1.1 The definitions and rules of interpretation in this condition apply in these conditions.
All Metal: All Metal Services Limited, Unit 6 Horton Industrial Park, Horton Road, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 8JD Company No. 01159685
Contract: the Order and the Seller’s acceptance of the Order.
Goods: any goods agreed in the Contract to be bought by All Metal from the Seller (including any part or parts of them).
Order: All Metal’s written instruction to supply the Goods, incorporating these conditions.
Seller: the person, firm or company who accepts All Metal’s Order.
1.2 A reference to a particular law is a reference to it as it is in force for the time being taking account of any amendment, extension, application
or re-enactment and includes any subordinate legislation for the time being in force made under it.
1.3 A reference to one gender includes a reference to the other gender.
1.4 Condition headings do not affect the interpretation of these conditions.
2 APPLICATION OF TERMS
2.1 Subject to any variation under condition 2.4, these conditions are the only conditions upon which All Metal is prepared to deal with the Seller and they shall govern the Contract to the entire exclusion of all other terms or conditions.
2.2 Each Order for Goods by All Metal from the Seller shall be deemed to be an offer by All Metal to buy Goods subject to these conditions and no Order shall be accepted until the Seller either expressly by giving notice of acceptance, or impliedly by fulfilling the Order, in whole or in part accepts the offer.
2.3 No terms or conditions endorsed upon, delivered with or contained in the Seller’s quotation, acknowledgement or acceptance of order, specification or similar document shall form part of the Contract and the Seller waives any right which it otherwise might have to rely on such terms and conditions.
2.4 These conditions apply to all All Metal’s purchases and any variation to these conditions shall have no effect unless expressly agreed in writing and signed by a Director of All Metal.
3 QUALITY AND DEFECTS
3.1 The Goods shall be of the best available design, of the best quality, material and workmanship, be without fault and conform in all respects with the Order and specification and/or patterns supplied or advised by All Metal to the Seller.
3.2 All Metal’s rights under these conditions are in addition to the statutory conditions implied in favor of All Metal by the Sale of Goods Act 1979.
3.3 At any time prior to delivery of the Goods to All Metal, All Metal shall have the right to inspect and test the Goods at all times.
3.4 If the results of such inspection or testing cause All Metal to be of the opinion that the Goods do not conform or are unlikely to conform with the Order or to any specifications and/or patterns supplied or advised by All Metal to the Seller, All Metal shall inform the Seller and the Seller shall immediately take such action as is necessary to ensure conformity and in addition All Metal shall have the right to require and witness further testing and inspection.
3.5 Notwithstanding any such inspection or testing, the Seller shall remain fully responsible for the Goods and any such inspection or testing shall not diminish or otherwise affect the Seller’s obligations under the Contract. The Supplier shall make All Metal Services aware of any nonconformity of the material which is identified before or after it has been delivered and offer full support in any investigation into the nonconformity.
3.6 If any of the Goods fail to comply with the provisions set out in condition 3, All Metal shall be entitled to avail itself of any one or more remedies listed in condition 12.
The Seller shall keep All Metal indemnified in full against all direct, indirect or consequential liabilities (all three of which terms include, without limitation, loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss), loss, damages, injury, costs and expenses (including legal and other professional fees and expenses) awarded against or incurred or paid by All Metal as a result of or in connection with:
4.1 defective workmanship, quality or materials;
4.2 an infringement or alleged infringement of any intellectual property rights caused by the use, manufacture or supply of the Goods; and
4.3 any claim made against All Metal in respect of any liability, loss, damage, injury, cost or expense sustained by All Metal’s employees or agents or by any customer or third party to the extent that such liability, loss, damage, injury, cost or expense was caused by, relates to or arises from the Goods as a consequence of a direct or indirect breach or negligent performance or failure or delay in performance of the terms of the Contract by the Seller.
5.1 The Goods shall be delivered, carriage paid, to All Metal’s place of business or to such other place of delivery as is agreed by All Metal in writing prior to delivery of the Goods. The Seller shall off-load the Goods at its own risk as directed by All Metal.
