Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions Of Purchase & Sale

Terms & Conditions Of Purchase

Terms & Conditions of PURCHASE.

 

1.              Interpretation

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

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

Client: J C Watson Mechanical Limited registered in England and Wales with company number 09828997 and whose registered office is at Coopers House, 65A Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 3AT.

Client Materials: has the meaning set out in clause 5.3(i).

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 14.8.

Contract: the contract between the Client and the Supplier for the supply of Goods and/or Services in accordance with these Conditions.

Deliverables: all documents, products and materials developed by the Supplier or its agents, contractors and employees as part of or in relation to the Services in any form or media, including without limitation drawings, maps, plans, diagrams, designs, pictures, computer programs, data, specifications and reports (including drafts).

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

Goods Specification: any specification for the Goods, including any related plans and drawings, that is agreed in writing by the Client and the Supplier.

Intellectual Property Rights: all patents, rights to inventions, utility models, copyright and related rights, trade marks, service marks, trade, business and domain names, rights in trade dress or get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database right, topography rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for and renewals or extensions of such rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world.

Order: the Client's order for the supply of Goods and/or Services, as set out in the Client's purchase order form, or the Client’s written acceptance of the Supplier’s quotations, or overleaf, as the case may be.

Services: the services, including without limitation any Deliverables, to be provided by the Supplier under the Contract as set out in the Service Specification.

Service Specification: the description or specification for Services agreed in writing by the Client and the Supplier.

Supplier: the person or firm from whom the Client purchases the Goods and/or Services.

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 references 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 statutory 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.

 

2.              Basis of Contract

2.1             The Order constitutes an offer by the Client to purchase Goods and/or Services from the Supplier in accordance with these Conditions.

2.2             The Order shall be deemed to be accepted on the earlier of:

(a)    the Supplier issuing written acceptance of the Order; or

(b)    any act by the Supplier consistent with fulfilling the Order,

at which point and on which date the Contract shall come into existence (“Commencement Date”).

2.3             These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Supplier seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.

2.4             All of these Conditions shall apply to the supply of both Goods and Services except where the application to one or the other is specified.

 

3.              Supply of Goods

3.1             The Supplier shall ensure that the Goods shall:

(a)    correspond with their description and any applicable Goods Specification;

(b)    be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979) and fit for any purpose held out by the Supplier or made known to the Supplier by the Client, expressly or by implication and in this respect the Client relies on the Supplier's skill and judgment;

(c)    where applicable, be free from defects in design, materials and workmanship and remain so for 12 months after delivery; and

(d)    comply with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements relating to the manufacture, labelling, packaging, storage, handling and delivery of the Goods.

3.2             The Supplier shall ensure that at all times it has and maintains all the licences, permissions, authorisations, consents and permits that it needs to carry out its obligations under the Contract in respect of the Goods.

3.3             The Client shall have the right to inspect and test the Goods at any time before delivery.

3.4             If following such inspection or testing the Client considers that the Goods do not conform or are unlikely to comply with the Supplier's undertakings at clause 3.1, the Client shall inform the Supplier and the Supplier shall immediately take such remedial action as is necessary to ensure compliance.

3.5             Notwithstanding any such inspection or testing, the Supplier shall remain fully responsible for the Goods and any such inspection or testing shall not reduce or otherwise affect the Supplier's obligations under the Contract and the Client shall have the right to conduct further inspections and tests after the Supplier has carried out its remedial actions.

 

4.              Delivery of Goods

4.1             The Supplier shall ensure that:

(a)    the Goods are properly packed and secured in such manner as to enable them to reach their destination in good condition;

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

(c)    if the Supplier requires the Client to return any packaging material for the Goods to the Supplier, that fact is clearly stated on the delivery note. Any such packaging material shall only be returned to the Supplier at the cost of the Supplier.

4.2             The Supplier shall deliver the Goods:

(a)    on the date specified in the Order or, if no such date is specified, then within 2 days of the date of the Order;

(b)    to the Client's premises at Unit 30, Thurrock Commercial Centre, Juliette Way, Ockendon , Essex RM15 4YG or such other location as is set out in the Order or as instructed by the Client before delivery (“Delivery Location”);

(c)    during the Client's normal hours of business on a Business Day, or as instructed by the Client.

4.3             Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the completion of unloading of the Goods at the Delivery Location.

