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Standard conditions of ASL Equipment Sale - 2017

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STANDARD CONDITIONS OF SALE
RECITALS
The customer’s attention is drawn in particular to the provisions of clause 9
1. INTERPRETATION
1.1 Definitions. In these Conditions, the following definitions apply:
Business Day: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England 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 11.3.
Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.
Customer: the person or firm who purchases the Goods from the Supplier.
Force Majeure Event: has the meaning given in clause 10.
Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.
Order: the Customer’s order for the Goods, as set out in the Customer’s purchase order form.
Specification: any specification for the Goods, including any related plans and drawings, that is supplied by the Supplier.
Supplier: Avalon Sciences Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number 02147892).
1.2 Construction. In these Conditions, the following rules apply:
A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality).
A reference to a party includes its personal representatives, successors or permitted assigns.
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.
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.
A reference to writing or written includes faxes and emails.
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 shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues a written acceptance of the Order, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.
2.4 The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. The Customer acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise, representation, assurance or warranty made or given by or on behalf of the Supplier which is not set out in the Contract.
2.5 Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter, or advertising produced by the Supplier and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Supplier’s catalogues or brochures 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.
2.6 A quotation for the Goods given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer. A quotation shall only be valid for the period specified therein.
3. GOODS
3.1 The Goods are described in the Specification.
3.2 The Supplier reserves the right to amend the Specification if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
4. DELIVERY
4.1 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).
4.2 Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the Goods’ arrival at the Delivery Location.
4.3 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) a Force Majeure Event or
(b) 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 or
(c) the Customer’s failure to pay any invoices required to be paid prior to delivery as set out in the quotation.
4.4 If the Supplier fails to deliver the Goods, its liability shall be limited to the costs and expenses incurred by the Customer in obtaining replacement goods of similar description and quality in the cheapest market available, less the price of the Goods. The Supplier shall have no liability for any failure to deliver the Goods to the extent that such failure is caused by any of the reasons set out in 4.3(a)-(c).
5. QUALITY
5.1 The Supplier warrants that on delivery, and for a period of 90 days from the date of delivery, (warranty period), the Goods shall:
(a) conform in all material respects with the Specification;
(b) be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship;
(c) be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979); and
(d) be fit for any purpose held out by the Supplier.
5.2 Subject to clause 5.3, if:
(a) the Customer gives notice in writing to the Supplier 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;
(b) the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and
(c) the Customer (if asked to do so by the Supplier) returns such Goods to the Supplier’s place of business at the Supplier’s cost,
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 set out in clause 5.1 in any of the following events:
(a) the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving notice in accordance with clause 5.2; or
(b) 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; or
(c) the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier; or
(d) the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal storage or working conditions; or
(e) the Goods differ from the Specification as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
5.4 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.
5.5 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.
5.6 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 in accordance with the Incoterm relevant to the Delivery.
6.2 Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the Supplier receives payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for the Goods and any other goods that the Supplier has supplied to the Customer, in which case title to the Goods shall pass at the time of payment of all such sums.
6.3 Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall:
(a) store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier’s property;
(b) not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;
(c) maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full price from the date of delivery;
(d) notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.2; and
(e) give the Supplier such information relating to the Goods as the Supplier may require from time to time.
6.4 If before title to the Goods passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.2 then, without limiting any other right or remedy the Supplier may have the Supplier may at any time:
(i) require the Customer to deliver up all Goods in its possession; and
(ii) 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.
7.2 The price of the Goods is exclusive of the costs and charges of shipping of the Goods, which shall be charged to the Customer as set out in the quotation.
7.3 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.
7.4 The Supplier may invoice the Customer for the Goods at the time(s) specified in the quotation.
7.5 The Customer shall pay the invoice in full and in cleared funds within the payment period specified in the quotation. Payment shall be made to the bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier. Time of payment is of the essence.
7.6 If the Customer fails to make any payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date for payment, then the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above Barclays Bank plc’s base rate from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Customer shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.
7.7 The Customer shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (except for any deduction or withholding required by law). 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.
8. TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION
8.1 If the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.2, the Supplier may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer.
8.2 For the purposes of clause 8.1, the relevant events are:
(a) 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 or limited liability partnership) 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;
(b) 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 Customer;
(c) (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;
(d) (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;
(e) (being a company) the holder of a qualifying floating charge over the Customer’s assets has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver;
(f) a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over the Customer’s assets or a receiver is appointed over the Customer’s assets;
(g) 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;
(h) 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 8.2(a) to clause 8.2(f) (inclusive);
(i) the Customer suspends, threatens to suspends, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business;
(j) 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
8.3 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may suspend provision of the Goods under the Contract or any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier if the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.2(a) to clause 8.2(h), or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them, or if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment.
8.4 On termination of the Contract for any reason the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier’s outstanding unpaid invoices and interest.
8.5 Termination of the Contract, however arising, shall not affect any of the parties’ rights, remedies, obligations and liabilities that have accrued as at termination.
8.6 Clauses which expressly or by implication survive termination of the Contract shall continue in full force and effect.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
9.1 Nothing 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 subcontractors (as applicable); or
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(c) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979; or
(d) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
(e) any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for the Supplier to exclude or restrict liability.
9.2 Subject to clause 9.1:
(a) 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, down time costs, incorrect results arising from the use of the Goods or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract; and
(b) 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 100% of the price of the Goods.
10. 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.
11. GENERAL
11.1 Intellectual Property
(a) The Goods may be the subject of patent rights or other legal protection.
(b) All software supplied including programs and documentation is supplied upon the following terms:
i) all copyright therein and title thereto shall be retained by the Supplier.
ii) the software shall be used only by the Customer for the Customer’s personal use.
iii) no licences or rights are or may be granted to any third parties and the software may not be copied or duplicated in any other way nor assigned by the Customer to any third party.
iv) the software may not be disassembled modified translated or adapted in any way.
11.2 Assignment and other dealings.
(a) The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights or obligations under the Contract.
(b) The Customer may not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Supplier.
11.3 Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, shall be effective unless it is agreed in writing and signed by the Supplier.
11.4 Waiver. A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract or law 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 prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
11.5 Severance.
(a) If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract.
