Terms & Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUPPLY
1.1 The definitions and rules of
interpretation in this condition apply in these conditions:
person, firm or company who purchases the Goods from the Company.
Hygienics and Decontamination Limited
contract between the Company and the Buyer for the sale and purchase of the
Goods, incorporating these Conditions.
Delivery Point: the place
where delivery of the Goods is to take place under condition 4.
Goods: any goods
agreed in the Contract to be supplied to the Buyer by the Company (including
any part or parts of them).
1.2 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.
1.3 Words in the singular include
the plural and in the plural include the singular.
1.4 Clause and schedule headings
do not affect the interpretation of these conditions.
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 a Director 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.
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 purchase Goods subject to these conditions.
2.5 No order placed by the Buyer
shall be deemed to be accepted by the Company until a written acknowledgement
of order is issued by the Company or (if earlier) the Company delivers the
Goods to the Buyer.
2.6 The Buyer shall ensure that
the terms of its order and any applicable specification are complete and
2.7 Any quotation is given on the
basis that no Contract shall come into existence until the Company despatches
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
3.1 Unless otherwise agreed in
writing by the Company, delivery of the Goods shall take place at the Company's
place of business.
3.2 The Buyer shall take delivery
of the Goods within [seven (7)] days of the Company giving it notice that the
Goods are ready for delivery.
3.3 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.
3.4 Subject to the other
provisions of these conditions the Company shall not be liable for any 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  days.
3.5 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, licences or authorisations:
(a) risk in the Goods shall pass
to the Buyer (including for loss or damage caused by the Company's negligence);
(b) the Goods shall be deemed to
have been delivered; and
(c) 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).
3.6 If the Company delivers to the
Buyer a quantity of Goods of up to 5% 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
3.7 The Company may deliver the
goods by separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and
paid for in accordance with the provisions of the Contract.
3.8 Each instalment shall be a
separate Contract and no cancellation or termination of any one Contract
relating to an instalment shall entitle the Buyer to repudiate or cancel any
other Contract or instalment.
4.1 The quantity of any
consignment of Goods as recorded by the Company upon despatch 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.
4.2 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 ten (10) days of the date when the Goods would in the
ordinary course of events have been received.
4.3 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.
5.1 The Goods are at the risk of
the Buyer from the time of delivery.
5.2 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:
(a) the Goods; and
(b) all other sums which are or
which become due to the Company from the Buyer on any account.
5.3 The Buyer's right to
possession of the Goods shall terminate immediately if:
(a) the Buyer has a bankruptcy
order made against it or makes an arrangement or composition with its
creditors, or otherwise takes the benefit of any statutory provision for the
time being in force for the relief of insolvent debtors, or (being a body
corporate) convenes a meeting of creditors (whether formal or informal), or
enters into liquidation (whether voluntary or compulsory) except a solvent
voluntary liquidation for the purpose only of reconstruction or amalgamation,
or has a receiver and/or manager, administrator or administrative receiver
appointed of its undertaking or any part thereof, or documents are filed with
the court for the appointment of an administrator of the Buyer or notice of
intention to appoint an administrator is given by the Buyer or its directors or
by a qualifying floating charge holder (as defined in paragraph 14 of Schedule
B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986), or a resolution is passed or a petition
presented to any court for the winding up of the Buyer or for the granting of
an administration order in respect of the Buyer, or any proceedings are
commenced relating to the insolvency or possible insolvency of the Buyer; or
(b) the Buyer suffers or allows
any execution, whether legal or equitable, to be levied on its property or
obtained against it, or fails to observe or perform any of 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
(c) the Buyer encumbers or in any
way charges any of the Goods.
5.4 Until ownership of the Goods has passed to the Buyer, the
Buyer shall hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as the
Company's bailee, store the Goods (at no cost to the
Company) separately from all other goods of the Buyer or any third party in
such a way that they remain readily identifiable as the Company's property.
5.5 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
6.1 Unless otherwise agreed by the
Company in writing, the price for the Goods shall be the price set out in the
Company's price list published on the date of delivery or deemed delivery.
6.2 The price for the Goods shall
be exclusive of any value added tax and all costs or charges in relation to
packaging, loading, unloading, carriage and insurance, all of which amounts the
Buyer shall pay in addition when it is due to pay for the Goods.