4.4             If the Supplier:

(a)    delivers less than 100 per cent of the quantity of Goods ordered, the Client may reject the Goods; or

(b)    delivers more than 100 per cent of the quantity of Goods ordered, the Client may at its sole discretion reject the Goods or the excess Goods,

and any rejected Goods shall be returnable at the Supplier's risk and expense. If the Supplier delivers more or less than the quantity of Goods ordered and the Client accepts the delivery, a pro rata adjustment shall be made to the invoice for the Goods.

4.5             The Supplier shall not deliver the Goods in instalments without the Client's prior written consent. Where it is agreed that the Goods are delivered by instalments, they may be invoiced and paid for separately. However, failure by the Supplier to deliver any one instalment on time or at all or any defect in an instalment shall entitle the Client to the remedies set out in clause 6.1.

4.6             Title and risk in the Goods shall pass to the Client on completion of delivery.

 

5.              Supply of Services

5.1             The Supplier shall from the date set out in the Order and for the duration of this Contract provide the Services to the Client in accordance with the terms of the Contract.

5.2             The Supplier shall meet any performance dates for the Services specified in the Order or notified to the Supplier by the Client.

5.3             In providing the Services, the Supplier shall:

(a)    co-operate with the Client in all matters relating to the Services, and comply with all instructions of the Client;

(b)    perform the Services with the best care, skill and diligence in accordance with best practice in the Supplier's industry, profession or trade;

(c)    use personnel who are suitably skilled and experienced to perform tasks assigned to them and in sufficient number to ensure that the Supplier's obligations are fulfilled in accordance with this Contract;

(d)    ensure that the Services and Deliverables will conform with all descriptions and specifications set out in the Service Specification and that the Deliverables shall be fit for any purpose expressly or impliedly made known to the Supplier by the Client;

(e)    provide all equipment, tools and vehicles and such other items as are required to provide the Services;

(f)    use the best quality goods, materials, standards and techniques and ensure that the Deliverables and all goods and materials supplied and used in the Services or transferred to the Client, will be free from defects in workmanship, installation and design;

(g)    obtain and at all times maintain all necessary licences and consents, and comply with all applicable laws and regulations;

(h)    observe all health and safety rules and regulations and any other security requirements that apply at any of the Client's premises;

(i)     hold all materials, equipment and tools, drawings, specifications and data supplied by the Client to the Supplier (“Client Materials”) in safe custody at its own risk, maintain the Client Materials in good condition until returned to the Client and not dispose or use the Client Materials other than in accordance with the Client's written instructions or authorisation; and

(j)     not do or omit to do anything which may cause the Client to lose any licence, authority, consent or permission upon which it relies for the purposes of conducting its business and the Supplier acknowledges that the Client may rely or act on the Services.

 

6.              Client Remedies

6.1             If the Supplier fails to deliver the Goods and/or perform the Services by the applicable date, the Client shall, without limiting its other rights or remedies, have one or more of the following rights:

(a)    to terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Supplier;

(b)    to refuse to accept any subsequent performance of the Services and/or delivery of the Goods which the Supplier attempts to make;

(c)    to recover from the Supplier any costs incurred by the Client in obtaining substitute goods and/or services from a third party;

(d)    where the Client has paid in advance for Services that have not been provided by the Supplier and/or Goods which have not been delivered by the Supplier, to have such sums refunded by the Supplier; and

(e)    to claim damages for any additional costs, loss or expenses incurred by the Client which are in any way attributable to the Supplier's failure to meet such dates.

6.2             If the Goods are not delivered by the applicable date, the Client may, at its option, claim or deduct 10 per cent of the price of the Goods for each week's delay in delivery by way of liquidated damages, up to a maximum of 50 per cent of the total price of the Goods. If the Client exercises its rights under this clause 6.2 it shall not be entitled to any of the remedies set out in clause 6.1 in respect of the Goods' late delivery.

6.3             If the Supplier has delivered Goods that do not comply with the undertakings set out in clause 3.1, then, without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Client shall have one or more of the following rights, whether or not it has accepted the Goods:

(a)    to reject the Goods (in whole or in part) whether or not title has passed and to return them to the Supplier at the Supplier's own risk and expense;

(b)    to terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Supplier;

(c)    to require the Supplier to repair or replace the rejected Goods, or to provide a full refund of the price of the rejected Goods (if paid);

(d)    to refuse to accept any subsequent delivery of the Goods which the Supplier attempts to make;

(e)    to recover from the Supplier any expenditure incurred by the Client in obtaining substitute goods from a third party; and

(f)    to claim damages for any additional costs, loss or expenses incurred by the Client arising from the Supplier's failure to supply Goods in accordance with clause 3.1.

