Scientific Laboratory Supplies Limited
Terms and Conditions for the Supply of Goods & Services
NOTE: The Customer's attention is particularly drawn to the provisions of clause 12.
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
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 6.7.
Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the supply of Goods and/or Services in
accordance with these Conditions.
Customer: the person or firm who purchases the Goods and/or Services from the Supplier.
Deliverables: the deliverables set out in the Order.
Delivery Location: has the meaning set out in clause 4.2
Force Majeure Event: has the meaning given to it in clause 15.1.
Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.
Goods Specification: any written specification for the Goods specified by the relevant goods manufacturer
(or by the Supplier), including any relevant plans or drawings.
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 get-up,rights in goodwill
or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, rights in designs, rights in computersoftware, database
right, topography rights, moral rights, rights inconfidential 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 Customer's order for the supply of Goods and/or Services, as set out the Customer's purchase
order or sent electronically, or the Customer's written or electronic acceptance of the Supplier's quotation, as
the case may be.
Services: the services (if any), including the Deliverables, supplied by the Supplier to the Customer as set
out in the Service Specification (which may include installation or repair services).
Service Specification: the description or specification for the Services provided in writing by the Supplier
to the Customer.
Supplier: Scientific Laboratory Supplies Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number
2577009), registered office: Orchard House, The Square, Hessle, East Yorkshire HU13 0AE.
Supplier Materials: has the meaning set out in clause 8.1(g).
1.2 Construction. In these Conditions, the following rules apply :
person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate
(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 and e-mails.
2. Basis of Contract
2.1 The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase Goods and/or Services 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 (or, if earlier, when the Supplier performs the Services or delivers the Goods, as the case may
be) at which point and on which date the Contract shall come into existence (
2.3 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.
2.4 Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising issued by the Supplier and any descriptions
of the Goods or illustrations or descriptions of the Services 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 have any contractual
2.5 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.
2.6 Any quotation given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer, and is only valid for a period of 28
days from its date of issue (unless an alternative validity period is specified in the quotation).
2.7 All of these Conditions shall apply to the supply of both Goods and Services except where application
to one or the other is specified.
3.1 The Goods are described in the Supplier's catalogue or the relevant manufacturer’s sales literature,
as modified by any applicable Goods Specification.
3.2 To the extent that the Goods are to be manufactured in accordance with a Goods Specification supplied
by the Customer (or the Customer’s customer), the Customer shall indemnify the Supplier again stall
liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct, indirector consequential losses,
loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other reasonable professional costs
and expenses) suffered or incurred by the Supplier in connection with any claim made against the Supplier
for actual or alleged infringement of a third party's intellectual property rights arising out of or in connection
with the Supplier's use of the Goods Specification. This clause 3.2 shall survive termination of the Contract.
3.3 The Supplier reserves the right to amend the specification of the Goods if required by any applicable
statutory or regulatory requirements.
4. Delivery of Goods
4.1 The Supplier shall ensure that:
(a) each delivery of the Goods is accompanied by a delivery note which shows the relevant Customer
and Supplier order reference numbers, the type and quantity of the Goods (including the Supplier’s
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
(b) if the Supplier requires the Customer to return any packaging material to the Supplier, that fact is
clearly stated on the delivery note. The Customer shall make any such packaging materials available
for collection at such times as the Supplier shall reasonably request. Returns of packaging materials
shall be at the Supplier's expense.
4.2 Where it has been agreed that the Goods will be delivered by the Supplier, the Supplier shall arrange
for the delivery 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 Goods are ready. Alternatively, where it has
been agreed that the Customer will collect the Goods from the Supplier, delivery will be effected by
the Customer collecting the Goods from the Supplier’s warehouse at Wilford Industrial Estate, Ruddington
Lane,Wilford, Nottingham NG11 7EP or such other location as may be advised by the Supplier before
Collection Location) within 3 Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Goods
4.3 Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the Goods' arrival at the Delivery Location or (as the
case may be) upon completion of loading of the Goods at the Collection Location.
4.4 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 Customer's failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions or
any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.
