RIDGWAY MACHINES LIMITED TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SUPPLY OF GOODS AND SERVICES
The customer’s attention is drawn in particular to the provisions of clause 10.
1.1 Definitions. In these Conditions, the following definitions apply:
Business Day: a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) when banks in London are open for business.
Conditions: the terms and conditions set out in this document as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 17.
Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.
Customer Equipment: goods owned by the Customer which the Supplier carries out services on.
Customer: the person or firm who purchases the Goods from the Supplier.
Deposit: has the meaning given in clause 7.
Force Majeure Event: has the meaning given in clause 11.
Goods: the goods or any part of them (including services) set out in the Order.
Order: the Customer’s order for the Goods, as set out in the Customer’s purchase order form or set out in any other written form.
Specification: any bespoke specification for the Goods, including any related drawings, that is agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.
Supplier: Ridgway Machines Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number (04633707) whose registered office is at Unit 1, Lakeside Business Park, Pinfold Road, Thurmaston. Leicester LE4 8AS. England
In these Conditions, the following rules apply: 1.2.1 a person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body
(whether or not having separate legal personality).
1.2.2 a reference to a party includes its personal representatives, successors orpermitted assigns.
1.2.3 a reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to such statute or provision as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision, as amended or re-enacted.
1.2.4 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.
1.2.5 a reference to writing or written includes faxes and e-mails.
2. BASIS OF CONTRACT
2.1 These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
2.2 The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Conditions. The Customer is responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Order and any applicable Specification submitted by the Customer are complete and accurate.
2.3 The Order must contain a purchase order number for the Customer which shall be used by the Supplier for identification and administration purposes (Purchase Order Number).
2.4 The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues a written acceptance and confirmation of the Order, at which point the Contract shall come into existence. Such written acceptance from the Supplier shall include the Purchase Order Number, confirmation of the Goods and the quantity to be purchased, the price of the Goods and an estimated delivery date.
2.5 If any letter of credit put in place by the Customer to settle the Goods is not honoured, and the Supplier thereby incurs additional costs, the Customer will indemnify the Supplier against such additional costs.
2.6 The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. The Customer 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.
2.7 Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter, or advertising produced by the Supplier and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Supplier’s brochures, catalogues or website are produced for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Goods described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force.
2.8 A quotation for the Goods given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer. A quotation shall only be valid for a period of 30 Calendar Days from its date of issue, unless otherwise notified in writing by the Supplier in any relevant quotation.
3.1 The Goods are described in the Supplier’s brochure/catalogue/website where the Goods are not made to a Specification or in the Specification.
3.2 The Supplier reserves the right to amend the specification of the Goods if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements, or for the purpose of product improvement.
4.1 The Supplier shall ensure that:
4.1.1 each delivery of the Goods is accompanied by a delivery note which shows the Purchase Order Number, the type and quantity of the Goods (including the code number of the Goods, where applicable), special storage instructions (if any) and, if the Order is being delivered by instalments, the
outstanding balance of Goods remaining to be delivered; and
4.1.2 where the Goods have been manufactured to a Specification, a certificate of conformity to the Specification if such a certificate has been specifically requested on the Customer Order.
4.2 The Supplier shall deliver the Goods to the location set out in the Order or such other location as the parties may agree (Delivery Location) at any time after the Supplier notifies the Customer that the Goods are ready.
4.3 Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the Goods’ arrival at the Delivery Location. If the terms of Delivery are Ex-works, then clause 4.5 applies.
4.4 Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only, and the time of delivery is not of the essence. The Supplier shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Customer’s failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions, any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods or any Customer Equipment required to execute the Contract. The Goods shall be made available for inspection and/or testing at the Supplier’s works before despatch and the Supplier shall not be liable for any costs or delays incurred by the Customer in approving the Goods.
4.5 If the Customer fails to take delivery of the Goods within 5 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:
4.5.1 delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00 am on the sixth Business Day after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready; and
4.5.2 the Supplier shall store the Goods until delivery takes place, and charge the Customer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).
4.6 If 10 Business Days after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Customer has not taken delivery of them, the Supplier may resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the Goods and, after deducting reasonable storage and selling costs, account to the Customer for any excess over the price of the Goods or charge the Customer for any shortfall below the price of the Goods.
4.7 The 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 Customer to cancel any other instalment.
4.8 No claim by the Customer for non-delivery of part of a consignment of the Goods or for their damage in transit or shortage of delivery can be entertained by the Supplier unless a notice in writing is given to the carrier of the Goods concerned and to the Supplier within 5 days of delivery of the Goods. Where the Goods are accepted without being checked by the Customer, the delivery note will be signed “not examined”. The Goods in respect of which such claim is made shall be preserved intact as delivered for a period of 14 days from notification of the claim, within which time the Supplier and the carrier shall have the right to attend the Customer’s premises to investigate the complaint. Any breach of this condition shall disentitle the
Customer to any allowance in respect of the claim.