6.4             These Conditions shall extend to any substituted or remedial services and/or repaired or replacement goods supplied by the Supplier.

6.5             The Client's rights under this Contract are in addition to its rights and remedies implied by statute and common law.

 

7.              Client's Obligations

The Client shall:

(a)    provide the Supplier with reasonable access at reasonable times to the Client's premises for the purpose of providing the Services; and

(b)    provide such information as the Supplier may reasonably request for the provision of the Services and the Client considers reasonably necessary for the purpose of providing the Services.

 

8.              Charges and Payment

8.1             The price for the Goods:

(a)    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 at the Commencement Date; and

(b)    shall be inclusive of the costs of packaging, insurance and carriage of the Goods, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Client. No extra charges shall be effective unless agreed in writing and signed by the Client.

8.2             The charges for the Services shall be set out in the Order and shall be the full and exclusive remuneration of the Supplier in respect of the performance of the Services. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Client, the charges shall include every cost and expense of the Supplier directly or indirectly incurred in connection with the performance of the Services.

8.3             In respect of Goods, the Supplier shall invoice the Client on or at any time after completion of delivery. In respect of Services, the Supplier shall invoice the Client on completion of the Services. Each invoice shall include such supporting information required by the Client to verify the accuracy of the invoice, including but not limited to the relevant purchase order number.

8.4             In consideration of the supply of Goods and/or Services by the Supplier, the Client shall pay the invoiced amounts within 60 days following the month end of the date of a correctly rendered invoice to a bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier.

8.5             All amounts payable by the Client under the Contract are exclusive of amounts in respect of valued added tax chargeable from time to time (“VAT”). Where any taxable supply for VAT purposes is made under the Contract by the Supplier to the Client, the Client 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 and/or Services at the same time as payment is due for the supply of the Goods and/or Services.

8.6             If the Client fails to pay any amount properly due and payable by it under the Contract, the Supplier shall have the right to charge interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 1 per cent per annum above the base rate for the time being of National Westminster Bank Plc  accruing on a daily basis from the due date up to the date of actual payment, whether before or after judgment. This clause shall not apply to payments that the Client disputes in good faith.

8.7             The Supplier shall maintain complete and accurate records of the time spent and materials used by the Supplier in providing the Services and the Supplier shall allow the Client to inspect such records at all reasonable times on request.

8.8             The Client may, without limiting its other rights or remedies, set off any amount owing to it by the Supplier against any amount payable by the Client to the Supplier under the Contract.

 

9.              Intellectual Property Rights

9.1             In respect of the Goods and any goods that are transferred to the Client as part of the Services under this Contract, including without limitation the Deliverables or any part of them, the Supplier warrants that it has full clear and unencumbered title to all such items and that at the date of delivery of such items to the Client, it will have full and unrestricted rights to sell and transfer all such items to the Client.

9.2             The Supplier assigns to the Client, with full title guarantee and free from all third party rights, all Intellectual Property Rights in the products of the Services, including for the avoidance of doubt the Deliverables.

9.3             The Supplier shall obtain waivers of all moral rights in the products, including for the avoidance of doubt the Deliverables, of the Services to which any individual is now or may be at any future time entitled under Chapter IV of Part I of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or any similar provisions of law in any jurisdiction.

9.4             The Supplier shall, promptly at the Client's request, do (or procure to be done) all such further acts and things and the execution of all such other documents as the Client may from time to time require for the purpose of securing for the Client the full benefit of the Contract, including all right, title and interest in and to the Intellectual Property Rights assigned to the Client in accordance with clause 9.2.

9.5             All Client Materials are the exclusive property of the Client.

 

10.           Indemnity

10.1          The Supplier shall keep the Client indemnified in full against all costs, expenses, damages and losses (whether direct or indirect), including any interest, fines, legal and other professional fees and expenses awarded against or incurred or paid by the Client as a result of or in connection with:

(a)    any claim made against the Client by a third party for death, personal injury or damage to property arising out of, or in connection with, defects in Goods, to the extent that the defect in the Goods is attributable to the acts or omissions of the Supplier, its employees, agents or subcontractors;

(b)    any claim made against the Client by a third party arising out of, or in connection with, the supply of the Goods or Services, to the extent that such claim arises out of the breach, negligent performance or failure or delay in performance of the Contract by the Supplier, its employees, agents or subcontractors; and

(c)    any claim made against the Client for actual or alleged infringement of a third party's Intellectual Property Rights arising out of, or in connection with, the manufacture, supply or use of the Goods, or receipt, use or supply of the Services.

