STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SALE OF GOODS OF SCOTIA SUPPLY CO LTD
In this document the following words shall have the following meanings:
“Buyer” means the organisation or person who buys Goods from the Seller;
“Goods” means the articles to be supplied to the Buyer the Seller;
“Intellectual Property Rights” means all patents, registered and unregistered designs, copyright, trade marks, know-how and all other forms of intellectual property wherever in the world enforceable;
“List Price” means the list of prices of the Goods maintained by the Seller as amended from time to time; “Seller” means [Scotia Supply Co. Ltd].
These Terms and Conditions shall apply to all contracts for the sale of Goods by the Seller to the Buyer to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions referred to, offered or relied on by the Buyer whether in negotiation or at any stage in the dealings between
the parties, including any standard or printed terms tendered by the Buyer, unless the Buyer specifically states in writing, separately from such terms, that it wishes such terms to apply and this has been acknowledged by the Seller in writing
Any variation to these Terms and Conditions (including any special terms and conditions agreed between the parties) shall be inapplicable unless agreed in writing by the Seller.
3 PRICE AND PAYMENT
The price shall be that in the Seller’s current List Price, or such other price as the parties may agree in writing. The price is exclusive of VAT or any other applicable costs. Carriage shall be paid for by the [BUYER OR SELLER].
Payment of the price and VAT and any other applicable costs shall be due within the terms agreed by the Seller and Buyer. If full payment is not made within the terms agreed, collection will be passed to our third party debt recovery specialists where a charge of 15% plus vat will be incurred on the unpaid amount. Additionally, Statutory Interest will also be applied to the unpaid amount. The Seller shall be entitled to charge interest on overdue invoices from the date when payment becomes due from day to day until the date of payment at a rate of ONE PERCENT per annum above the base rate of the Lloyds TSB. If payment of the price or any part thereof is not made by the due date, the Seller shall be entitled to: require payment in advance of delivery in relation to any Goods not previously delivered; refuse to make delivery of any undelivered Goods whether ordered under the contract or not and without incurring any liability whatever to the Buyer for non-delivery or any delay in delivery; terminate the contract.
Any queries on pricing must be made within fourteen working days of the date of the invoice, failing which the invoice will be deemed to be accepted. The customer shall not be entitled to set-off or retention. If any item or part of any invoice is disputed or denied, payment of the invoice shall not be withheld on those grounds. The customer’s sole remedy shall be to pay the whole amount due in terms of the disputed or denied invoice and to request a credit note to the value of the disputed or denied element which shall receive due consideration from us. Should an order require a deposit, this deposit is non-refundable. This includes but is not limited to orders processed online, by telephone, email or in person.
Any description given or applied to the Goods is given by way of identification only and the use of such description shall not constitute a sale by description. For the avoidance of doubt, the Buyer hereby affirms that it does not in any way rely on any description
when entering into the contract.
Where a sample of the Goods is shown to and inspected by the Buyer, the parties hereto accept that such a sample is so shown and inspected for the sole purpose of enabling the Buyer to judge for itself the quality of the bulk, and not so as to constitute a sale by
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, delivery of the Goods shall take place at the address specified by the Buyer on the date specified by the Seller. The Buyer shall make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of the Goods whenever they are tendered for delivery.
The date of delivery specified by the Seller is an estimate only. Time for delivery shall not be of the essence of the contract. If the Seller is unable to deliver the Goods for reasons beyond its control, then the Seller shall be entitled to place the Goods in storage until such times as delivery may be effected and the Buyer shall be liable for any expense associated with such storage.
The Buyer shall be entitled to replacement Goods where the Goods have been damaged during transportation. The Buyer must notify the Seller of the damage within 24 hours of delivery.
Due to Covid-19 and in line with government instructions regarding physical distancing, proof of delivery/collection will no longer require a signature. A digital proof of delivery (POD) will be provided.