5.1 The Supplier warrants that on delivery, and for a period of 12 months from the date of delivery (warranty period), the Goods shall:
5.1.1 conform with their description and any applicable Specification;
5.1.2 be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship;
5.1.3 be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979); and
5.1.4 be fit for any purpose held out by the Supplier.
5.2 Subject to clause 5.3, if:
5.2.1 the Customer gives notice in writing to the Supplier during the warranty period within 14 days of discovery that some or all of the Goods do not
comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1;
5.2.2 the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and
5.2.3 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.
5.3 The Supplier shall not be liable for Goods’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1 in any of the following events:
5.3.1 the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving notice in accordance with clause 5.2;
5.3.2 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;
5.3.3 the defect arises as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or Specification supplied by the Customer;
5.3.4 the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier;
5.3.5 the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal storage or working conditions;
5.3.6 the Goods differ from their description as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements; or
5.3.7 the Goods are reconditioned Customer Equipment and a period of 90 days has expired since the services were carried out.
5.4 If the Contract relates to the repair or servicing of Customer Equipment and if on inspection, the Supplier concludes that the repair or servicing cannot be carried out the Supplier will inform the Customer, accept no responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from the repairs or servicing not being carried out and the Customer will pay the Supplier’s costs of inspection.
5.5 When carrying out repairs or servicing to Customer Equipment, the Supplier shall carry out such repairs or servicing as are necessary to put the Customer Equipment in good and safe working order.
5.6 Except as provided in this clause 5, the Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the Goods’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1.
5.7 The terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
5.8 These Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.
6. TITLE AND RISK
6.1 The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.
6.2 Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the Supplier has received payment in full in cleared funds for:
6.2.1 the Goods; and
6.2.2 any other goods or services that the Supplier has supplied to the Customer in respect of which payment has become due.
6.3 Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall:
6.3.1 hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as the Supplier’s bailee;
6.3.2 store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier’s property;
6.3.3 not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;
6.3.4 maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full price from the date of delivery;
6.3.5 notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 9.2; and
6.3.6 give the Supplier such information relating to the Goods as the Supplier may require from time to time, but the Customer may resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business.
6.4 If before title to the Goods passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 9.2, or the Supplier reasonably believes that any such event is about to happen and notifies the Customer accordingly, then, provided that 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 Customer to deliver up the Goods 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.
7. PRICE AND PAYMENT
7.1 The price of the Goods shall be the price set out in the Order, or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in the Supplier’s published price list in force as at the date of acceptance of the Order.
7.2 The Supplier may, by giving notice to the Customer at any time before delivery,increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods that is due to:
7.2.1 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);
7.2.2 any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Specification;
7.2.3 any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or
7.2.4 any additional work required to fulfil the Contract;
7.2.5 a charge for any employee of the Supplier attending any UK or European Customer site is £450 per day, per person, plus travel costs, hotel costs and incidental expenses calculated at cost rate plus 15%; or
7.2.6 a charge for any employee of the Supplier attending any Customer site outside of Europe, which shall be the same as above plus an additional
charge of £250 per day.
7.3 The price of the Goods is quoted ex-works (UK and Overseas) or free on board (Overseas) and is exclusive of the costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Goods, which shall be invoiced to the Customer, unless otherwise notified by the Supplier to the Customer in the Supplier’s written acceptance of the Order provided in accordance with clause 2.4.
7.4 The price of the Goods is exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax (VAT). The Customer shall, on receipt of a valid VAT invoice from the Supplier, pay to the Supplier such additional amounts in respect of VAT as are chargeable on the supply of the Goods.
7.5 The Supplier may complete the invoicing to the Customer for the Goods on or at any time after the completion of delivery.
7.6 The Customer shall pay the invoice in full and in cleared funds within 5 Working Days of the date of the invoice unless a different payment period is agreed in writing with an accounts manager of the Supplier. Payment shall be made to the bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier. Time of payment is of the essence.
7.7 The payment plan for each Order will be agreed in writing, in advance with an accounts manager of the Supplier: The default payment plan will be 100% payable within 30 days from the date of invoice.
7.8 If the Customer fails to make any payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date for payment (due date), then the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 8.5% per annum pursuant to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
7.9 The Customer shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any deduction or withholding except as required by law and the Customer 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 at any time, without limiting any other rights or remedies it may have, set off any
amount owing to it by the Customer against any amount payable by the Supplier to the Customer.