4.5 If the Customer fails to accept or 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 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 6th Business
Day following the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready; and
(b) 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 Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery
the Customer 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 from the proceeds its reasonable storage and
selling costs of the Goods, charge the Customer for any shortfall below the price of the Goods under
4.7 The Customer shall not be entitled to reject the Goods if the Supplier delivers up to and including 5%
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 Customer that the wrong quantity of Goods was delivered.
4.8 The Supplier may deliver the Goods by installments, which shall be invoiced and paid for separately.
Each installment shall constitute a separate contract. Any delay in delivery or defect in an installment
shall not entitle the Customer to cancel any other installment.
Non-Delivery, shortages and damaged Goods
4.9 The quantity of any consignment of Goods as recorded by the Supplier upon despatch from the
Supplier’s place of business shall be conclusive evidence of the quantity received by the Customer
on delivery unless the Customer can provide evidence proving the contrary.
4.10 All Goods supplied by the Supplier must be examined and checked upon receipt by the Customer,
and any Goods shortages, discrepancies and damage revealed by such examination promptly reported to
4.11 The Supplier shall not be liable for any non-delivery or shortages of Goods, or discrepancies in the
quantity of Goods supplied (even if caused by the Supplier’s negligence) unless written notice is
given to the Supplier within 2 Business Days of the date when the relevant Goods would in the
ordinary course of events have been received. 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, or the
Customer's failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions for the Goods or any
relevant instruction related to the supply of the Goods.
4.12 The Supplier shall not be liable for any Goods damaged in transit (where delivered by the Supplier)
or errors with Goods supplied (even if caused by the Supplier’s negligence) unless written notice is
given to the Supplier within 2 Business Days of the date of delivery or collection(as the case maybe).
4.13 Any liability of the Supplier for non-delivery or shortages of Goods, or for damage or errors to Goods
for which the Supplier is responsible shall be limited to replacing any affected Goods within a reasonable
time or issuing a credit note at the pro-rata Contract rate against any invoice raised for such Goods.
5. Quality of Goods
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:
(a) conform in all material respects with their description and any applicable Goods Specification;
(b) be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship; and
(c) be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979).
5.2 Subject to clause 5.3, if:
(a) the Customer 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 5.1; and
(b) the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and
(c) the Customer provides reasonable co-operation to the Supplier to allow the Supplier to collect the
Goods or(where agreed between the parties, or if asked to do so by the Supplier in the circumstances
in clause 5.4) returns such Goods to the Supplier's place of business, the Supplier shall, at its option,repair
or replace the defective Goods, or refund the price of the defective Goods in full.
5.3 The Supplier shall not be liable for the Goods' failure to comply with the warranty in clause 5.1:
(a) the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving a notice in accordance with clause 5.2;
(b) the defect arises because the Customer 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 Goods Specification
supplied by the Customer;
(d) the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier;
(e) the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal working
(f) the Goods differ from their description or the Goods Specification as a result of changes made to ensure
they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory standards.
5.4 In circumstances where the Customer has given notice to the Supplier (in accordance with clause 5.2(a)),
but does not provide reasonable co-operation to the Supplier to allow the Supplier to collect the Goods,
the Supplier shall (upon written notice to the Customer) be entitled to make a reasonable charge to the
Customer for repeat attempts made to collect the Goods from the Customer, or alternatively to require the
Customer to return the Goods to the Supplier's place of business at its own cost.
5.5 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.
5.6 The terms of these Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier
under clause 5.2.
6. Title & 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 cash or
cleared funds) for:
(a) the Goods; and
(b) any other goods that the Supplier has supplied to the Customer in respect of which payment has
6.3 Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall not without the prior consent of
the Supplier resell or use the Goods (in the ordinary course of its business or otherwise) and 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 Customer 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(i); and
(f) give the Supplier such information relating to the Goods as the Supplier may require from time to
6.4 If before title to the Goods passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events
listed in clause 13.1(b) to clause 13.1(i), or the Supplier reasonably believes that any such event is
about to happen and notifies the Customer 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 Customer to deliver up the Goods and,
if the Customer fails to do so promptly, enter any premises ofthe Customer or of any third party where
the Goods are stored in order to recover them.