7.1 Unless agreed to the contrary and
subject to condition 7.4, payment of the price for the Goods is due in pounds
sterling and in cleared funds [within 30 days of delivery date or deemed
7.2 Time for payment shall be of
payments payable to the Company under the Contract shall become due immediately
on its termination despite any other provision.
7.4 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.
7.5 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 % 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. This shall be without prejudice to the Company's other rights.
8.1 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.
8.2 The Company warrants that
(subject to the other provisions of these conditions) upon delivery [,and for a
period of  months from the date of delivery,] the Goods shall function substantially in accordance with the Manufacturer's
specification for such Goods (such specification to be made available to the
Buyer on written request)
Company shall not be liable for a breach of condition 8.2 if:
(a) the Buyer fails to give
written notice of the defect to the Company, and to the carrier if the defect
is as a result of damage in transit, within thirty (30) days of the time when
the Buyer discovers or ought to have discovered the defect; and
(b) the Company is not given a
reasonable opportunity after receiving the notice of examining such Goods and
the Buyer (if 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
(c) the Buyer makes any further
use of such Goods after giving such notice; or
(d) 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
(e) the Buyer alters or repairs
such Goods without the written consent of the Company.
8.4 Subject to condition 8.3, if
any of the Goods do not conform with condition 8.2 the Company shall at its
option repair (or have repaired) 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.
8.5 If the Company complies with
condition 8.4 it shall have no further liability for a breach of condition 8.2
in respect of such Goods.
9.1 Subject to condition 3,
condition 4 and condition 8, 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 arising
out of or connected with the Contract.
warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to
the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
9.3 Nothing in these conditions
excludes or limits the liability of the Company:
(a) for death or personal injury
caused by the Company's negligence;
(b) for any matter which it would
be illegal for the Company to exclude or attempt to exclude its liability; or
(c) for fraud or fraudulent
9.4 Subject to condition 9.2 and
(a) 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
(b) the Company shall not be
liable to the Buyer for any pure economic loss, loss of profit, loss of
business, depletion of goodwill or otherwise, 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
9.5 The Company may assign the
Contract or any part of it to any person, firm or company.
The Buyer shall not be entitled to
assign the Contract or any part of it without the prior written consent of the
The Company reserves the right to defer the date of delivery or to
cancel the Contract or reduce the volume of the Goods ordered by the Buyer
(without liability to the Buyer) if it is prevented from or delayed in the
carrying on of its business due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control
of the Company including, without limitation, acts of God, governmental
actions, war or national emergency, acts of terrorism, protests, riot, civil
commotion, fire, explosion, flood, epidemic, lock-outs, strikes or other labour
disputes (whether or not relating to either party's workforce), or restraints
or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining supplies of
adequate or suitable materials provided that, if the event in question
continues for a continuous period in excess of ninety (90)] days, the Buyer
shall be entitled to give notice in writing to the Company to terminate the
delay by either party 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. 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.
If any provision of the Contract
(or part of a provision) is found by any court or administrative body of
competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other
provisions shall remain in force. If any invalid,
unenforceable or illegal provision would be valid, enforceable or legal if some
part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with whatever modification
is necessary to give effect to the commercial intention of the parties.
14. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Nothing in the Contract shall transfer to the Buyer any ownership, right or title to any intellectual property right connected with or arising from the Goods including without limitation any trademark belonging to the Company or the Manufacturer or the business names "Steri Products Ltd Limited”. Furthermore, the Buyer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Company against any and all claims, losses or expenses arising out of or connected with the Buyer's use of such intellectual property rights. 15. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
The parties to this Contract do
not intend that any term of this Contract shall be enforceable by virtue of the
Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person that is not a party
All communications between the
parties about or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and
delivered by hand or sent by pre-paid first class post or sent by facsimile
transmission to the other party's registered office or such
changed address as shall be notified to that party.
Communications shall be deemed to have been received by
pre-paid first class post, 2 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank and
public holidays) after posting (exclusive of the day of posting); or by hand, on the day of delivery; or by
fax at the time of transmission.
These conditions and any disputes
or claims arising out of or in connection with their subject matter are
governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England
and the parties irrevocably agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts
of England have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that
arises out of or in connection with these conditions.