Purchasing Terms and Conditions
General Conditions Of Contract
The Goods shall be of satisfactory quality and free from defects in material or workmanship. If the purpose for which the Goods are required is made known to the Seller expressly or by implication the Goods shall be fit for that purpose. The Goods shall conform with specifications, drawings descriptions and samples contained or referred to in the Contract.
In the absence of a specification or sample, all goods supplied shall be within the normal limits of industrial quality.
The date of delivery of the Goods shall be that specified in a Purchase Order unless agreed otherwise between Buyer and Seller. Time shall be of the essence. Seller shall furnish such programmes of manufacture and delivery as Buyer may reasonably require and Seller shall give notice to Buyer as soon as practicable if such programmes are likely to be delayed. Buyer has the right to instruct Seller to take such action as is required to bring the Contract to completion or to reject the Goods for late delivery.
All Goods must be delivered at the delivery point specified in the Purchase Order. If Goods are incorrectly delivered, Seller will be held responsible for any additional expense incurred in delivering them to their correct destination.
The property and risk in the Goods shall remain in Seller until they are delivered at the point specified in the Purchase Order.
The Purchase Order shall specify the time when invoices shall become due, and the manner in which invoices shall be submitted. Unless otherwise stated in the Purchase Order, payment will be made within 28 days of receipt of a properly prepared invoice.
Value Added Tax, where applicable, shall be shown separately on all invoices as a strictly nett extra charge.
In the case of Goods delivered by Seller not conforming with the Contract whether by reason of being of quality or in a quantity measurement not stipulated or being unfit for the purpose for which they are required where such purpose has been made known in writing to Seller, Buyer shall have the right to reject such Goods within a reasonable time of their delivery and to purchase elsewhere as near as practicable to the same Contract specifications and conditions as circumstances shall permit but without prejudice to any other right which Buyer might have against Seller. The making of payment shall not prejudice Buyer's right of rejection. Before exercising the said right to purchase elsewhere Buyer shall give Seller reasonable opportunity to replace rejected Goods with Goods which conform to the Contract.
Seller shall not alter any of the Goods, except as directed in writing by Buyer; but Buyer shall have the right, from time to time during the execution of the Contract, by notice in writing to direct Seller to add to or to omit, or otherwise vary, the Goods, and Seller shall carry out such variations and be bound by the same conditions, so far as applicable, as though the said variations were stated in the Contract.
Where Seller receives any such direction from Buyer which would occasion an amendment to the Contract price Seller shall, with all possible speed, advise Buyer in writing to that effect giving the amount of any such amendment, ascertained and determined at the same level of pricing as that contained in Seller's tender. The Buyer shall confirm in writing all agreed amendments to Contract price.
If, in the opinion of Seller, any such direction is likely to prevent Seller from fulfilling any of his obligations under the Contract he shall so notify Buyer and Buyer shall decide with all possible speed whether or not the same shall be carried out and shall confirm his instructions in writing and modify the said obligations to such an extent as may be justified. Until Buyer so confirms his instructions they shall be deemed not to have been given.
Neither party shall be liable for failure to perform its obligations under the Contract if such failure results from circumstances which could not have been contemplated and which are beyond the party's reasonable control. Failure of sub-contractors and strikes are not force majeure.
The Contract shall not be assigned by Seller nor sub-let as a whole. Seller shall not sub-let any part of the work without Buyer`s written consent, but the restriction contained in this clause shall not apply to sub-contracts for materials, for minor details, or for any part of which the makers are named in the Contract. Seller shall be responsible for all work done and goods supplied by all sub-contractors.
When Buyer has consented to the placing of sub-contracts copies of each sub-order shall be sent by Seller to Buyer immediately it is issued.
Buyer's representatives shall have the right to progress and inspect all Goods at Seller's works and the works of sub-contractors at all reasonable times and to reject goods that do not comply with the terms of the Contract even for slight defects. Seller's sub-contracts shall include this provision. Any inspection, checking,
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