7. Supply of Services
7.1 The Supplier shall provide the Services to the Customer in accordance with the Service Specification
in all material respects.
7.2 The Supplier shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates for the Services
agreed by the Supplier in writing, but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of
the essence for the performance of the Services.
7.3 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 Customer in any such event.
7.4 The Supplier warrants to the Customer that the Services will be provided using reasonable care and skill.
8. Customer's Obligations
8.1 The Customer shall:
(a) ensure that the terms of the Order and (if submitted by the Customer) the Goods 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
Customer'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 Customer's premises for the supply of the Services;
(f) 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; and
(g) keep and maintain all materials, equipment, documents and other property of the Supplier
Supplier Materials) at the Customer'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 authorization.
8.2 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 Customer or failure by the Customer to perform any relevant obligation
(a) the Supplier shall without limiting its other rights or remedies have the right to suspend performance
of the Services until the Customer remedies the Customer Default, and to rely on the Customer Default
to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations to the extent the Customer 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 Customer arising
directly or indirectly from the Supplier's failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in
this clause 8.2; and
(c) the Customer shall reimburse the Supplier on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or
incurred by the Supplier arising directly or indirectly from the Customer Default.
9. Charges & Payment
9.1 The price for Goods and Services shall be the price set out in the Order (subject where applicable to
clause 9.2) 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 Customer when it pays for the Goods.
9.2 In respect of any Contract with a total Contract price of less than £100 (excluding VAT), an additional
administration/handling charge of £7.50 (excluding VAT) will be charged to the Customer. This
administration/handling charge will added to the Supplier’s invoice and payable by the Customer
together with the remainder of the Contract price.
9.3 The Supplier reserves the right to:
(a) increase its standard daily fee rates for the charges for the Services by giving the Customer written
notice of any such increase a reasonable time in advance of the proposed date the increase will take
effect. If such increase is not acceptable to the Customer, it shall notify the Supplier in writing within 2
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 provision of the Services under the Contract bygiving written notice
to the Customer; and/or
(b) increase the price of the Goods, by giving notice to the Customer 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 Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of
Goods ordered, or the Goods Specification; or
(iii) any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer in respect of the Goods or failure of the
Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions in respect of the Goods.
9.4 In respect of Goods, the Supplier shall invoice the Customer on or at any time after completion of
delivery. In respect of Services, the Supplier shall invoice the Customer monthly in arrears.
9.5 The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier:
(a) within 28 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.
9.6 All amounts payable by the Customer under the Contract are exclusive of amounts in respect of value
added tax chargeable from time to time (
VAT) and any applicable duties and other levies payable on
the Goods. Where any taxable supply for VAT purposes is made under the Contract by the Supplier
to the Customer, the Customer shall, on receipt of a valid VAT invoice from the Supplier, pay to the
Supplier such additional amounts in respect of VAT (together with any duties and other levies) 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.
9.7 Without limiting any other right or remedy of the Supplier, if the Customer 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 4% per annum above the then
current Barclays Bank plc base 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.
9.8 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, without limiting its other rights or remedies, set off any amount owing to it
by the Customer against any amount payable by the Supplier to the Customer.
10. Intellectual Property Rights
10.1The supply of Goods by the Supplier shall not confer any right upon the Customer to use any of the
Supplier’s trade marks (except in the re-sale of the Goods in the packaging supplied by the Supplier),
or any of the Supplier’s patents, design rights or other industrial or intellectual property rights, and at
all times such patents, trade marks, design rights and other industrial or intellectual property rights
shall remain the absolute property of the Supplier (or its suppliers). All Intellectual Property Rights in or
arising out of or in connection with the Services shall be owned by the Supplier.
10.2All materials, equipment, documents and other property of the Supplier are the exclusive property
of the Supplier. All written information, drawings, artwork, images and diagrams (excluding the Goods
themselves) prepared by the Supplier in relation to the supply of Goods or Services and the copyright
therein and all other items owned by the Supplier and used in the production of the Goods shall
remain the property of the Supplier and shall be returned by the Customer on demand. All such
information shall be treated as confidential and shall not be copied or reproduced or disclosed to any
third party without the prior written consent of the Supplier.