(b) If one party gives notice to the other of the possibility that any provision or part-provision of this Contract is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to amend such provision so that, as amended, it is legal, valid and enforceable, and, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.
11.6 Notices.
(a) 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, or sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, commercial courier, fax or email.
(b) A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in clause 11.6(a); if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, 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 email, one Business Day after transmission.
(c) The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
11.7 Third parties. A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights to enforce its terms.
11.8 Governing law. 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 the law of England and Wales.
11.9 Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the Contract or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

Standard conditions of ASL Equipment Hire - 2017

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STANDARD CONDITIONS OF HIRE
1. INTERPRETATION
1.1 The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in this agreement.
Business Day: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England when banks in London are open for business.
Commencement Date: the date that the Lessee takes Delivery of the Equipment.
Delivery: the transfer of physical possession of the Equipment to the Lessee at the Site.
Deposit: the deposit amount (if any) set out in the Lessor’s quote.
Equipment: the items listed in the Lessor’s quote, all substitutions, replacements or renewals of such equipment and all related accessories, manuals and instructions provided for it.
Lessee: the person or firm which is hiring the Equipment.
Lessor: AVALON SCIENCES LIMITED incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 02147892
Rental Payments: the payments to be made by or on behalf of Lessee for hire of the Equipment as set out in the Lessor’s quote.
Rental Period: the period commencing on the Commencement Date and ending on the date upon which the Equipment is returned to the Lessor in good and substantial repair in accordance with the Lessee’s obligations under clause 6.
Total Loss: the Equipment is, in the Lessor’s reasonable opinion damaged beyond repair, lost, stolen, seized or confiscated.
VAT: value added tax chargeable under the Value Added Tax Act 1994.
1.2 Clause, schedule and paragraph headings shall not affect the interpretation of this agreement.
1.3 A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as amended, extended or re-enacted from time to time.
1.4 A reference to a statute or statutory provision shall include all subordinate legislation made from time to time under that statute or statutory provision.
1.5 A reference to writing or written includes fax and e-mail.
1.6 References to clauses and schedules are to the clauses and schedules of this agreement and references to paragraphs are to paragraphs of the relevant schedule.
1.7 Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.
2. EQUIPMENT HIRE
2.1 The Lessor shall hire the Equipment to the Lessee subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement.
2.2 The Lessor shall not, other than in the exercise of its rights under these conditions or applicable law, interfere with the Lessee’s quiet possession of the Equipment.
3. RENTAL PAYMENTS AND DEPOSIT
3.1 The Lessee shall pay the Rental Payments for the Rental Period to the Lessor at the times and in the currency specified in the Lessor’s quote by bank transfer to the Lessor’s account.
3.2 The Rental Payments are exclusive of VAT and any other applicable taxes and duties or similar charges which shall be payable by the Lessee at the rate and in the manner from time to time prescribed by law.
3.3 All amounts due under these conditions shall be paid in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).
3.4 If the Lessee fails to make any payment due to the Lessor under these conditions by the due date for payment, then, without limiting the Lessor’s remedies under clause 9, the Lessee shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above Lloyds’ base rate from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Lessee shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.
3.5 The Deposit is a deposit against default by the Lessee of payment of any Rental Payments or any loss of or damage caused to the Equipment. The Lessee shall if so required, on the date of this agreement, pay a deposit as specified in the Lessor’s quote to the Lessor. If the Lessee fails to make any Rental Payments or causes any loss or damage to the Equipment (in whole or in part), the Lessor shall be entitled to apply the Deposit against such default, loss or damage. The Lessee shall pay to the Lessor any sums deducted from the Deposit within ten (10) Business Days of a demand for the same. The Deposit (or balance thereof) shall be refundable within 30 Days of the end of the Rental Period.
4. DELIVERY
4.1 Delivery of the Equipment shall be made by the Lessor. The Lessor shall use all reasonable endeavours to effect Delivery by the date and time agreed between the parties. The Lessee is responsible for obtaining, at its own cost, such import licences and other consents in relation to the Equipment as may be required from time to time and, if required by the Lessor, the Lessee shall make those licences and consents available to the Lessor prior to Delivery.
4.2 Title and risk shall transfer in accordance with clause 5 of this agreement.
4.3 The Lessee shall procure that a duly authorised representative of the Lessee shall be present at the Delivery of the Equipment. Acceptance of Delivery by such representative shall constitute conclusive evidence that the Lessee has examined the Equipment and has found it to be in good condition, complete and fit in every way for the purpose for
which it is intended. If required by the Lessor, the Lessee’s duly authorised representative shall sign a receipt confirming such acceptance.
5. TITLE, RISK AND INSURANCE
5.1 The Equipment shall at all times remain the property of the Lessor, and the Lessee shall have no right, title or interest in or to the Equipment (save the right to possession and use of the Equipment subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement).
5.2 The risk of loss, theft, damage or destruction of the Equipment shall pass to the Lessee on Delivery. The Equipment shall remain at the sole risk of the Lessee during the Rental Period and any further term during which the Equipment is in the possession, custody or control of the Lessee (Risk Period) until such time as the Equipment is redelivered to the Lessor. During the Rental Period and the Risk Period, the Lessee shall, at its own expense, obtain and maintain the following insurances:
(a) insurance of the Equipment to a value not less than its full replacement value comprehensively against all usual risks of loss, damage or destruction by fire, theft or accident, and such other risks as the Lessor may from time to time nominate in writing;
(b) insurance for such amounts as a prudent owner or operator of the Equipment would insure for, or such amount as the Lessor may from time to time reasonably require, to cover any third party or public liability risks of whatever nature and however arising in connection with the Equipment; and
(c) insurance against such other or further risks relating to the Equipment as may be required by law, together with such other insurance as the Lessor may from time to time consider reasonably necessary and advise to the Lessee.
5.3 All insurance policies procured by the Lessee shall be endorsed to provide the Lessor with at least twenty (20) Business Days’ prior written notice of cancellation or material change (including any reduction in coverage or policy amount) and shall upon the Lessor’s request name the Lessor on the policies as a loss payee in relation to any claim relating to the Equipment. The Lessee shall be responsible for paying any deductibles due on any claims under such insurance policies.