10.2          For the duration of the Contract and for a period of 5 years thereafter, the Supplier shall maintain in force, with a reputable insurance company, professional indemnity insurance, product liability insurance and public liability insurance to cover the liabilities that may arise under or in connection with the Contract and shall, on the Client's request, produce both the insurance certificate giving details of cover and the receipt for the current year's premium in respect of each insurance.

10.3          This clause 10 shall survive termination of the Contract.

 

11.           Confidentiality

11.1          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 or its products or its services which the Receiving Party may obtain. The Receiving Party shall restrict disclosure of such confidential information to such of its employees, agents or subcontractors as need to know it for the purpose of discharging the Receiving Party's obligations under the Contract and shall ensure that such employees, agents or subcontractors are subject to obligations of confidentiality corresponding to those which bind the Receiving Party.

11.2          Notwithstanding the above, all work undertaken under the contract shall be deemed to be confidential and no information in writing, photographs or website or social media shall be posted or placed without the express written permission of JCWM. No assumptions that permission is granted or acceptable shall be assumed until received in writing from JCWM.

 

This clause 11 shall survive termination of the Contract.

 

12.           Termination

12.1          Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Client may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Supplier if:

(a)    the Supplier commits a material or persistent breach of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 10 days of receipt of notice in writing of the breach;

(b)    the Supplier 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) 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 Supplier 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;

(d)    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 Supplier (being a company) other than for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Supplier with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of the Supplier;

(e)    the Supplier (being an individual) is the subject of a bankruptcy petition order;

(f)    a creditor or encumbrancer of the Supplier 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;

(g)    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 Supplier (being a company);

(h)    a floating charge holder over the assets of the Supplier (being a company) has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver;

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

(j)     any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the Supplier in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in clause 12.1(b) to clause 12.1(i) (inclusive);

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

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

12.2          Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Client may terminate the Contract:

(a)    in respect of the supply of Services, by giving the Supplier 1 weeks’ written notice; and

(b)    in respect of the supply of Goods, with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Supplier, in which case the Client shall pay the Supplier fair and reasonable compensation for any work in progress on any other Goods at the date of termination but such compensation shall not include loss of anticipated profits or any consequential loss.

12.3          In any of the circumstances in these Conditions in which the Client may terminate the Contract, where both Goods and Services are supplied, the Client may instead terminate part of the Contract in respect of the Goods, or in respect of the Services and the Contract shall continue in respect of the remaining supply.

 

13.           Consequences of Termination

On termination of the Contract or any part of it for any reason:

(a)    where the Services are terminated, the Supplier shall immediately deliver to the Client all Deliverables, whether or not then complete and return all Client Materials. If the Supplier fails to do so, then the Client may without limiting its other rights or remedies enter the Supplier's premises and take possession of them. Until they have been returned or delivered, the Supplier shall be solely responsible for their safe keeping and will not use them for any purpose not connected with this Contract;

(b)    the accrued rights and remedies of the parties as at termination shall not be affected, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination; and

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

 

14.           General

14.1          Force majeure: Neither party shall be liable to the other as a result of any delay or failure to perform its obligations under the Contract if and to the extent such delay or failure is caused by an event or circumstance which is beyond the reasonable control of that party which by its nature could not have been foreseen by such a party or if it could have been foreseen was unavoidable. If such event or circumstances prevent the Supplier from supplying the Goods and/or Services for more than 4 weeks, the Client shall have the right, without limiting its other rights or remedies, to terminate this Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Supplier.

14.2          Assignment and subcontracting:

(a)    The Supplier shall not assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Client.

(b)    The Client may at any time assign, transfer, 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.

14.3          Notices:

(a)    Any notice or other communication required to be given to a party under or in connection with this Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the other party personally or sent by prepaid first-class post, recorded delivery or by commercial courier, at its registered office (if a company) or (in any other case) its principal place of business, or sent by fax to the other party's main fax number.

(b)    Any notice or communication shall be deemed to have been duly received if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to above or, if sent by prepaid first-class post or recorded delivery, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting, or 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, on the next Business Day after transmission.

(c)    This clause 14.3 shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action. For the purposes of this clause, "writing" shall not include e-mails and for the avoidance of doubt notice given under this Contract shall not be validly served if sent by e-mail.

14.4          Waiver and cumulative remedies:

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

(b)    Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under the Contract are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law.

14.5          Severance:

(a)    If a court or any other competent authority finds that any provision (or part of any provision) of the Contract is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed deleted and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of the Contract shall not be affected.