5.2 The date for delivery shall be specified in the Order, or if no such date is specified then delivery shall take place within 28 days of the Order.
5.3 The Seller shall invoice All Metal upon, but separately from, despatch of the Goods to All Metal.
5.4 The Seller shall ensure that each delivery is accompanied by a delivery note which shows, among other things, the Order number, date of Order, number of packages and contents and, in the case of part delivery, the outstanding balance remaining to be delivered.
5.5 Time for delivery shall be of the essence.
5.6 Unless otherwise stipulated by All Metal in the Order, deliveries shall only be accepted by All Metal in normal business hours.
5.7 If the Goods are not delivered on the due date then, without prejudice to any other rights which it may have, All Metal reserves the right to:
5.7.1 cancel the Contract in whole or in part;
5.7.2 refuse to accept any subsequent delivery of the Goods which the Seller attempts to make;
5.7.3 recover from the Seller any expenditure reasonably incurred by All Metal in obtaining the Goods in substitution from another supplier; and
5.7.4 claim damages for any additional costs, loss or expenses incurred by All Metal which are in any way attributable to the Seller’s failure to deliver the Goods on the due date.
5.8 If the Seller requires All Metal to return any packaging material to the Seller that fact must be clearly stated on any delivery note delivered to All Metal and any such packaging material shall only be returned to the Seller at the cost of the Seller.
5.9 Where All Metal agrees in writing to accept delivery by instalments the Contract shall be construed as a single contract in respect of each instalment. Nevertheless failure by the Seller to deliver any one instalment shall entitle All Metal at its option to treat the whole Contract as repudiated.
5.10 If the Goods are delivered to All Metal in excess of the quantities ordered All Metal shall not be bound to pay for the excess and any excess shall be and shall remain at the Seller’s risk and shall be returnable at the Seller’s expense.
5.11 All Metal shall not be deemed to have accepted the Goods until it has had 7 working days to inspect them following delivery. All Metal shall also have the right to reject the Goods as though they had not been accepted for 7 working days after any latent defect in the Goods has become apparent.
The Goods shall remain at the risk of the Seller until delivery to All Metal is complete (including off-loading and stacking) when ownership of the Goods shall pass to All Metal.
7.1 The price of the Goods shall be stated in the Order and unless otherwise agreed in writing by All Metal shall be exclusive of value added tax but inclusive of all other charges.
7.2 No variation in the price nor extra charges shall be accepted by All Metal.
8.1 All Metal shall pay the price of the Goods within 60 days of delivery of the Goods to All Metal, but time for payment shall not be of the essence
of the Contract.
8.2 Without prejudice to any other right or remedy, All Metal reserves the right to set off any amount owing at any time from the Seller to All Metal against any amount payable by All Metal to the Seller under the Contract.
The Seller 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 Seller by All Metal or its agents and any other confidential information concerning All Metal’s business or its products which the Seller may obtain and the Seller shall restrict disclosure of such confidential material to such of its employees, agents or sub-contractors as need to know the same for the purpose of discharging the Seller’s obligations to All Metal and shall ensure that such employees, agents or sub contractors are subject to like obligations of confidentiality as bind the Seller.
10 ALL METAL’S PROPERTY
Materials, equipment, tools, dies, moulds, copyright, design rights or any other forms of intellectual property rights in all drawings, specifications and data supplied by All Metal to the Seller or not so supplied but used by the Seller specifically in the manufacture of the Goods shall at all times be and remain the exclusive property of All Metal but shall be held by the Seller in safe custody at its own risk and maintained and kept in good condition by the Seller until returned to All Metal and shall not be disposed of other than in accordance with All Metal’s written instructions, nor shall such items be used otherwise than as authorised by All Metal in writing.
11.1 All Metal shall have the right at any time and for any reason to terminate the Contract in whole or in part by giving the Seller written noticewhereupon all work on the Contract shall be discontinued and All Metal shall pay to the Seller fair and reasonable compensation for work-inprogress at the time of termination but such compensation shall not include loss of anticipated profits or any consequential loss.