5.4 The Lessee shall give immediate written notice to the Lessor in the event of any loss, accident or damage to the Equipment arising out of or in connection with the Lessee’s possession or use of the Equipment.
5.5 If the Lessee fails to effect or maintain any of the insurances required under these conditions, the Lessor shall be entitled to effect and maintain the same, pay such premiums as may be necessary for that purpose and recover the same as a debt due from the Lessee.
5.6 The Lessee shall, on demand, supply copies of the relevant insurance policies or other insurance confirmation acceptable to the Lessor and proof of premium payment to the Lessor to confirm the insurance arrangements.
6. LESSEE’S RESPONSIBILITIES
6.1 The Lessee shall during the term of this agreement:
(a) ensure that the Equipment is kept and operated in a suitable environment, used only for the purposes for which it is designed, and operated in a proper manner by trained competent staff in accordance with any operating instructions provided by the Lessor;
(b) take such steps (including compliance with all safety and usage instructions provided by the Lessor) as may be necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the Equipment is at all times safe and without risk to health when it is being set, used, cleaned or maintained by a person at work;
(c) maintain at its own expense the Equipment in good and substantial repair in order to keep it in as good an operating condition as it was on the Commencement Date (fair wear and tear only excepted) including replacement of worn, damaged and lost parts, and shall make good any damage to the Equipment and be responsible for any costs incurred by the Lessor in carrying out any repairs to the Equipment required to return the Equipment to its operating condition at the beginning of the Rental Period ;
(d) make no alteration to the Equipment and shall not remove any existing component(s) from the Equipment without the prior written consent of the Lessor. Title and property in all substitutions, replacements, renewals made in or to the Equipment shall vest in the Lessor immediately upon installation;
(e) keep the Lessor fully informed of all material matters relating to the Equipment;
(f) at all times keep the Equipment in the possession or control of the Lessee and keep the Lessor informed of its location and not permit the Equipment to be transferred to any country prohibited by the government of the United Kingdom;
(g) permit the Lessor or its duly authorised representative to inspect the Equipment at all reasonable times and for such purpose to enter upon the Site or any premises at which the Equipment may be located, and shall grant reasonable access and facilities for such inspection;
(h) maintain operating and maintenance records of the Equipment and make copies of such records readily available to the Lessor, together with such additional information as the Lessor may reasonably require;
(i) not, without the prior written consent of the Lessor, part with control of (including for the purposes of repair or maintenance), sell or offer for sale, underlet or lend the Equipment or allow the creation of any mortgage, charge, lien or other security interest in respect of it;
(j) not do or permit to be done any act or thing which will or may jeopardise the right, title and/or interest of the Lessor in the Equipment;
(k) not suffer or permit the Equipment to be confiscated, seized or taken out of its possession or control under any distress, execution or other legal process, but if the Equipment is so confiscated, seized or taken, the Lessee shall notify the Lessor and the Lessee shall at its sole expense use its best endeavours to procure an immediate release of the Equipment and shall indemnify the Lessor on demand against all losses, costs, charges, damages and expenses incurred as a result of such confiscation;
(l) not use the Equipment for any unlawful purpose;
(m) ensure that at all times the Equipment remains identifiable as being the Lessor’s property and wherever possible shall ensure that a visible sign to that effect is attached to the Equipment;
(n) deliver up the Equipment at the end of the Rental Period or on earlier termination of this agreement at such address as the Lessor requires, or if necessary allow the Lessor or its representatives access to the Site or any premises where the Equipment is located for the purpose of removing the Equipment or in the event of a loss of the Equipment pay to the Lessor the full replacement cost of the Equipment; and
(o) not do or permit to be done anything which could invalidate the insurances referred to in clause 5.
6.2 The Lessee acknowledges that the Lessor shall not be responsible for any loss of or damage to the Equipment arising out of or in connection with any negligence, misuse, mishandling of the Equipment or otherwise caused by the Lessee or its officers, employees, agents and contractors, and the Lessee undertakes to indemnify the Lessor on demand against the same, and against all losses, liabilities, claims, damages, costs or expenses of whatever nature otherwise arising out of or in connection with any failure by the Lessee to comply with the terms of this agreement.
7. WARRANTY
7.1 The Lessor warrants that the Equipment shall substantially conform to its specification (as made available by the Lessor), be of satisfactory quality and fit for any purpose held out by the Lessor. The Lessor shall use all reasonable endeavours to remedy, free of charge, any material defect in the Equipment which manifests itself during the Rental Period, provided that:
(a) the Lessee notifies the Lessor of any defect in writing within ten (10) Business Days of the defect occurring;
(b) the Lessor is permitted to make a full examination of the alleged defect;
(c) the defect did not materialise as a result of misuse, neglect, alteration, mishandling or unauthorised manipulation by any person other than the Lessor’s authorised personnel;
(d) the defect did not arise out of any information, design or any other assistance supplied or furnished by the Lessee or on its behalf; and
(e) the defect is directly attributable to defective material, workmanship or design.
7.2 Insofar as the Equipment comprises or contains equipment or components which were not manufactured or produced by the Lessor, the Lessee shall be entitled only to such warranty or other benefit as the Lessor has received from the manufacturer.
7.3 If the Lessor fails to remedy any material defect in the Equipment in accordance with clause 7.1, the Lessor shall, at the Lessee’s request, accept the return of part or all of the Equipment and make an appropriate reduction to the Rental Payments payable during the remaining term of the agreement and, if relevant, return any Deposit (or any part of it).
8. LIABILITY
8.1 Without prejudice to clause 8.2, the Lessor’s maximum aggregate liability for breach of this agreement (including any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents and subcontractors), whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the total amount of the Rental Payments.
8.2 Nothing in this agreement shall exclude or in any way limit:
(a) either party’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its own negligence;
(b) either party’s liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(c) any other liability which cannot be excluded by law.
8.3 This agreement sets forth the full extent of the Lessor’s obligations and liabilities in respect of the Equipment and its hiring to the Lessee. In particular, there are no conditions, warranties or other terms, express or implied, including as to quality, fitness for a particular purpose or any other kind whatsoever, that are binding on the Lessor except as specifically stated in this agreement. Any condition, warranty or other term concerning the Equipment which might otherwise be implied into or incorporated within this agreement, whether by statute, common law or otherwise, is expressly excluded.