(b)    If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision of the Contract would be valid, enforceable and legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable.

14.6          No partnership: Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, constitute a partnership or joint venture of any kind between any of the parties, nor constitute any party the agent of another party for any purpose. No party shall have authority to act as agent for, or to bind, the other party in any way.

14.7          Third parties: A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.

14.8          Variation: Any variation, including any additional terms and conditions, to the Contract shall only be binding when agreed in writing and signed by the Client.

Governing law and jurisdiction: 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, English law and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England

Terms & Conditions Of Sale

Terms & Condition of SALE.

 

1.              Interpretation

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

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

Client: the person or firm who purchases the Goods and/or Services from the Supplier.

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 15.8.

Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Client for the supply of Goods and/or Services in accordance with these Conditions.

Deliverables: the deliverables set out in the Specification.

Delivery Location: has the meaning set out in clause 3.1.

Excluded Services: heat load or performance testing; any BMS cabling works; supply and installation of mains electrics; out of normal hours working; CAD drawings; necessary permissions; any literature, drawings or manuals other than the manufacturer’s standard; builders’ work; painting, decorating or making good; ceiling alteration works; spare parts;.

Force Majeure Event: has the meaning given to it in clause 15.1(a).

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

Intellectual Property Rights: all patents, rights to inventions, utility models, copyright and related rights, trade marks, service marks, trade, business and domain names, rights in trade dress or get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database right, topography rights, moral rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for and renewals or extensions of such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world.

Order: the Client's order for the supply of Goods and/or Services, as set out in the Client's purchase order form, or the Client's written acceptance of the Supplier's quotation, or overleaf.

Services: the services, including the Deliverables but excluding the Excluded Services, set out in the Specification.

Specification:  in relation to Goods, any specification for the Goods (including any relevant plans or drawings) that is provided by the Supplier to the Client, and in relation to Services, the description or specification for Services provided by the Supplier to the Client.

Supplier: J C Watson Mechanical Limited registered in England and Wales with company number 09828997 and whose registered office is at Coopers House, 65A Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 3AT.

Supplier Materials: has the meaning set out in clause 7.1(i).

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 statutory 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.

 

2.              Basis of Contract

2.1             The Order constitutes an offer by the Client to purchase Goods and/or Services from the Supplier 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 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 Client acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on behalf of the Supplier which is not set out in the Contract. Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising issued by the Supplier and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Supplier's catalogues or brochures are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Services and/or Goods described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or any other contract between the Supplier and the Client for the supply of the Goods and/or Services.

2.4             These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Client seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.

2.5             Any quotation given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer and is only valid for a period of 30 days from its date of issue.

2.6             All of these Conditions shall apply to the supply of both Goods and Services except where application to one or the other is specified.

 

3.              Delivery of Goods

3.1             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 Client that the Goods are ready.

3.2             Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the Goods' arrival at the Delivery Location.

3.3             Any dates quoted for delivery of the Goods 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 Client's failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.

3.4             If the Supplier fails to deliver the Goods, its liability shall be limited to the costs and expenses incurred by the Client in obtaining replacement goods of similar description and quality in the cheapest market available, less the price of the Goods. The Supplier shall have no liability for any failure to deliver the Goods to the extent that such failure is caused by a Force Majeure Event the Client's failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions for the Goods or any relevant instruction related to the supply of the Goods.

3.5             If the Client fails to accept or take delivery of the Goods within ten Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Client that the Goods are ready, then except where such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event or by the Supplier's failure to comply with its obligations under the Contract in respect of the Goods:

(a)    delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00 am on the second Business Day following the day on which the Supplier notified the Client that the Goods were ready; and

(b)    the Supplier shall store the Goods until delivery takes place and charge the Client for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).

3.6             If twenty Business Days after the Supplier notified the Client that the Goods were ready for delivery the Client has not accepted or 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 Client for any excess over the price of the Goods or charge the Client for any shortfall below the price of the Goods.

3.7             The Client shall not be entitled to reject the Goods if the Supplier delivers up to and including 5 per cent more or less than the quantity of Goods ordered, but a pro-rata adjustment shall be made to the Order invoice on receipt of notice from the Client that the wrong quantity of Goods was delivered. 

3.8             The Supplier may deliver the Goods by instalments, which shall be invoiced and paid for separately. Each instalment shall constitute a separate contract. Any delay in delivery or defect in an instalment shall not entitle the Client to cancel any other instalment.