Should there should be an issue with the proof of delivery or materials delivered, such as, but not limited to incorrect materials, then the Buyer must bring it to the Seller’s attention within the 24 hours of collection and/or delivery. Failure to do so may result in a
restocking fee or an additional order charge depending on materials delivered. This also includes all online transactions at www.scotia-supplies.com or www.scotiasupplies.co.uk
The Buyer must notify the Seller of the damage within 24 hours of delivery. Any query about delivery shall be made within fourteen working days of the date when the goods would in the ordinary course of events have been delivered. If no such query is made, the goods shall be deemed to have been delivered in accordance with the contract. We shall not be liable for any shortages in quantity delivered unless you give written notice to us of such shortages within fourteen working days of the date of delivery.
Risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer at the moment the Goods are dispatched from the Seller`s premises. Where the Buyer chooses to collect the Goods itself, risk will pass when the Goods are entrusted to it or set aside for its collection, whichever happens first.
Title in the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until the Seller has been paid in full for the Goods.
Where the Goods have been manufactured by the Seller and are found to be defective, the Seller shall repair, or in its sole discretion, replace defective Goods free of charge within a reasonable period of time from the date of delivery, subject to the following conditions: the Buyer notifying the Seller in writing immediately upon the defect becoming apparent;the defect being due to the faulty design, materials or workmanship of the Seller.
Any Goods to be repaired or replaced shall be returned to the Seller at the Buyer’s expense, if so requested by the Seller.
Where the Goods have been manufactured and supplied to the Seller by a third party, any warranty granted to the Seller in respect of the Goods shall be passed on to the Buyer.
The Seller shall be entitled in its absolute discretion to refund the price of the defective Goods in the event that such price has already been paid. The remedies contained in this Clause are without prejudice to the other Terms and Conditions herein, including, but without limitation, Clauses 10 and 11 below.
No liability of any nature shall be incurred or accepted by the Seller in respect of any representation made by the Seller, or on its behalf, to the Buyer, or to any party acting on its behalf, prior to the making of this contract where such representations were made or the correspondence of the Goods with any description given in relation to:
– the quality of the Goods; or
– the fitness of the Goods for any purpose whatsoever.
No liability of any nature shall be accepted by the Seller to the Buyer in respect of any express term of this contract where such term relates in any way to:
– the correspondence of the Goods with any description;
– the quality of the Goods; or
– the fitness of the Goods for any purpose whatsoever.
All implied terms, conditions or warranties as to the correspondence of the Goods to any description or the satisfactory quality of the Goods or the fitness of the Goods for any purpose whatsoever (whether made known to the Seller or not) are hereby excluded
from the contract.
11 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Where any court or arbitrator determines that any part of Clause 10 above is, for whatever reason, unenforceable, the Seller shall be liable for all loss or damage suffered by the Buyer but in an amount not exceeding the contract price.
Nothing contained in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to limit or exclude the liability of the Seller for death or personal injury as a result of the Seller’s negligence or that of its employees or agents.
12 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
All Intellectual Property Rights produced from or arising as a result of the performance of this Agreement shall, so far as not already vested, become the absolute property of the Seller, and the Buyer shall do all that is reasonably necessary to ensure that such rights vest in the Seller by the execution of appropriate instruments or the making of agreements with third parties.
13 FORCE MAJEURE
The Seller shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lock outs, accidents, war, fire, breakdown of plant or machinery or shortage or unavailability of raw materials from a natural source of supply, and the Seller shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of its obligations. If the delay persists for such time as the Seller considers unreasonable, it may, without
liability on its part, terminate the contract.
14 RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES
Nothing contained in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed as establishing or implying any partnership or joint venture between the parties and nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to construe either of the parties as the agent of the other.
15 ASSIGNMENT AND SUB-CONTRACTING
The contract between the Buyer and Seller for the sale of Goods shall not be assigned or transferred, nor the performance of any obligation sub-contracted, in either case by the Buyer, without the prior written consent of the Seller.
The failure by either party to enforce at any time or for any period any one or more of the Terms and Conditions herein shall not be a waiver of them or of the right at any time subsequently to enforce all Terms and Conditions of this Agreement.
If any term or provision of these Terms and Conditions is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if these Terms and Conditions had been agreed with the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.
18 GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Scotland and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.