7.10 Time of payment shall be the essence of the Contract.
8. IMPORT AND EXPORT LICENCES
8.1 Unless otherwise expressly stated in the Contract, the Customer is responsible for obtaining, at its own cost, such import licences and other consents in relation to the Goods as are required from time to time and, if required by the Supplier, the Customer shall make those licences and consents available to the Supplier prior to the relevant shipment, or bear any additional costs relating to the failure to do so.
9.1 If the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 9.2, or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them and notifies the Customer accordingly, then, without limiting any other right or remedy available to the Supplier, the Supplier may cancel or suspend all further deliveries under the Contract or under any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier without incurring any liability to the Customer, and all outstanding sums in respect of Goods delivered to the Customer shall become immediately due.
9.2 For the purposes of clause 9.1, the relevant events are:
9.2.1 the Customer suspends, or threatens to suspend, payment of its debts, or is unable to pay its debts as they fall due or admits inability to pay its debts, or (being a company) 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;
9.2.2 the Customer commences negotiations with all or any class of its creditors with a view to rescheduling any of its debts, or makes a proposal for or
enters into any compromise or arrangement with its creditors other than (where the Customer is a company) where these events take place for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Customer with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of the
9.2.3 (being a company) a petition is filed, a notice is given, a resolution is passed, or an order is made, for or in connection with the winding up of the Customer, other than for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Customer with one or more other companies or the
solvent reconstruction of the Customer;
9.2.4 (being an individual) the Customer is the subject of a bankruptcy petition or order;
9.2.5 a creditor or encumbrancer of the Customer attaches or takes possession of, or a distress, execution, sequestration or other such process is levied or enforced on or sued against, the whole or any part of its assets and such attachment or process is not discharged within 14 days;
9.2.6 (being a company) an application is made to court, or an order is made, for the appointment of an administrator or if a notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given or if an administrator is appointed over the Customer;
9.2.7 (being a company) a floating charge holder over the Customer’s assets has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative
9.2.8 a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over the Customer’s assets or a receiver is appointed over the Customer’s assets;
9.2.9 any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the Customer in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in clause 9.2.1;
9.2.10 the Customer suspends, threatens to suspends, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or substantially the whole of its business;
9.2.11 the Customer’s financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the Supplier’s opinion the Customer’s capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy; and
9.2.12 (being an individual) the Customer dies or, by reason of illness or incapacity (whether mental or physical), is incapable of managing his or her own affairs or becomes a patient under any mental health legislation.
9.3 Cancellation of Orders by the Customer will be subject to a cancellation charge of 20% or the value of the work in progress plus 10% at the time of cancellation, whichever is the higher.
9.4 Termination of the Contract, however arising, shall not affect any of the parties’ rights and remedies that have accrued as at termination. Clauses which expressly or by implication survive termination of the Contract shall continue in full force and effect.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
10.1 Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude the Supplier’s liability for:
10.1.1 death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable);
10.1.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
10.1.3 breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979;
10.1.4 defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
10.1.5 any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for the Supplier to exclude or restrict liability.
10.2 Subject to clause 10.1:
10.2.1 the Supplier shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to the Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract; and
10.2.2 the Supplier’s total liability to the Customer in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort
(including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the price of the Goods.
10.2.3 The Customer warrants that the Customer Equipment is owned by the Customer and the Supplier accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage caused when repairing or servicing Customer Equipment.
11. FORCE MAJEURE
Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performing its obligations under the Contract to the extent that such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event. A Force Majeure Event means any event beyond a party’s reasonable control, which by its nature could not have been foreseen, or, if it could have been foreseen, was unavoidable, including strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving its own workforce or a third party’s), failure of energy sources or transport network, acts of God, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, interference by civil or military authorities, national or international calamity, armed conflict, malicious damage, breakdown of plant or machinery, nuclear, chemical or biological contamination, sonic boom, explosions, collapse of building structures, fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, loss at sea, epidemics or similar events, natural disasters or
extreme adverse weather conditions, or default of suppliers or subcontractors.
12. ASSIGNMENT AND SUBCONTRACTING
12.1 The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract.
12.2 The Customer may 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 Supplier.
13.1 Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing, addressed to that party at its registered office (if it is a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case) or such other address as that party may have specified to the other party in writing in accordance with this clause, and shall be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post, recorded delivery, commercial courier, fax or e-mail.
13.2 A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in clause 13.1; if sent by pre-paid first class post or recorded delivery, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting; if delivered by commercial courier, on the date and at the time that the courier’s delivery receipt is signed; or, if sent by fax or e-mail, one Business Day after transmission.
13.3 The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
14.1 If any court or 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 to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of the Contract shall not be affected.
14.2 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.
15.1 A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. 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.
16. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
16.1 A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.
17.1 Except as set out in these Conditions, any variation to the Contract, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, shall only be binding when agreed in writing and signed by the Supplier.
18. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
18.1 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 and Wales.