 

4.              Quality of Goods

4.1             The Supplier warrants that on delivery and for the period set out in the Supplier's quotation from the date of delivery (“Warranty Period”), the Goods shall:

(a)    conform in all material respects with their description and any applicable Specification; and

(b)    be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship.

4.2             Subject to clause 4.3, if:

(a)    the Client gives notice in writing 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 4.1;

(b)    the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and

(c)    the Client (if asked to do so by the Supplier) returns such Goods to the Supplier's place of business at the Client's cost and risk,

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

4.3             The Supplier shall not be liable for the Goods' failure to comply with the warranty in clause 4.1 if:

(a)    the Client makes any further use of such Goods after giving a notice in accordance with clause 4.2;

(b)    the defect arises because the Client failed to follow the Supplier's oral or written instructions as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or maintenance of the Goods or (if there are none) good trade practice;

(c)    the defect arises as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or specification supplied by the Client;

(d)    the Client alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier; or

(e)    the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal working conditions.

4.4             Except as provided in this clause 4, the Supplier shall have no liability to the Client in respect of the Goods' failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 4.1.

4.5             Subject to clause 4.6, the terms of these Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier under clause 4.2.

4.6             In respect of any repaired or replacement Goods supplied under clause 4.2, the warranty set out in clause 4.1 shall be limited to the remainder of the original Warranty Period.

 

5.              Title and Risk

5.1             The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Client on completion of delivery.

5.2             Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Client until the Supplier has received payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for:

(a)    the Goods; and

(b)    any other goods that the Supplier has supplied to the Client.

5.3             Until title to the Goods has passed to the Client, the Client shall: 

(a)    hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as the Supplier's bailee; 

(b)    store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Client so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier's property; 

(c)    not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;

(d)    maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full price on the Supplier's behalf from the date of delivery;

(e)    notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 13.1(b) to clause 13.1(l); and

(f)    give the Supplier such information relating to the Goods as the Supplier may require from time to time,

and the Client may not resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business.

5.4             If before title to the Goods passes to the Client the Client becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 13.1(b) to clause 13.1(l), or the Supplier reasonably believes that any such event is about to happen and notifies the Client accordingly, then, provided the Goods have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product and without limiting any other right or remedy the Supplier may have, the Supplier may at any time require the Client to deliver up the Goods and if the Client fails to do so promptly, enter any premises of the Client or of any third party where the Goods are stored in order to recover them.

 

6.              Supply of Services

6.1             The Supplier shall provide the Services to the Client from the Commencement Date, in accordance with the Specification in all material respects.

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

6.3             The Supplier shall use reasonable endeavours to comply with all proper and reasonable safety rules and instructions implemented by the Client and provided in writing to the Supplier.

6.4             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 Client in any such event.

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

 

7.              Client's Obligations

7.1             The Client shall:

(a)    ensure that the terms of the Order and the information it provides in the Specification are complete and accurate;

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

(c)    provide the Supplier, its employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, with access to the Client's premises, office accommodation and other facilities as reasonably required by the Supplier to provide the Services;

(d)    provide the Supplier with such information and materials as the Supplier may reasonably require to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is accurate in all material respects; 

(e)    prepare the Client's premises for the supply of the Services;

(f)    provide the Supplier with lighting, power and clear unrestricted access to utility services at the Client’s premises;

(g)    obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permissions and consents which may be required for the Services before the date on which the Services are to start;

(h)    provide safe access to all systems and equipment as required by the Client; and

(i)     keep and maintain all materials, equipment, documents and other property of the Supplier (“Supplier Materials”) at the Client's premises in safe custody at its own risk, maintain the Supplier Materials in good condition until returned to the Supplier and not dispose of or use the Supplier Materials other than in accordance with the Supplier's written instructions or authorisation.

7.2             If the Supplier's performance of any of its obligations in respect of the Services is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Client or failure by the Client to perform any relevant obligation (“Client Default”):

(a)    the Supplier shall without limiting its other rights or remedies have the right to suspend performance of the Services until the Client remedies the Client Default and to rely on the Client Default to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations to the extent the Client Default prevents or delays the Supplier's performance of any of its obligations;

(b)    the Supplier shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Client arising directly or indirectly from the Supplier's failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in this clause 7.2; and

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

 

8.              Charges and Payment

8.1             The price for 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 as at the date of delivery. The price of the Goods is exclusive of all costs and charges of packaging, insurance, transport of the Goods, which shall be paid by the Client when it pays for the Goods.