8.4 Without prejudice to clause 8.2, neither party shall be liable under these conditions for any:
(a) loss of profit;
(b) loss of revenue
(c) loss of business; or
(d) indirect or consequential loss or damage,
in each case, however caused, even if foreseeable.
9. TERMINATION
9.1 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Lessor may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by giving notice to the Lessee if:
(a) the Lessee fails to pay any amount due under these conditions on the due date for payment;
(b) the Lessee commits a material breach of any other term of this agreement which breach is irremediable or (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within a period of 7 days after being notified do so;
(c) the Lessee 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 or limited liability partnership) 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;
(d) the Lessee 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 (being a company) for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Lessee with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of the Lessee;
(e) 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 Lessee (being a company) other than for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Lessee with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of the Lessee;
(f) 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 Lessee (being a company);
(g) the holder of a qualifying floating charge over the assets of the Lessee (being a company) has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver;
(h) a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over the assets of the Lessee or a receiver is appointed over the assets of the Lessee;
(i) a creditor or encumbrancer of the Lessee 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 the Lessee’s assets and such attachment or process is not discharged within 14 days;
(j) any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the Lessee in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in clause 9.1(c) to clause 9.1(i) (inclusive);
(k) the Lessee suspends or ceases, or threatens to suspend or cease, carrying on all or a substantial part of its business.
9.2 This agreement shall automatically terminate if a Total Loss occurs in relation to the Equipment.
10. CONSEQUENCES OF TERMINATION
10.1 Upon termination of this agreement, however caused:
(a) the Lessor’s consent to the Lessee’s possession of the Equipment shall terminate and the Lessor may, by its authorised representatives, without notice and at the Lessee’s expense, retake possession of the Equipment and for this purpose may enter the Site or any premises at which the Equipment is located; and
(b) without prejudice to any other rights or remedies of the Lessee, the Lessee shall pay to the Lessor on demand:
(i) all Rental Payments and other sums due but unpaid at the date of such demand together with any interest accrued pursuant to clause 3.4;
(ii) any costs and expenses incurred by the Lessor in recovering the Equipment and/or in collecting any sums due under these conditions (including any storage, insurance, repair, transport, legal and remarketing costs);
(iii) in the event of a Total Loss a sum equal to the replacement cost of the Equipment.
10.2 Upon termination of this agreement pursuant to clause 9.1, any other repudiation of this agreement by the Lessee which is accepted by the Lessor or pursuant to clause 9.2, without prejudice to any other rights or remedies of the Lessor, the Lessee shall pay to the Lessor on demand a sum equal to the whole of the Rental Payments that would (but for the termination) have been payable if the agreement had continued from the date of such demand to the end of the Rental Period.
10.3 The sums payable pursuant to clause 10.2 shall be agreed compensation for the Lessor’s loss and shall be payable in addition to the sums payable pursuant to clause 10.1(b). Such sums may be partly or wholly recovered from any Deposit.
10.4 Termination or expiry of this agreement shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination or expiry, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the agreement which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry.
11. FORCE MAJEURE
Neither party shall be in breach of this agreement nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under these conditions if such delay or failure result from events, circumstances or causes beyond its
reasonable control. In such circumstances the time for performance shall be extended by a period equivalent to the period during which performance of the obligation has been delayed or failed to be performed. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for 30 days, the party not affected may terminate this agreement by giving 14 days’ written notice to the affected party.
12. ASSIGNMENT AND OTHER DEALINGS
This agreement is personal to the parties and neither party shall assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any of its rights and obligations under these conditions.
13. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
13.1 This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
13.2 Each party acknowledges that in entering into this agreement it does not rely on any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this agreement.
14. VARIATION
No variation of this agreement shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).
15. NO PARTNERSHIP OR AGENCY
15.1 Nothing in this agreement is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between any of the parties, constitute any party the agent of another party, or authorise any party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of any other party.
15.2 Each party confirms it is acting on its own behalf and not for the benefit of any other person.
16. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
No one other than a party to this agreement shall have any right to enforce any of its terms.
17. NOTICES
17.1 Any notice given to a party under or in connection with this contract shall be in writing and shall be:
(a) delivered by hand or by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service at its registered office (if a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case); or
(b) sent by fax to its main fax number.
17.2 Any notice shall be deemed to have been received:
(a) if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt or at the time the notice is left at the proper address;
(b) if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting or at the time recorded by the delivery service.
(c) if sent by fax, at[9.00 am on the next Business Day after transmission.
17.3 This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any arbitration or other method of dispute resolution.
18. WAIVER
No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under these conditions or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
19. RIGHTS AND REMEDIES
Except as expressly provided in this agreement, the rights and remedies provided under these conditions are in addition to, and not exclusive of, any rights or remedies provided by law.
20. SEVERANCE
20.1 If any provision or part-provision of this agreement is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of this agreement.
20.2 If any provision or part-provision of this agreement is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to amend such provision so that, as amended, it is legal, valid and enforceable, and, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.
21. GOVERNING LAW
This agreement 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 the law of England and Wales.
22. JURISDICTION
Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

Standard conditions of Borehole Hire - 2017

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STANDARD CONDITIONS FOR THE HIRE AND USE OF THE ASL BOREHOLE TEST FACILITY ROSEMANOWES CORNWALL
These terms and conditions shall apply to all contracts for the hire of the ASL Borehole Test Facility at Rosemanowes Quarry, Cornwall (the Site) with or without the provision of services by ASL.
1. RENTAL PERIOD, RENTAL CHARGES AND DEPOSIT
The Rental Period, Rental Charges, Charges for Services and due dates for payment shall be specified in ASL’s quote to the Client.
2. CHARGES AND DEPOSIT
2.1 All Charges shall be paid in sterling and shall be made by BACS to ASL’s bank, details of which are set out in the ASL invoice, within the payment terms set out in the invoice and interest will accrue on a daily basis on any overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above Barclays Bank base rate.
2.2 The Charges are exclusive of VAT and any other applicable taxes and duties or similar charges which shall be payable by the Client at the rate and in the manner from time to time prescribed by law.