11.2 All Metal shall have the right at any time by giving notice in writing to the Seller to terminate the Contract forthwith if:
11.2.1 the Seller commits a material breach of any of the terms and conditions of the Contract; or
11.2.2 any distress, execution or other process is levied upon any of the assets of the Seller; or
11.2.3 the Seller has a bankruptcy order made against him or makes an arrangement or composition with his creditors, or otherwise takes the benefit of any statutory provision for the time being in force for the relief of insolvent debtors, or (being a body corporate) convenes a meeting of creditors (whether formal or informal), or enters into liquidation (whether voluntary or compulsory) except a solvent voluntary liquidation for the purpose only of reconstruction or amalgamation, or has a receiver or manager, administrator or administrative receiver appointed of its undertaking or any part thereof, or documents are filed with the court for the appointment of an administrator of the Seller or notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given by the Seller or its directors or by a qualifying floating charge holder (as defined in paragraph 14 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986), or a resolution is passed or a petition presented to any court for the winding-up of the Seller or for the granting of an administration order in respect of the Seller, or any proceedings are commenced relating to the insolvency or possible insolvency of the Seller; or
11.2.4 the Seller ceases or threatens to cease to carry on its business; or
11.2.5 the financial position of the Seller deteriorates to such an extent that in the opinion of All Metal the capability of the Seller adequately to fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.
11.3 the termination of the Contract, however arising, shall be without prejudice to the rights and duties of All Metal accrued prior to termination. The conditions which expressly or impliedly have effect after termination shall continue to be enforceable notwithstanding termination.
Without prejudice to any other right or remedy which All Metal may have, if any Goods are not supplied in accordance with, or the Seller fails to comply with, any of the terms of the Contract All Metal shall be entitled to avail itself of any one or more of the following remedies at its discretion, whether or not any part of the Goods have been accepted by All Metal:
12.1 rescind the Order;
12.2 to reject the Goods (in whole or in part) and return them to the Seller at the risk and cost of the Seller on the basis that a full refund for the
Goods so returned shall be paid forthwith by the Seller;
12.3 at All Metal’s option to give the Seller the opportunity at the Seller’s expense either to remedy any defect in the Goods or to supply replacement
Goods and carry out any other necessary work to ensure that the terms of the Contract are fulfilled;
12.4 to refuse to accept any further deliveries of the Goods but without any liability to the Seller;
12.5 to carry out at the Seller’s expense any work necessary to make the Goods comply with the Contract; and
12.6 to claim such damages as may have been sustained in consequence of the Seller’s breach or breaches of the Contract.
13.1 The Seller shall not be entitled to assign the Contract or any part of it without the prior written consent of All Metal.
13.2 All Metal may assign the Contract or any part of it to any person, firm or company.
14 FORCE MAJEURE
All Metal reserves the right to defer the date of delivery or payment or to cancel the Contract or reduce the volume of the Goods ordered if it is prevented from or delayed in the carrying on of its business due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of All Metal including, without limitation, acts of God, governmental actions, war or national emergency, acts of terrorism, protests, riot, civil commotion, fire, explosion, flood, epidemic, lock-outs, strikes or other labour disputes (whether or not relating to either party’s workforce), or restraints or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining supplies of adequate or suitable materials.
15.1 Each right or remedy of All Metal under the Contract is without prejudice to any other right or remedy of All Metal whether under the Contractor not.
15.2 If any provision of the Contract is found by any court, tribunal or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be wholly or partly illegal, invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable it shall, to the extent of such illegality, invalidity, voidness, voidability, unenforceability or unreasonableness, be deemed severable and the remaining provisions of the Contract and the remainder of such provision shall continue in full force and effect.
15.3 Failure or delay by All Metal in enforcing or partially enforcing any provision of the Contract shall not be construed as a waiver of any of its rights under the Contract.
15.4 Any waiver by All Metal of any breach of, or any default under, any provision of the Contract by the Seller shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default and shall in no way affect the other terms of the Contract.
15.5 The parties to the Contract do not intend that any term of the Contract shall be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person that is not a party to it.
15.6 The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all aspects of the Contract shall be governed by English law and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.