8.2             The charges for Services shall be on a time and materials basis:

(a)    the charges shall be calculated in accordance with the Supplier's standard daily fee rates, as provided to the Client from time to time;

(b)    the Supplier's standard daily fee rates for each individual person are calculated on the basis of an eight-hour day from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm worked on Business Days;

(c)    the Supplier shall be entitled to charge the overtime rates set out in the Schedule for any time worked by individuals whom it engages on the Services outside the hours referred to in clause 8.2(b); and

(d)    the Supplier shall be entitled to charge the Client for any expenses reasonably incurred by the individuals whom the Supplier engages in connection with the Services including, but not limited to, travelling expenses, hotel costs, subsistence and any associated expenses and for the cost of services provided by third parties and required by the Supplier for the performance of the Services and for the cost of any materials.

8.3             The Supplier reserves the right to:

(a)    increase its standard daily fee rates for the charges for the Services, provided that such charges cannot be increased more than once in any 12 month period. The Supplier will give the Client written notice of any such increase 3 months before the proposed date of the increase. If such increase is not acceptable to the Client, it shall notify the Supplier in writing within 8 weeks of the date of the Supplier's notice and the Supplier shall have the right without limiting its other rights or remedies to terminate the Contract by giving 4 weeks' written notice to the Client; and

(b)    increase the price of the Goods, by giving notice to the Client at any time before delivery, to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods to the Supplier that is due to:

i) 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);

ii) any request by the Client to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Specification in respect of the Goods; or

iii) any delay caused by any instructions of the Client in respect of the Goods or failure of the Client to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions in respect of the Goods.

8.4             In respect of Goods, the Supplier shall invoice the Client on or at any time after completion of delivery. In respect of Services, the Supplier shall invoice the Client in arrears.

8.5             The Client 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.

8.6             All amounts payable by the Client under the Contract are exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax chargeable from time to time (“VAT”). Where any taxable supply for VAT purposes is made under the Contract by the Supplier to the Client, the Client 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 or Goods at the same time as payment is due for the supply of the Services or Goods.

8.7             Without limiting any other right or remedy of the Supplier, if the Client fails to make any payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date for payment (“Due Date”), the Supplier shall have the right to charge interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 2 per cent per annum above the then current National Westminster Bank Plc's base lending rate accruing on a daily basis from the Due Date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment and compounding quarterly.

8.8             The Client shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any deduction or withholding except as required by law and the Client shall not be entitled to assert any credit, set-off or counterclaim against the Supplier in order to justify withholding payment of any such amount in whole or in part. The Supplier may, without limiting its other rights or remedies, set off any amount owing to it by the Client against any amount payable by the Supplier to the Client.

8.9             Each and every invoice is due within its own right, regardless of the purchase order value. 

 

9.              Health and Safety

9.1             The parties shall comply with their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

9.2             The Supplier shall indemnify the Client against all legally enforceable claims, reasonable expenses, loss and liabilities which may be suffered or incurred by the Client as a direct result of any negligent failure by the Supplier to comply with clauses 7.1(h) and 9.1, provided that the liability is properly attributable to the Supplier and that where the Supplier has contributed to a liability but is not the sole cause thereof, the Supplier’s liability shall be fair and reasonable having regard to the extent of such contribution.

9.3             The Client shall indemnify the Supplier against all legally enforceable claims, reasonable expenses, loss and liabilities which may be suffered or incurred by the Supplier as a direct result of any negligent failure by the Client to comply with clauses 7.1(h) and 9.1, provided that the liability is properly attributable to the Client and that where the Client has contributed to a liability but is not the sole cause thereof, the Client’s liability shall be fair and reasonable having regard to the extent of such contribution.

 

10.           Intellectual Property Rights

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

10.2          The Client acknowledges that, in respect of any third party Intellectual Property Rights in the Services, the Client's use 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 Client.

10.3          All Supplier Materials are the exclusive property of the Supplier.

 

11.           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 or its products or its services which the Receiving Party may obtain. The Receiving Party shall restrict disclosure of such confidential information to such of its employees, agents or subcontractors as need to know it for the purpose of discharging the Receiving Party's obligations under the Contract and shall ensure that such employees, agents or subcontractors are subject to obligations of confidentiality corresponding to those which bind the Receiving Party. This clause 11 shall survive termination of the Contract.