10.3The Customer acknowledges that, in respect of any third party Intellectual Property Rights in the
Services, the Customer'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 Customer.
10.4All Supplier Materials are the exclusive property of the Supplier.
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
12. Limitation of Liability: The Customer's attention is particularly drawn to this clause
12.1Nothing 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
(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
(d) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet
(e) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
12.2Without prejudice to clause 12.1, neither party shall under any circumstances whatever be liable to
the other, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or restitution, or for breach of statutory duty
or misrepresentation, or otherwise, for any:
(a) loss of profit; or
(b) loss of goodwill; or
(c) loss of business; or
(d) loss of business opportunity; or
(e) loss of anticipated saving; or
(f) loss or corruption of data or information; or
(g) special, indirect or consequential damage, suffered by the other party that arises under or in connection
with the Contract.
12.3Subject to conditions 12.1 and 12.2, the Supplier’s total liability in respect of all other losses arising
under or in connection with the Contract, whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or
restitution, or for breach of statutory duty or misrepresentation, or otherwise, shall in all circumstances
be limited as follows:
(a) for liability for damage to the Customer’s tangible property arising from our negligence, to an
amount not exceeding £10,000,000; and
(b) for any other type of liability, to an amount not exceeding the Contract price.
12.4The terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the terms implied by
sections 3 to 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are, to the fullest extent permitted by
law, excluded from the Contract.
12.5This clause 12 shall survive termination of the Contract.
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 14 days after receipt of notice in writing of the
(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
13.2Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate the Contract or (at its
discretion) suspend the supply of Services or all further deliveries of Goods under the Contract or any
other contract between the Customer and the Supplier if:
(a) the Customer fails to make pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment;
(b) the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 13.1(b) to clause 13.1(i), or the
Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them.
13.3Unless the Customer is entitled to terminate the Contract in any of the circumstances identified in
clause 13.1, the Contract (or any Goods or installments of Goods comprised in the Contract) may only
be cancelled by the Customer with the Company’s prior written consent. In relation to the foregoing, in
respect of any Goods:
(a) which are standard stock items of the Supplier, upon cancellation the Company shall be entitled
to invoice the Customer an administration and re-stocking charge equal to 10% of the value of the
Contract (or where only some Goods are cancelled,10% of the value of the Goods cancelled)
(b) which are purchased by the Supplier from its own supplier for resale to the Customer, the Supplier
not permit the Customer to cancel unless the Supplier is able to cancel its order with its own supplier,
in which case the Customer will be responsible for payment of the Supplier’s administration charges
of an amount to be specified by the Supplier (to include any re-stocking charges of the Supplier’s own
(c) which are made (or adapted) to the Customer’s own specification, the Supplier will not permit the
Customer to cancel a Contract for the supply of these items.
13.4Termination 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.
14. Consequences of Termination
On termination of the Contract for any reason:
(a) the Customer 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 Customer immediately
(b) the Customer shall return all of the Supplier Materials and any Deliverables which have not been
fully paid for. If the Customer fails to do so, then the Supplier may enter the Customer's premises and
take possession of them. Until they have been returned, the Customer 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
15. Force Majeure
15.1For 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.
15.2The Supplier shall not be liable to the Customer as a result of any delay or failure to perform its
obligations under this Contract as a result of a Force Majeure Event.
15.3 If the Force Majeure Event prevents the Supplier from providing any of the Services and/or Goods
for more than 12 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 Customer.
16.1Assignment 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 sub-contract or delegate in any manner any or
all of its obligations under the Contract to any third party.
(b) The Customer 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.
(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 othercase) its principal place of business, or sent by fax to the other party's main fax number or
sent by e-mail to the other party’s designated email address for the Contract.
(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 or email, on the next Business
Day after transmission.
(c) This clause 16.2 shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal
16.3 Waiver. 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 bya 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.
(a) If a court or any other competent authority finds that any provision of theContract (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.
16.5 No partnership or agency. 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.
16.6Third parties. A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in
connection with it.
16.7Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, 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.
16.8Governing 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 and Wales.