2.3 All amounts due under the agreement shall be paid in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).
2.4 Any deposit required to be paid is a deposit against default by the Client of payment of any Rental Charges or any loss of or damage caused to the Test Facility. If the Client fails to make any Rental Charges in accordance with the Payment Schedule, or causes any loss or damage to the Test Facility (in whole or in part), ASL shall be entitled to apply the Deposit against such default, loss or damage.
2.5 In the event that the Client cancels its contract for any reason whatsoever less than 14 days prior to commencement the Client shall pay ASL a Cancellation Charge equivalent to 3 days’ hire of the Deep Borehole.
3. SAFETY AND MONITORING
3.1 The Client shall, no less than fourteen (14) days prior to its entry on Site, provide full details of its intended activities on site (the Project) in order that ASL may assess the safety implications.
3.2 ASL shall have the right at any time if, in its reasonable opinion, the Project is potentially damaging to the Site or hazardous to personnel at the Site, to require the Client to modify the Project in such a manner as ASL may reasonably require or to prevent the Client from proceeding or continuing with the Project.
3.3 At least seven (7) days prior to its arrival on site, insofar as not already provided and except as otherwise agreed in writing between the parties, the Client shall provide ASL with full details of:
(a) the number and, wherever possible identities of the Client’s personnel who will be involved in the Project and the hours and dates upon which they shall be in attendance at the Site for the purposes of the Project; and
(b) the identity of the Client’s supervisory personnel who will be involved in the Project and the hours and dates upon which they shall be in attendance at the Site for the purposes of the Project; and
(c) all items of plant, equipment and machinery to be brought by the Client to the Site for the purposes of the Project.
(d) the names of any persons invited to participate or witness the execution of the Project together with the names and addresses of their employers.
3.4 The Client will observe and comply with all instructions given in connection with the conduct of the Project by either the ASL winch driver (in circumstances where the Client has hired the ASL winch and driver) or (where the ASL winch is not being used by the Client) the ASL logging engineer hired by the Client for the duration of the Project to supervise the Project.
3.5 If, in the reasonable opinion of ASL, it appears that:
(a) the level of supervision of the Project by the Client’s supervisory personnel is not such as will ensure the safety of all personnel and Test Facility at the Site; or,
(b) in the performance of the Project the Client is in any way in breach of its obligations hereunder or in breach of any statutory or other legal obligation, whether or not such obligation is owed to ASL or otherwise;
ASL shall, having given notice to the Client and having permitted a reasonable period of time for remedial action to have been taken, be entitled to make such arrangements to provide adequate supervisory personnel or make such other arrangements as it shall think fit to remedy such breach provided that the provision of such personnel or the making of such other arrangements shall be for the Client’s account and shall be invoiced to the Client.
3.6 ASL reserves the right at any time and from time to time to postpone or suspend the Client’s use of the Test Facility if, in the opinion of ASL there is or is likely to be any risk to the safety of personnel or any risk of or damage to any drilling rig, test borehole or any plant, machinery, equipment, buildings or materials in, at or on the Site.
3.7 ASL and the Client shall, throughout the duration of the Project have full regard to the safety of all persons entitled to be within the Site and shall keep the Site in an orderly, safe and secure condition at all times.
3.8 The Client shall throughout the duration of the Project ensure that all members of the Client Groups whilst at the Site comply in all respects with ASL’s safety policies, procedures and regulations applicable to the Site that are made known to the Client or are sign posted at, around or within the Site.
In the event that any such personnel fail or refuse to comply with the instructions of ASL relating to safety and security then ASL shall be entitled to require that such personnel immediately leave the Site.
3.9 The Client shall throughout the duration of the Project, provide such items of safety and protective clothing which may be necessary and appropriate for the safety and protection of the Client’s personnel, including safety boots, safety spectacles, coveralls and hard hats.
3.10 The Client shall ensure that all members of the Client Group comply with all reasonable requirements of ASL with respect to the provision of identity passes and use of the car park and shall ensure that all such personnel shall comply with all safety rules and procedures applicable to the Site.
3.11 ASL’s decision on any matter relating to the safety, health and welfare or security of all personnel at the Site shall be final and binding on all persons having access to the Site.
4. TITLE, RISK AND INSURANCE
4.1 The Test Facility shall at all times remain the property of ASL, and the Client shall have no right, title or interest in or to the Test Facility (save the right to possession and use of the Test Facility subject to these terms and conditions).
4.2 The Test Facility shall be at the sole risk of the Client during the Rental Period and any further term during which the Test Facility is in the possession, custody or control of the Client (Risk Period) until such time as full possession, custody and control thereof is returned to ASL. During the Rental Period and the Risk Period, the Client shall, at its own expense, obtain and maintain the following insurances:
(a) insurance of the Test Facility to a value not less than its full replacement value comprehensively against its damage or destruction by the Client;
(b) insurance for such amounts as a prudent owner or operator of the Test Facility would insure for, or such amount as ASL may from time to time reasonably require, to cover any third party or public liability risks of whatever nature and however arising in connection with the use by the Client of the Test Facility; and
(c) insurance against such other or further risks relating to the Test Facility as may be required by law, together with such other insurance as ASL may from time to time consider reasonably necessary and advise to the Client.
4.3 All insurance policies procured by the Client shall if ASL reasonably so requires be endorsed to provide ASL with at least twenty (20) Business Days’ prior written notice of cancellation or material change (including any reduction in coverage or policy amount) and shall upon ASL’s request name ASL on the policies as a loss payee in relation to any
claim relating to the Test Facility. The Client shall be responsible for paying any deductibles due on any claims under such insurance policies.
4.4 The Client shall give immediate written notice to ASL in the event of any loss, accident or damage to the Test Facility or any property or equipment on the Site arising out of or in connection with the Client’s possession or use of the Test Facility.
4.5 If the Client fails to effect or maintain any of the insurances required under the agreement, ASL shall be entitled to effect and maintain the same, pay such premiums as may be necessary for that purpose and recover the same as a debt due from the Client.
4.6 The Client shall, on demand, supply copies of the relevant insurance policies or other insurance confirmation acceptable to ASL and proof of premium payment to ASL to confirm the insurance arrangements.
5. CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES
5.1 The Client shall during the term of the agreement:
(a) ensure that the Test Facility is used and operated only for the purposes for which it is designed, and operated in a proper manner by trained competent staff in accordance with any operating instructions provided by ASL;
(b) take such steps (including compliance with all safety and usage instructions provided by ASL) as may be necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the Test Facility is at all times safe and without risk to health when it is being set, used, cleaned or maintained by a person at work;
(c) maintain at its own expense the Test Facility in good and substantial repair in order to keep it in as good an operating condition as it was on the Commencement Date (fair wear and tear only excepted) including replacement of worn, damaged and lost parts, and shall make good any damage caused by the Client or anyone at the Site with the Client’s permission to the Test Facility or any property or equipment on the Site;
(d) make no alteration to the Test Facility;
(e) keep ASL fully informed of all material matters relating to the Test Facility;
(f) permit ASL or its duly authorised representative to inspect the Test Facility at all reasonable times;
(g) maintain operating records of the Test Facility and make copies of such records readily available to ASL, together with such additional information as ASL may reasonably require;
(h) not, without the prior written consent of ASL, part with control of the Test Facility (including for the purposes of repair or maintenance);
(i) not use the Test Facility for any unlawful purpose;
(j) not do or permit to be done anything which could invalidate the insurances covering the Test Facility and its use;
(k) not issue any publicity about the Site, the Test Facility or the Project without acknowledging ASL’s ownership of the Facility and without the prior approval of ASL of the wording of such publicity (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld).
5.2 Where services are to be provided by ASL under the terms of the agreement, ASL shall diligently perform the Services in a skilful, safe and workmanlike manner in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
6. LIABILITY
6.1 Save as hereinafter provided ASL’s maximum aggregate liability for breach of the agreement (including any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents and subcontractors), whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the total amount of the Rental Charges due from and paid by the Client to ASL.
6.2 The Client shall indemnify and reimburse ASL in respect of all costs (including third party costs +15%) and expenses incurred by ASL (including payment of ASL rates and charges) in connection with or as a result of recovering property of any kind from the test boreholes or wells forming part of the Site or making good any damage to such test boreholes or any equipment or property on the Site, except to the extent that such loss, damage or impairment arises from the gross negligence or breach of statutory or contractual duty of ASL.
6.3 The Client shall assume all responsibility for and shall protect, indemnify and save harmless ASL from and against all loss, costs, charges and expenses resulting from claims, demands and causes of action of every kind and character relating to pollution or contamination arising out of the use of the Test Facility by the Client except to the extent that such pollution or contamination arises from the gross negligence or breach of statutory or contractual duty of ASL.
6.4 Nothing in the agreement shall exclude or in any way limit:
(a) either party’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its own negligence;
(b) either party’s liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(c) liability for any breach of the terms implied by section 8 of the Supply of Goods (Implied Terms) Act 1973 or any other liability which cannot be excluded by law.
6.5 The agreement sets forth the full extent of ASL’s obligations and liabilities in respect of the Test Facility and its hiring to the Client. ASL makes no implied warranty or representation as to the condition or use of the Test Facility or the design or operation of any equipment, materials or consumables delivered or used in connection with the execution of the Project nor in respect of the results of any services provided to Client. ASL makes no warranty of merchantability or fitness of the Test Facility or equipment for any particular purpose or any other representation or warranty whatsoever. Any condition, warranty or other term concerning the Test Facility which might otherwise be implied into or incorporated within the agreement, whether by statute, common law or otherwise, is expressly excluded.
7. TERMINATION
7.1 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, ASL may terminate the Client’s use of the Test Facility with immediate effect if:
(a) the Client fails to pay any amount due under the agreement on the due date for payment;
(b) the Client commits a material breach of any other term of the agreement which breach is irremediable or (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within a period of 24 hours after being notified to do and the Client’s use of the Test Facility shall be suspended pending completion of such remedy;
The agreement shall automatically terminate if due to the Client’s default the Test Facility is, in ASL’s reasonable opinion, damaged beyond repair.
7.2 Upon termination of the agreement, however caused the Client shall pay to ASL on demand all Rental Charges and other sums due but unpaid and on demand a sum equal to the whole of the Rental Charges that would (but for the termination) have been payable if the agreement had continued from the date of such demand to the end of the Rental Period together with any costs incurred by ASL in repairing the Test Facility and/or collecting any sums due.
7.3 Termination or expiry of the agreement shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination or expiry, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the agreement which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry.
8. FORCE MAJEURE
Neither party shall be in breach of this agreement nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under this agreement if such delay or failure results from events, circumstances or causes beyond its reasonable control. In such circumstances the time for performance shall be extended by a period equivalent to the period during which performance of the obligation has been delayed or failed to be performed. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for 7 days the party not affected may terminate this agreement by serving written notice to that effect on the affected party.
9. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
No one other than a party to the agreement shall have any right to enforce any of its terms.
10. GOVERNING LAW
The agreement 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 the law of England and Wales.
11. JURISDICTION
Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

Terms and conditions for supply of pressure test facilities - 2017

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SUPPLY OF PRESSURE TESTING FACILITIES
The Customer’s attention is particularly drawn to the provisions of clause 8.
1. INTERPRETATION
1.1 Definitions. In these Conditions, the following definitions apply:
Charges: the charges payable by the Customer for the supply or provision of the Services in accordance with clause 5.
Conditions: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 9.4.
Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the supply of Services in accordance with these Conditions.
Customer: the person or firm who purchases Services from the Supplier.
Services: the supply of a pressure testing facility and operator at the Supplier’s premises.
Supplier: AVALON SCIENCES LIMITED registered in England and Wales with company number 02147892
1.2 Construction. In these Conditions, the following rules apply:
(a) a person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality);
(b) a reference to a party includes its 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 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.
2.2 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.
3. SUPPLY OF SERVICES
3.1 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.
3.2 The Supplier warrants to the Customer that the Services will be provided using reasonable care and skill.
4. CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATIONS
4.1 The Customer shall:
(a) co-operate with the Supplier in all matters relating to the Services;
(b) provide the Supplier with such information and materials as the Supplier may reasonably require in order to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is accurate in all material respects;
4.2 If the Supplier’s performance of any of its obligations under the Contract is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Customer or failure by the Customer to perform any relevant obligation (Customer Default):
(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 4.2; 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.
