TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE FOR MICROMETRIC LTD
1.1 The definitions and rules of interpretation in this condition apply in these conditions.
1.2 Buyer: the person, firm or company who purchases the Goods from the Company.
1.3 Company: Micrometric Ltd
1.4 Contract: any contract between the Company and the Buyer for the sale and purchase of the Goods, incorporating these conditions.
1.5 Delivery Point: the place where delivery of the Goods is to take place under condition 4.
1.6 Goods: any goods agreed in the Contract to be supplied to the Buyer by the Company (including any part or parts of them).
1.7 A reference to a particular law is a reference to it as it is in force for the time being taking account of any amendment, extension, application or re-enactment and includes any subordinate legislation for the time being in force made under it.
2 APPLICATION OF TERMS
2.1 Subject to any variation under condition 2.3 the Contract shall be on these conditions to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions (including any terms or conditions which the Buyer purports to apply under any purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document).
2.2 No terms or conditions endorsed on, delivered with or contained in the Buyer’s purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document shall form part of the Contract simply as a result of such document being referred to in the Contract.
2.3 These conditions apply to all the Company’s sales and any variation to these conditions and any representations about the Goods shall have no effect unless expressly agreed in writing and signed by an Officer of the Company. The Buyer acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on behalf of the Company which is not set out in the Contract. Nothing in this condition shall exclude or limit the Company’s liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.
2.4 Each order or acceptance of a quotation for Goods by the Buyer from the Company shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to buy Goods subject to these conditions.
2.5 The Buyer shall ensure that the terms of its order and any applicable specification are complete and accurate.
2.6 Any quotation is given on the basis that no Contract shall come into existence until the Company dispatches an acknowledgement of order to the Buyer. Any quotation is valid for a period of 30 days only from its date, provided that the Company has not previously withdrawn it.
3.1 The quantity and description of the Goods shall be as set out in the Company’s quotation.
3.2 All samples, drawings, descriptive matter, specifications and advertising issued by the Company and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Company’s catalogues or brochures are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Goods described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract and this is not a sale by sample.
4.1 Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Company, delivery of the Goods shall take place at the Company’s place of business.
4.2 Where it is otherwise agreed in writing by the Company that the Goods will be collected by the Buyer, the Buyer shall collect the Goods within 14 days of the Company giving it notice that the Goods are ready for collection.
4.3 The Buyer shall take delivery of the Goods within 14 days of the Company giving it notice that the Goods are ready for delivery.
4.4 Any dates specified by the Company for delivery of the Goods are intended to be an estimate and time for delivery shall not be made of the essence by notice. If no dates are so specified, delivery shall be within a reasonable time.
4.5 Subject to the other provisions of these conditions the Company shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include, without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and similar loss), costs, damages, charges or expenses caused directly or indirectly by any delay in the delivery of the Goods (even if caused by the Company’s negligence), nor shall any delay entitle the Buyer to terminate or rescind the Contract unless such delay exceeds fourteen days.
4.6 If for any reason the Buyer fails to accept delivery of any of the Goods when they are ready for delivery, or the Company is unable to deliver the Goods on time because the Buyer has not provided appropriate instructions, documents, or authorisations:
4.6.1 risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer (including for loss or damage caused by the Company’s negligence);
4.6.2 the Goods shall be deemed to have been delivered; and
4.6.3 the Company may store the Goods until delivery, whereupon the Buyer shall be liable for all related costs and expenses (including, without limitation, storage and insurance).
4.7 The Buyer shall provide at the Delivery Point and at its expense adequate and appropriate equipment and manual labour for unloading the Goods.
4.8 If the Company delivers to the Buyer a quantity of Goods of up to 2% more or less than the quantity accepted by the Company, the Buyer shall not be entitled to object to or reject the Goods or any of them by reason of the surplus or shortfall and shall pay for such goods at the pro-rata Contract rate.
4.9 The Company may deliver the Goods by separate installments. Each separate installment shall be invoiced and paid for in accordance with the provisions of the Contract.
4.10 Each installment shall be a separate Contract and no cancellation or termination of any one Contract relating to an installment shall entitle the Buyer to repudiate or cancel any other Contract or installment.
5.1 The quantity of any consignment of Goods as recorded by the Company on dispatch from the Company’s place of business shall be conclusive evidence of the quantity received by the Buyer on delivery unless the Buyer can provide conclusive evidence proving the contrary.
5.2 The Company shall not be liable for any non-delivery of Goods (even if caused by the Company’s negligence) unless the Buyer gives written notice to the Company of the non-delivery within three working days of the date when the Goods would in the ordinary course of events have been received.
5.3 Any liability of the Company for non-delivery of the Goods shall be limited to replacing the Goods within a reasonable time or issuing a credit note at the pro rata Contract rate against any invoice raised for such Goods.
6.1 The Goods are at the risk of the Buyer from the time of delivery.
6.2 Ownership of the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until the Company has received in full (in cash or cleared funds) all sums due to it in respect of:
6.2.1 the Goods; and
6.2.2 all other sums which are or which become due to the Company from the Buyer on any account.
