations remain the Supplier’s property and must not be disposed of or copied without the Supplier’s written permission.
- The Supplier shall have a general right of lien on any Tooling or other property belonging to the Customer which has been placed in the possession of the Supplier until all payments due to the Supplier have been made for any debts, claims and liability for which the Customer may be liable to the Supplier, whether the same are due or so become due when the lien is insisted On the occurrence of any event listed in cluse 10.1 of any person whose property is subject to the foregoing lien whether or not any debt, claim or liability by it shall have a matured or on default by such person in meeting any such debt, claim or liability on its due date, the Supplier may at any time thereafter dispose of such property and retain the proceeds towards or meet all debts, claims and liabilities due to or to become due by such person to the Supplier.
- Tooling belonging to the Customer and/or held by the Supplier is retained by the Supplier entirely at the Customer’s risk and the Supplier will not be liable for any loss or damage to such Tooling. It is the Customer’s responsibility to ensure the Tooling is insured against all damage or loss, at the Customer’s cost.
- In the event Tooling held by the Supplier has either not been used for more than five years or if the Supplier has not received any order from the Customer in respect of any Goods or Services for more than two years, such Tooling may be either returned to the Customer (at the Customer’s cost) or disposed of by the Supplier, in either case without any liability for the Supplier.
- Assignation and other dealings
- The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, charge, subcontract, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract.
- The Customer may not assign, transfer, 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.
- Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time during the Contract and for a period of two years after termination of the Contract, disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other party, except as permitted by clause 2(b).
- Each party may disclose the other party’s confidential information:
- 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 the Contract. 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 2; and
- as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.
- Neither party shall use the other party’s confidential information for any purpose other than to exercise its rights and perform its obligations under or in connection with the Contract.
- Entire agreement
- 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.
- 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 based on any statement in this agreement.
- No variation of this Contract shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).
- 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.
- If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of this agreement. If any provision of the Contract is deemed deleted under this clause 12.6 the parties shall negotiate in good faith to agree a replacement provision that, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.
- 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 email to the email address used or specified in the communication with the Supplier and (in all cases of communication to the Supplier) with (in all cases) a copy email to Andrea Laidlaw at email@example.com
- Any notice or 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; and
- 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; and
- if sent by email, 24 hours after the time of transmission, or, if this time falls outside business hours in the place of receipt, when business hours resume, provided that should any such email generate an automated email indicating the recipient’s absence or other failure to receive, then such notice shall not be deemed to have been received unless acknowledged by the recipient. In this clause 12.9 (b) (iii), business hours means 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday on a day that is not a public holiday in the place of receipt.
- This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any arbitration or other method of dispute resolution.
- Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be:
- Third party rights
Unless it expressly states otherwise, the Contract does not give rise to any rights under the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017 for any third party to enforce or otherwise invoke any term of the Contract.
- 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 Scotland.
- Each party irrevocably agrees that the Scottish courts 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