5. CHARGES AND PAYMENT
5.1 The Charges for the Services shall be calculated in accordance with the Supplier’s standard rates, as amended from time to time, and VAT will be charged thereon;
5.2 The Supplier shall invoice the Customer prior to completion of the Services;
5.3 The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier:
(a) Not later than 24 hours before the Services are due to be supplied; and
(b) in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier.
6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
6.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services shall be owned by the Supplier.
7. CONFIDENTIALITY
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 7 shall survive termination of the Contract.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
8.1 Nothing 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 subcontractors;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(c) breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession).
8.2 Subject to clause 8.1:
(a) 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
(b) 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 amount paid by the Customer for the services supplied.
8.3 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.
8.4 This clause 8 shall survive termination of the Contract.
9. GENERAL
9.1 Force majeure:
(a) For 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 Supplier 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.
(b) The 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.
9.2 No partnership: 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.
9.3 Third parties: A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.
9.4 Variation: 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.
9.5 Governing 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.

 

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Terms and conditions for purchase - 2017

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STANDARD CONDITIONS OF PURCHASE
1. INTERPRETATION
1.1 The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in this agreement.
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 15.4.
Contract: the contract between the Customer and the Supplier for the sale and purchase of the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.
Customer: Avalon Sciences Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number 02147892).
Delivery date: the date specified in the Order, or, if none is specified, within 30 days of the date of the Order.
Delivery Location: the address for delivery of Goods as set out in the Order.
Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.
Order: the Customer’s order for the Goods, as set out in the Customer’s purchase order form.
Specification: any specification for the Goods, including any related plans and drawings, that is agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.
Supplier: the person or firm from whom the Customer purchases the Goods.
1.2 Interpretation:
(a) 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;
(b) 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
(c) a reference to writing or written includes faxes and emails.
2. BASIS OF CONTRACT
2.1 These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Supplier 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.
2.3 The Order shall be deemed to be accepted on the earlier of:
(a) the Supplier issuing a written acceptance of the Order; and
(b) the Supplier doing any act consistent with fulfilling the Order,
at which point the Contract shall come into existence.
2.4 The Supplier waives any right it might otherwise have to rely on any term endorsed upon, delivered with or contained in any documents of the Supplier that is inconsistent with these Conditions.
3. THE GOODS
3.1 The Supplier shall ensure that the Goods shall:
(a) correspond with their description and any applicable Specification;
(b) be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979, as amended) and fit for any purpose held out by the Supplier or made known to the Supplier by the Customer expressly or by implication, and in this respect the Customer relies on the Supplier’s skill and judgement;
(c) where they are manufactured products, be free from defects in design, material and workmanship and remain so for 12 months after delivery; and
(d) comply with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements relating to the manufacture, labelling, packaging, storage, handling and delivery of the Goods.
3.2 The Supplier shall ensure that at all times it has and maintains all the licences, permissions, authorisations, consents and permits that it needs to carry out its obligations under the Contract.
3.3 The Customer may inspect and test the Goods at any time before delivery. The Supplier shall remain fully responsible for the Goods despite any such inspection or testing and any such inspection or testing shall not reduce or otherwise affect the Supplier’s obligations under the Contract.
3.4 If following such inspection or testing the Customer considers that the Goods do not conform or are unlikely to comply with the Supplier’s undertakings at clause 3.1, the Customer shall inform the Supplier and the Supplier shall immediately take such remedial action as is necessary to ensure compliance.
3.5 The Customer may conduct further inspections and tests after the Supplier has carried out its remedial actions.
4. DELIVERY
4.1 The Supplier shall ensure that:
(a) the Goods are properly packed and secured in such manner as to enable them to reach their destination in good condition;
(b) each delivery of the Goods is accompanied by a delivery note which shows the date of the Order, the Order number (if any), the type and quantity of the Goods (including the code number of the Goods, where applicable), special storage instructions (if any) and, if the Goods are being delivered by instalments, the outstanding balance of Goods remaining to be delivered; and
(c) if the Supplier requires the Customer to return any packaging material to the Supplier, that fact is clearly stated on the delivery note. Any such packaging material shall be returned to the Supplier at the cost of the Supplier.
4.2 The Supplier shall deliver the Goods:
(a) on the Delivery Date;
(b) at the Delivery Location; and
(c) during the Customer’s normal business hours, or as instructed by the Customer.
4.3 Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the completion of unloading the Goods at the Delivery Location.
4.4 If the Supplier:
(a) delivers less than 100.0% of the quantity of Goods ordered, the Customer may reject the Goods; or
(b) delivers more than 100.0% of the quantity of Goods ordered, the Customer may at its discretion reject the Goods or the excess Goods,
and any rejected Goods shall be returnable at the Supplier’s risk and expense. If the Supplier delivers more or less than the quantity of Goods ordered, and the Customer accepts the delivery, a pro rata adjustment shall be made to the invoice for the Goods.
4.5 The Supplier shall not deliver the Goods in instalments without the Customer’s prior written consent. Where it is agreed that the Goods are to be delivered by instalments, they may be invoiced and paid for separately. However, failure by the Supplier to deliver any one instalment on time or at all or any defect in an instalment shall entitle the Customer to the remedies set out in clause 5.
5. REMEDIES
5.1 If the Goods are not delivered on the Delivery Date, or do not comply with the undertakings set out in clause 3.1, then, without limiting any of its other rights or remedies, and whether or not it has accepted the Goods, the Customer may exercise any one or more of the following remedies :
(a) to terminate the Contract;
(b) to reject the Goods (in whole or in part) and return them to the Supplier at the Supplier’s own risk and expense;
(c) to require the Supplier to repair or replace the rejected Goods, or to provide a full refund of the price of the rejected Goods;
(d) to refuse to accept any subsequent delivery of the Goods which the Supplier attempts to make;
(e) to recover from the Supplier any costs incurred by the Customer in obtaining substitute goods from a third party; and
(f) to claim damages for any other costs, loss or expenses incurred by the Customer which are in any way attributable to the Supplier’s failure to carry out its obligations under the Contract.