6.3 Until ownership of the Goods has passed to the Buyer, the Buyer shall:
6.3.1 hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as the Company’s bailee;
6.3.2 maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured on the Company’s behalf for their full price against all risks to the reasonable satisfaction of the Company. On request the Buyer shall produce the policy of insurance to the Company.
6.4 The Buyer may resell the Goods before ownership has passed to it solely on the following conditions:
6.4.1 any sale shall be effected in the ordinary course of the Buyer’s business at full market value; and
6.4.2 any such sale shall be a sale of the Company’s property on the Buyer’s own behalf and the Buyer shall deal as principal when making such a sale.
6.5 The Buyer’s right to possession of the Goods shall terminate immediately if:
6.5.1 the Buyer suffers bankruptcy;
6.5.2 the Buyer suffers or allows any execution, whether legal or equitable, to be levied on his/its property or obtained against him/it, or fails to observe or perform any of his/its obligations under the Contract or any other contract between the Company and the Buyer, or is unable to pay its debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or the Buyer ceases to trade; or
6.6 The Company shall be entitled to recover payment for the Goods notwithstanding that ownership of any of the Goods has not passed from the Company.
6.7 The Buyer grants the Company, its agents and employees an irrevocable licence at any time to enter any premises where the Goods are or may be stored in order to inspect them, or, where the Buyer’s right to possession has terminated, to recover them.
6.8 Where the Company is unable to determine whether any Goods are the goods in respect of which the Buyer’s right to possession has terminated, the Buyer shall be deemed to have sold all goods of the kind sold by the Company to the Buyer in the order in which they were invoiced to the Buyer.
6.9 On termination of the Contract, howsoever caused, the Company’s (but not the Buyer’s) rights contained in this condition 6 shall remain in effect.
7.1 Unless otherwise agreed by the Company in writing, the price for the Goods shall be the price set out in the quotation provided by the Company to the Buyer and which shall be exclusive of VAT.
8.1 Subject to condition 8.4, payment of the price for the Goods is due in pounds sterling 30 days from date of invoice.
8.2 Time for payment shall be of the essence.
8.3 No payment shall be deemed to have been received until the Company has received cleared funds.
8.4 All payments payable to the Company under the Contract shall become due immediately on its termination despite any other provision.
8.5 The Buyer shall make all payments due under the Contract in full without any deduction whether by way of set-off, counterclaim, discount, abatement or otherwise unless the Buyer has a valid court order requiring an amount equal to such deduction to be paid by the Company to the Buyer.
8.6 If the Buyer fails to pay the Company any sum due pursuant to the Contract, the Buyer shall be liable to pay interest to the Company on such sum from the due date for payment at the annual rate of 4% above the base lending rate from time to time of Barclays Bank plc, accruing on a daily basis until payment is made, whether before or after any judgment. The Company reserves the right to claim interest under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
9.1 Where the Company is not the manufacturer of the Goods, the Company shall endeavour to transfer to the Buyer the benefit of any warranty or guarantee given to the Company.
9.2 The Company warrants that (subject to the other provisions of these conditions) on delivery, and for a period of 12 months from the date of delivery, the Goods shall:
9.2.1 be of satisfactory quality;
9.2.2 be of the correct specification in accordance with the Buyer’s written instructions.
9.3 The Company shall not be liable for a breach of any of the warranties in condition 9.2 unless:
9.3.1 the Buyer gives written notice of the defect to the Company, and, if the defect is as a result of damage in transit to the carrier, within seven days of the time when the Buyer discovers or ought to have discovered the defect; and
9.3.2 the Company is given a reasonable opportunity after receiving the notice of examining such Goods at, where appropriate, the Buyer’s place of business, and the Buyer (if appropriate and asked to do so by the Company) returns such Goods to the Company’s place of business at the Company’s cost for the examination to take place there.
9.4 The Company shall not be liable for a breach any of the warranties in condition 9.2 if:
9.4.1 the Buyer makes any further use of such Goods after giving such notice; or
9.4.2 the defect arises because the Buyer failed to follow the Company’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; or
9.4.3 the Buyer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Company.
9.4.4 the defect arises because the Goods have been incorrectly designed for the intended purpose by the Buyer.
9.5 Subject to condition 9.3 and condition 9.4, if any of the Goods do not conform with any of the warranties in condition 9.2 the Company shall at its option repair or replace such Goods (or the defective part) or refund the price of such Goods at the pro rata Contract rate provided that, if the Company so requests, the Buyer shall, at the Company’s expense, return the Goods or the part of such Goods which is defective to the Company.
9.6 If the Company complies with condition 9.5 it shall have no further liability for a breach of any of the warranties in condition 9.2 in respect of such Goods.
9.7 Any Goods returned shall belong to the Company and any repaired or replacement Goods shall be guaranteed on these terms for the unexpired portion of the twelve month period.