 

12.           Limitation of Liability: THE CLIENT'S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS CLAUSE

12.1          Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude the Supplier's liability for:

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

(b)    fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

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

(d)    breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); or

(e)    defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

12.2          Subject to clause 12.1:

(a)    the Supplier shall not be liable to the Client, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or for any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract (including any losses that may result from a deliberate breach of the Contract by the Supplier, its employees, agents or subcontractors) including any losses that may arise from a deliberate breach of the Contract by the Supplier, its employees, agents or subcontractors; and

(b)    the Supplier's total liability to the Client 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 not exceed 2,000,000.

12.3          Except as set out in these Conditions, all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

12.4          This clause 12 shall survive termination of the Contract.

 

13.           Termination

13.1          Without limiting its other rights or remedies, each 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 its obligations under this Contract and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 20 days after receipt of notice in writing of the breach;

(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) 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 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 a company) for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of that other party with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of that other party;

(d)    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 other party (being a company) other than for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the other party with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of that other party;

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

(f)    a creditor or encumbrancer of the other party 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;

(g)    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);

(h)    a floating charge holder over the assets of the other party (being a company) has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver;

(i)     a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over the assets of the other party or a receiver is appointed over the assets of the other party;

(j)     any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the other party in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in clause 13.1(b) to clause 13.1(i) (inclusive);

(k)    the other party suspends, threatens to suspend, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on, all or substantially the whole of its business; or

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

13.2          Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate the Contract:

(a)    by giving the Client 2 months' written notice;

(b)    with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Client if the Client fails to pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment.

13.3          Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier shall have the right to suspend the supply of Services or all further deliveries of Goods under the Contract or any other contract between the Client and the Supplier if:

(a)    the Client fails to make pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment; or

(b)    the Client becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 13.1(b) to clause 13.1(l), or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Client is about to become subject to any of them.

 

14.           Consequences of Termination

On termination of the Contract for any reason: 

(a)    the Client shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier's outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and in respect of Services supplied but for which no invoice has yet been submitted, the Supplier shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Client immediately on receipt;

(b)    the Client shall return all of the Supplier Materials and any Deliverables which have not been fully paid for. If the Client fails to do so, then the Supplier may enter the Client's premises and take possession of them. Until they have been returned, the Client shall be solely responsible for their safe keeping and will not use them for any purpose not connected with this Contract;

(c)    the accrued rights and remedies of the parties as at termination shall not be affected, 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

(d)    clauses which expressly or by implication have effect after termination shall continue in full force and effect.

 

15.           General

15.1          Force majeure:

(a)    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 party 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.

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

(c)    If the Force Majeure Event prevents the Supplier from providing any of the Services and/or Goods for more than 4 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 Client.

15.2          Assignment and subcontracting:

(a)    The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, 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.

(b)    The Client shall not, without the prior written consent of the Supplier, assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract.

15.3          Notices:

(a)    Any notice or other communication required to be given to a party under or in connection with this Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the other party personally or sent by prepaid first-class post, recorded delivery or by commercial courier, at its registered office (if a company) or (in any other case) its principal place of business, or sent by fax to the other party's main fax number.

(b)    Any notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been duly received if delivered personally, when left at such addressor, if sent by prepaid first-class post or recorded delivery, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting, or 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, on the next Business Day after transmission.

(c)    This clause 15.3 shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action. For the purposes of this clause, "writing" shall not include e-mails and for the avoidance of doubt notice given under this Contract shall not be validly served if sent by e-mail.

15.4          Waiver and cumulative remedies:

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

(b)    Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under the Contract are cumulative and to not exclude rights provided by law.

15.5          Severance:

(a)    If a court or any other competent authority finds that any provision of the Contract (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed deleted and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of the Contract shall not be affected.

(b)    If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision of the Contract would be valid, enforceable and legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable.

15.6          No partnership: Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, constitute a partnership or joint venture of any kind between any of the parties, nor constitute any party the agent of another party for any purpose. No party shall have authority to act as agent for, or to bind, the other party in any way.

15.7          Third parties: A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.

15.8          Variation: Any variation, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, to the Contract shall only be binding when agreed in writing and signed by the Supplier.

15.9          Governing law and jurisdiction: This 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, English law and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

 

 

Schedule

Overtime Rates

 

Monday –        Friday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm =     Normal rate

Monday –        Friday 5.00 pm - 12.00 am =   Time & Half

Monday –        Friday 12.00 am - 8.00 am =   Double Time

Saturday –       8.00 am - 5.00 pm =                Time & Half

Saturday –       5.00 pm - 12.00 am =              Double Time

Sundays & Bank Holidays =                             Double Time

 

Travelling expenses will be charged.

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