5.2 These Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.
5.3 The Customer’s rights and remedies under these Conditions are in addition to its rights and remedies implied by statute and common law.
6. TITLE AND RISK
Title and risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.
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 the Contract came into existence.
7.2 The price of the Goods:
(a) excludes amounts in respect of value added tax (VAT), which the Customer shall additionally be liable to pay to the Supplier at the prevailing rate, subject to the receipt of a valid VAT invoice; and
(b) includes the costs of packaging, insurance and carriage of the Goods.
7.3 No extra charges shall be effective unless agreed in writing with the Customer.
7.4 The Supplier may invoice the Customer for price of the Goods plus VAT at the prevailing rate (if applicable) on or at any time after the completion of delivery. The Supplier shall ensure that the invoice includes the date of the Order, the invoice number, the Customer’s order number, the Supplier’s VAT registration number, and any supporting documents that the Customer may reasonably require.
7.5 The Customer shall pay correctly rendered invoices within 30 days of receipt of the invoice or as set out in the Order if later. Payment shall be made to the bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier.
7.6 The Customer may at any time, without limiting any of its other rights or remedies, set off any liability of the Supplier to the Customer against any liability of the Customer to the Supplier.
8. CUSTOMER MATERIALS
The Supplier acknowledges that all materials, equipment and tools, drawings, Specifications, and data supplied by the Customer to the Supplier (Customer Materials) and all rights in the Customer material are and shall remain the exclusive property of the Customer. The Supplier shall keep the Customer Materials in safe custody at its own risk, maintain them in good condition until returned to the Customer, and not dispose or use the same other than in accordance with the Customer’s written instructions or authorisation.
9. INDEMNITY
9.1 The Supplier shall keep the Customer indemnified against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other reasonable professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the Customer as a result of or in connection with:
(a) any claim made against the Customer for actual or alleged infringement of a third party’s intellectual property rights arising out of or in connection with the supply or use of the Goods, to the extent that the claim is attributable to the acts or omissions of the Supplier, its employees, agents or subcontractors;
(b) any claim made against the Customer by a third party for death, personal injury or damage to property arising out of or in connection with defects in Goods, to the extent that the defects in the Goods are attributable to the acts or omissions of the Supplier, its employees, agents or subcontractors; and
(c) any claim made against the Customer by a third party arising out of or in connection with the supply of the Goods, to the extent that such claim arises out of the breach, negligent performance or failure or delay in performance of the Contract by the Supplier, its employees, agents or subcontractors.
9.2 This clause 9 shall survive termination of the Contract.
10. INSURANCE
During the term of the Contract and for a period of 1 year thereafter, the Supplier shall maintain in force, with a reputable insurance company, professional indemnity insurance, product liability insurance and public liability insurance to cover the liabilities that may arise under or in connection with the Contract, and shall, on the Customer’s request, produce both the insurance certificate giving details of cover and the receipt for the current year’s premium in respect of each insurance.
11. CONFIDENTIALITY
11.1 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, its products and services which the receiving party may obtain. The receiving party shall only disclose such confidential information to those of its employees, agents and subcontractors who need to know it for the purpose of discharging the receiving party’s obligations under the Contract, and shall ensure that such employees, agents and subcontractors comply with the obligations set out in this clause as though they were a party to the Contract. The receiving party may also disclose such of the disclosing party’s confidential information as is required to be disclosed by law, any governmental or regulatory authority or by a court of competent jurisdiction.
11.2 This clause 11 shall survive termination of the Contract.
12. COMPLIANCE WITH RELEVANT LAWS AND POLICIES
12.1 In performing its obligations under the Contract, the Supplier shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations from time to time in force.
12.2 The Customer may immediately terminate the Contract for any breach of clause 12.
13. TERMINATION
13.1 The Customer may terminate the Contract in whole or in part at any time before delivery with immediate effect by giving the Supplier written notice, whereupon the Supplier shall discontinue all work on the Contract. The Customer shall pay
the Supplier fair and reasonable compensation for any work in progress on the Goods at the time of termination, but such compensation shall not include loss of anticipated profits or any consequential loss.
13.2 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Customer may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Supplier if:
(a) the Supplier commits a material breach of any term of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 30 days of that party being notified in writing to do so;
(b) the Supplier takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business or, if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction;
(c) the Supplier takes any step or action in connection with the Supplier being made bankrupt, entering any composition or arrangement with his creditors, having a receiver appointed to any of his assets, or ceasing to carry on business or, if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction;
(d) the Supplier suspends, or threatens to suspend, or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or
(e) the Supplier’s financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the Customer’s opinion the Supplier’s capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.
13.3 Termination of the Contract, however arising, shall not affect any of the parties’ rights and remedies that have accrued as at termination.
13.4 Clauses that expressly or by implication survive termination of the Contract shall continue in full force and effect.
14. FORCE MAJEURE
Neither party shall be in breach of the Contract nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under it if such delay or failure results from an event, circumstance or cause beyond its reasonable control. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for 4 weeks, the party not affected may terminate this Contract by giving 7 days’ written notice to the affected party.
15. GENERAL
15.1 Assignment and other dealings
(a) The Customer may at any time assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights or obligations under the Contract.
(b) The Supplier may not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Customer.
15.2 Subcontracting. The Supplier may not subcontract any or all of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Customer. If the Customer consents to any subcontracting by the Supplier, the Supplier shall remain responsible for all the acts and omissions of its subcontractors as if they were its own.
15.3 Entire agreement. This Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
15.4 Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, shall be effective unless it is agreed in writing and signed by the Customer.
15.5 Waiver. Except as set out in clause 2.4, a waiver of any right or remedy is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. A delay or failure to exercise, or the single or partial exercise of, any right or remedy shall not:
(a) waive that or any other right or remedy; or
(b) prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
15.6 Severance. If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract.
15.7 Notices.
(a) 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, or sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, commercial courier, fax or email.
(b) A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in clause (a); if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, 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 email, one Business Day after transmission.
(c) The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
15.8 Third party rights. No one other than a party to this Agreement shall have any right to enforce any of its terms.
15.9 Governing law. 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 the law of England and Wales.
15.10 Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Contract or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).