10 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
10.1 Subject to condition 4, condition 5 and condition 9, the following provisions set out the entire financial liability of the Company (including any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents and sub-contractors) to the Buyer in respect of:
10.1.1 any breach of these conditions;
10.1.2 any use made or resale by the Buyer of any of the Goods, or of any product incorporating any of the Goods; and
10.1.3 any representation, statement or tortious act or omission including negligence arising under or in connection with the Contract.
10.2 All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law (save for the conditions implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979) are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
10.3 Nothing in these conditions excludes or limits the liability of the Company:
10.3.1 for death or personal injury caused by the Company’s negligence; or
10.3.2 under section 2(3), Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
10.3.3 for any matter which it would be illegal for the Company to exclude or attempt to exclude its liability; or
10.3.4 for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
10.4 Subject to condition 10.2 and condition 10.3:
10.4.1 the Company’s total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Contract shall be limited to the Contract price; and
10.4.2 the Company shall not be liable to the Buyer for loss of profit, loss of business, or depletion of goodwill in each case whether direct, indirect or consequential, or any claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (howsoever caused) which arise out of or in connection with the Contract.
11.1 The Company may assign the Contract or any part of it to any person, firm or company.
11.2 The Buyer shall not be entitled to assign the Contract or any part of it without the prior written consent of the Company.
12 FORCE MAJEURE
12.1 IF THE COMPANY IS UNABLE TO PERFORM, OR IS DELAYED IN PERFORMING, ANY OBLIGATION UNDER THE CONTRACT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL INCLUDING ACT OF GOD, LIGHTNING, FLOOD, EXCEPTIONALLY SEVERE WEATHER, FIRE, EXPLOSION, WAR, CIVIL DISORDER, INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES OR ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF LOCAL OR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OR OTHER COMPETENT AUTHORITIES, OR BEYOND THE REASONABLE CONTROL OF ITS SUPPLIER, IT WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO THE BUYER FOR THAT FAILURE TO SUPPLY THE GOODS. IF THE EVENT IN QUESTION CONTINUES FOR A CONTINUOUS PERIOD IN EXCESS OF 60 DAYS, THE BUYER SHALL BE ENTITLED TO GIVE NOTICE IN WRITING TO THE COMPANY TO TERMINATE THE CONTRACT.
13.1 Each right or remedy of the Company under the Contract is without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Company whether under the Contract or not.
13.2 If any term of the Contract is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, it will be severed and the remaining terms will continue in full force as if the Contract had been made without the invalid, illegal or unenforceable terms.
13.3 Failure or delay by the Company in enforcing or partially enforcing any provision of the Contract shall not be construed as a waiver of any of its rights under the Contract.
13.4 Any waiver by the Company of any breach of, or any default under, any provision of the Contract by the Buyer shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default and shall in no way affect the other terms of the Contract.
13.5 The parties to the Contract do not intend that any term of the Contract shall be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person that is not a party to it.
13.6 The Contract shall be governed by English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
14.1 All communications between the parties about the Contract shall be in writing and delivered by hand or sent by pre-paid first class post or sent by email to the other party’s registered office.
14.2 Communications shall be deemed to have been received:
14.2.1 if sent by pre-paid first class post, two days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank and public holidays) after posting (exclusive of the day of posting); or
14.2.2 if delivered by hand, on the day of delivery; or
14.2.3 if sent by email on a working day prior to 4.00 pm, at the time of transmission and otherwise on the next working day.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PURCHASE FOR MICROMETRIC LTD
By accepting a Micrometric Ltd order the supplier or vendor is deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.
- That suppliers holding approval to ISO 9001 shall supply goods in accordance with the requirements of the standard.
- That the supplier informs the Micrometric Ltd buyer, in writing, of any non-conforming product prior to dispatch.
- It is the supplier’s responsibility to ensure that any non-conforming product is notified, and accepted on concession, in writing, prior to dispatch. The granting of a concession for delivery does not mean that goods that are non-conforming will be approved after inspection.
- The supplier is to notify Micrometric Ltd of any changes to the product or process that affect the ability of the goods to conform to the order specification or its quality requirements.
- Micrometric Ltd their customers and regulatory authorities shall have access to facilities involved in the completion of this order and access to all applicable documents.
- Micrometric Ltd suppliers will be responsible for ensuring that their sub suppliers are aware of these requirements and can meet them.
- Deliveries to Micrometric Ltd shall be accompanied by any documentation that is specified on the order. Failure to supply the documentation with the goods will result in the goods being returned or bonded until such time as the documentation is received.
- It is the suppliers responsibility to inform Micrometric Ltd of any product that has been delivered and subsequently found to be defective and to instigate recall of the product delivered to Micrometric Ltd.
- Return parts to Micrometric when completed. You may be issued with extra components for use as set up pieces. If so, they are over and above the quantity required to complete the order. These need to be identified and returned. These parts are not to be invoiced as part of the production requirements. Any costing for these parts needs to be agreed separately and prior to commencing work.
- Flow down to the supply chain the applicable requirements contained in the PO including Micrometric’s specific requirements,
- Record retention requirements: all records associated with this order are to be retained indefinitely but if the need arises to dispose of these records then offer the records to Micrometric first.
Issued by Mr. Keith White
Quality & Technical Manager